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JNGD.S8.G31 Flight Plan: Two Of The West’s Current Best Meet In Winnipeg As Jets Host Oilers

Both the Jets and Edmonton Oilers are 5-1-0 so far in December which is tied for the second best record in the NHL, they will meet tonight for the second of three contests this season as the Jets look to avenge a blown three goal lead back on October 16 that resulted in a 6-5 OT loss and at the same time halt the Oilers four game winning streak.

Edmonton Oilers (17-12-2 / 4th Pacific)
@
Winnipeg Jets (19-9-2 / 2nd Central)

December 13, 2018 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ COL: 6-4 Win Last Game vs CHI: 6-3 Win
4-1-0 (4 W) Last 5 Games 4-1-0 (2 W)
Connor McDavid – 17 Goal Leader Patrik Laine – 21
Connor McDavid – 26 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 33
Connor McDavid – 43 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 38
20.20% (14th) The Power Play 30.30% (1st)
77.32% (23rd) The Penalty Kill 82.61% (9th)
Mikko Koskinen
(10-3-1 / .927 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(13-8-1 / .910 Sv%)
W @ COL (39-43) / .907 Sv%) Last Goalie Start W vs PHI (36-37) / .973 Sv%)
8-8-1 On Road Road v Home Record 11-4-2 At Home

Edmonton Oiler To Watch

#93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Center

It’s incredible to think that a team like the Oilers who – save for one good season – have been such a bottom feeding NHL club would feel like players as talented as RNH are expendable. 24 goals scored last season in 64 games played and he’s already at 10 this season in 31 games played and his presence on the Oilers second line is the only thing that prevents teams from loading up to focus on just McDavid on the first line.

Yet, in recent days – even with the Oilers starting to do well and maybe seeing a little bit of hope on the horizon, you realize that the Oilers are still the Oilers and will find a way to ruin the best things they have going for them.

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Nuge is only one of four forwards on the Oilers to have more than 15 or more points this season (for comparisons sake, the Jets have six) and he has scored goals in three of his last four games.

RNH’s Last Five Games
Scor Scor Scor
Date Tm Opp G A PTS PIM S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
2018-12-11 EDM @ COL W 2 1 3 0 5 40.0 24 18:11 1 0 4 7 36.4
2018-12-09 EDM CGY W 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 23 21:42 6 2 4 10 28.6
2018-12-07 EDM MIN W 1 0 1 0 5 20.0 23 16:28 1 1 10 8 55.6
2018-12-05 EDM @ STL W 1 0 1 0 3 33.3 28 26:38 1 0 5 7 41.7
2018-12-03 EDM @ DAL L 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 30 23:49 0 2 4 14 22.2

Last Oilers Game

Mikko Koskinen was sharp early as the Avs peppered the Oilers with a bunch of rubber and the Oilers were able to cash in on the scoring chances they had. A crazy third period saw the Avs threaten to come back a bit, but the Oilers held on for a 6-4 win.

Oilers Notebook

OilersNation: Oilers activate Caggiula, place Klefbom on the IR and reassign Marody to Bakersfield The injury to Oscar Klefbom has left the Oilers scrambling to fill the hole left by their best defenseman.

Edmonton Sun: Edmonton Oilers turnaround looks like more than just a temporary spike Yet again springs eternal in Edmonton as it does whenever the local hockey club looks somewhat competent.

  • On the injury front, defensemen Oscar Klefbom (hand), Andrej Sekera (Achilles) are out as are forwards Tobias Rieder (upper body) and Drake Caggiula (hand)

Winnipeg Jet To Watch

#17 Adam Lowry – Center

Son Of Dave is one point away from 100 in his NHL career and it’s still a little bit amazing at times that he is still a Winnipeg Jet when you consider that two short seasons ago he was practically on everyone’s short list of players that should be offered up to the then expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

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His scoring numbers have dipped a slight bit this season as he’s become primarily the team’s go-to defensive center, but four of his last six games have seen him be a bit moe agressive with scoring chances with three registered shots on goal – he had gone 12 previous games managing one or no shots at all – and while the offense is starting to come around, he’s remained a steady presence on a Jets third line that has seen it’s share of different linemates over the last few weeks.

Adam Lowry career statistics
Scor Scor Scor Goal Goal Assi Assi Shot Shot Ice
Season Tm GP G A PTS PIM EV PP EV PP S S% ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV
2014-15 WPG 80 11 12 23 46 10 0 9 3 104 10.6 13:45 406 453 47.3 32 255 24 14
2015-16 WPG 74 7 10 17 53 7 0 10 0 73 9.6 14:01 391 454 46.3 48 187 33 18
2016-17 WPG 82 15 14 29 52 10 5 9 4 122 12.3 16:03 658 637 50.8 56 217 29 24
2017-18 WPG 45 8 13 21 8 7 1 12 1 70 11.4 14:54 375 296 55.9 28 124 21 4
2018-19 WPG 30 5 4 9 13 4 0 3 0 42 11.9 14:39 272 202 57.4 19 80 10 10
Career 5 yrs 311 46 53 99 172 38 6 43 8 411 11.2 14:40 2102 2042 50.7 183 863 117 70

Last Jets Game

The Jets had their best first period of the season against Chicago and raced out to a 4-0 lead before seeing the Hawks fight back a bit but not enough Winnipeg cruised to a 6-3 win.

 

Jets Notebook

  • Tonight is the first game in a back to back set that will see the Jets host Edmonton and then fly off to Chicago tomorrow night to play the Blackhawks. It’s the fifth of ten back to back games the team will have this season and so far they’ve posted a record of 3-1-0 in the first games.
  • The Jets are six for 11 on the power play in their last two games. Granted those games were against Chicago and Philadelphia – two of the worst penalty killing teams in the league this season – but Edmonton isn’t faring much better when down a man this season either with a very pedestrian 77.32% which puts them currently 23rd in the league.

The Athletic ($): A third of the way through their season, the Winnipeg Jets get their report cards – Murat Ates breaks out the red pen and hands the Jets their grades, at around the 30 game mark of the season.

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  • Injuries stay the same for the Jets. Defenseman Joe Morrow is out with a lower body injury and Forward Andrew Copp is out with an upper body injury.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey
Lines as of 1:15AM CST Dec. 13, 2018

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Edmonton Oilers Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Leon Draisaitl
LEON DRAISAITL

Rating: 80.1#20 LW

Connor McDavid
CONNOR MCDAVID

Rating: 91.2#1 C

Alex Chiasson
ALEX CHIASSON

Rating: 70.7#94 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.65#6 FL1
Jujhar Khaira
JUJHAR KHAIRA

Rating: 71.2#98 LW

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS

Rating: 75.1#51 C

Jesse Puljujarvi
JESSE PULJUJARVI

Rating: 70.1#102 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.12#25 FL2
Valentin Zykov
VALENTIN ZYKOV

Rating: 73.4#48 LW

Ryan Spooner
RYAN SPOONER

Rating: 71.8#116 C

Ty Rattie
TY RATTIE

Rating: 70.8#93 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.99#15 FL3
Milan Lucic
MILAN LUCIC

Rating: 69.2#129 LW

Kyle Brodziak
KYLE BRODZIAK

Rating: 70.4#156 C

Zack Kassian
ZACK KASSIAN

Rating: 68.6#115 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.37#24 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Darnell Nurse
DARNELL NURSE

Rating: 73.5#43 LD

Adam Larsson
ADAM LARSSON

Rating: 72.8#41 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.16#23 DL1
Kris Russell
KRIS RUSSELL

Rating: 72.5#61 LD

Matt Benning
MATT BENNING

Rating: 73.1#40 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.82#18 DL2
Kevin Gravel
KEVIN GRAVEL

Rating: 72.9#53 LD

Chris Wideman
CHRIS WIDEMAN

Rating: 70.1#117 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.51#18 DL3
GOALIES
Mikko Koskinen
MIKKO KOSKINEN

Rating: 71.5#37 G1

Cam Talbot
CAM TALBOT

Rating: 72.2#34 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.4#22 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 85.2#6 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.6#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.72#4 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.8#19 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.5#69 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 81.7#3 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.33#5 FL2
Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON
Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 73.7#66 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.5#82 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.57#7 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 70.9#104 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.0#137 C

Nicolas Petan
NICOLAS PETAN

Rating: 68.6#114 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.17#19 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 75.5

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.7#16 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.02#17 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.5#90 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 80.7#7 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.09#2 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.1#118 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.7#30 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.37#7 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.3#17 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.5#64 G2

The Game Officials

Referees: Graham Skilliter (24) & Steve Kozari (40)

Linesmen: Mark Shewchyk (92) & Derek Nansen (70)

  • El Cid

    Please start Hellebuyck the Oilers need this win. Ah I guess it doesn’t matter puy in the Brossoit “Bumbler” he will do just fine. Tough game for both teams, will coconut head be playing tonight? Lucic hac to earn his peso’s!