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JNGD.S8.G51 Flight Plan: Kyle Connor And The Jets Return Home And Look To Hang Up Jackets

The Jets return home for three games and there is hope that a little home cooking can right the ship a little bit. The Jets have picked up wins and continue to lead the Central division, but the wins have been difficult as the offense has sputtered and the defense continues to struggle with turnovers and zone exits.

Columbus Blue Jackets (28-18-3 / 4th Metro)
@
Winnipeg Jets (28-14-2 / 2nd Central)

January 31, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

vs BUF: 5-4 Loss Last Game @ BOS: 4-3 SO Win
2-3-0 (3 L) Last 5 Games 3-2-0 (1 W)
Cam Atkinson – 28 Goal Leader Scheifele / Laine – 25
Artemi Panarin – 36 Assist Leader Blake Wheeler – 53
Artemi Panarin – 55 Points Leader Blake Wheeler – 62
15.07% (27th) The Power Play 26.45% (4th)
83.21% (7th) The Penalty Kill 81.17% (11th)
Joonas Korpisalo
(9-3-2 / .901 SV%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(22-24-1 / .910 SV%)
L vs MTL (22-25 / .880 SV%) Last Goalie Start L @ MIN (36-39 / .923 SV%)
14-8-1 on road Road v Home Record 18-6-2 @ home

Blue Jacket Player To Watch

#9 Artemi Panarin – Left Wing

The eyes of the hockey world have been on Panarin and the Blue Jackets for some time now as the pending unrestricted free agent has been the subject of many a trade rumor leading up tot he deadline. After leading the Jackets in goals, assists and points last season, Panarin is on pace for another such year this season and there is obviously pressure to get him re-signed to a long term deal to keep him in Columbus. The fact he hasn’t given a true indication as to whether he will or not puts the Jackets in a tough spot. With Columbus fighting for a playoff spot in a tough Metropolitan division it would be a huge blow to trade him away, but the consequences of losing him for nothing at all this summer could be even worse.

In the meantime, he’ll line up on Columbus’ top line tonight to see if he can continue his point-per-game pace against the Winnipeg Jets. In 12 games played against Winnipeg, he’s managed five goals and seven assists.

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Last Blue Jackets Game

Carlyle wasn’t wrong when he said his team stopped skating in the second period of their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, blowing a 3-0 lead going into the second period and ultimately losing 7-4.

Jets Player To Watch

#81 Kyle Connor – Left Wing

With seven goals and four assists, Kyle Connor has had a pretty solid month of January. He’s had three point games against Detroit and Vegas and while not an official hat trick, his two goals in regulation time and shootout game winner carried the Jets to their last victory. Kyle had a four game point streak stretch at the start of the month and has since gained points in every other game which could mean he goes point-less tonight, but with the Jets struggling to find consistent offense, they could really use another big night from number 81.

Kyle Connor’s January
Scor Scor Scor
Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK
2019-01-04 WPG @ PIT L 0 0 0 -2 0 6 0.0 28 22:01 1 1
2019-01-06 WPG DAL W 1 0 1 1 2 2 50.0 24 17:48 0 0
2019-01-08 WPG COL W 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 18 19:54 0 0
2019-01-10 WPG @ MIN L 0 1 1 0 2 3 0.0 24 24:52 0 1
2019-01-11 WPG DET W 1 2 3 3 0 3 33.3 21 18:48 0 0
2019-01-13 WPG ANA W 0 0 0 -2 0 2 0.0 21 19:40 0 0
2019-01-15 WPG VEG W 2 1 3 2 2 3 66.7 21 19:31 0 1
2019-01-17 WPG @ NSH W 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 22 19:12 0 0
2019-01-19 WPG @ DAL L 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 26 21:51 0 0
2019-01-28 WPG @ PHI L 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 22 22:13 0 0
2019-01-29 WPG @ BOS W 2 0 2 1 0 2 100.0 29 22:44 0 0

Last Jets Game

A couple of quick Kyle Connor goals in the third period helped mask over an otherwise poor game overall against the Bruins, but thanks to him and Connor Hellebuyck putting up a near wall in goal, the Jets were able to steal a shootout victory in Boston.

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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Columbus Blue Jackets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Artemi Panarin
ARTEMI PANARIN

Rating: 82.6#5 LW

Pierre-Luc Dubois
PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS

Rating: 78.7#26 C

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Cam Atkinson
CAM ATKINSON

Rating: 81.9#4 RW

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FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.05#5 FL1
Nick Foligno
NICK FOLIGNO

Rating: 73.2#50 LW

Alexander Wennberg
ALEXANDER WENNBERG

Rating: 70.7#144 C

Josh Anderson
JOSH ANDERSON

Rating: 73.3#56 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.39#29 FL2
Anthony Duclair
ANTHONY DUCLAIR

Rating: 70.9#93 LW

Lukas Sedlak
LUKAS SEDLAK

Rating: 70.0#160 C

Oliver Bjorkstrand
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND

Rating: 72.8#64 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.24#22 FL3
Markus Hannikainen
MARKUS HANNIKAINEN

Rating: 68.8#120 LW

Brandon Dubinsky
BRANDON DUBINSKY

Rating: 69.4#173 C

Riley Nash
RILEY NASH

Rating: 71.4#124 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.85#23 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Zach Werenski
ZACH WERENSKI

Rating: 76.3#16 LD

Seth Jones
SETH JONES

Rating: 80.3#6 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 78.33#5 DL1
Ryan Murray
RYAN MURRAY

Rating: 72.5#59 LD

Markus Nutivaara
MARKUS NUTIVAARA

Rating: 72.6#46 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.56#15 DL2
Scott Harrington
SCOTT HARRINGTON

Rating: 68.7#121 LD

David Savard
DAVID SAVARD

Rating: 72.2#56 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.47#23 DL3
GOALIES
Joonas Korpisalo
JOONAS KORPISALO

Rating: 66.7#66 G1

Sergei Bobrovsky
SERGEI BOBROVSKY

Rating: 79.4#3 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.6#23 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 84.5#4 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.4#7 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.52#6 FL1
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 79.4#10 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 74.6#60 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 69.2#121 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.43#16 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 72.0#102 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 72.1#99 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.3#93 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.83#18 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 73.7#44 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.8#109 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 73.2#57 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.92#1 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.7#26 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 76.7#22 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.73#14 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.2#88 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 73.9#34 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.53#16 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 69.6#114 LD

Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 70.8#81 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.20#24 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 75.0#15 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 68.6#55 G2