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JNGD.S8.G8 Flight Plan: Jets Host Coyotes For First Afternoon Contest Of The Season

The Jets are going to look to pick up points in the standings for the fourth straight game as they entertain the Arizona Coyotes for a matinee contest.

Arizona Coyotes (2-4-0 / 8th Pacific)
@
Winnipeg Jets (4-2-1 / 3rd Central)

October 20, 2018 – Puck drop: 3:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg MB
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

Vinnie Hinostroza – 2 Goal Leader Kyle Connor – 4
Oesterle / Keller – 2 Assist Leader Josh Morrissey – 5
Hinostroza / Keller – 3 Points Leader Four Players – 5
13.33% (26th) The Power Play 35.29% (4th)
92.86% (Tied 2nd) The Penalty Kill 80.77% (14th)
Antti Raanta
(2-3-0 / .921 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Laurent Brossoit
(1-0-0 / .977 Sv%)

Jets Notebook

  • Afternoon games are usually a bit of a hit-or-miss deal with the Jets, having been a lot more miss than anything. Last season the Jets went 4-3-0 in afternoon games which brought their overall record to 22-31-13 since the move to Winnipeg in 2011. Today is the first of seven afternoon games the Jets will play this season (the two games in Finland not included as those are evening contests locally)
  • Winnipeg continues to do well against Pacifici divison teams this season. They are 2-0-1 against teams from that division so far early on, which is hopefully an indication that their success against that division last season is about to carry over. In 2017-18, the Jets posted a 17-4-2 record against teams from the Pacific which included a 3-0-0 sweep of the Coyotes.
  • All three of Patrik Laine’s goals have been on the power play and he is one back of the current lead in the NHL in that department.
  • Laurent Brossoit gets his second start of the season and coincidentally it’ll again be in the alternate Aviator uniforms. His last start was his debut (along with the debut of the jersey) and it was a great one as he made 42 saves in shutting down the Carolina Hurricanes last Sunday.

Coyotes Notebook

  • The Coyotes have yet to win a game in Winnipeg since the Thrashers move north to the Coyotes former home. They are 0-7-2 since the 2011-12 season.
  • The Coyotes may be struggling offensively, but it isn’t for lack of taking shots. They’ve had 30 shots on goal in each of their last six games and are averaging 34.8 shots a game this season. part of their struggles scoring can be traced back to the injury to Alex Galchenyuk who has missed the first six games of the season. He’ll miss this one as well, but he’s at least staking with the team again.
  • Arizona has also done well in staying disciplined so far this year as they’ve only given up 14 power play opportunities which ties them for top spot in the NHL in that category.
  • Arizona’s last game was a strong 4-1 win in Chicago helped paced by a two goal effort from Vinnie Hinostroza and 33 saves from Antti Raanta. This is the third game of a four game central swing as they will head to Columbus for a game there on Tuesday.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.0#21 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 82.4#9 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 79.8#8 RW

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FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.74#7 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.0#33 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.3#91 C

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Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 80.9#4 RW

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FL2 Rating
Rating: 76.37#7 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.4#92 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 74.1#63 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.6#82 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.35#16 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 72.6#68 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.9#152 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 73.6#49 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.36#5 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.8#26 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.1#19 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.93#16 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.0#96 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 80.8#7 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 75.89#5 DL2
Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 71.6#77 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 75.1#28 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.37#2 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 76.2#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.9#66 G2

Arizona Coyotes Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Lawson Crouse
LAWSON CROUSE

Rating: 69.6#127 LW

Derek Stepan
DEREK STEPAN

Rating: 73.8#68 C

Clayton Keller
CLAYTON KELLER

Rating: 75.0#50 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 72.80#31 FL1
Brendan Perlini
BRENDAN PERLINI

Rating: 71.6#89 LW

Dylan Strome
DYLAN STROME

Rating: 71.1#147 C

Christian Fischer
CHRISTIAN FISCHER

Rating: 72.5#65 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 71.75#30 FL2
Michael Grabner
MICHAEL GRABNER

Rating: 72.3#69 LW

Brad Richardson
BRAD RICHARDSON

Rating: 69.5#184 C

Vince Hinostroza
VINCE HINOSTROZA

Rating: 71.4#85 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.05#23 FL3
Josh Archibald
JOSH ARCHIBALD

Rating: 69.8#121 LW

Nick Cousins
NICK COUSINS

Rating: 71.9#130 C

Richard Panik
RICHARD PANIK

Rating: 73.2#59 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.62#11 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON

Rating: 76.6#18 LD

Jason Demers
JASON DEMERS

Rating: 72.8#46 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.71#18 DL1
Alex Goligoski
ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Rating: 74.0#35 LD

Niklas Hjalmarsson
NIKLAS HJALMARSSON

Rating: 72.7#49 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.36#17 DL2
Kevin Connauton
KEVIN CONNAUTON

Rating: 71.2#91 LD

Jordan Oesterle
JORDAN OESTERLE

Rating: 71.5#82 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.37#17 DL3
GOALIES
Antti Raanta
ANTTI RAANTA

Rating: 80.2#5 G1

Darcy Kuemper
DARCY KUEMPER

Rating: 71.3#39 G2

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