0

JNGD.S8.G55 Flight Plan: Can Jets And Laine Get Right Against Ottawa?

The Jets continue their eastern road trip today against the Ottawa Senators, a team that has very much been in the spotlight this season for all the wrong reasons. This is a team that has struggled all the way down to the bottom of the standings, and might just be the antidote that the Jets need to get back on the right track Thursday’s “effort” in Montreal, and Tuesday’s overtime loss versus San Jose.

Winnipeg Jets (34-17-3 / 1st Central)
@
Ottawa Senators (20-29-5 / 8th Atlantic)

February 9th, 2019 – Puck drop: 1:00 PM CST
Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, Canada
TV: CBC, SN, SN1 – Radio: TSN 129

VS SJS: 3-2 LOSS Last Game VS ANA: 4-0 WIN
3-1-1 (1 L) Last 5 Games 1-4-0 (1 W)
MARK SCHEIFELE – 26 Goal Leader Matt Duchene – 24
BLAKE WHEELER – 54 Assist Leader Mark Stone – 31
BLAKE WHEELER – 65 Points Leader Mark Stone – 54
26.47% (4TH) The Power Play 20.67% (16th)
80.37% (14th) The Penalty Kill 77.08% (25th)
Laurent Brossoit
(10-2-1 / .940 SV%)
Starting Goalie Anders Nilsson
(8-12-1 / .913 SV%)
L @ PHI (28-31 / .904 SV%) Last Goalie Start W VS ANA (45-45) / (1.000 SV%)
14-11-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 13-11-4 AT HOME

#29 Patrik Laine  – Left Wing

It seems lately the entire city of Winnipeg has their own opinion on what’s wrong with Laine, how to fix him and what line he should actually be on. But the 20 year old Jet has quietly been improving his overall performance and that’s a step in the right direction. Laine’s shot generation is 3.37 per game this season against last year’s 2.94 and he’s still on pace for a 38 goal year. It’s only a matter of time before he gets back on the board. Why not against Ottawa?

Laine’s Last Ten Games
Scor Scor Scor
Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK
2019-01-13 WPG ANA W 1 0 1 2 0 5 20.0 22 18:59 0 0
2019-01-15 WPG VEG W 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 16 13:50 2 0
2019-01-17 WPG @ NSH W 0 1 1 1 0 6 0.0 17 16:39 3 1
2019-01-19 WPG @ DAL L 0 0 0 0 2 3 0.0 18 14:54 0 1
2019-01-28 WPG @ PHI L 0 0 0 -3 0 6 0.0 20 19:47 0 0
2019-01-29 WPG @ BOS W 0 0 0 -1 0 0 16 10:55 0 1
2019-01-31 WPG CBJ W 0 0 0 -1 0 2 0.0 17 16:22 2 0
2019-02-02 WPG ANA W 0 1 1 1 0 1 0.0 17 15:58 1 1
2019-02-05 WPG SJS L-OT 0 0 0 -2 0 4 0.0 21 19:18 0 0
2019-02-07 WPG @ MTL L 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 20 14:43 0 3

Last Jets Game

Perhaps the best way to explain the last Jets game is by a quote from coach Paul Maurice, “Coach was no good. Players were no good. Food was no good. I just hope the plane works.” In fact, arguably the only Jet we can say showed up to the game at all was goaltender Connor Hellebuyck who stopped a grand total of 48 pucks. His heroics were the single reason the score was only 5-2, this should have been a blowout.

Jets Notebook

  • It was recently announced that Kyle Connor was the Ephesus/AHL graduate of the month for January.
  • Mathieu Perreault’s goal against San Jose on Feb 5th, marked a milestone for him of 300 points in the NHL

Senators Player To Watch

#61 Mark Stone  – Right Wing

If you’ve paid any sort of attention to the trade rumors swirling lately, surely you’ve noticed this guy more or less at the top of the list. Ottawa has found itself in another situation similar to last year’s with Erik Karlsson, but this time with Mark Stone (as well as Matt Duchene). And with rumors of Winnipeg kicking tires on Stone, tonight is a great opportunity to sit down and see just what makes Mark Stone so valued going into the trade deadline.  Mark stone is a point per game player who consistently puts up 20+ goals a season, but on top of this are his defensive abilities that have placed him near the top of the list of contenders for the Selke this year.

Last Senators Game

The Senators last played on Feb 7th against the Ducks, winning the game 4-0 and ultimately breaking a 5 game losing streak. It was a shutout night for Goalie Anders Nilsson, and another night of Ducks back up goalie Chad Johnson coming in for relief after for Jon Gibson.  Senators goals came from Brady Tkachuk, Mark Stone and twice from Matt Duchene.

Senators Notebook

  • On Feb 7th, Anders Nilsson became the 18th goalie in Senators history to record a shutout
  • While we will most likely see Nilsson in net today, the next game played for Craig Anderson will be his 600th NHL career game

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.

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.8#17 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 84.4#6 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.7#9 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.98#6 FL1
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 78.5#16 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 75.2#50 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 72.0#78 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.25#14 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 72.9#95 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 72.5#99 C

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 71.2#88 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.20#17 FL3
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 72.6#71 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.5#100 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 73.2#60 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.77#1 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Joe Morrow
JOE MORROW

Rating: 70.8#98 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 77.6#19 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.21#19 DL1
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.8#76 LD

Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN

Rating: 80.8#5 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 76.29#3 DL2
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.5#103 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.9#30 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.71#7 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 74.5#21 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 69.0#53 G2

Ottawa Senators Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Ryan Dzingel
RYAN DZINGEL

Rating: 73.7#47 LW

Matt Duchene
MATT DUCHENE

Rating: 78.1#32 C

Bobby Ryan
BOBBY RYAN

Rating: 71.9#80 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.57#28 FL1
Brady Tkachuk
BRADY TKACHUK

Rating: 73.4#50 LW

Colin White
COLIN WHITE

Rating: 71.0#149 C

Mark Stone
MARK STONE

Rating: 78.8#15 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.40#20 FL2
Zack Smith
ZACK SMITH

Rating: 69.4#179 LW

Jean-Gabriel Pageau
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU

Rating: 72.1#113 C

Magnus Paajarvi
MAGNUS PAAJARVI

Rating: 71.4#96 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.98#27 FL3
Ben Harpur
BEN HARPUR

Rating: 66.5#130 LW

Chris Tierney
CHRIS TIERNEY

Rating: 71.4#136 C

Jack Rodewald
JACK RODEWALD

Rating: 72.6#70 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.20#21 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Thomas Chabot
THOMAS CHABOT

Rating: 71.3#87 LD

Dylan DeMelo
DYLAN DEMELO

Rating: 71.9#68 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 71.61#29 DL1
Maxime Lajoie
MAXIME LAJOIE

Rating: 69.7#115 LD

Cody Ceci
CODY CECI

Rating: 69.6#100 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 69.66#31 DL2
Mark Borowiecki
MARK BOROWIECKI

Rating: 68.0#124 LD

Christian Jaros
CHRISTIAN JAROS

Rating: 69.8#99 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 68.91#31 DL3
GOALIES
Anders Nilsson
ANDERS NILSSON

Rating: 71.1#40 G1

Craig Anderson
CRAIG ANDERSON

Rating: 67.8#60 G2