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JN Flight Plan: Jets Hope To Add To Preds Misery At Home

The Nashville Predators have been surprisingly average to start this NHL season and have been downright sub-par over the last five games which included a brutal 7-2 loss to Chicago at home this past Saturday. The Jets meanwhile have been surprisingly decent with two wins in Florida this past weekend and have won six of their last eight games played leading to a rather impressive if not somewhat deceptive 6-1-1 record in November.

Winnipeg Jets (12-8-1 / 3rd Central)
@
Nashville Predators (9-7-3 / 6th Central)

Nov 19, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ TBL 4-3 W Last Game VS CHI 7-2 L
4-1-0 (2 W) Last 5 Games  1-3-1 (2 L)
Nikolaj Ehlers – 9 Goal Leader Filip Forsberg – 9
Patrik Laine – 14 Assist Leader Ryan Ellis – 14
Mark Scheifele – 20 Points Leader Roman Josi – 20
17.19% (20th) The Power Play 20.29% (16th)
73.33% (27th) The Penalty Kill 75.41% (24th)
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(9-6-1 / .927 SV%)
Starting Goalie Juuse Saros
(1-4-1 / .882 SV%)
W @ TBL (31-34/ .912 SV%) Last Goalie Start L-SO @ SJ (31-32 / .969 SV%)
7-3-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 6-3-2 AT HOME

Last Predators Game

Nashville threw 41 shots at the Chicago Blackhawks but were stymied by Robin Lehner pretty much the entire game. Meanwhile defensive breakdowns and the inability to get needed saves from Pekka Rinne and Jusse Saros doomed the Preds to a brutal 7-2 loss at home.

Fun Predators Fact…

  • In giving up seven to the Chocago Blackhawks on Saturday, the Preds allowed seven goals for the third time this season and second time in their last four games.
  • Nashville has scored at least four goals in 10 of their 19 contests; they’ve scored at least five goals in seven games.
  • Predators Captain Roman Josi scored twice on Saturday to give him 100 career goals. He joined Shea Weber (166) as the second defenseman and 12th skater in team history to hit the milestone.
  • Nashville has scored a power-play goal in 12 of its 19 games, going 14-for-69.
  • Nashville has scored 32 third-period goals, the highest total in the NHL.
  • MIILESTONE WATCH: Viktor Arvidsson is one point from 200 career NHL points.

What They’re Saying…

A lot of people might see these stats and say the Preds have been “lucky.” I personally don’t know if I’d go that far, considering some longer-range goals that the metrics might call “weak” could be a result of a well-executed screen or a wacky deflection. But it does tell me the Preds have benefited from some plays unfolding in an uncharacteristically perfect way. And that style of play isn’t sustainable for a whole season.

It’s Time for the Predators’ “Come-to-Jesus Moment” – On The Forecheck

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Defenseman Dan Hamhuis hasn’t scored a goal in almost two years. The 36-year-old, who will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, isn’t sure when he’s going to retire and he said he isn’t obsessed with that stat.

Catfish Corner newsletter: Predators’ Saturday struggles, recent struggles, Hamhuis, more – The Tennessean


Last Jets Game

A back and forth game saw the Jets score the go-ahead goal multiple times only to have Florida match it a few minutes later. Winnipeg finally took hold of the game late in the third period as they scored to go up 3-2 and then scored again a few minutes later to go up 4-2. Florida managed to score one goal with the empty net, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Jets narrowly escaped with the win.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 13 points (7G, 6A) in nine games, while Patrik Laine has 10 points (1G, 9A) in eight games.
  • Saturday’s win over Tampa was Winnipeg’s NHL-leading ninth victory by one-goal this season. Seven of Winnipeg’s past eight wins have been by one goal. 11 of the Jets 21 games this season have been decided by one goal, they are 9-1-1 in those games.
  • The Jets are 3-1-0 against divisional opponents this season. Eight of Winnipeg’s next nine games are against Western Conference teams, including four against the Central Division.
  • Winnipeg has won four of their last five games against Nashville.
  • The Jets have scored five goals in each of their past three games against the Predators.
  • MILESTONE WATCH: Tonight’s game will see Mathieu Perreault playing in his 600th career NHL game while Nik Ehlers is playing in his 200th career NHL game. Patrik Laine is one goal away from 100 career NHL goals.

What We’re Saying…

Despite the Jets averaging the 24th-worst goals/game (2.71) rate in the league, their team shouldn’t have any problems scoring a handful of goals against the Predators tonight in Bridgestone arena. With Winnipeg creating three goals or more in four of their last five games, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them score at least three goals in Nashville.

WTWF: Jets Looking to Continue Successful Road Trip In Nashville


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Nashville Predators Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Filip Forsberg
FILIP FORSBERG

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Rating: 79.0#8 LW

Ryan Johansen
RYAN JOHANSEN

Rating: 74.5#50 C

Viktor Arvidsson
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON

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Rating: 77.2#8 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.92#11 FL1
Calle Jarnkrok
CALLE JARNKROK

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Rating: 71.9#111 LW

Matt Duchene
MATT DUCHENE

Rating: 77.1#27 C

Mikael Granlund
MIKAEL GRANLUND

Rating: 72.5#69 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.82#16 FL2
Rocco Grimaldi
ROCCO GRIMALDI

Rating: 71.8#94 LW

Nick Bonino
NICK BONINO

Rating: 73.8#62 C

Craig Smith
CRAIG SMITH

Rating: 73.1#78 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.94#4 FL3
Mathieu Olivier
MATHIEU OLIVIER
Colton Sissons
COLTON SISSONS

Rating: 71.7#119 C

Austin Watson
AUSTIN WATSON

Rating: 71.2#111 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.44#11 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Roman Josi
ROMAN JOSI

Rating: 78.6#2 LD

Ryan Ellis
RYAN ELLIS

Rating: 76.7#11 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 77.66#3 DL1
Mattias Ekholm
MATTIAS EKHOLM

Rating: 76.4#9 LD

Dante Fabbro
DANTE FABBRO

Rating: 74.0#30 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 75.23#6 DL2
Dan Hamhuis
DAN HAMHUIS

Rating: 70.9#113 LD

Steven Santini
STEVEN SANTINI

Rating: 69.9#103 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.37#31 DL3
GOALIES
Pekka Rinne
PEKKA RINNE

Rating: 71.6#9 G1

Juuse Saros
JUUSE SAROS

Rating: 68.3#29 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.8#18 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 79.0#12 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.8#27 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.86#13 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.1#33 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 74.3#35 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.3#92 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.54#19 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 73.0#81 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 71.9#113 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 71.7#83 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.20#15 FL3
Joona Luoto
JOONA LUOTO

Rating: 72.6#70 LW

David Gustafsson
DAVID GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 71.8#114 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 67.6#126 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.69#19 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.9#23 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 73.0#56 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.97#20 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.2#106 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 73.0#59 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.08#26 DL2
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.1#108 LD

Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 72.0#79 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.57#24 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 71.6#10 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.7#46 G2