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JNGD.S8.G18 – Can A Sword Really Beat A Jet?

The Jets finish their four game home stand tonight as the surprising Buffalo Sabres roll into town sporting just as impressive roll in their last five games and coming off an effort where they knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning a few nights ago.

Buffalo Sabres (10-6-2 / 3rd Atlantic)
@
Winnipeg Jets (11-5-1 / 3rd Central)

November 16, 2018 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN, MSG-B – Radio: TSN 1290

vs TBL: 2-1 Win Last Game vs WSH: 3-1 Win
4-1-0 (3 W) Last 5 Games 4-1-0 (3 W)
Jeff Skinner – 13 Goal Leader Mark Scheifele – 10
Jack Eichel – 15 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 21
Jeff Skinner – 20 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 24
17.74% (19th) The Power Play 34.00% (1st)
81.82% (11th) The Penalty Kill 81.97% (10th)
Carter Hutton
(7-6-1) / .916 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Laurent Brossoit
(3-0-0 / .957 Sv%)
W vs TBL (29-30/ .967 Sv%) Last Goalie Start W @ DET (27-28/ .964Sv%)
4-4-1 On Road Road v Home Record 8-2-1 @ Home

Sabres Notebook

The Sabres are rolling into Winnipeg after a road win over Tampa Bay. They are currently 6-2-2 in their last ten games and riding a 3 game win streak. These are not the Sabres of last season and should not be taken lightly. Most stats have the Sabres being a pretty average team, which is an improvement over the tire-fire of yesteryear. The special teams are nothing to write home about, but they can still be a threat in the right circumstances. The Sabres have made a habit of coming back from being behind in games so that is something the Jets need to be careful of.

Jeff Skinner currently is 2nd in the league in goals and is currently riding a 4 game goal streak. Carter Hutton will likely get the starting nod for the Sabres.

Last Sabres Game

Jets Notebook

The Jets are hot off a win against the Cup Champions. With the number 1 powerplay, they look to take on a surging young Sabres team. The Jets started the first period against the Capitals with only two shots on goal. A flat start like that could be costly if it continues. The powerplay continues to be impressive, even if the Capitals were able to defend against it for the most part. Josh Morrissey will not miss any games after his hearing with the Department of Player Safety. Brossoit is expected to make the start against the Sabres.

Last Jets Game

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Buffalo Sabres Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Jeff Skinner
JEFF SKINNER

Rating: 80.6#9 LW

Jack Eichel
JACK EICHEL

Rating: 80.8#17 C

Sam Reinhart
SAM REINHART

Rating: 75.9#29 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.07#12 FL1
Conor Sheary
CONOR SHEARY

Rating: 73.3#56 LW

Casey Mittelstadt
CASEY MITTELSTADT

Rating: 72.7#95 C

Kyle Okposo
KYLE OKPOSO

Rating: 72.5#69 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.85#26 FL2
Vladimir Sobotka
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA

Rating: 69.8#165 LW

Patrik Berglund
PATRIK BERGLUND

Rating: 74.6#56 C

Jason Pominville
JASON POMINVILLE

Rating: 75.9#27 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.45#5 FL3
Zemgus Girgensons
ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS

Rating: 70.2#162 LW

Johan Larsson
JOHAN LARSSON

Rating: 68.0#133 C

Tage Thompson
TAGE THOMPSON

Rating: 69.0#112 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.05#28 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Jake McCabe
JAKE MCCABE

Rating: 71.6#83 LD

Rasmus Ristolainen
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN

Rating: 76.0#26 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.76#20 DL1
Zach Bogosian
ZACH BOGOSIAN

Rating: 70.1#114 LD

Marco Scandella
MARCO SCANDELLA

Rating: 72.3#63 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.18#28 DL2
Rasmus Dahlin
RASMUS DAHLIN

Rating: 73.3#45 LD

Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 70.8#82 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.05#13 DL3
GOALIES
Carter Hutton
CARTER HUTTON

Rating: 77.9#9 G1

Linus Ullmark
LINUS ULLMARK

Rating: 73.6#26 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.1#28 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 84.8#6 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 82.3#2 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.08#2 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.7#24 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.4#70 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 81.5#4 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.22#3 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 70.7#99 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 72.5#101 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 69.8#103 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.99#25 FL3
Nicolas Petan
NICOLAS PETAN

Rating: 68.5#131 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.1#141 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 73.9#47 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.15#12 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.3#32 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.2#20 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.72#12 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.6#82 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 81.7#3 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.66#2 DL2
Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 70.2#113 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.2#34 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.21#10 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.4#16 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.8#65 G2


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