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JNGD.S8.G29 Flight Plan: Morrissey Returns As Jets Look To Find Offense Vs Philly

The Jets defense continues to get healthier as a game after the team welcomed back Dustin Byfuglien and Dmitri Kulikov back to the lineup, they will have Josh Morrissey back after missing a pair of games with a lower body injury.

While the Jets get their full defensive unit back, it’s their offense that they’d also like to see make a full recovery as it went silent two nights ago against the St. Louis Blues.

Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-3 / 7th Metro)
@
Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2 / 3rd Central)

December 9, 2018 – Puck drop: 2:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ BUF: 6-2 Win Last Game vs STL: 1-0 Loss
2-2-1 (1 W) Last 5 Games 4-1-0 (1 L)
Claude Giroux – 11 Goal Leader Patrik Laine – 21
Claude Giroux – 25 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 32
Claude Giroux – 36 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 36
13.93% (30th) The Power Play 27.27% (5th)
73.26% (29th) The Penalty Kill 81.82% (10th)
Anthony Stolarz
(2-1-1 / .907 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(12-8-1 / .904 Sv%)
W @ BUF (28-30) / .933Sv%) Last Goalie Start L vs STL (26-27) / .963Sv%)
7-5-1 On Road Road v Home Record 9-4-2 At Home

Flyers Player To Watch

#25 James van Riemsdyk – Left Wing

The 29 year old forward is in his first season back with the Flyers after having spent six years as a Toronto Maple Leaf. James signed with the Flyers as a free agent on July 1 and has been a solid contributor to the team with two goals and six points in 11 games.

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An original Flyers first round pick in 2007 (2nd overall), he had a goal and assist in Saturday’s win over the Sabres and is now one point away for 400 for his career.

James van Riemsdyk career statistics
Season Tm GP G A PTS PIM S S% TSA ATOI
2009-10 PHI 78 15 20 35 30 173 8.7 282 12:58
2010-11 PHI 75 21 19 40 35 173 12.1 303 14:32
2011-12 PHI 43 11 13 24 24 121 9.1 203 15:10
2012-13 TOR 48 18 14 32 26 140 12.9 233 19:12
2013-14 TOR 80 30 31 61 50 279 10.8 402 21:03
2014-15 TOR 82 27 29 56 43 248 10.9 402 19:05
2015-16 TOR 40 14 15 29 6 129 10.9 228 17:46
2016-17 TOR 82 29 33 62 37 238 12.2 391 15:53
2017-18 TOR 81 36 18 54 30 248 14.5 431 14:54
2018-19 PHI 11 2 4 6 6 21 9.5 38 14:45
6 yrs TOR 413 154 140 294 192 1282 12.0 2087 17:54
4 yrs PHI 207 49 56 105 95 488 10.0 826 14:05
Career 10 yrs 620 203 196 399 287 1770 11.5 2913 16:37

Last Flyers Game

The Flyers fell behind 2-1 after 20 minutes of play and then decided to unleash all goal scoring hell as they scored the next six goals to thump the Sabres 6-2 in a Saturday afternoon contest in Buffalo.

Latest Flyers Headlines

Garrioch: “Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher exploring his options” – New Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher (who was fired this past summer from the Minnesota Wild) has some work to do and decisions to make with the underachieving Philadelphia Flyers.

Sportsnet: “Giroux’s goal, 3 assists helps Flyers hand Sabres fifth straight loss” – The Flyers fell behind 2-0 to Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon, and then opened up all kinds of goal scoring thanks in part to a four point night from Claude Giroux who found himself playing center due to an injury to Sean Couturier.

Broad Street Hockey: “Do the Flyers “want to make big trades right away”?” – It’s tempting to think that when a new GM is brought in – even mid-season – that there will be all kinds of changes right away, but that may not be the case with Fletcher’s Flyers.

Jets Player To Watch

#44 Josh Morrissey – Defense

Morrissey makes his return to the lineup and will likely take his place back on the top pairing with Jacob Trouba.

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Before his injury, Morrissey was not only playing his typical strong defense, but he was starting to contribute offensively with points in three of his last five games played as that part of the game becomes more of a comfort area for him as he sees more time on the power play units.

Josh Morrissey career statistics
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM S S% TSA ATOI BLK HIT
2015-16 20 WPG NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 15:54 2 1
2016-17 21 WPG NHL 82 6 14 20 6 38 99 6.1 218 19:29 139 145
2017-18 22 WPG NHL 81 7 19 26 15 47 102 6.9 215 20:27 168 139
2018-19 23 WPG NHL 26 2 10 12 5 8 45 4.4 89 22:59 45 30
Career 4 yrs NHL 190 15 43 58 26 93 247 6.1 523 20:22 354 315

Last Jets Game

The Blues Jake Allen was a wall in goal for the Blues, but the Jets didn’t like the effort they gave in trying to get scoring chances up the middle of the ice. The end result was a disappointing 1-0 loss at home that snapped the Jets four game win streak.

Latest Jets Headlines

Global: “Winnipeg Jets players help student make it to her exam on time” – Good guys Mark Scheifele and Brandon Tanev know how important a good education is for the kids, so it should be no surprise that when a college kid was trying to get her exam on time and couldn’t find a parking spot, Scheifele and Tanev – who had just taken one of the last remaining spots – gave up their parking spot for her.

The Hockey Writers: “Nic Petan: Jets’ Outside Man Once Again” – Nic Petan just can’t seem to catch a break. He once again seems to be on the outside looking in on a Jets lineup that he can’t seem to crack.

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Wiebe: “Jets’ Morrissey uses time off wisely” – Turns out Mark Scheifele isn’t the only player on the Jets who obsesses with the game even when hes not playing it. Morrissey used the time off he had due to injury to watch plenty of video.

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Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey
Lines as of 10:15AM CST Dec. 9, 2018

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You can also get up to the minute lineup combos for the Jets
including power play and penalty kill lines by checking out our line combo page.

Philadelphia Flyers Lines

LW C RW Forwards
James van Riemsdyk
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK

Rating: 76.1#28 LW

Claude Giroux
CLAUDE GIROUX

Rating: 84.0#3 C

Travis Konecny
TRAVIS KONECNY

Rating: 77.2#21 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.08#13 FL1
Jakub Voracek
JAKUB VORACEK

Rating: 76.4#26 LW

Nolan Patrick
NOLAN PATRICK

Rating: 71.2#135 C

Wayne Simmonds
WAYNE SIMMONDS

Rating: 73.1#52 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.56#19 FL2
Michael Raffl
MICHAEL RAFFL

Rating: 70.3#121 LW

Scott Laughton
SCOTT LAUGHTON

Rating: 71.1#138 C

Dale Weise
DALE WEISE

Rating: 69.7#102 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.36#28 FL3
Oskar Lindblom
OSKAR LINDBLOM

Rating: 71.9#89 LW

Jori Lehtera
JORI LEHTERA

Rating: 67.6#187 C

Jordan Weal
JORDAN WEAL

Rating: 71.6#79 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.37#19 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Ivan Provorov
IVAN PROVOROV

Rating: 74.2#32 LD

Shayne Gostisbehere
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE

Rating: 77.3#9 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.75#13 DL1
Robert Hagg
ROBERT HAGG

Rating: 70.2#112 LD

Andrew MacDonald
ANDREW MACDONALD

Rating: 72.1#69 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.11#25 DL2
Travis Sanheim
TRAVIS SANHEIM

Rating: 72.8#49 LD

Radko Gudas
RADKO GUDAS

Rating: 72.2#53 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.49#9 DL3
GOALIES
Anthony Stolarz
ANTHONY STOLARZ

Rating: 69.1#57 G1

Michal Neuvirth
MICHAL NEUVIRTH

Rating: 66.9#64 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.9#22 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 85.7#5 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 81.3#5 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.32#3 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.8#23 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.1#77 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 81.9#2 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.28#3 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 73.4#68 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 73.6#64 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.1#88 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.71#7 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 71.2#100 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.5#152 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON
FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.85#13 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 72.4#63 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.9#15 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.15#16 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.2#91 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 80.9#7 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.03#4 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.2#110 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.0#33 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.07#13 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.1#17 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.4#67 G2

The Game Officials

Referees: Dan O’Halloran (13) & Dean Morton (36)

Linesmen: Brian Mach (78) & Brandon Gawryletz (64)