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JNGD.S8G2 Flight Plan: Shooting for the Stars

Winnipeg Jets (1-0-0)
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Dallas Stars (1-0-0)

October 6, 2018 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX
TV: Sportsnet – Radio: TSN 1290

Five Players – 1 Goal Leader Three Players – 1
Mark Scheifele – 2 Assist Leader Benn/Carrick – 2
Four Players – 2 Points Leader Benn/Carrick – 2
50.00% (Tied 2nd) 1 for 2 The Power Play 0% (Tied 14th) 0 for 2
100% (Tied 1st) 4 for 4 The Penalty Kill 100% (Tied 1st) 2 for 2
Connor Hellebuyck
(1-0-0 / .975 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Ben Bishop
(1-0-0 / 1.000 Sv%)

Jets Notebook

  • The Jets are coming off a 5-1 win that saw a flurry of goals in the third period. While there are still some questions on the defence, it seems that the offence picked up right where they left off from last season. The Jets look to continue starting the season off on the right foot tonight.
  • Everyone knows the kind of work Patrik Laine has done against the Stars: 14 goals and four assists in nine games, but did you know that Mark Scheifele has been as lethal against the Stars in that same time period? Scheifele has 11 goals and eight assists in his last nine against Dallas.
  • More numbers against the Stars: Blake Wheeler has 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) in 32 career games against Dallas. Nik Ehlers rounds out the “point or more per game against Dallas club with 15 (two goals, 13 assists) in 14 career games. Connor Hellebuyck is 6-1-1 with a .938 save percentage.
  • The Jets had a clean regular season sweep against the Stars in 2017-18 and overall have won nine of their last 10 meetings.

Stars Notebook

  • The Stars are coming off a 3-0 win against Arizona, in which they also had a flurry of goals, this time in the 2nd period. Ben Bishop seems dialed in and focused on winning games as he got the 30 save shutout. Recently acquired Connor Carrick assisted on two of the three goals against Arizona.
  • Jim Montgomery picked up his first NHL win as a head coach in that game. After years of success in the NCAA with Denver and Maine.
  • For as notable as Laine’s work against the Stars has been, Tyler Seguin has almost been as equally lethal against the Jets franchise.  He has 18 goals and 33 points in 32 career games against Atlanta/Winnipeg.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.5#23 LW

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Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 83.4#7 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 81.5#3 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.46#5 FL1
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 74.5#49 LW

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Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.7#64 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 81.1#4 RW

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FL2 Rating
Rating: 76.47#5 FL2
Kristian Vesalainen
KRISTIAN VESALAINEN
Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.6#121 C

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Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.1#28 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.86#4 FL3
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.2#87 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 72.6#84 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.3#107 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.38#11 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.9#33 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.0#16 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.47#16 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 72.1#66 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 81.2#7 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.63#4 DL2
Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 72.0#69 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 76.2#25 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 74.07#1 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 76.4#10 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 69.3#58 G2

Dallas Stars Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Jamie Benn
JAMIE BENN

Rating: 81.4#8 LW

Tyler Seguin
TYLER SEGUIN

Rating: 81.0#12 C

Alexander Radulov
ALEXANDER RADULOV

Rating: 77.8#15 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.05#6 FL1
Mattias Janmark
MATTIAS JANMARK

Rating: 70.3#150 LW

Jason Spezza
JASON SPEZZA

Rating: 71.3#128 C

Blake Comeau
BLAKE COMEAU

Rating: 70.3#106 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 70.64#31 FL2
Devin Shore
DEVIN SHORE

Rating: 72.0#109 LW

Radek Faksa
RADEK FAKSA

Rating: 72.3#100 C

Tyler Pitlick
TYLER PITLICK

Rating: 71.0#86 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.73#17 FL3
Jason Dickinson
JASON DICKINSON

Rating: 70.2#111 LW

Roope Hintz
ROOPE HINTZ

Rating: 72.5#85 C

Brett Ritchie
BRETT RITCHIE

Rating: 70.5#95 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.07#13 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Esa Lindell
ESA LINDELL

Rating: 73.8#36 LD

John Klingberg
JOHN KLINGBERG

Rating: 81.5#4 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 77.64#6 DL1
Marc Methot
MARC METHOT

Rating: 71.1#91 LD

Miro Heiskanen
MIRO HEISKANEN

Rating: 72.2#4 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.65#24 DL2
Connor Carrick
CONNOR CARRICK

Rating: 72.0#67 LD

Roman Polak
ROMAN POLAK

Rating: 70.0#84 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.02#20 DL3
GOALIES
Ben Bishop
BEN BISHOP

Rating: 75.1#16 G1

Anton Khudobin
ANTON KHUDOBIN

Rating: 68.7#62 G2

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Gameday Prediction

The Jets, and most notably, Patrik Laine have done historically well against the Stars. I predict a 5-3 score, in favour of the Jets. I also predict that Mark Scheifele will win the rock, paper, scissors competition against Seguin.