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JNGD.S8.G9 Flight Plan: Singing the Blues In Winnipeg

The Jets welcome the Blues to town as Winnipeg tries to extend their winning streak to three games. The Blues are coming off a win themselves as they downed the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday evening. This will be a rematch of the first game of the season where the Jets beat the Blues 5-1. While the score sounds lopsided, the game was much closer as the Jets were saved by a great performance by Connor Hellebuyck.

St. Louis Blues (2-3-2)
@
Winnipeg Jets (5-2-1)

October 22, 2018 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

PERRON – 4 GOAL LEADER CONNOR/LOWRY – 4
O’REILLY – 6 ASSIST LEADER MORRISSEY – 6
PERRON/O’REILLY – 7 POINTS LEADER CONNOR/MORRISSEY – 7
28.10% (6TH) THE POWER PLAY 35.00% (3RD)
82.60% (10TH) THE PENALTY KILL 83.30% (9TH)
JAKE ALLEN
(2-2-2 / .886 SV%)
STARTING GOALIE CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(3-2-1 / .914 SV%)

Jets Notebook

  • The Jets are coming off back to back wins for the first time this season after beating Vancouver on Thursday and Arizona on Saturday.
  • The longest homestand of the season has been kind to the Jets so far as they have gone 3-0-1 since it began against Carolina last Sunday. Meanwhile, the Jets home record overall is now a sparkling 4-0-1.
  • A change in the powerplay has led to great success in the past few games. It’s been rocking since putting Morrissey on the top unit as they have been operating at 50% over the past three games since the change was made.
  • More production is needed out of the Jets high-end talent. While Connor has been lighting the lamp, Laine, Scheifele, and Ehlers have all struggled to start the year. Laine only has three goals, Scheifele only has two, and Ehlers is still looking to end his enormous goal-scoring drought that dates back to April 3.

Blues Notebook

  • It’s been a tough start for the Blues after most people though they would take a step forward after their big off-season.
  • The Blues are heading into Winnipeg to cap off a three game road trip where they lost to the Canadiens and beat the Maple Leafs.
  • It’s a weird schedule for St. Louis as they have only played two games in a week. Following their game in Winnipeg, they have another two days off which means they will have only played three games in the span of ten days.
  • Jake Allen has been struggling to start the season as he has an .886 SV% and a goals against average of 3.44. The Blues need Allen to step up his game if they have any chance to make the playoffs.
  • The off-season acquisitions are leading the way for the Blues. O’Reilly and Perron both have seven points on the year. Meanwhile, Tarasenko has had a quiet start to the season and only has two goals in the first seven games.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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

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

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

RATING: 80.9#4 RW

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

St. Louis Blues Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Jaden Schwartz
JADEN SCHWARTZ

Rating: 79.0#14 LW

Brayden Schenn
BRAYDEN SCHENN

Rating: 77.7#31 C

Vladimir Tarasenko
VLADIMIR TARASENKO

Rating: 81.7#3 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.47#10 FL1
Zachary Sanford
ZACHARY SANFORD

Rating: 72.2#78 LW

Ryan O'Reilly
RYAN O’REILLY

Rating: 78.4#28 C

David Perron
DAVID PERRON

Rating: 74.1#41 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.88#15 FL2
Patrick Maroon
PATRICK MAROON

Rating: 72.8#64 LW

Tyler Bozak
TYLER BOZAK

Rating: 72.5#106 C

Alex Steen
ALEX STEEN

Rating: 74.2#39 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.20#9 FL3
Samuel Blais
SAMUEL BLAIS

Rating: 71.9#82 LW

Ivan Barbashev
IVAN BARBASHEV

Rating: 70.1#113 C

Jordan Kyrou
JORDAN KYROU

Rating: 73.2#57 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.75#6 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Vince Dunn
VINCE DUNN

Rating: 73.8#39 LD

Alex Pietrangelo
ALEX PIETRANGELO

Rating: 78.7#13 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.25#13 DL1
Colton Parayko
COLTON PARAYKO

Rating: 76.9#15 LD

Jordan Schmaltz
JORDAN SCHMALTZ

Rating: 72.3#56 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.63#13 DL2
Joel Edmundson
JOEL EDMUNDSON

Rating: 73.5#44 LD

Robert Bortuzzo
ROBERT BORTUZZO

Rating: 70.9#83 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.20#9 DL3
GOALIES
Jake Allen
JAKE ALLEN

Rating: 68.0#59 G1

Chad Johnson
CHAD JOHNSON

Rating: 64.7#68 G2

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