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JNGD.S8.G35 Flight Plan: Jets Continue Their West Side Story

It’s going to be another late game with a 9:30 PM CST start time, so be sure to get your pregame naps in! After Tuesday’s lackluster game against the LA Kings, the Jets have had a day to rest and recuperate, so expect to see them firing on all cylinders.  On the other end of the rink, San Jose is currently sitting in second place over a rather disappointing Pacific division and looking to prove themselves in an otherwise mediocre start to the season.

Winnipeg Jets (22-10-2 / 1st Central)
@
San Jose Sharks (19-11-5 / 2nd Pacific)

December 20, 2018 – Puck drop: 9:30 PM CST
SAP Center – San Jose, CA
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ LAK: 4-1 Loss Last Game @ MIN: 4-0 Win
4-1-0 (1 L) Last 5 Games 5-0-0 (5 W)
Patrik Laine – 23 Goal Leader Joe Pavelski – 21
Blake Wheeler – 39 Assist Leader Brent Burns – 30
Mark Scheifele – 46 Points Leader Logan Couture – 36
30.00% (1st) The Power Play 24.27% (7th)
81.19% (12th) The Penalty Kill 85.26% (3rd)
Connor Hellebuyck
(15-9-1 / .908 Sv%)
Starting Goalie Martin Jones
(14-7-3 / .901 Sv%)
L @ LAK / 27-30 .900 Sv% Last Goalie Start W @ MIN / 26-26 1.000 Sv%
9-6-0 On Road Road v Home Record 7-10-1 At Home

Winnipeg Jet To Watch

#85 Mathieu Perreault – Center

Scoring the Jet’s only goal in the 1-4 loss against the Kings on Tuesday, Mathieu Perreault has been on a tear lately, scoring a goal per game in the last 5 games. Jets fans know Perreault has a tendency be pretty streaky when it comes to scoring. Perhaps the most versatile Jet on the roster, Perreault should be projected to start on the 3rd line with Brandon Tanev and Adam Lowry.

Perreault’s last five games
Scor Scor Scor
Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK
2018-12-18 WPG @ LAK L 1 0 1 -1 0 1 100.0 18 12:51 2 0
2018-12-16 WPG TBL W 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 20 15:06 1 1
2018-12-14 WPG @ CHI W 1 0 1 0 2 1 100.0 25 18:19 2 0
2018-12-13 WPG EDM W 1 0 1 -1 0 4 25.0 24 14:50 1 0
2018-12-11 WPG CHI W 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 23 16:49 1 0

Last Jets Game

The late night game on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings should be a night to forget, especially after the show stopper against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Overall the Kings played a full 60 minutes which included 27 saves from Jonathan Quick, earning themselves a 4-1 win and snapping the Winnipeg Jets five game winning streak. This was LA’s first win in five games, and a much needed win in a season that has been rather disappointing. The Jets’ lone goal was scored by Mathieu Perreault.

Jets Notebook

  • The Jets will be looking to restart a winning streak after Tuesday’s loss to LA. The Jet have proven they are capable of rebounding after losses like like Tuesday’s.
  • This is the penultimate game before Christmas break, after tonight’s game the Jets will head to Vancouver to face the Canucks.

San Jose Shark To Watch

#33 Martin Jones – Goalie

Tuesday’s game against The Minnesota Wild was exactly what he needed to get back into the swing of things and definitely made up for his performance against the Blackhawks on Sunday after being pulled in the first period.  He had a shaky first period but seemed to get back into the game after Eric Staal rang one off the post but Jones managed to rebound, making 26 saves and ultimately earning his first shutout in 38 games. Jones will be looking to continue proving himself against the Jets.

Martin Jones’ last five games
Goal Goal Goal Goal
Rk Date Tm Opp DEC GA SA SV SV% TOI
1 2018-12-18 SJS @ MIN W W 0 26 26 1.000 60:00
2 2018-12-16 SJS @ CHI W 3 4 1 .250 13:53
3 2018-12-13 SJS DAL W W 2 22 20 .909 60:00
4 2018-12-10 SJS NJD W W 2 24 22 .917 60:00
5 2018-12-07 SJS @ DAL L L 3 30 27 .900 58:01

Last Sharks Game

December 18th’s game against Minnesota Wild saw Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski score two beautiful bang bang goals within 29 seconds of each other in the second period. Couture would go on to score one more in the third, and Lukas Radil would finish the night out with an empty netter. Topping off the evening of course was Martin Jones’ 26 save shutout.

Sharks Notebook

  • After the San Jose Sharks held a closed door team meeting earlier in the month, they’re now 7-1 since this meeting.
  • Evander Kane is continuing to prove that moving to San Jose was exactly what he needed. He has a total of 10 goals, and 20 points in 35 games.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey
Lines as of 1:15AM CST Dec. 20, 2018

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Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 77.6#19 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 88.7#3 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 81.4#5 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 82.56#2 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.6#18 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.7#65 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 81.9#4 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.73#4 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 74.1#60 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 73.4#71 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.9#74 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.12#11 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 71.4#90 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 69.7#170 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON
FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.54#10 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 76.0#21 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.1#18 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.58#9 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 70.9#102 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 81.6#5 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.25#3 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.1#119 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 75.4#27 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.79#8 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.6#15 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.8#61 G2

San Jose Sharks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Tomas Hertl
TOMAS HERTL

Rating: 75.8#47 LW

Logan Couture
LOGAN COUTURE

Rating: 81.3#12 C

Timo Meier
TIMO MEIER

Rating: 78.5#16 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.56#13 FL1
Evander Kane
EVANDER KANE

Rating: 75.8#31 LW

Joe Pavelski
JOE PAVELSKI

Rating: 79.1#25 C

Joonas Donskoi
JOONAS DONSKOI

Rating: 73.0#58 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.96#10 FL2
Marcus Sorensen
MARCUS SORENSEN

Rating: 73.1#55 LW

Joe Thornton
JOE THORNTON

Rating: 74.8#51 C

Kevin Labanc
KEVIN LABANC

Rating: 73.6#49 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.83#6 FL3
Barclay Goodrow
BARCLAY GOODROW

Rating: 71.7#82 LW

Lukas Radil
LUKAS RADIL
Melker Karlsson
MELKER KARLSSON

Rating: 70.9#90 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.33#6 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Brenden Dillon
BRENDEN DILLON

Rating: 73.9#39 LD

Erik Karlsson
ERIK KARLSSON

Rating: 82.9#2 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 78.43#5 DL1
Radim Simek
RADIM SIMEK

Rating: 73.5#46 LD

Brent Burns
BRENT BURNS

Rating: 83.6#1 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 78.56#1 DL2
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC

Rating: 74.0#36 LD

Justin Braun
JUSTIN BRAUN

Rating: 72.3#46 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.18#5 DL3
GOALIES
Martin Jones
MARTIN JONES

Rating: 71.9#33 G1

Aaron Dell
AARON DELL

Rating: 73.1#25 G2

The Game Officials

Referees: Reid Anderson (49) & Chris Rooney (5)

Linesmen: Tony Sericolo (84) & Brad Kovachik (71)