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JNGD.S8.G15 Flight Plan: The Boys Are Back In Town

The Winnipeg Jets are back on the ice after getting a lengthy break following the NHL Global Series. Beginning a four game homestand, the Jets are looking to get back on track and pick up two points as they host the Avalanche at Bell MTS Place.

Colorado Avalanche (7-5-3)
@
Winnipeg Jets (8-5-1)

November 9, 2018 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

vs NSH: 4-1 Loss Last Game vs FLA: 4-2 Loss
1-3-1 (1 L) Last 5 Games 2-3-0 (1 W)
Landeskog / MacKinnon – 11 Goal Leader Patrik Laine – 7
Mikko Rantanen – 19 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 14
Mikko Rantanen – 24 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 16
26.42% (Tied 7th) The Power Play 33.33% (2nd)
84.13% (5th) The Penalty Kill 78.43% (19th)
Semyon Varlamov
(4-4-2 / .934 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(5-5-1 / .907 Sv%)
L vs NSH (30-33/ .909 Sv%) Last Goalie Start L vs FLA (22-26/ .846 Sv%)

Jets Notebook

  • The Winnipeg Jets are playing their first game since the Global Series in Finland. Because of the travel schedule, the Jets have only played two games in the past twelve days. Being off for a long stretch can be good as everyone is able heal their bumps and bruises, however, sometimes the opposite is true as teams can take a while to get up to speed after such a long break.
  • All eyes will be on Patrik Laine who is coming off an absolutely dominating performance in his homeland. With four goals in his last two games, he will be looking to continue his ascent towards the top of the goal scoring leaderboard.
  • This will be the first game of Brendan Lemieux’s suspension as he received two games for a hit to the head of Vincent Trocheck last Friday.
  • With Lemieux out, it’s a new look for the lines as Petan, Copp, and Roslovic take their turn as the fourth line. The Jets need some help from their bottom six and Petan and Roslovic are looking to re-kindle some previous chemistry they shared on the Manitoba Moose last season.
  • Connor Hellebuyck is hoping to get back to his winning ways as his numbers are down across the board in the early going. A .907 save percentage is reminiscent of another Jets goalie who shall not be named…

Avalanche Notebook

  • The Avs boast one of the best offenses in the league as they rank fourth in goals per game with 3.53. This is aided by their excellent powerplay which is eighth in league at 26.4%
  • Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are on a tear this season. Rantanen has an outright lead for points in the league while MacKinnon sits tied for second. There was some doubt that Rantanen could sustain his great play from last season but it looks like he’s on track for another career year. The sky is the limit for this high-flying duo.
  • The Avalanche are getting desperate for a win as they haven’t won a game since October 26th against the Senators. Since then, they have lost four straight including a loss at home against the Predators on Wednesday night.
  • After playing in Winnipeg, it’s off to Edmonton where the Avs will faceoff against the Oilers McDavid’s on Sunday evening.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.1#35 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 83.3#7 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.5#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.66#10 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.7#23 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.9#60 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 73.6#66 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.72#15 FL2
Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.1#110 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 73.0#89 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 80.9#5 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.66#2 FL3
Nicolas Petan
NICOLAS PETAN

Rating: 68.6#134 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.2#133 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.7#106 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.14#24 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.1#33 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.2#19 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.60#12 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 72.1#70 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 81.4#3 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.77#3 DL2
Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 70.9#97 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.9#30 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.87#9 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.8#13 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.8#63 G2

Colorado Avalanche Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Gabriel Landeskog
GABRIEL LANDESKOG

Rating: 78.6#15 LW

Nathan Mackinnon
NATHAN MACKINNON

Rating: 87.1#2 C

Mikko Rantanen
MIKKO RANTANEN

Rating: 79.3#11 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.66#2 FL1
Alexander Kerfoot
ALEXANDER KERFOOT

Rating: 74.4#40 LW

Sheldon Dries
SHELDON DRIES

Rating: 73.7#64 C

Colin Wilson
COLIN WILSON

Rating: 72.0#78 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.37#22 FL2
Matthew Nieto
MATTHEW NIETO

Rating: 69.4#126 LW

Vladislav Kamenev
VLADISLAV KAMENEV

Rating: 72.3#78 C

Matt Calvert
MATT CALVERT

Rating: 69.7#119 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.46#29 FL3
A.J. Greer
A.J. GREER

Rating: 72.2#80 LW

Carl Soderberg
CARL SODERBERG

Rating: 71.8#119 C

Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 67.9#125 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.63#19 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Samuel Girard
SAMUEL GIRARD

Rating: 73.0#52 LD

Ian Cole
IAN COLE

Rating: 73.1#50 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.06#25 DL1
Nikita Zadorov
NIKITA ZADOROV

Rating: 70.1#113 LD

Tyson Barrie
TYSON BARRIE

Rating: 78.6#13 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.35#13 DL2
Patrik Nemeth
PATRIK NEMETH

Rating: 71.1#94 LD

Erik Johnson
ERIK JOHNSON

Rating: 74.3#34 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.69#11 DL3
GOALIES
Semyon Varlamov
SEMYON VARLAMOV

Rating: 75.4#15 G1

Philipp Grubauer
PHILIPP GRUBAUER

Rating: 76.7#12 G2

 

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