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JNGD.S8.G69 Flight Plan: Kane Not Around as Sharks Visit Winnipeg

The Jets are back home after their four game road trip to the east coast. Even though they get a three game homestand, it comes against some of the toughest competition in the league. The Jets are taking on the Sharks tonight followed by the Bruins on Thursday and the Flames on Saturday. Evander Kane is always a story when he comes to visit, but he won’t be seen anywhere as he isn’t making the road trip with the team. The official word is that he’s missing games due to personal reasons as he’s sat out for the past two weeks. The Sharks are without Karlsson and Kane and the Jets are without Byfuglien and Morrissey, yet both teams are in the hunt for division titles. It’s going to be a good battle regardless of who’s on the ice tonight.

San Jose Sharks (42-19-8)
@
Winnipeg Jets (37-21-4)

March 12, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

VS MIN 3-0 WIN Last Game VS WSH 3-1 LOSS
5-0-0 (S W) Last 5 Games 3-2 (1 L)
JOE PAVELSKI – 36 Goal Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 32
BRENT BURNS – 60 Assist Leader BLAKE WHEELER – 64
BRENT BURNS – 73 Points Leader BLAKE WHEELER – 83
25.40% (4TH) The Power Play 25.10% (5TH)
81.00% (11TH) The Penalty Kill 78.80% (24TH)
AARON DELL
(8-6-3 / .892 SV%)
Starting Goalie CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(28-19-2/ .910 SV%)
W VS DET (20-23 / .870 SV%) Last Goalie Start L VS WSH (15-17 / (.882 SV%)
19-14-3 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 22-8-4 AT HOME

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 5 games – Courtesy of OddsShark

Sharks Player To Watch

#8 Joe Pavelski – C

There’s no denying that Joe Pavelski has had a great career in the NHL. With nearly 1000 games played and over 700 points, he’s been a consistent scorer for over the past decade. When looking at the teams he performs best against, the Jets rank near the top of the list. Over his career, Pavelski has scored more than a point per game against only three teams, the Maple Leafs, the Golden Knights, and the Winnipeg Jets. In the last meeting between these two clubs on February 5, Pavelski had a goal and an assist, including the game winner in overtime.

Last Sharks Game

It was a very good road game for the Sharks as they only allowed 24 shots in a 3-0 victory. Goodrow opened the scoring in the second period before Hertl and Couture added the insurance markers in the third. Couture’s goal came from a penalty shot in an odd sequence that saw the play go under review for off-side. It turns out that it didn’t matter if Couture was off-side because he didn’t score directly on the play as he got hooked and a penalty shot was called. That means the referees couldn’t disallow the goal even if Couture was offside.

Sharks Notes

Jets Player To Watch

#26 Blake Wheeler – RW

Wheeler has been on an absolute tear as of late as he scored seven goals in a four game span. However, he was held without a point in the last game against the Capitals on Sunday night. Knowing Wheeler’s competitive spirit, he’s likely to get back to the points column in timely fashion. Look for Wheeler to have another solid outing as the top line has been on their game lately.

Last Jets Game

The Jets powerplay was all kinds of disjointed as they went 0-5 with the man-advantage. This included a lengthy 5 on 3 as well as a powerplay in the closing minutes with Hellebuyck out of the net. In the end, the Jets weren’t able to muster more than a goal as the Capitals took this one by a score of 2-1.

Jets Notes

  • It seems that the lineup, at least among forwards, is virtually set for the rest of the season. The current groupings give the Jets four solid lines each with their own unique strength. Being able to roll all four lines is really important down the stretch as it gives the high end players a bit more time to rest for the playoffs.
  • Speaking of resting up, Paul Maurice is doing a much better job of managing Scheifele and Wheeler’s minutes as of late. Both players are averaging over 21 minutes per game this season but they have been under the 20 minute mark in four of the last five games. I would argue that Scheifele and Wheeler perform better when given less ice-time during the game.
  • From nhl.com: ‘Laine evolving overall game in third season for Jets

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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San Jose Sharks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Timo Meier
TIMO MEIER

Rating: 77.0#25 LW

Logan Couture
LOGAN COUTURE

Rating: 79.7#16 C

Joe Pavelski
JOE PAVELSKI

Rating: 81.8#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.47#7 FL1
Joonas Donskoi
JOONAS DONSKOI

Rating: 73.9#47 LW

Tomas Hertl
TOMAS HERTL

Rating: 79.1#23 C

Gustav Nyquist
GUSTAV NYQUIST

Rating: 74.8#43 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.93#9 FL2
Marcus Sorensen
MARCUS SORENSEN

Rating: 74.3#40 LW

Joe Thornton
JOE THORNTON

Rating: 75.4#48 C

Kevin Labanc
KEVIN LABANC

Rating: 74.6#44 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.80#1 FL3
Micheal Haley
MICHEAL HALEY

Rating: 69.0#141 LW

Barclay Goodrow
BARCLAY GOODROW

Rating: 71.2#110 C

Melker Karlsson
MELKER KARLSSON

Rating: 71.3#86 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.52#24 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Radim Simek
RADIM SIMEK

Rating: 72.5#69 LD

Brent Burns
BRENT BURNS

Rating: 84.2#1 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 78.36#6 DL1
Tim Heed
TIM HEED

Rating: 76.6#15 LD

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC

Rating: 74.4#34 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 75.51#7 DL2
Brenden Dillon
BRENDEN DILLON

Rating: 73.1#62 LD

Justin Braun
JUSTIN BRAUN

Rating: 71.9#72 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.46#8 DL3
GOALIES
Martin Jones
MARTIN JONES

Rating: 71.8#39 G1

Aaron Dell
AARON DELL

Rating: 71.2#43 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 79.0#16 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 83.5#5 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 82.1#5 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.56#2 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.9#22 LW

Kevin Hayes
KEVIN HAYES

Rating: 76.8#37 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 78.5#19 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.40#6 FL2
Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.5#123 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 73.2#76 C

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.2#60 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.29#18 FL3
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 72.7#75 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.8#82 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.0#94 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.15#3 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.7#86 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 76.8#23 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.26#18 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.1#119 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.1#36 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.13#26 DL2
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 72.0#81 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 72.4#61 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.19#11 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 73.4#27 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 68.2#57 G2