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JN Flight Plan: Jets Seeking For Third Straight Win In Chicago

After not being able to keep pucks out of their own net to start the season, the Jets have actually been able to prevent opposing teams from scoring three goals or more over their last two games. Coming into this game, the Jets currently own a +6 goal differential over their last two games against Pittsburgh and Minnesota. In order for the Jets to win their third straight game, they’ll need to keep this Blackhawks team winless to start the 2019-20 season.

Winnipeg Jets (3-2-0 / 4th Central)
@
Chicago Blackhawks (0-2-0 / 6th Central)

Oct 10, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
United Center – Chicago, IL
TV: Sportsnet – Radio: TSN 1290

5-2 WIN Vs MIN Last Game 5-4 LOSS Vs SJS
3-2-0 (2 W) Last 5 Games 0-2-0 (2 L)
Laine / Wheeler – 3 Goal Leader Andrew Shaw – 2
LAINE / SCHEIFELE – 7 Assist Leader KANE / GUSTAFSSON – 3
PATRICK LAINE – 10 Points Leader Patrick Kane – 4
9.1% (25TH) The Power Play 25% (12TH)
77.8% (17TH) The Penalty Kill 50% (30TH)
Connor Hellebuyck
(2-1-0/ .927 SV%)
Starting Goalie Robin Lehner
(2018/19: 25-13-5 / .930 SV%)
W vs MIN (38-40 / .950 SV%) Last Goalie Start FIRST START
2-2-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 0-1-0 AT HOME

Last Blackhawks Game

Despite receiving five points of production from their second line, the Blackhawks were unable to slow down the San Jose Sharks’ offense. After allowing an early third-period goal from Barclay Goodrow, the Blackhawks were unable to respond and fell 5-4 in their home opener.

Fun Blackhawks Facts…

  • Since the Blackhawks’ season began in Prague, Czech Republic they’re currently the only Western Conference team to have played in just two games this season.
  • MILESTONE WATCH: Defenseman Ducan Keith enters this game needing just two goals to reach 100 career goals.

What They’re Saying…

The Blackhawks defensive performance against the Sharks on Thursday did little to quell worries about Chicago’s prowess in its own end of the ice. But a boost could be available with the season debut of Calvin de Haan, who’ll take the place of Slater Koekkoek.

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In net, Robin Lehner will also make his season debut, boasting a career record of 4-0 against the Jets, with a 2.76 goals-against average and .922 save percentage – SecondCityHockey.com

“(We’ve) played hard, but we need to be a little bit smarter with the puck and without the puck. It’s that old thing: Work hard but work smart. It’s something that we’re just going to have to try to do better going forward.”

“Obviously, there’s things in our team game that we can do better,” Blackhawk defenseman Duncan Keith on his team’s early-season struggles – ABC7Chicago.com

Last Jets Game

The Jets’ top line exploded for a total of eight points in their 5-2 victory against the Wild on Thursday night. In doing so, the Jets are now 3-5 during their eight home openers since returning to Winnipeg.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets currently own an all-time record of 10-8-0 at the United Center.
  • Coming into this game, the Jets have recorded 2.83 goals/game in 40 games against the Blackhawks, which is the 3rd-highest rate against their division rivals.
  • MILESTONE WATCH: Mathieu Perreault remains just two points shy of reaching 200 for his career as a member of the Jets.

What We’re Saying…

After taking a couple of games to settle into the season, Patrik Laine has been on fire in the last two games played with a total of seven points (two goals, five assists, three of those being primary) and displayed a physical bordering on outright mean side of his game on Thursday night with seven hits and a couple of post-whistle scrums which he was in the middle of.

What To Watch For: Jets Back On The Road For Date With Winless Blackhawks


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Chicago Blackhawks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Alex DeBrincat
ALEX DEBRINCAT

Rating: 76.8#14 LW

Jonathan Toews
JONATHAN TOEWS

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Rating: 77.6#21 C

Drake Caggiula
DRAKE CAGGIULA

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Rating: 71.6#76 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.31#21 FL1
Andrew Shaw
ANDREW SHAW

Rating: 75.2#37 LW

Dylan Strome
DYLAN STROME

Rating: 74.0#55 C

Patrick Kane
PATRICK KANE

Rating: 82.9#2 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.37#1 FL2
Brandon Saad
BRANDON SAAD

Rating: 72.9#71 LW

David Kampf
DAVID KAMPF

Rating: 69.6#178 C

Dominik Kubalik
DOMINIK KUBALIK

Rating: 73.7#48 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.08#14 FL3
Zack Smith
ZACK SMITH

Rating: 69.8#130 LW

Ryan Carpenter
RYAN CARPENTER

Rating: 71.4#128 C

Brendan Perlini
BRENDAN PERLINI

Rating: 70.5#118 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.55#19 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Duncan Keith
DUNCAN KEITH

Rating: 73.4#56 LD

Connor Murphy
CONNOR MURPHY

Rating: 71.6#90 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.49#29 DL1
Olli Maatta
OLLI MAATTA

Rating: 72.2#82 LD

Brent Seabrook
BRENT SEABROOK

Rating: 72.0#80 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.12#30 DL2
Calvin de Haan
CALVIN DE HAAN

Rating: 74.3#35 LD

Erik Gustafsson
ERIK GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 75.9#19 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 75.07#3 DL3
GOALIES
Corey Crawford
COREY CRAWFORD

Rating: 70.3#16 G1

Robin Lehner
ROBIN LEHNER

Rating: 77.5#2 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.1#33 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.6#13 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 75.7#20 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.13#18 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.7#20 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.3#131 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.3#23 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.41#10 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 71.3#100 LW

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.1#136 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 71.4#78 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.27#22 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 68.8#137 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 70.3#166 C

Mark Letestu
MARK LETESTU

Rating: 68.7#111 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.26#31 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.0#41 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 71.5#92 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.75#28 DL1
Ville Heinola
VILLE HEINOLA

Rating: 74.0#3 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 73.4#47 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.72#18 DL2
Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 70.3#116 LD

Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.2#107 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.74#29 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 68.2#29 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 66.6#47 G2