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JNGD.S8.G49 Flight Plan: Jets Look To Break Carter’s Rookie Hart In Philadelphia

After a a little over a week off the club they took with 10 other teams including the Flyers before the All-Star break, the Winnipeg Jets finally get back on the ice for proper NHL action. They remain tied for first in the Central division with the Nashville Predators but also have an incredible four games in hand on the Preds and two on the third place Minnesota Wild. With four games coming up this week, this is a great chance for the Jets to put some serious separation between them and their division rivals starting with the first of a back to back effort in Philadelphia.

Winnipeg Jets (31-15-2 / 1st Central)
@
Philadelphia Flyers (19-23-16 / 7th Metro)

January 28, 2019 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@DAL: 4-1 LOSS Last Game @ MTL: 5-2 WIN
4-1-0 (1 L) Last 5 Games 4-1-0 (3 W)
SCHEIFELE/LAINE – 25 Goal Leader Sean Couturier – 19
BLAKE WHEELER – 52 Assist Leader Claude Giroux – 38
BLAKE WHEELER – 61 Points Leader Claude Giroux – 52
26.00% (4th) The Power Play 13.29% (29th)
81.69% (11TH) The Penalty Kill 82.39% (9TH)
Laurent Brossoit
(10-1-1 / .943 SV%)
Starting Goalie Carter Hart
(6-5-1 / .918 SV%)
W vs VGK (43-44 / .977 SV%) Last Goalie Start W @ MTL (33-35 / .943 SV%)
13-9-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 10-10-3 AT HOME

Jets Player To Watch

Left Wing- #29 Patrik Laine

The Jets are in a pretty good spot as they start the unofficial “second half” of the NHL season, but they could really use a return to form from Patrik Laine who has only scored once in his last ten games played.

Patrik Laine’s January
Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM S SHFT TOI HIT BLK
2019-01-04 WPG @ PIT L 0 0 0 -3 0 4 23 17:07 3 0
2019-01-06 WPG DAL W 0 1 1 1 0 4 22 14:53 1 0
2019-01-08 WPG COL W 0 0 0 -1 4 2 18 16:04 0 0
2019-01-10 WPG @ MIN L 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 19:47 1 0
2019-01-11 WPG DET W 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 15:58 1 1
2019-01-13 WPG ANA W 1 0 1 2 0 5 22 18:59 0 0
2019-01-15 WPG VEG W 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 13:50 2 0
2019-01-17 WPG @ NSH W 0 1 1 1 0 6 17 16:39 3 1
2019-01-19 WPG @ DAL L 0 0 0 0 2 3 18 14:54 0 1

Last Jets Game

Two days after having earned an impressive win over the Nashville Predators, the Jets may have been a bit guilty of going on their bye week a tad early as they were sluggish through the first two periods in Dallas and couldn’t rally in the third.

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Jets Notebook

  • The Jets are 11-5-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season and 7-2-0 against teams from the Metropolitan division.
  • The Thrasher/Jet franchise hasn’t faired well overall against the Flyers with a 19-34-9 record, but in recent seasons with the improved roster the Jets have handled things having won three of their last four games against the Flyers including a 7-1 win in their last meeting on December 9th in Winnipeg.
  • The Jets recalled Sami Niku from his week with the AHL Moose and he will be in the lineup tonight as Dustin Byfuglien and Ben Chiarot are still out with injuries.
  • Mathieu Perreault is two points away from 300 for his career.

Flyers Player To Watch

Goaltender – #79 Carter Hart

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

With the Flyers season floundering and multiple injuries to three different goalies, the Flyers turned to 20 year old Carter Hart to tend the twine. This time last year, Hart was helping lead the Everett Silvertips to a WHL finals appearance and the Flyers had every intention of keeping Carter in the AHL for at least the season. He posted a 9-6-2 record with the Leah Valley Phantoms while putting up a .902 save percentage.

There is little doubt that Hart was hopefully the Flyers goalie of the future and a final solution to the long time goaltending carousel in Philadelphia, but after a strong pro debut in his first handful of games, Flyers fans are suddenly hoping the future is now.

Last Flyers Game

Carter Hart made 33 saves in a game mostly dominated by the Canadiens who had gone into the game with a four game winning streak. A couple of quick goals in the second period sealed the Habs fate and helped propel the Flyers to their fourth win in a row.

Flyers Notebook

Philly.com: Flyers goalie Carter Hart has been plenty mature enough – Putting a 20 year old into the starters role of an NHL club seems like a big ask, but Carter Hart has handled it very well with a maturity beyond his years.

NHL.com: Simmonds a ‘heart and soul’ player for Flyers, says Giroux During the All-Star break, the Flyers all-star Claude Giroux sung the praises of one of the Flyers biggest trade chips.

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Last Word On Sports: Radko Gudas Peforming Well For Philadelphia Flyers One of the Flyers most consistent defensemen this season has been… *checks notes* Radko Gudas?

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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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.

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Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.3#21 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

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Rating: 85.2#4 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 81.0#7 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.16#6 FL1

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 79.6#10 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 75.0#53 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 69.1#120 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.57#16 FL2

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 72.6#90 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 72.5#92 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 72.1#73 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.41#9 FL3

Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 72.9#56 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.1#103 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 72.6#64 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.54#1 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.8#27 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 76.6#22 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.67#15 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.5#102 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 75.2#29 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.86#18 DL2
Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 72.7#57 LD

Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 71.1#77 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.90#13 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.1#13 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 67.6#63 G2

Philadelphia Flyers Lines

LW C RW Forwards
James van Riemsdyk
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK

Rating: 77.1#24 LW

Claude Giroux
CLAUDE GIROUX

Rating: 81.4#13 C

Travis Konecny
TRAVIS KONECNY

Rating: 73.4#52 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.30#18 FL1
Oskar Lindblom
OSKAR LINDBLOM

Rating: 72.2#68 LW

Sean Couturier
SEAN COUTURIER

Rating: 81.0#15 C

Jakub Voracek
JAKUB VORACEK

Rating: 76.2#29 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 76.51#6 FL2
Scott Laughton
SCOTT LAUGHTON

Rating: 71.1#130 LW

Nolan Patrick
NOLAN PATRICK

Rating: 71.9#111 C

Wayne Simmonds
WAYNE SIMMONDS

Rating: 72.7#63 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.89#15 FL3
Jori Lehtera
JORI LEHTERA

Rating: 67.4#123 LW

Phil Varone
PHIL VARONE

Rating: 70.9#141 C

Michael Raffl
MICHAEL RAFFL

Rating: 69.6#114 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.30#29 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Ivan Provorov
IVAN PROVOROV

Rating: 73.7#39 LD

Travis Sanheim
TRAVIS SANHEIM

Rating: 71.6#80 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.61#25 DL1
Shayne Gostisbehere
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE

Rating: 76.7#13 LD

Andrew MacDonald
ANDREW MACDONALD

Rating: 70.6#100 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.66#15 DL2
Robert Hagg
ROBERT HAGG

Rating: 68.1#125 LD

Radko Gudas
RADKO GUDAS

Rating: 72.6#45 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.34#26 DL3
GOALIES
Carter Hart
CARTER HART

Rating: 69.0#54 G1

Mike McKenna
MIKE MCKENNA

Rating: 69.0#53 G2