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JN Flight Plan: Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets need a win at home and need it almost in the worst way. The team last won on Bell MTS Place ice back on December 15 and since then haven’t won in any of the last six games. A win will also keep the Jets solidly in the playoff race both in the Central division and within the Western Conference. One of the Western Conference clubs the Jets needs to keep an eye on is Tyler Myers and the Vancouver Canucks who are two points ahead of them in the standings and come in to tonight’s game having won their last two on the road.

Vancouver Canucks (25-17-4 / 3rd Pacific)
@
Winnipeg Jets (24-18-4 / 4th Central)

Jan 14, 2020 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ MIN 4-1 W Last Game VS NSH 1-0 L
3-2-0 (2 W) Last 5 Games  2-2-1 (2 L)
Elias Pettersson – 21 Goal Leader SCHEIFELE/CONNOR – 22
Hughes / Miller – 28 Assist Leader Mark Scheifele – 29
Elias Pettersson – 48 Points Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 51
24.12% (5TH) The Power Play 20.90% (11TH)
80.52% (15th) The Penalty Kill 73.28% (30th)
Jacob Markstrom
(17-12-3 / .915 SV%)
Starting Goalie CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(20-13-4 / .920 SV%)
W @ MIN (23-24 / .958 SV%) Last Goalie Start L VS NSH (31-32 / .969 SV%)
11-12-1 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 10-10-2 AT HOME

Last Canucks Game

The Canucks were really the better team almost all game but needed a flurry of goals in the third period – three of them to be exact – to pull away from a Pesky Minnesota Wild team and earn their second win on their most recent road trip with a 4-1 victory.

Fun Canucks Facts…

  • Quinn Hughes was added into all-star weekend through the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In online voting program. Hughes, 20, becomes the 11th Canucks defenceman to be named to an All-Star Game roster, and first since Alex Edler in 2012.
  • Tanner Pearson is one goal away from collecting his 100th career goal. Only three other players from his 2012 draft class have gotten over the 100 mark.
  • Elias Petterson is one of five active players to reach the 30-point mark in fewer than 30 games in each of his first two or more NHL seasons. The others: Sidney Crosby (10x) Evgeni Malkin (9x) Alex Ovechkin (6x) and Connor McDavid (5x).

What CanucksArmy Is Saying…

“The position of defenceman has evolved over the years. Gone are the days of the 6″4′ defencemen who play tough around their net. You now need to have defenceman who can skate and move the puck up ice. Losing Eric Gudbranson and bringing in players like Quinn Hughes and Tyler Myers. The NHL is evolving and the fact that the Canucks are ahead of the curve with a defencemen like Hughes and Troy Stecher is great for the longevity of this team’s defence corps.”

The Canucks Defence Hasn’t Been This Good in a Long Time

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Last Jets Game

All it took was one single goal to sink the Jets on Sunday as a poor first period cost them a lead and they couldn’t ever get it back in a 1-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Winnipeg has four forwards that have reached 40 points this season, which is only matched in the NHL by the Canucks.
  • Josh Morrissey and Neal Pionk each played more than 25 minutes in Sunday’s game against Nashville. Pionk has played at least 25 minutes in three of his past five games and leads the Jets in ice time per game this season with 23:20, while Morrissey is second at 22:59.
  • The Jets have won nine games in a row against Vancouver and have outscored the Canucks 31-10 in the nine games. Winnipeg has won 13 of the past 14 games against the Canucks and have points in 16 of the past 18 meetings (14-2-2).

What We’re Saying…

After suffering a lower-body injury during the Jets 1-0 loss to the Nashville PredatorsTucker Poolman has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Canucks. Following Monday’s practice, coach Paul Maurice confirmed to the media that Poolman would be sidelined until either the end of Winnipeg’s upcoming three-game road trip or until after the All-Star break.

WTWF: Jets Seeking to get back on track against red-hot Canucks

Be sure to check out our Twitter feed for any late updates to the game lineups!
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.

Vancouver Canucks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Tanner Pearson
TANNER PEARSON

Rating: 74.4#36 LW

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Bo Horvat
BO HORVAT

Rating: 76.9#24 C

Loui Eriksson
LOUI ERIKSSON

Rating: 70.5#108 RW

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FL1 Rating
Rating: 73.93#26 FL1
J.T. Miller
J.T. MILLER

Rating: 76.4#29 LW

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Elias Pettersson
ELIAS PETTERSSON

Rating: 78.8#13 C

Brock Boeser
BROCK BOESER

Rating: 76.8#12 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.32#1 FL2
Antoine Roussel
ANTOINE ROUSSEL

Rating: 70.6#107 LW

Adam Gaudette
ADAM GAUDETTE

Rating: 69.8#166 C

Jake Virtanen
JAKE VIRTANEN

Rating: 71.4#88 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.61#27 FL3
Tim Schaller
TIM SCHALLER

Rating: 68.3#133 LW

Jay Beagle
JAY BEAGLE

Rating: 67.7#188 C

Tyler Motte
TYLER MOTTE

Rating: 69.4#130 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 68.45#30 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Alexander Edler
ALEXANDER EDLER

Rating: 75.2#15 LD

Troy Stecher
TROY STECHER

Rating: 71.3#79 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.26#23 DL1
Quinn Hughes
QUINN HUGHES

Rating: 75.0#17 LD

Chris Tanev
CHRIS TANEV

Rating: 71.2#83 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.10#20 DL2
Oscar Fantenberg
OSCAR FANTENBERG

Rating: 70.2#115 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 73.0#44 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.57#20 DL3
GOALIES
Jacob Markstrom
JACOB MARKSTROM

Rating: 70.7#14 G1

Thatcher Demko
THATCHER DEMKO

Rating: 67.0#37 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 78.3#9 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.9#12 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.6#34 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.25#6 FL1
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 73.0#81 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 76.1#19 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.5#24 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.85#13 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 69.6#123 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 69.9#164 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.0#161 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.83#30 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 68.1#135 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.7#146 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 69.7#122 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.52#25 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.8#36 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 73.5#33 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.62#19 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.6#93 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 71.4#78 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.48#31 DL2
Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 71.5#94 LD

Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 69.5#100 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.50#30 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 70.9#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.1#51 G2