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JNGD.S8.G42 Flight Plan: Sorry Avs! We’ve Already Been Snowed In Once This Week

The Jets continue on at home this week, after an impressively well-rounded game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday despite mid-season injuries piling up. Their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche are starting out a five game road trip in Winnipeg tonight. The trip takes them over to Calgary tomorrow, then jetting across Canada to Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.

Colorado Avalanche (20-14-8 / 3rd Central)
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Winnipeg Jets (26-13-2 / 2nd Central)

January 8, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: CBC – Radio: TSN 1290

vs NYR: 6-1 Win Last Game vs DAL: 5-1 WIN
1-2-2 (1 W) Last 5 Games 2-3-0 (1 W)
MacKinnon / Landeskog – 25 Goal Leader Patrik Laine – 24
Mikko Rantanen – 45 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 45
Mikko Rantanen – 65 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 51
26.75% (5th) The Power Play 28.00% (2nd)
77.18% (26th) The Penalty Kill 80.67% (11th)
Philipp Grubauer
(9-4-3 / .902 SV%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(18-12-1 / .910 SV%)
W vs NYR (24-25/ .960 SV%) Last Goalie Start W vs DAL (26-27/ .963 SV%)
11-8-3 on road Road v Home Record 14-6-2 @ home

Avalanche Player To Watch

#96 Mikko Rantanen – Right Wing

Unless you’ve been actively ignoring the Avalanche this season, you’ve probably heard of Mikko Rantanen. But in case you haven’t, he’s 1/3rd of Colorado’s infamous RML Line (with MacKinnon and Landeskog) and sitting at 65 points for his breakout season has him at second in the overall points leader category and only 4 points away from Nikita Kucherov first place. Mikko has also been selected to partake in the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose this year, alongside his linemate Nathan Mackinnon. 

NHL Standard career statistics
Scor Scor Scor Shot Shot Shot Ice
Season Age Tm GP G A PTS +/- PIM S S% TSA ATOI BLK HIT TK GV
2015-16 19 COL 9 0 0 0 -7 2 9 0.0 17 8:57 11 0 1 1
2016-17 20 COL 75 20 18 38 -25 22 133 15.0 242 18:03 33 29 49 32
2017-18 21 COL 81 29 55 84 0 34 178 16.3 305 18:58 40 32 45 30
2018-19 22 COL 42 19 46 65 16 34 107 17.8 180 21:05 25 33 19 20
Career 4 yrs 207 68 119 187 -16 92 427 15.9 744 18:38 109 94 114 83

Last Avs Game

The Colorado Avalanche finished up a home stand with the New York Rangers on January 4th with 6-1 win.  By looking at the score, one would falsely believe that the Avs were back in their pre-December shape. However, the game was riddled with an utter lack of discipline from the Rangers who drew 10 penalties, including a 5 minute major from Cody McLeod for boarding Samuel Girard.

Avalanche Notebook

  • The Avalanche’s last win in Bell MTS Place was January 18th 2016. Their record at Bell MTS Place is 3-9-0.
  • On January 4th Tyson Barrie set the franchise marker for most points by a defenseman.
  • Jets fans will be happy to note that Mark Scheifele is safe from Nikita Zadorov who is out with an injury.

Jets Player To Watch

#57 Tyler Myers – Center

Since the injury to Byfuglien at the end of 2018, Tyler Myers has been one of the defensemen pressed into more action and so far he’s handled the extra work quite well. After a very rocky start to the season, Myers has done very well in his own end of the ice to start limiting shots against while helping the Jets generate some offense. (Charts courtesy of HockeyViz.com)

Last Jets Game

The Jets started a two game home stand Sunday afternoon game against the Dallas Stars. After Friday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins the Jets came out flying. They played a fast paced game and proved that they were able to play a full 60 of well rounded, including a fantastic afternoon in net from Connor Hellebuyck, ultimately winning the game 5-1.

Jets Notebook

  • Brian Little’s goal against the Dallas Stars on January 6th was his first in 12 games
  • The Jets are once again fighting to get back on top of the Central division, Nashville scored 2 points against Toronto last night

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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Colorado Avalanche Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Gabriel Landeskog
GABRIEL LANDESKOG

Rating: 78.2#16 LW

Nathan Mackinnon
NATHAN MACKINNON

Rating: 87.9#3 C

Mikko Rantanen
MIKKO RANTANEN

Rating: 80.6#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 82.26#2 FL1
Tyson Jost
TYSON JOST

Rating: 70.9#99 LW

Alexander Kerfoot
ALEXANDER KERFOOT

Rating: 74.4#55 C

JT Compher
JT COMPHER

Rating: 71.8#83 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.37#22 FL2
Matthew Nieto
MATTHEW NIETO

Rating: 70.2#110 LW

Carl Soderberg
CARL SODERBERG

Rating: 72.0#108 C

Matt Calvert
MATT CALVERT

Rating: 70.2#109 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.80#29 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 67.0#132 LW

Sheldon Dries
SHELDON DRIES

Rating: 72.0#111 C

Logan O'Connor
LOGAN O’CONNOR

Rating: 72.9#60 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.63#15 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Samuel Girard
SAMUEL GIRARD

Rating: 72.6#62 LD

Erik Johnson
ERIK JOHNSON

Rating: 72.9#43 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.78#25 DL1
Ian Cole
IAN COLE

Rating: 71.5#81 LD

Tyson Barrie
TYSON BARRIE

Rating: 77.9#17 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.72#7 DL2
Ryan Graves
RYAN GRAVES

Rating: 73.2#48 LD

Patrik Nemeth
PATRIK NEMETH

Rating: 71.0#101 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.12#14 DL3
GOALIES
Philipp Grubauer
PHILIPP GRUBAUER

Rating: 73.5#24 G1

Pavel Francouz
PAVEL FRANCOUZ

Rating: 69.6#49 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 75.7#29 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 85.6#5 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.3#9 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.53#6 FL1
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 80.0#11 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 72.6#93 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.3#100 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.31#13 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 72.6#92 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 73.1#76 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.1#92 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.28#16 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 74.1#41 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.3#100 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 73.3#56 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 73.23#2 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.6#30 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 76.6#21 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.59#14 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.0#100 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.5#29 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.76#16 DL2
Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 71.5#85 LD

Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.5#111 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.97#24 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 74.4#21 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.2#65 G2