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JNGD.S8.G65 Flight Plan: Jets Four Game Road Trip Begins In Columbus

Tonight is the beginning of a four game road trip for the Winnipeg Jets and they should be feeling pretty good about themselves after a rather impressive win against the Nashville Predators on Friday night. The last thing the Jets can afford to do however is let up against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that should be playing some desperate hockey after their GM went all-in at the deadline and after a particularly bad loss yesterday to the Edmonton Oilers.

Winnipeg Jets (38-22-4 / 1st Central)
@
Columbus Blue Jackets (36-25-3 / 5th Metro)

March 3, 2019 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
TV: Sportsnet – Radio: TSN 1290

5-3 W vs NSH Last Game 4-0 L vs EDM
2-3-0 (1 W) Last 5 Games 3-2-0 (1 L)
MARK SCHEIFELE – 32 Goal Leader Cam Atkinson – 35
BLAKE WHEELER – 63 Assist Leader Artemi Panarin – 46
BLAKE WHEELER – 76 Points Leader Artemi Panarin – 71
25.25% (5TH) The Power Play 15.47% (27TH)
78.89% (22nd) The Penalty Kill 83.73% (3rd)
Connor Hellebuyck
(27-18-2 / .910 SV%)
Starting Goalie Joonas Korpisalo
(9-5-2 / .897 SV%)
L vs MIN (37-40 / .925 SV%) Last Goalie Start L vs TBL (15-20 / .750 SV%)
16-14-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 17-15-2 AT HOME

Jets Player To Watch

#22 Par Lindholm – Center

Lindholm will get the nod to go into the lineup as Adam Lowry will miss the next two games due to suspension (so don’t really pay too much attention to the lines below, it’s likely that Lindholm goes in on the fourth line while Andrew Copp or even Mathieu Perreault draw in at center on the 3rd line.

Lindholm has been described as a capable two way forward who excelled last season in the Swedish Hockey League and was a player the Jets had their eye on this past summer. His time and play with the Leafs could be described as “MEH” at best as he wasn’t overly good, but not egregiously bad either.

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Par Lindholm NHL Stats
Season Tm GP G A PTS +/- PIM S S% TSA ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV
2018-19 TOR 61 1 11 12 5 18 60 1.7 132 11:27 201 194 50.9 54 54 27 11
Career 1 yr 61 1 11 12 5 18 60 1.7 132 11:27 201 194 50.9 54 54 27 11

Last Jets Game

They fell behind by two after two bad mistakes gifted goals to Nashville, but the Jets continued to play a strong steady game and thanks to the top line as well as three points from the new guy Kevin Hayes, the Jets were able to reclaim top spot in the Central with a 5-3 win over the Predators.

Jets Notebook

  • The Jets will be without Adam Lowry who was suspended for two games for his careless swing of a stick upside the head of Predators forward Filip Forsberg. Par Lindholm will make his Jets debut in place of Lowry, but will likely be on the fourth line as Andrew Copp is most likely the one to move up and take Lowry’s spot.
  • The Jets still haven’t lost three regulation games in a row this season.
  • Winnipeg’s last game against the Jackets was a 4-3 win on Janurary 31 back in Winnipeg. Scheifele, Appleton, Connor and Roslovic all had goals. Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves for the win.
  • Blake Wheeler (1G, 7A) and Kyle Connor (3G, 3A) are on five-game point streaks.

Blue Jackets Player To Watch

#18 Pierre-Luc Dubois – Left Wing

Part of it is because he was drafted behind two other big games in Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, part of it is because he was drafted to a somewhat smaller market US team that doesn’t get as much national media attention, but Dubois has been a very steady player for the Blue Jackets in his second NHL season with the club. He debuted a year after Matthews and Laine did – the Jackets opting to not rush him in unlike say the Oilers doing with Jesse Puljujarvi – and he just recently hit the 20 goal mark for the second straight time and has already topped hit rookie season point production.

Dubois NHL Statistics
Season Tm GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP EV PP S S% TSA ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV
2017-18 CBJ 82 20 28 48 8 49 14 6 19 9 165 12.1 274 16:38 461 591 43.8 46 127 38 29
2018-19 CBJ 64 23 31 54 11 48 21 2 24 7 139 16.5 245 18:15 378 487 43.7 47 92 32 44
Career 2 yrs 146 43 59 102 19 97 35 8 43 16 304 14.1 519 17:20 839 1078 43.8 93 219 70 73

Last Blue Jackets Game

The Jackets have been playing some intense, almost playoff-like level hockey the last week or so and it kind of caught up to them on Saturday as they looked sluggish and didn’t get very good goaltending in a 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Blue Jackets Notebook

  • Columbus is 18-8-1 after a loss, but have a 4-5-2 record this season in the second game of back-to-back sets.
  • The Jackets trading for Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel gave the team a league leading six 20-goal scorers. The other four are Josh Anderson, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson.
  • Josh Anderson may be one of the more underrated players in the league right now. After his first two full NHL seasons saw him just miss the 20 goal mark, he finally has hit it this season and is one point away from hitting 100 for his career.
  • The Jackets PK has been really good all season, but they’ve found a new level of stinginess over the last two months. They’ve only allowed a power-play goal four times over the last 26 games since Dec. 31 as they’ve gone 55-of-60 (91.7%) since that date.

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 79.7#13 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 82.9#8 C

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Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 80.0#10 RW

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Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.7#26 LW

Kevin Hayes
KEVIN HAYES

Rating: 75.8#48 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 77.0#25 RW

Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 72.1#83 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.1#103 C

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 74.5#45 RW

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 71.7#93 LW

Nathan Beaulieu
PAR LINDHOLM
Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 69.9#108 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.1#96 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 76.5#22 RD

Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 69.4#124 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 73.9#36 RD

Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.2#93 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 72.4#61 RD

GOALIES
Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 68.1#57 G1

Eric Comrie
ERIC COMRIE

Rating: 71.5#37 G2

Columbus Blue Jackets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Artemi Panarin
ARTEMI PANARIN

Rating: 82.5#5 LW

Pierre-Luc Dubois
PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS

Rating: 77.8#33 C

Cam Atkinson
CAM ATKINSON

Rating: 81.6#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.62#5 FL1
Ryan Dzingel
RYAN DZINGEL

Rating: 74.6#41 LW

Matt Duchene
MATT DUCHENE

Rating: 79.0#26 C

Oliver Bjorkstrand
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND

Rating: 74.2#47 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.91#13 FL2
Nick Foligno
NICK FOLIGNO

Rating: 73.1#66 LW

Boone Jenner
BOONE JENNER

Rating: 74.2#62 C

Josh Anderson
JOSH ANDERSON

Rating: 74.9#1 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.07#3 FL3
Eric Robinson
ERIC ROBINSON

Rating: 73.0#67 LW

Riley Nash
RILEY NASH

Rating: 69.9#167 C

Brandon Dubinsky
BRANDON DUBINSKY

Rating: 69.9#168 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.97#15 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Scott Harrington
SCOTT HARRINGTON

Rating: 70.3#112 LD

Seth Jones
SETH JONES

Rating: 80.0#10 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.14#13 DL1
Zach Werenski
ZACH WERENSKI

Rating: 76.7#17 LD

David Savard
DAVID SAVARD

Rating: 73.2#44 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.95#7 DL2
Markus Nutivaara
MARKUS NUTIVAARA

Rating: 71.6#82 LD

Adam McQuaid
ADAM MCQUAID

Rating: 69.1#95 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.36#26 DL3
GOALIES
Sergei Bobrovsky
SERGEI BOBROVSKY

Rating: 79.0#4 G1

Joonas Korpisalo
JOONAS KORPISALO

Rating: 66.2#64 G2