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JN Flight Plan: Jets See San Jose For A Second Time In November

27 days ago the Winnipeg Jets stole two points from the San Jose Sharks thanks in large part to a 51 save effort by Connor Hellebuyck. Tonight they might need more of the same as the Sharks have been much improved this past month and have proven to be clutch with three overtime wins in a row.

Winnipeg Jets (14-9-1 / 3rd Central)
@
San Jose Sharks (13-11-1 / 4th Pacifc)

Nov 27, 2019 – Puck drop: 9:30 PM CST
SAP Center – San Jose, CA
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

VS CBJ 4-3 W Last Game @ LAK 4-3 OT W
4-1-0 (1 W) Last 5 Games  4-1-0 (3 OT W)
Nikolaj Ehlers – 11 Goal Leader Evander Kane – 12
SCHEIFELE/LAINE – 14 Assist Leader Logan Couture – 20
Mark Scheifele – 22 Points Leader Logan Couture – 25
15.49% (24th) The Power Play 19.48% (13th)
72.22% (29th) The Penalty Kill 91.40% (1st)
Connor Hellebuyck
(11-7-1 / .928 SV%)
Starting Goalie Martin Jones
(10-8-1 / .891 SV%)
L @ DAL (31-35 / .886 SV%) Last Goalie Start OTW @ LAK (33-36 / .917 SV%)
8-4-0 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 8-5-0 AT HOME

Last Sharks Game

The Sharks got out to a 3-0 lead and looked safe and sound with nearly two periods done, but the Kings rallied for three of their own to force overtime. San Jose ended up with their third win in a row – all of which have needed overtime to be settled – as Patrick Marleau scored the winner in OT.

Fun Sharks Facts…

  • So far in November at SAP Center, the Sharks are 6-3-0. Over San Jose’s last 10 games, the Sharks have improved to 9-1-0, which is the best record in the NHL over that span.
  • Entering tonight’s contest, Logan Couture is on a seven-game point streak (3g, 8a)
  • The Sharks currently own the best penalty kill unit in the NHL, killing off 91.4% of their disadvantages and are the only team above 90%. San Jose leads the NHL in home PK percentage (95.5%, 42-44) and are 87.8% on the road (43-49) which is tied for second in the NHL.
  • Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic can become the first San Jose Sharks blueliner to reach 1,000 games played with the franchise this season, needing only 10 games. He’s currently slated to become the 17th defenseman in NHL history to skate in at least 1,000 games with one franchise.

What They’re Saying…

With their over time win over the basement bound Los Angeles Kings last night, the San Jose Sharks have all but erased their brutal start to the season and find themselves sitting in the Western Conference’s second wild card spot. The race is not over by any stretch of the imagination, but as we’ve talked about in this space over the past month or so, the NHL’s point system makes gaining ground in the standings much harder than keeping it, so they’re finally in a good position going forward. With a win tomorrow against the visiting Winnipeg Jets, the Sharks could sit comfortably in a playoff position on the All Important Arbitrary Deadline of (American) Thanksgiving.

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Hockey-Reference, using a separate model, also has a playoff prediction simulator that results in a similar story: a 36.0% chance for the Sharks to make the playoffs.

For a team that has made the postseason the previous four consecutive years, these playoff odds certainly aren’t where the Sharks expected to be almost a third of the way into the season.

Streaking Sharks Still Falling Short of Playoff Expectations – The Hockey Writers


Last Jets Game

A crazy Saturday night contest that saw four lead changes, some questionable officiating, some suspect rookie goaltending from Columbus and most importantly of all, a 4-3 win for the Winnipeg Jets over the Blue Jackets.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Despite the fact that the Jets took a season-high five minor penalties on Saturday and gave their opposition a season-high five power plays, the Jets are averaging a league-low 5.0 penalty minutes per game. Overall Winnipeg has taken 53 minor penalties this season, which is the fewest in the NHL.
  • Blake Wheeler is two goals shy of becoming the third player in franchise history to reach 200 goals with the Thrashers/Jets.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers (8G, 6A) and Mark Scheifele (4G, 10A) lead the Jets in scoring on the road with 14 points in 12 games. Ehlers’ eight road goals are tied for sixth in the NHL.
  • The Jets have points in five of their past six games (4-1-1) against the Sharks after losing the previous four meetings. Four of the past five games against San Jose have been decided by one goal.

What We’re Saying…

The Jets since that meeting with the Sharks on December 1 have become a somewhat better defensive team – at least compared to how they were at the end of October which granted isn’t saying much – so don’t expect the same level of domination from the Sharks at they had at the start of the month, but at the same time the Jets had better not count on the same inept play from Sharks defense and goalie Martin Jones who let in a handful of stinkers to practically hand the Jets the win.

WTWF: Jets Find Their Way To San Jose Again


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San Jose Sharks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Evander Kane
EVANDER KANE

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Rating: 76.7#17 LW

Logan Couture
LOGAN COUTURE

Rating: 79.9#11 C

Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

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Rating: 71.2#86 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.94#14 FL1
Timo Meier
TIMO MEIER

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Rating: 76.3#21 LW

Barclay Goodrow
BARCLAY GOODROW

Rating: 72.0#92 C

Kevin Labanc
KEVIN LABANC

Rating: 73.9#42 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.07#16 FL2
Marcus Sorensen
MARCUS SORENSEN

Rating: 71.1#116 LW

Joe Thornton
JOE THORNTON

Rating: 71.7#119 C

Melker Karlsson
MELKER KARLSSON

Rating: 68.6#122 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.48#29 FL3
Tim Heed
TIM HEED

Rating: 72.3#70 LW

Antti Suomela
ANTTI SUOMELA

Rating: 71.7#118 C

Dylan Gambrell
DYLAN GAMBRELL

Rating: 71.3#85 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.78#13 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC

Rating: 73.7#46 LD

Erik Karlsson
ERIK KARLSSON

Rating: 77.4#8 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.55#13 DL1
Radim Simek
RADIM SIMEK

Rating: 72.5#76 LD

Brent Burns
BRENT BURNS

Rating: 77.8#7 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 75.17#6 DL2
Brenden Dillon
BRENDEN DILLON

Rating: 71.3#102 LD

Mario Ferraro
MARIO FERRARO

Rating: 72.5#66 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.90#20 DL3
GOALIES
Martin Jones
MARTIN JONES

Rating: 62.4#63 G1

Aaron Dell
AARON DELL

Rating: 60.5#65 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.3#14 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.3#16 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.8#26 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.78#11 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.8#29 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 73.9#41 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.5#81 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.76#20 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.4#82 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 70.7#149 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 71.2#87 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.46#23 FL3
Joona Luoto
JOONA LUOTO

Rating: 72.7#72 LW

David Gustafsson
DAVID GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 71.6#121 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 68.3#124 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.88#19 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.7#30 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 72.5#65 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.60#25 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.2#105 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 72.5#62 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.86#28 DL2
Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 72.8#69 LD

Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 70.1#102 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.42#25 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 71.6#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.8#48 G2