JGD 51: Time to Start a New “Streak”

After dropping a hard-fought, 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks, another California team comes to town on a back-to-back as the Jets look to win three of four (since, you know, that three-game win streak just isn’t happening). 

The San Jose Sharks come to town fresh off a 5-2 win last night over the Colorado Avalanche on the strength of Brent Burns’ 20th goal of the year, and Patrick Marleau’s 13th, 14th,  15th, and 16th goals of the year, all in the third period! The Sharks are now on a five game win streak which started last Monday afternoon when they beat the Jets 5-2 on Martin Luther King Jr Day. 

The Jets lost Mathieu Perreault to injury last night when he took a slash from Corey Perry (who else?) in the first period and did not return. The hole he leaves in the lineup could be filled by rookie sensation Patrik Laine, who is just about ready to return from the concussion he suffered January 7th against Buffalo. 

Puck drop goes at 7pm CST and the game will be broadcast locally on TSN3 and TSN1290.

Neither team will have a morning skate today as they’re both coming off games last night, and Coach Paul Maurice will not be meeting with the media until late in the afternoon, so here are the projected lines, which are obviously subject to change.

WINNIPEG JETS (22-24-4, 5th in the Central)

Ehlers-Scheifele-Laine 

Petan-Little-Wheeler 

Matthias-Lowry-Armia 

Tanev-Copp-Thorburn

Morrissey-Byfuglien

Enstrom-Trouba

Stuart-Postma

Hellebuyck

Pavelec

(As Pavelec played last night – and not particularly well – it is assumed that Hellebuyck will get the start)

Team Statistics Table
Team GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA PP% PK% PDO
Winnipeg Jets 50 22 24 4 48 .480 140 153 17.90 77.09 99.7
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/24/2017.

SAN JOSE SHARKS (30-16-2, 2nd in Pacific)

Marleau-Thornton-Pavelski

Labanc-Couture-Boedker

Donskoi-Tierney-Ward

Meier-Wingels**-Karlsson                     **UPDATE: Tommy Wingels has been traded to the Senators. Most                                                                   likely Tomas Hertl will be making his return from the IR tonight.

Martin-Burns

Vlasic-Braun

Dillon-Schlemko

Jones

Dell

Team Statistics Table
Team GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA PP% PK% PDO
San Jose Sharks 48 30 16 2 62 .646 128 109 16.56 82.40 100.4
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/24/2017.

  • Gorfad

    A 5 game win streak?!? Impossible, everyone knows win streaks don’t extend beyond 2!
    …so I may be a bit disheartened by the jets inability to string together 3 wins in a row, still got to happen sometime. Go jets, and fingers crcrossed helle takes the crease back