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JNGD.68 Flight Plan: Jets Look To Make It Five In Philly

The Winnipeg Jets road show continues with an early afternoon stop in Philadelphia looking to extend their winning streak to five in a row as they take on a Flyers team that will be desperate for a win having gone winless in March so far.

Winnipeg Jets (41-17-9)
@
Philadelphia Flyers (34-23-11)

March 10, 2018 – Puck drop: 12:00 PM CST
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA.
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

Recently for the Jets…

This is game four of a six game road trip that has gone well enough for the Jets in terms of the fact they’ve gone 3-0-0 on it so far, but the quality of wins – especially Thursday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils where they were out-shot badly in the third period and for the entire game – hasn’t exactly been overwhelming. In the team’s defense, they are a group of walking wounded as they are still without Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry due to injury, while Blake Wheeler, Mathieu Perreault and Dmitry Kulikov can’t be at 100% health either thanks to various bumps, bruises and illnesses. Thankfully the Jets have Patrik Laine who still might score goals blindfolded with one hand tied behind his back, and they have Connor Hellebuyck in goal.

Recently for the Flyers…

Philly closed out the month of February with a six game win streak, only to have followed that up with a five game losing streak in March. Yes, the Flyers have been winless this month having gone 0-4-1. Despite the losing streak, the Flyers still remain in contention for top spot in the Metropolitan division as they are three points back of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Philadelphia as always is led by their captain Claude Giroux who has 23 goals and 80 points this season. The Flyers also made a move at the trade deadline to help shore up their goaltending by picking up Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings.. It’s a move that has had very meddling results as hes gone 3-3-1 with an .889 save percentage.

Recently between both teams…

Back on November 16, the Jets collected a 3-2 shoot-out win over the Flyers in a game where Hellebuyck made 30 saves. Up until March of last year, the Jets had been suffering a six game losing streak to the Flyers that dated back to 2013. The Jets franchise has also struggled at Wells Fargo Center going 8-17-4.

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS
Paul Stastny
PAUL STASTNY
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR
Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER
Matt Hendricks
MATT HENDRICKS
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT
Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE
Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC
Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP
Joel Armia
JOEL ARMIA
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Tobias Enstrom
TOBIAS ENSTROM
Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY
Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
Michael Hutchinson
MICHAEL HUTCHINSON

Philadelphia Flyers Lines

LW C RW
Claude Giroux
CLAUDE GIROUX
Sean Couturier
SEAN COUTURIER
Travis Konecny
TRAVIS KONECNY
Oskar Lindblom
OSKAR LINDBLOM
Nolan Patrick
NOLAN PATRICK
Jakub Voracek
JAKUB VORACEK
Michael Raffl
MICHAEL RAFFL
Valtteri Filppula
VALTTERI FILPPULA
Wayne Simmonds
WAYNE SIMMONDS
Jori Lehtera
JORI LEHTERA
Scott Laughton
SCOTT LAUGHTON
Matt Read
MATT READ
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Ivan Provorov
IVAN PROVOROV
Shayne Gostisbehere
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE
Robert Hagg
ROBERT HAGG
Andrew MacDonald
ANDREW MACDONALD
Brandon Manning
BRANDON MANNING
Radko Gudas
RADKO GUDAS
GOALIES
Petr Mrazek
PETR MRAZEK
Alex Lyon
ALEX LYON

Gameday Prediction

This road trip for the Jets has gone well enough so far, but it’s had it’s issues. The sign of a good team is one that wins games they probably don’t deserve to win and the Jets have been doing that, but the luck may run out today. Jets keep it close but the Flyers ultimately win 4-3.


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