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JN Flight Plan: Two Struggling Teams Fittingly Meet At The Tank?

It’s the start of a back-to-back set for the Winnipeg Jets as they continue their road trip through the American south west with a stop in San Jose to face a Sharks club that has also seen a bit of a rocky start to their 2019-20 season.

Winnipeg Jets (6-6-0 / 4th Central)
@
San Jose Sharks (4-8-1 / 7th Pacific)

Nov 1, 2019 – Puck drop: 9:30 PM CST
SAP Center – San Jose, CA
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ ANA 7-4 Loss Last Game @ BOS 5-1 LOSS
2-3 (1 L) Last 5 Games 1-3-1 (3 L)
Nikolaj Ehlers – 6 Goal Leader Evander Kane – 7
Patrik Laine – 10 Assist Leader Brent Burns – 10
Three Players – 13 Points Leader Brent Burns – 13
15.56% (23rd) The Power Play 24.44% (9th)
65.38% (31ST) The Penalty Kill 90.38% (1st)
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(5-5-0 / .921 SV%)
Starting Goalie MARTIN JONES
(2-6-1 / .890 SV%)
L @ ANA (14-19 / .737 SV%) Last Goalie Start L @ BOS (36-41/ .878 SV%)
3-3-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 2-2-0 AT HOME

Last Sharks Game

Their last game of a road trip out east wasn’t a very kind one as the Boston Bruins dominated early in puck possession and the power play and ended up coasting to a 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Fun Sharks Facts…

  • Patrick Marleau became the seventh player in NHL history to appear in 1,500 career NHL games with one NHL franchise on 10/25 at Toronto.
  • Entering this season, Joe Thornton ranked 12th on the all-time games played list, eighth on the all-time assist list and 14th on the all-time points list. Some upcoming milestones for Jumbo include 10 assists from A. Oates (1,079) for seventh on the all-time assist list, 18 points from 1,500 NHL points and 21 games from 1,600 NHL games.
  • Brent Burns goal in the game against Boston pushed his current point streak to four games (1g, 4a).
  • The Sharks currently own the best penalty kill unit in the NHL, killing off 90.4% of their disadvantages. San Jose is the only team in the NHL over 90% this season, and hold a perfect 15-15 kill rate at home.

What They’re Saying…

Kane is recognized all throughout the NHL as being someone who won’t back down from a fight. Anyone who is willing to drop the mitts with someone like Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins is certainly worthy of respect, and I am by no means saying he needs to tone down his physicality on the ice. He does, however, need to play smart with how he uses his body and avoid any more suspensions this season.

Evander Kane: Asset or Liability for the Sharks? – The Hockey Writers

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There have been rumblings about a possible trade from the blueline to shore up the offensive danger on the wing. Upon the return of Radim Simek, the Sharks will have a glut of left-handed defensemen on the NHL roster. Wilson may be able to move one of them for forward help, and if he could get any value for Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s contract at this point in his career, it would qualify as yet another DW miracle.

Round Table: The Sharks look bad, is there a fix? – Fear The Fin


Last Jets Game

Their first game of a road trip out west wasn’t a very kind one as a poor second period once again sunk the Winnipeg Jets who out-shot (but not really) the Anaheim Ducks but couldn’t out-score them in a 7-4 loss.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets are eighth in the NHL with an average of 33.7 shots per game.
  • Bryan Little has a point in three consecutive games played and has two goals and two assists over those three games.
  • Josh Morrissey is ninth in the NHL with an average of 24:57 TOI per game. He’s played at least 24 minutes in four consecutive games.
  • Winnipeg is 10-19-3 all-time against San Jose. The Jets do however have points in four of their past five games (3-1-1) against the Sharks after losing the previous four meetings.

What We’re Saying…

However, the Jets should be able to turn all those missed shooting attempts into high percentage scoring chances in this game against the Sharks. Coming into this game, the Sharks have blocked the sixth-fewest number of shots (155) in the entire league. So, that means the Jets should be posied for a high-scoring affair in San Jose tonight.

WTWF: Jets Looking to be Victorious During First Game of Back-To-Back

Tonight’s Officials

Referees: Peter MacDougall (38) & Wes McCauley (4)

Linesmen: Scott Driscoll (68), Vaughan Rody (73)

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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.

San Jose Sharks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 71.5#89 LW

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Logan Couture
LOGAN COUTURE

Rating: 76.7#26 C

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Timo Meier
TIMO MEIER

Rating: 74.6#27 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.27#26 FL1
Evander Kane
EVANDER KANE

Rating: 76.2#18 LW

Tomas Hertl
TOMAS HERTL

Rating: 78.3#15 C

Kevin Labanc
KEVIN LABANC

Rating: 73.4#46 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.98#4 FL2
Marcus Sorensen
MARCUS SORENSEN

Rating: 71.3#103 LW

Joe Thornton
JOE THORNTON

Rating: 72.8#89 C

Melker Karlsson
MELKER KARLSSON

Rating: 69.7#109 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.25#24 FL3
Lukas Radil
LUKAS RADIL

Rating: 70.9#90 LW

Barclay Goodrow
BARCLAY GOODROW

Rating: 69.4#130 C

Jonny Brodzinski
JONNY BRODZINSKI

Rating: 70.6#149 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.26#20 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC

Rating: 72.6#74 LD

Brent Burns
BRENT BURNS

Rating: 78.5#4 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.55#12 DL1
Brenden Dillon
BRENDEN DILLON

Rating: 70.9#108 LD

Erik Karlsson
ERIK KARLSSON

Rating: 77.4#9 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.17#11 DL2
Mario Ferraro
MARIO FERRARO

Rating: 72.6#77 LD

Tim Heed
TIM HEED

Rating: 72.0#71 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.27#18 DL3
GOALIES
Martin Jones
MARTIN JONES

Rating: 61.7#60 G1

Aaron Dell
AARON DELL

Rating: 60.9#63 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.3#17 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.0#16 C

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 74.5#28 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.27#12 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.2#25 LW

Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE

Rating: 72.1#110 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.7#96 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.68#21 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 70.3#124 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.5#121 C

Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 68.2#120 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.98#31 FL3
C.J. Suess
C.J. SUESS
David Gustafsson
DAVID GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 73.1#80 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 68.6#117 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.85#13 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.1#33 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 71.9#73 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.04#27 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.6#112 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 72.6#64 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.58#30 DL2
Carl Dahlstrom
CARL DAHLSTROM

Rating: 70.7#111 LD

Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 69.4#103 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.01#29 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 69.6#16 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.5#47 G2