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JNGD6 Flight Plan: Jets Look To Wear Out The Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are actually good.

It’s hard to think of the Jackets as one of the elite eastern conference teams after years of them being a middle-of-the-road club, but it’s a phrase we’re likely going to have to get used to. Two seasons ago the club was following up a fairly strong playoff season with a sup-.500 2015-16 campaign that ended up getting Todd Richards fired and saw John Tortorella being brought in to right the ship.

And say what you want about Torts, he certainly has helped make Columbus a winner. 50 wins last season and off to a strong start again this season.

The Jets are going to have their hands full tonight as they try to go for a fourth win in a row, but this game should prove as a good indication on whether or not the Jets themselves are actually good.

Jets Regular Season Game #6

Columbus Blue Jackets (4-1-0)
@
Winnipeg Jets (3-2-0)

October 17, 2017 – Puck drop: 7:05 PM CST – Bell MTS Place
TV: TSN3
Radio: TSN 1260

Recently for the Jets…

In case you haven’t noticed, the Jets have managed to put together a tidy little three game win streak which they accomplished this past Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-1 win. The last time the Jets had a three game win streak within the first five games played of the season was back in the 2012-13 season, although thanks to the lockout it didn’t actually happen until Janurary 27.

Recently for the Blue Jackets…

CBJ has picked up where they left off last season’s 50 win campaign. They have won their last three games in a row and four of the first five they’ve played this season. They rallied from a two goal deficit in the 3rd period on Saturday against the Minnesota Wild to tie things up and then win the game 47 seconds into overtime thanks to an Alex Wennberg goal.

Recently between the two teams…

The Jets and Jackets split the two game season series last year, Columbus picked up a 5-3 win in Winnipeg on December 2016. The Jets picked up their win over Columbus with a 5-4 decision back in April near the end of their season losing seven game win streak.

Winnipeg Jets Lines

Lines courtesy Dailyfaceoff.com

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Nikolaj Ehlers
Nikolaj Ehlers
Mark Scheifele
Mark Scheifele
Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor
Kyle Connor
Bryan Little
Bryan Little
Patrik Laine
Patrik Laine
Shawn Matthias
Shawn Matthias
Andrew Copp
Andrew Copp
Brandon Tanev
Brandon Tanev
Marko Dano
Marko Dano
Nicolas Petan
Nicolas Petan
Joel Armia
Joel Armia
Defensive Pairings
Josh Morrissey
Josh Morrissey
Jacob Trouba
Jacob Trouba
Tobias Enstrom
Tobias Enstrom
Dustin Byfuglien
Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov
Dmitry Kulikov
Tyler Myers
Tyler Myers
Goalies
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
Connor Hellebuyck
Connor Hellebuyck

Columbus Blue Jackets Lines

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artemi Panarin
Artemi Panarin
Alexander Wennberg
Alexander Wennberg
Cam Atkinson
Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert
Matt Calvert
Nick Foligno
Nick Foligno
Oliver Bjorkstrand
Oliver Bjorkstrand
Sonny Milano
Sonny Milano
Brandon Dubinsky
Brandon Dubinsky
Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson
Pierre-Luc Dubois
Pierre-Luc Dubois
Lukas Sedlak
Lukas Sedlak
Zac Dalpe
Zac Dalpe
Defensive Pairings
Zach Werenski
Zach Werenski
Seth Jones
Seth Jones
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
David Savard
David Savard
Ryan Murray
Ryan Murray
Scott Harrington
Scott Harrington
Goalies
Sergei Bobrovsky
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Joonas Korpisalo

 

  • Suiteswing

    A bit disappointed that Poolman doesn’t seem to draw in tonight. However, I am intrigued by the 4th line if it stays as is. Hopefully they graduate from being the Potential Line.

  • KB

    Line rushes yesterday had Poolman with Myers on the bottom pairing, hoping we get to see that tonight. Also, if you just call that 4th line the 3rd line, I am totally fine with this lineup. Hoping Mason can have a bounce-back game too!

  • FishWhiskey

    If wishes were horses then beggars would ride and if Maurice could coach hockey then he might have won something in the last 20 years. Now if the Jets can just draft 3 more MacDavids, 3 more Auston Mathews and a Carry price then perhaps there would be enough talent in the jets line up to overcome the sucking black hole of ineptitude and malignant mediocrity that is the Jets coaching staff.