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JNGD.S8.G70 Flight Plan: Winnipeg Battles Bruised Bruins

The Jets continue their three game home-stand tonight against the Boston Bruins, a team that has been suffering through a never-ending list of injuries, the latest victim being defenseman Torey Krug who’s listed as day-to-day with an upper-body ailment. Also missing from the Bruin’s lineup is Jake DeBrusk, Matt Grzelcyk, Marcus Johansson, Kevan Miller and David Pastrnak. Despite the losses in their lineup, the Bruins have managed to find a way to win against their opponents, racking up 7 wins in the last ten games.  You can expect nothing less from this team heading into their match against the Jets tonight.

Boston Bruins (42-19-9 / 2nd Atlantic)
@
Winnipeg Jets (40-25-4 / 1st Central)

March 14, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

7-4 L @ CBJ Last Game 5-4 L vs SJS
3-2-0 (2 L) Last 5 Games 2-3-0 (2 L)
David Pastrnak – 31 Goal Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 32
Brad Marchand – 55 Assist Leader BLAKE WHEELER – 65
Brad Marchand – 85 Points Leader BLAKE WHEELER – 84
26.24% (3rd) The Power Play 25.35% (4TH)
81.31% (9TH) The Penalty Kill 78.97% (24TH)
Tuukka Rask
(24-9-5 / .918 SV%)
Starting Goalie CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(28-20-2 / .909 SV%)
L @ CBJ (19-24 / .792 SV%) Last Goalie Start L VS SJS (31-36/ .861 SV%)
15-12-6 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 22-9-4 AT HOME

Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg – from OddsShark

Bruins Player To Watch

#14 – Chris Wagner – Right Wing

Chris Wagner has been quietly having a career season this year, scoring 12 goals in 67 games. This might not seem like much but the bottom six winger has proven himself an important part of the Bruin’s team, especially with the slew of injuries they’ve faced recently. Wagner joined the team in the off season from free agency, he had previously spending a season with the Islanders, and previously three seasons with Anaheim.

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Bruins Last Game

March 12th saw Boston get a beatdown at the hands of a Columbus team that just refuses to give up. It may be the injuries finally piling up, considering the Bruins are now missing half of their top two lines, including their best scorer in David Pastrnak. It could also be their last two games saw teams that have been trying to pull off every trick in the book to stay within the playoff race (they played Pittsburgh previous to that). Nevertheless Boston looked tired and sloppy in a game they couldn’t afford to lose as they struggle to keep Toronto in their rear-view mirror.

Boston Notebook

  • It’s been 314 days since Brad Marchand licked someone
  • Jets 1.0 Alumni Bob Essensa is the Boston Bruins goaltending coach
  • Winnipeg Captain Blake Wheeler played 221 games as a Bruin

Jets Player to Watch

#85 – Mathieu Perreault – Left Wing

Perreault is a player that coach Paul Maurice has commented on as being someone he can slot on any line and see results and so it should come as no surprise that he has made a home for himself on the fourth line with Andrew Copp and Jack Rocslovic. Perreault had a great night on Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks, scoring a third period goal to tie the game and earning an assist from Andrew Copp’s goal in the first period. Perreault scores in streaks and so far he’s managed to put two in the back of the net in as many games, Jets fans can probably expect a few more out of him to extend the streak.

Last Jets Game

On Tuesday, the Jets squared off at home against the San Jose Sharks starting up a three game home-stand. The game started off alright, despite the first goal of the game going to San Jose. It wasn’t until half way through the second period that saw the ice tilt in San Jose’s favor thanks to some critical mistakes from the Jets where everything seemed to unravel. The Jets managed to keep the game tied until they got caught in the deadly combination of a turnover and a classic Myers moment, allowing Joe Pavelski to score with 4 seconds left in the game.

Jets Notebook

  • The Jets are expected to have a moment of silence for Winnipeg writer Randy Turner who passed away Wednesday morning. Turner was a beloved figure both in Winnipeg and around the rink.
  • Both Kevin Hayes and Nik Ehlers are just a minor penalty away from reaching the 100 penalty minutes milestone
  • Mark Scheifele turns 26 on Friday, March 15th

Player ratings courtesy Corsica.Hockey

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Boston Bruins Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Brad Marchand
BRAD MARCHAND

Rating: 86.3#1 LW

Patrice Bergeron
PATRICE BERGERON

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Rating: 85.6#4 C

David Backes
DAVID BACKES

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Rating: 72.3#97 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.39#1 FL1
Danton Heinen
DANTON HEINEN

Rating: 74.1#39 LW

David Krejci
DAVID KREJCI

Rating: 78.7#25 C

Charlie Coyle
CHARLIE COYLE

Rating: 72.8#64 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.23#15 FL2
Sean Kuraly
SEAN KURALY

Rating: 70.8#149 LW

Noel Acciari
NOEL ACCIARI

Rating: 69.5#171 C

Chris Wagner
CHRIS WAGNER

Rating: 70.8#92 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.38#28 FL3
Joakim Nordstrom
JOAKIM NORDSTROM

Rating: 68.9#142 LW

Trent Frederic
TRENT FREDERIC

Rating: 73.0#78 C

Paul Carey
PAUL CAREY

Rating: 67.3#122 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.73#27 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Zdeno Chara
ZDENO CHARA

Rating: 75.2#25 LD

Charlie McAvoy
CHARLIE MCAVOY

Rating: 78.6#15 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.92#12 DL1
John Moore
JOHN MOORE

Rating: 72.6#68 LD

Brandon Carlo
BRANDON CARLO

Rating: 73.9#39 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.27#17 DL2
Connor Clifton
CONNOR CLIFTON

Rating: 73.5#49 LD

Steve Kampfer
STEVE KAMPFER

Rating: 71.1#82 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.28#8 DL3
GOALIES
Tuukka Rask
TUUKKA RASK

Rating: 75.6#15 G1

Jaroslav Halak
JAROSLAV HALAK

Rating: 76.1#12 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 78.3#18 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 83.1#7 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 81.7#6 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 81.02#3 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.9#22 LW

Kevin Hayes
KEVIN HAYES

Rating: 76.7#36 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 78.5#17 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.35#6 FL2
Brandon Tanev
BRANDON TANEV

Rating: 70.3#128 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 72.6#91 C

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 73.4#58 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.11#18 FL3
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 73.2#64 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 73.2#76 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 72.1#73 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.83#1 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.7#87 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 76.7#23 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.23#19 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.4#114 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.1#38 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.22#27 DL2
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT

Rating: 71.9#81 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 72.1#63 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.03#11 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 73.1#29 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 68.2#56 G2