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JNGD.S8.G11 Flight Plan: Detroit Might Be What Cures Jets Ills

Technically by way of the NHL schedule it’s the start of a three game road trip for the Winnipeg Jets tonight, but the Jets won’t play again in the friendly confines of Bell MTS Place for the next two weeks as they head out east this weekend and then really out east next week as they take on the Panthers in Finland.

But first, a date tonight with the Detroit Red Wings who are definitely not your father’s Red Wings any more.

Winnipeg Jets (6-3-1 / 4th Central)
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Detroit Red Wings (1-6-2 / 8th Atlantic)

October 26, 2018 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

vs TOR: 4-2 Loss Last Game vs CAR: 4-1 L
3-1-1 (1 L) Last 5 Games 1-4-0 (1 W)
Mark Scheifele – 5 Goal Leader Dylan Larkin – 4
Blake Wheeler – 7 Assist Leader Gustav Nyquist – 6
Mark Scheifele – 10 Points Leader Nyquist / Larkin – 7
32.14% (4th) The Power Play 24.14% (13th)
82.82% (8th) The Penalty Kill 80.56% (14th)
Laurent Brossoit
(2-0-0 / .955 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Jimmy Howard
(1-4-2 / .907 Sv%)
W vs ARI (42-45/ .933 Sv%) Last Goalie Start L vs CAR (36-38 / .947 Sv%)
1-2-0 on Road Road v Home Record 0-2-1 @ Home

Jets Notebook

  • The Jets last season split the two game set against Detroit, losing on the road in December by a 5-1 score, but rebounding at home two months later with a 4-2 win. The Jets have a 6-3-1 record against the Wings in their last ten games and all-time the Jets are 10-11-3 against them.
  • Dustin Byfuglien has played the Wings 35 times in his career and along with Bryan Little, leads the Jets in points scored against Detroit with 14. Big Buff has seven goals and seven assists while Little has picked up five goals and nine helpers.
  • At least the Jets power play has been pretty good? It’s scored in each of the last six games they played at home. Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine each have three goals with the man advantage.
  • Blake Wheeler has a four game points streak going. Kyle Connor and Scheifele each have three game point streaks.
  • Dustin Byfuglien still needs just one point to hit the 500 points mark for his NHL career.

Red Wings Notebook

  • After a solid OT win against Florida on Saturday, the Red Wings played an absolute clunker against the Hurricanes on Monday that was only made to look reasonably ok thanks to the goaltending of Jimmy Howard.
  • Jacob de la Rose will make his Red Wings debut tonight. The 23 year old who was a 2nd round pick (34th overall) back in the 2013 NHL Draft was claimed from the Montreal Canadiens last week. The lanky 6’3″ forward never truly got a shot with the Canadiens as he appeared in 55 games for the habs last season, picking up four goals and 12 points.
  • Also making his season debut in Detroit tonight will be defenseman Mike Green who had off-season neck surgery to repair a herniated disc.
  • The Red Wings are struggling a great deal so far this season as you can likely tell by their last place in the league standings position. Their -16 goal differential is the worst in the NHL. They are in the bottom five of average shots per game and goals for. They have also given up the most goals against early on this season.
  • How bad are things in Detroit right now? Arby’s has taken pity on Wings fans (or depending on your opinion on Arby’s, decided to sunject them to even more torture) by offering free curly fries any time the Wings score three or more goals in a game. Previously, the bar was set on a Wings player getting a hat trick to earn the spuds. The Red Wings went all of last season without a single player scoring three times in a game.
  • Defenseman Dan Dekeyser (hand) and winger Evgeny Svechnikov (knee) are both on the Wings IR list.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 80.7#4 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 83.5#7 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 79.9#7 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.37#4 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.6#24 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 74.1#60 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.0#31 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.24#9 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.6#87 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 74.6#54 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.7#94 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.32#17 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 73.0#55 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.2#145 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 74.8#36 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.99#1 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 75.0#24 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.8#15 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.44#11 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.8#79 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 81.2#7 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.53#4 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.3#112 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 75.1#29 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.69#5 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 76.1#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.8#63 G2

Detroit Red Wings Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Tyler Bertuzzi
TYLER BERTUZZI

Rating: 72.7#68 LW

Dylan Larkin
DYLAN LARKIN

Rating: 76.3#39 C

Darren Helm
DARREN HELM

Rating: 71.3#140 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 73.42#29 FL1
Andreas Athanasiou
ANDREAS ATHANASIOU

Rating: 74.0#62 LW

Frans Nielsen
FRANS NIELSEN

Rating: 71.6#131 C

Thomas Vanek
THOMAS VANEK

Rating: 72.1#79 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.56#24 FL2
Gustav Nyquist
GUSTAV NYQUIST

Rating: 74.2#39 LW

Luke Glendening
LUKE GLENDENING

Rating: 69.7#180 C

Anthony Mantha
ANTHONY MANTHA

Rating: 73.4#55 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.42#15 FL3
Justin Abdelkader
JUSTIN ABDELKADER

Rating: 69.3#124 LW

Jacob De La Rose
JACOB DE LA ROSE

Rating: 67.4#196 C

Martin Frk
MARTIN FRK

Rating: 69.6#102 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 68.77#30 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Dennis Cholowski
DENNIS CHOLOWSKI

Rating: 73.1#1 LD

Mike Green
MIKE GREEN

Rating: 73.6#37 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.35#24 DL1
Jonathan Ericsson
JONATHAN ERICSSON

Rating: 69.0#126 LD

Trevor Daley
TREVOR DALEY

Rating: 70.1#115 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 69.56#31 DL2
Niklas Kronwall
NIKLAS KRONWALL

Rating: 71.1#96 LD

Nick Jensen
NICK JENSEN

Rating: 71.1#77 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.08#20 DL3
GOALIES
Jimmy Howard
JIMMY HOWARD

Rating: 74.3#21 G1

Jonathan Bernier
JONATHAN BERNIER

Rating: 68.9#58 G2

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