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JN Flight Plan #48: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks

The start of a three game road trip this week has the Winnipeg Jets in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks in what could be a big night. Patrick Kane is a point away from 1000 for his NHL career and a Chicago win in regulation pulls them even with the Jets in the standings (although to Winnipeg’s benefit, they do have a game in hand)

It would be nice to see the Jets play the part of a rude guest by denying both of those things and put away the memory of that awful game against Tampa Bay from Friday night.

Winnipeg Jets (25-19-4 / 4th Central)
@
Chicago Blackhawks (23-20-6 / 5th Central)

Jan 19, 2020 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
United Center – Chicago, IL
TV: Sportsnet – Radio: TSN 1290

VS TBL 7-1 L Last Game @ TOR 6-2 W
2-3-0 (1 L) Last 5 Games  4-1-0 (4 W)
Kyle Connor – 24 Goal Leader Patrick Kane – 24
Mark Scheifele – 30 Assist Leader Patrick Kane- 37
MARK SCHEIFELE – 52 Points Leader Patrick Kane – 61
20.86% (11th) The Power Play 15.54% (2th)
74.28% (28th) The Penalty Kill 82.52% (6th)
Connor Hellebuyck
(21-14-4 / .920 SV%)
Starting Goalie Robin Lehner
(14-7-4 / .923 SV%)
L VS TBL (7-12 / .583 SV%) Last Goalie Start W @ OTT (20-22 / .909 SV%)
14-8-2 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 11-11-3 AT HOME

Last Blackhawks Game

Chicago’s last stop of their slightly more eastern road trip concluded with a memorable night in Toronto where they pounced early and often on the Maple Leafs with four first period goals and cruised to a 6-2 victory.

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Fun Hawks Facts…

  • The Blackhawks are on a four-game winning streak, tied for the longest winning streak the club has had this season
  • Dominik Kubalik notched two goals against Toronto, reaching 20 goals on the season. Kubalik became the sixth Blackhawk to debut with the team and score 20 career goals before his 50th game.
  • Patrick Kane is a single point away from 1becoming the 90th NHL player to reach 1,000 points and the fourth Blackhawks player to reach the mark.
  • Chicago is 8-1-0 on the second game of back to back sets.

What They’re Saying…

“It’s been special,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. “At the end of the day it’s not easy, it’s a lot of hard work. A lot of teammates and friends have come through this locker room and left to play for other teams or retire — there’s always a different scenario — but I’m pretty thankful for what I’ve been able to be a part of. For me, Chicago has become a home. You’re around the city, people are thanking you for the championships and that will never get old. Great memories and obviously a pretty special time when were able to make those Cup runs.”

Franchise of the Decade: Chicago Blackhawks – NHL.com

Ultimately the later should be the answer for the Chicago Blackhawks with their uneven play and a laundry list of injuries they might want to look into being sellers themselves but do they have the assets to truly help the future of the organization?

Is Connor Murphy the Trade Chip the Chicago Blackhawks Should be Shopping? – Blackhawk Up

 


Last Jets Game

Nope. Don’t even think about it. Don’t put yourself through that pain. Watch the best of Futurama’s Bender B. Rodriguez instead…

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Winnipeg’s loss to the Blackhawks last month ended its six-game winning streak against Chicago. The Jets are 7-2-0 in their past nine games against the Blackhawks which includes a 4-0 regular season series sweep against them last season.
  • The Jets are 7-5-2 against fellow Central Division teams this season and 16-9-3 against the Western Conference.
  • Winnipeg ranks ninth in the NHL in penalty kill percentage in January at 87%.

What We’re Saying…

On the other hand, Copp’s ability to work the puck along the walls will be great alongside Scheifele’s play down low. Copp and Scheifele should be able to get a nice cycle game going and keep possession of the puck for long stretches at a time. Add in Ehlers’ speed and finishing ability and you have another dangerous line.

WTWF: Winnipeg heads into Chicago for a big Central Division matchup

 

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including power play and penalty kill lines by checking out our line combo page.

Chicago Blackhawks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Dominik Kubalik
DOMINIK KUBALIK

Rating: 75.9#19 LW

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Jonathan Toews
JONATHAN TOEWS

Rating: 78.0#17 C

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Drake Caggiula
DRAKE CAGGIULA

Rating: 71.8#82 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.24#18 FL1
Brandon Saad
BRANDON SAAD

Rating: 73.1#52 LW

Ryan Carpenter
RYAN CARPENTER

Rating: 69.5#170 C

Patrick Kane
PATRICK KANE

Rating: 81.8#2 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.82#11 FL2
Alex DeBrincat
ALEX DEBRINCAT

Rating: 74.8#31 LW

Kirby Dach
KIRBY DACH

Rating: 71.2#126 C

David Kampf
DAVID KAMPF

Rating: 69.5#116 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.83#18 FL3
Matthew Highmore
MATTHEW HIGHMORE

Rating: 71.6#85 LW

Zack Smith
ZACK SMITH

Rating: 71.0#134 C

Alex Nylander
ALEX NYLANDER

Rating: 70.9#102 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.14#13 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Duncan Keith
DUNCAN KEITH

Rating: 73.1#54 LD

Adam Boqvist
ADAM BOQVIST

Rating: 72.7#53 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.91#23 DL1
Erik Gustafsson
ERIK GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 73.9#35 LD

Connor Murphy
CONNOR MURPHY

Rating: 73.0#43 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.46#14 DL2
Olli Maatta
OLLI MAATTA

Rating: 72.6#65 LD

Slater Koekkoek
SLATER KOEKKOEK

Rating: 71.8#68 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.21#15 DL3
GOALIES
Robin Lehner
ROBIN LEHNER

Rating: 73.9#4 G1

Corey Crawford
COREY CRAWFORD

Rating: 69.6#20 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.8#82 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.2#15 C

Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.4#24 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.45#14 FL1
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 78.7#10 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 75.9#17 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.6#32 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 76.39#5 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 69.3#130 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 69.7#167 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.3#157 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.75#31 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 68.3#136 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.7#146 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 69.3#121 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.43#27 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.6#43 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 71.8#69 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.67#26 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.3#92 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 73.6#30 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.44#27 DL2
Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 70.0#112 LD

Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 71.2#82 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.59#30 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 72.1#9 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 64.5#56 G2