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JNGD.R1G4 Flight Plan: Hot and Ready for Game Four

Two nights ago, the Jets were handed their first lost of the post-season. While, it seems like there are questions around the Jets being able to win this series against the Wild. The Jets’ faithful know the Jets will rise to the occasion and respond to what happened in game three.

Winnipeg Jets
@
Minnesota Wild

Round One – Game Four
Jets lead series 2-1
April 17, 2018 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST

Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN.
TV: Sportsnet – Radio: TSN 1290

What did the Jets do right in game three?

Not a lot. Ben Chiarot played horribly, they were undisciplined and could not make good plays. If the Jets want to win game 4 and go into Winnipeg with a 3-1 lead, they need to stay out of the penalty box. The Jets also need to vary their shot selection more, make Dubnyk and the Wild get out of position.

What did the Wild do wrong in game three?

The only thing the Wild did wrong in game three is win. No, the Wild did a lot of things right, which resulted in their win. 5v5, they were able to limit where the shots were coming from. They got under the Jets’ skin. They adjusted their neutral zone play to make the Jets force plays that weren’t there.

How do the Wild win game four?

If the Wild are able to exploit Ben Chiarot whenever he is on the ice, then there is a strong chance that they will be able to score some goals. As well, if the Wild are able to get under the Jets’ skin and take more penalties, this will take away from offensive zone time for the Jets.

How do the Jets win game four?

The big thing for the Jets is they failed miserably at staying out of the penalty box. If the Jets are able to be more disciplined, then they will be able to spend some more time in the offensive zone, which will lead to goals.

Another thing, the Jets need to vary their shot selection more. The broadcast mentioned that Dubnyk has a weak blocker side, which the Jets were able to exploit in previous games, however game 3 saw the Jets take the majority of 5v5 shots on the right side.

What others are saying

 

The Jets aren’t making any excuses and are coming out hot and ready for the Wild in game four, according to Brian Hall of the Globe and Mail.

The Jets didn’t make excuses. But a comment by Maurice on Monday demonstrated the difference between the first two games of the series and Sunday’s loss and why Winnipeg might be able to find its legs Tuesday night.

“The foundation of our game is there’s a certain of speed that has to be involved and we didn’t skate particularly well [on Sunday] night,” Maurice said. “It’s the disease of slowness, and that’s what cost us the game.”

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.6#17 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 80.4#13 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 82.1#4 RW

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.8#21 LW

Paul Stastny
PAUL STASTNY

Rating: 75.8#40 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 84.4#2 RW

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 74.8#35 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.8#65 C

Joel Armia
JOEL ARMIA

Rating: 71.4#82 RW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 73.0#55 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 74.0#61 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.6#100 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.1#30 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 78.2#14 RD

Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 72.4#59 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 80.9#7 RD

Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.8#78 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 75.8#24 RD

Right now, it looks like Tucker Poolmoon will be drawing in for Myers. Although, Sami Niku has been recalled and could be a possibility.

GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 74.7#18 G1

Steve Mason
STEVE MASON

Rating: 71.8#36 G2

Minnesota Wild Lines

LW C RW
Jason Zucker
JASON ZUCKER

Rating: 78.1#13 LW

Eric Staal
ERIC STAAL

Rating: 79.0#19 C

Mikael Granlund
MIKAEL GRANLUND

Rating: 77.0#19 RW

Zach Parise
ZACH PARISE

Rating: 75.4#32 LW

Mikko Koivu
MIKKO KOIVU

Rating: 73.4#70 C

Nino Niederreiter
NINO NIEDERREITER

Rating: 74.8#35 RW

Jordan Greenway
JORDAN GREENWAY

Rating: 72.2#72 LW

Matt Cullen
MATT CULLEN

Rating: 71.2#121 C

Charlie Coyle
CHARLIE COYLE

Rating: 71.6#79 RW

Marcus Foligno
MARCUS FOLIGNO

Rating: 69.9#122 LW

Joel Eriksson Ek
JOEL ERIKSSON EK

Rating: 69.7#154 C

Daniel Winnik
DANIEL WINNIK

Rating: 69.9#110 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Jonas Brodin
JONAS BRODIN

Rating: 73.1#46 LD

Mathew Dumba
MATHEW DUMBA

Rating: 76.5#20 RD

Carson Soucy
CARSON SOUCY

Rating: 71.7#87 LD

Jared Spurgeon
JARED SPURGEON

Rating: 76.0#21 RD

Nick Seeler
NICK SEELER

Rating: 71.5#90 LD

Nate Prosser
NATE PROSSER

Rating: 69.4#104 RD

GOALIES
Devan Dubnyk
DEVAN DUBNYK

Rating: 73.1#29 G1

Alex Stalock
ALEX STALOCK

Rating: 65.1#69 G2

Gameday Prediction

The Jets have a lot to work on to make adjustments from game three. However, the team also has a lot to work with and shoudl be able to make the appropriate adjustments for a win. Jets win 4-2.