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JNGD.S8.G13 Flight Plan: Hello Helsinki! Jets And Panthers Open Up NHL Global Series In Finland

It’s the first of two games in Finland as the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers have made the trip over the Atlantic and into Helsinki led by their Finnish born superstar – Patrik Laine for the Jets and Aleksander Barkov for the Panthers – and both needing to get back on the winning side of things after a tough loss this past Saturday.

Funny enough, both Barkov and Laine were born in the city of Tampere which is about two hours away from Helsinki.

Kuten sanovat jääkiekossa .. Tehdään se jääkiekko!

Winnipeg Jets (7-4-1 / 4th Central)
@
Florida Panthers (2-4-3 / 8th Atlantic)

November 1, 2018 – Puck drop: 1:00 PM CST
(8:00 PM Local time)
Hartwall Arena  – Helsinki, FIN
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ TOR: 3-2 Loss Last Game @ NJD: 3-2 Loss
3-2-0 (1 L) Last 5 Games 2-2-1 (1 L)
Scheifele / Connor – 6 Goal Leader Mike Hoffman – 5
Blake Wheeler – 9 Assist Leader Keith Yandle – 8
Mark Scheifele – 12 Points Leader Evgeni Dadonov – 10
31.43% (3rd) The Power Play 15.0% (24th)
82.93% (11th) The Penalty Kill 70.97% (27th)
Connor Hellebuyck
(4-4-1 / .907 Sv%)
Starting Goalie James Reimer
(1-3-1 / .878Sv%)
L @ TOR (28-31/ .903 Sv%) Last Goalie Start L @ NJD (23-26/ .885 Sv%)

Jets Notebook

  • Winnipeg has won three of their last four games against the Panthers. Last season they suffered a 6-4 loss in Florida back in December 2017 with Eric Comrie taking the loss in goal, but two months later in Winnipeg posted a 7-2 win as Connor Hellebuyck improved to a perfect 3-0-0 against the Panthers, with a .942 save percentage.
  • Overall the Thrasher/Jets have typically handled the Panthers pretty well as they are 48-28-13 against Florida all-time, but are only 8-7-0 against the Panthers since the move to Winnipeg.
  • The Jets have scored a power play goal in each of the last eight games they’ve played which ties a franchise record that they did twice before back in the Atlanta Thrashers days back in 2006 and in 2010. Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine all lead the Jets with three power play goals each and are also the only Jets to have multiple goals in that category.
  • Blake Wheeler has a six game points streak ongoing, with one goal and six assists tallied in those six games. Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor have five game point streaks ongoing.
  • This is the first time the Jets have traveld abroad for any kind of hockey game, but it’s not the first overseas NHL trip for defensmen Dustin Byfuglien and Dmitry Kulikov who were part of a two game series between the Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks. Buff was a member of the Blackhawks while Kulikov was in his rookie season with Florida.
  • MILESTONE WATCH: Scheifele needs just one to earn his 300th career point.
  • No major injuries for the Jets going into today’s game as they’ve been pretty fortunate on that side of things early on this season.

Panthers Notebook

  • The Panthers haven’t won much this season and they’ve yet to win a game within regulation time. At the very least, they haven’t been blown out in these games as eight of their nine games this season have had a one goal margin. They’ve played in three shootouts this season, winning one and dropping the other two.
  • Mike Hoffman has easily been the Panthers best player thus far as he has an eight point game streak and a four game goal streak going into today’s contest.
  • The Panthers have actually played in Finland before. Back in 2009 they opened the season against the Chicago Blackhawks. They earned a shootout win in the first game but were shutout in the second.
  • Morweena, Manitoba native James Reimer gets the start against the Jets today. He has a career 4-6-1 record against the Jets franchise with an .894 save percentage.
  • Keith Yandle not only leads the Panthers in assists, he is currently the NHL’s reigning “iron man” having played in 724 consecutive NHL regular season games.
  • On the injury front, the Panthers are without goalie Roberto Luongo (who should be back with the team after their Finland trip), forward Derek MacKenzie and defenseman Mark Pysyk

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.7#30 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 83.7#7 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.5#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.96#9 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.7#23 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 74.0#60 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 74.0#59 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.94#13 FL2
Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.5#104 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 74.0#61 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 79.8#9 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.76#2 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 72.4#76 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.6#127 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.2#91 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.75#7 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.8#25 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 78.0#15 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.42#10 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 72.1#72 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 81.3#6 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.71#3 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.0#117 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 75.1#28 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.55#8 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.9#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.8#63 G2

Florida Panthers Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Evgeny Dadonov
EVGENY DADONOV

Rating: 80.6#9 LW

Aleksander Barkov
ALEKSANDER BARKOV

Rating: 81.7#11 C

Nick Bjugstad
NICK BJUGSTAD

Rating: 74.3#58 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.86#12 FL1
Jonathan Huberdeau
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU

Rating: 76.8#22 LW

Vincent Trocheck
VINCENT TROCHECK

Rating: 78.8#24 C

Mike Hoffman
MIKE HOFFMAN

Rating: 75.1#36 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 76.88#5 FL2
Frank Vatrano
FRANK VATRANO

Rating: 73.4#69 LW

Jared McCann
JARED MCCANN

Rating: 72.1#111 C

Denis Malgin
DENIS MALGIN

Rating: 73.0#62 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.85#10 FL3
Troy Brouwer
TROY BROUWER

Rating: 68.6#133 LW

Juho Lammikko
JUHO LAMMIKKO

Rating: 72.9#85 C

Colton Sceviour
COLTON SCEVIOUR

Rating: 71.1#137 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.87#14 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Michael Matheson
MICHAEL MATHESON

Rating: 73.2#47 LD

Aaron Ekblad
AARON EKBLAD

Rating: 74.2#34 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.70#23 DL1
Keith Yandle
KEITH YANDLE

Rating: 78.1#7 LD

Alex Petrovic
ALEX PETROVIC

Rating: 71.3#77 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.69#10 DL2
Bogdan Kiselevich
BOGDAN KISELEVICH

Rating: 72.4#67 LD

MacKenzie Weegar
MACKENZIE WEEGAR

Rating: 71.3#75 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.86#14 DL3
GOALIES
James Reimer
JAMES REIMER

Rating: 72.0#38 G1

Michael Hutchinson
MICHAEL HUTCHINSON

Rating: 65.9#66 G2


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