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JN Flight Plan: Jets Look To Give Orange County The Blues On Black Friday

For whatever reason, the Winnipeg Jets always seem to be involved in these Black Friday mid-afternoon contests which are fine for American hockey fans – most of whom don’t have to work today – but are very awkward for us Canadians who consider this just another Friday (despite retailers best efforts to co-opt the whole Black Friday thing here in Canuckistan as well).

So today’s road game for the Jets starts at 1 PM out on the west coast which is 3 PM local time and if we’re all being honest with each other, at 3 PM on a Friday you’ve probably mentally checked out for the weekend anyway and if anything you’ll get to listen to the game on the commute home from work, or better yet, use the game as an excuse to check out a bit early and head home. Either way is cool with us.

Winnipeg Jets (15-9-1 / 3rd Central)
@
Anaheim Ducks (11-11-4 / 7th Pacifc)

Nov 29, 2019 – Puck drop: 3:00 PM CST
Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ SJS 5-1 W Last Game @ ARI 4-3 SO L
4-1-0 (2 W) Last 5 Games  1-2-2 (1 SO L)
Nikolaj Ehlers – 11 Goal Leader Getzlaf / Silfverberg – 9
Patrik Laine – 16 Assist Leader Ryan Getzlaf – 11
Scheifele / Laine – 23 Points Leader Ryan Getzlaf – 20
16.22% (23rd) The Power Play 10.29% (30th)
75.00% (24th) The Penalty Kill 76.74% (23rd)
Connor Hellebuyck
(12-7-1 / .930 SV%)
Starting Goalie John Gibson
(8-10-2 / .911SV%)
W @ SJS (32-33 / .970 SV%) Last Goalie Start SOL @ ARI (25-28 / .893 SV%)
7-4-2 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 8-5-0 AT HOME

Last Ducks Game

A bit of a back and forth affair in the desert as the Ducks and Coyotes traded goals and leads all game. Christian Dvorak scored two goals in regulation time and then netted the winner in the shootout to down the Ducks 4-3 with the extra skills competition.

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Fun Ducks Facts…

  • Anaheim has hosted 19 games on the day after American Thanksgiving (all afternoon games at Honda Center), going 8-6-4 in the previous 18 contests. This is the second time the Jets have been part of such a contest, the last time the two teams met on “Black Friday” was Nov. 24, 2017 at Honda Center, a 4-1 Winnipeg victory.
  • Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has points in a season-high six straight games (2-6=8), along with 6-9=15 points in his last 15 games.
  • John Gibson owns the fifth-highest career SV% (.921) among all-time NHL goaltenders with at least 200 games played.
  • The Ducks played their 1,000th all-time regular season game in Anaheim Nov. 14 vs. San Jose at Honda Center. They have a 538-330-133 all-time record (excluding “home” neutral site games).

What They’re Saying…

If we carry the comparison from players to coach, then Eakins could be considered the “young” coach given a second chance with the Anaheim Ducks. Sprong scored some goals to get some of the fans on his side. Eakins is not Randy Carlyle, which has some of the fans on his side. Yet, after the Ducks hot start, much like Sprong scoring prolifically when he first came to the Ducks, the results have fallen away.

Anaheim Ducks: Is Dallas Eakins Already in the Hot Seat? – Pucks Of A Feather

I don’t know about you, but it appears that Anaheim have improved this year, and I’m sure you’re all flipping out about my usage of advanced stats, but it’s also apparent out on the ice; the Ducks are playing high event and much more exciting hockey – that’s using the eye test. Just this past Monday, they blanked the New York Islanders who are one the of hottest teams in the league at home in Anaheim.

Hey, it’s going to be ok, Ducks fans – Anaheim Calling


Last Jets Game

The Jets continued to be road warriors in San Jose as a couple of goals in the first and a couple more in the second period helped lift them into one of their easier wins of the season, a 5-1 victory over the Sharks.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the fourth of which is this weekend. The Jets are 2-1-0 in the first and 2-1-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
  • The Jets went a season-best 6-for-6 on the penalty kill on Wednesday in San Jose. The Jets were perfect when shorthanded six times or more in a game on three occasions last season.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has faced 30 or more shots in 13 games this season, which is tied for the NHL lead. He has a .939 save percentage when facing at least 30 shots and has made 30 or more saves in 12 of the 13 starts.
  • The Jets have won four of their past five games against the Ducks and are 6-1-1 in their last eight contests against Anaheim. Winnipeg also has points in three of their past four trips to Anaheim (2-1-1).

What We’re Saying…

Winnipeg is 10-2-0 this season when they are out-shot by opposing teams which is the best in the league, but it’s not by much. Right behind them in terms of winning percentage while being out-shot are the Anaheim Ducks who are 11-3-1 this season when giving up more than they get themselves. Even more remarkable are the team records for both clubs when they are the ones with the shots advantage. The Jets 5-7-1 when they out-shoot their opponents while the Ducks have yet to even win a game this season when they’ve had such an advantage, going 0-8-4.

WTWF: It’s Duck Season


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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.

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Anaheim Ducks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Rickard Rakell
RICKARD RAKELL

Rating: 75.5#28 LW

Ryan Getzlaf
RYAN GETZLAF

Rating: 75.9#36 C

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Troy Terry
TROY TERRY

Rating: 70.8#98 RW

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FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.09#28 FL1
Max Jones
MAX JONES

Rating: 71.7#96 LW

Adam Henrique
ADAM HENRIQUE

Rating: 73.2#76 C

Jakob Silfverberg
JAKOB SILFVERBERG

Rating: 75.2#31 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.39#23 FL2
Nick Ritchie
NICK RITCHIE

Rating: 71.2#114 LW

Sam Steel
SAM STEEL

Rating: 72.4#101 C

Ondrej Kase
ONDREJ KASE

Rating: 75.5#18 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.03#5 FL3
Nicolas Deslauriers
NICOLAS DESLAURIERS

Rating: 69.3#146 LW

Derek Grant
DEREK GRANT

Rating: 71.2#131 C

Carter Rowney
CARTER ROWNEY

Rating: 69.2#121 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.91#28 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Hampus Lindholm
HAMPUS LINDHOLM

Rating: 74.0#37 LD

Jacob Larsson
JACOB LARSSON

Rating: 69.9#19 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 71.97#29 DL1
Cam Fowler
CAM FOWLER

Rating: 75.0#27 LD

Erik Gudbranson
ERIK GUDBRANSON

Rating: 71.5#87 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.28#21 DL2
Brendan Guhle
BRENDAN GUHLE

Rating: 71.9#86 LD

Korbinian Holzer
KORBINIAN HOLZER

Rating: 70.1#101 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.01#29 DL3
GOALIES
John Gibson
JOHN GIBSON

Rating: 73.9#6 G1

Ryan Miller
RYAN MILLER

Rating: 70.6#17 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