0

JNGD.S8.G46 Jets host Vegas for the first time since the playoffs

Winnipeg has not seen Vegas since the playoffs last year, when they lost the series 4-1 and the Vegas lineup has seen some roster changes since then.  James Neal, David Perron and a few others have since parted ways though they did manage to sign Paul Statsny and Max Pacioretty.  Additionally, Nate Schmidt found himself on the outside looking in after a failed drug test awarded him a hefty 20 game suspension. This was a team that was looking like they were struggling to recapture that golden magic of their inaugural year, but has seemingly found its way again.

Vegas Golden Knights (28-16-4 / 3rd Pacific)
@
Winnipeg Jets (29-14-2 / 1st Central)

January 15, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ CHI: 4-3 OT Win Last Game vs ANA: 4-3 OT Win
4-1-0 (1 W) Last 5 Games 3-2-0 (1 W)
Tuch / Karlsson – 15 Goal Leader Patrik Laine – 25
Alex Tuch – 22 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 49
Alex Tuch – 37 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 58
18,75% (16th) The Power Play 28.06% (2nd)
82.86% (6th) The Penalty Kill 80.30% (14th)
Marc-Andre Fleury
(26-11-4 / .911 SV%)
Starting Goalie Laurent Brossoit
(9-1-1 / .939 SV%)
OTW @ CHI (20-23 / .870 SV%) Last Goalie Start W vs DET (33-35 / .903 SV%)
13-12-1 on road Road v Home Record 17-6-2 @ home

Knights Player To Watch

#89 Alex Tuch – Wing

Very quietly, Alex Tuch has pulled himself into the position of being the current scoring lead for Vegas. The second liner is currently on a 9 game point streak, and isn’t too far off of a point per game this season at 38 points in 40 games. Tuch remains a second liner for this iteration of the Golden Knights, but who can complain when you’ve got Paul Statsny and Max Pacioretty as linemates?

Alex Tuch’s last nine games
Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK
2018-12-27 VEG COL W 0 1 1 2 1 0.0 14 14:54 1 1
2018-12-29 VEG @ LAK W 1 1 2 2 4 25.0 16 14:11 0 0
2018-12-30 VEG @ ARI W 0 1 1 2 0 15 14:12 1 1
2019-01-01 VEG LAK W 1 0 1 1 4 25.0 19 17:53 0 0
2019-01-04 VEG @ ANA W 0 1 1 1 0 19 16:52 1 1
2019-01-06 VEG NJD W 0 1 1 1 2 0.0 19 17:54 0 2
2019-01-08 VEG NYR W 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 18 15:52 0 0
2019-01-10 VEG SJS L 0 1 1 1 0 17 15:50 0 0
2019-01-12 VEG @ CHI W 1 1 2 1 7 14.3 17 16:14 2 0

Last Knights Game

Saturday night Vegas played the Chicago Blackhawks and squeaked by with a victory despite never having a lead.  Vegas tied up the game late in the third via a Paul Statsny goal, and won with an unassisted overtime goal by Shea Theodore.

Knights Notebook

  • Vegas has a very tough schedule ahead of them with games against Winnipeg, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Nashville all before the All-Star break.
  • Fleury will be attending the All-Star game as the sole Golden Knight selected. This will be his fourth appearance. Last year he won the shootout competition.

Jets Player To Watch

#18 Bryan Little – Center

What’s not to love about Bryan Little lately? After a season of not seeing much in the way of results, Bryan Little has managed to have at least a brief bounce back within the last few games. He’s extended his point streak to five games and during the game with Detroit, scored a goal to give him 500 career points.

Bryan Little’s last five games
Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
2019-01-13 WPG ANA W 1 1 2 2 0 3 33.3 21 16:24 0 1 4 5 44.4
2019-01-11 WPG DET W 1 0 1 0 2 2 50.0 19 14:58 0 0 5 5 50.0
2019-01-10 WPG @ MIN L 0 1 1 1 0 0 24 15:28 1 0 4 10 28.6
2019-01-08 WPG COL W 1 0 1 -1 2 1 100.0 20 14:00 0 0 8 3 72.7
2019-01-06 WPG DAL W 1 1 2 1 0 3 33.3 21 14:00 1 0 6 3 66.7

Last Jets Game

The Jets played on Sunday afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks in a game that was a much needed win for a beat up Ducks team, still reeling from their 10th straight loss. The Jets battled throughout the match and were able to score a tying goal within the last five minutes of the game, giving them bonus hockey which ultimately allowed for Bryan Little to score the winner with 10 seconds left.

Jets Notebook

  • Another milestone for Bryan Little, who will play his 800th NHL game tonight
  • The Jets have been projected to finish the season at 102 points, finishing at second in the west behind Calgary

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

Be sure to check out our Twitter feed for any late mid-day updates to the game lineups!
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.

Vegas Golden Knights Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Jonathan Marchessault
JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT

Rating: 78.2#17 LW

William Karlsson
WILLIAM KARLSSON

Rating: 78.2#27 C

Brandon Pirri
BRANDON PIRRI

Rating: 77.4#34 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.92#14 FL1
Max Pacioretty
MAX PACIORETTY

Rating: 77.0#23 LW

Paul Stastny
PAUL STASTNY

Rating: 76.9#37 C

Alex Tuch
ALEX TUCH

Rating: 77.3#23 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.08#4 FL2
Oscar Lindberg
OSCAR LINDBERG

Rating: 70.2#102 LW

Cody Eakin
CODY EAKIN

Rating: 73.6#67 C

Ryan Carpenter
RYAN CARPENTER

Rating: 71.4#88 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.73#16 FL3
Tomas Nosek
TOMAS NOSEK

Rating: 71.7#119 LW

Pierre-Édouard Bellemare
PIERRE-ÉDOUARD BELLEMARE

Rating: 71.0#142 C

Ryan Reaves
RYAN REAVES

Rating: 71.8#75 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.49#6 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Brayden McNabb
BRAYDEN MCNABB

Rating: 73.4#50 LD

Nate Schmidt
NATE SCHMIDT

Rating: 77.5#10 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.45#16 DL1
Shea Theodore
SHEA THEODORE

Rating: 77.8#8 LD

Deryk Engelland
DERYK ENGELLAND

Rating: 73.0#41 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 75.40#3 DL2
Jon Merrill
JON MERRILL

Rating: 71.9#73 LD

Nick Holden
NICK HOLDEN

Rating: 74.0#36 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.96#7 DL3
GOALIES
Marc-Andre Fleury
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY

Rating: 78.9#4 G1

Maxime Lagace
MAXIME LAGACE

Rating: 68.3#59 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW FORWARDS
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

RATING: 75.9#28 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

RATING: 86.2#4 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

RATING: 81.2#7 RW

FL1 RATING
RATING: 81.08#5 FL1
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

RATING: 79.5#10 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

RATING: 73.8#60 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

RATING: 70.3#97 RW

FL2 RATING
RATING: 74.55#14 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

RATING: 73.0#86 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

RATING: 73.0#85 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

RATING: 71.9#71 RW

FL3 RATING
RATING: 72.62#12 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

RATING: 73.4#47 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

RATING: 72.6#91 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

RATING: 72.4#67 RW

FL4 RATING
RATING: 72.81#1 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS DEFENSE
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

RATING: 75.4#24 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

RATING: 77.3#19 RD

DL1 RATING
RATING: 76.39#9 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

RATING: 70.7#103 LD

Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

RATING: 71.0#77 RD

DL2 RATING
RATING: 70.89#28 DL2
Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

RATING: 72.3#64 LD

Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

RATING: 70.9#78 RD

DL3 RATING
RATING: 71.59#15 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

RATING: 75.0#17 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

RATING: 67.1#64 G2