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JN Flight Plan #56: Ottawa Senators @ Winnipeg Jets

On the surface, it looks like today’s contest – the first of a six game home stand for the Winnipeg Jets along with the first game of the 20th annual “Hockey Day In Canada” – should be a bit of a lay up for the Jets as the Ottawa Senators have one of the worst records in the NHL. It’s true that we may be a long way removed from the days of the 2013 “Pesky Sens” but underestimate this current Ottawa club at your own peril as they will at least make life tough for Winnipeg.

Ottawa Senators (18-25-11 / 7th Atlantic)
@
Winnipeg Jets (27-23-5 / 5th Central)

Feb 8, 2020 – Puck drop: 1:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: CBC – Radio: TSN 1290

vs COL 4-1 L Last Game vs STL 5-2 W
1-2-2 (4 L) Last 5 Games  1-4-0 (1 W)
Anthony Duclair – 21 Goal Leader Kyle Connor – 25
Thomas Chabot – 25 Assist Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 34
Anthony Duclair – 34 Points Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 57
15.06% (29th) The Power Play 18.52% (23rd)
80.00% (17th) The Penalty Kill 74.29% (29th)
Marcus Hogberg
(2-4-7 / .909 SV%)
Starting Goalie Laurent Brossoit
(4-7-0 / .885 SV%)
L vs COL (30-34 / .882 SV%) Last Goalie Start L vs BOS (23-25 / .920 SV%)
6-15-5 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 12-12-3 AT HOME

Last Senators Game

The Senators couldn’t do much against a relentless Colorado attack through the first two periods and had no way of getting past their shutdown defense in the third as they fell easily to the Avalanche by a 4-1 score.

Fun Sens Facts…

  • The Senators are scheduled to wear the Scotiabank NHL100 Classic sweater, which was introduced at their 2017 vs Montreal. The team earned a record of 5-5-0 while wearing
    the same sweater in 2018-19 and are 2-2-3 this season when wearing it.
  • The Senators are 25-for-166 (15.1%) on the power play in 2019-20. Duclair and Ennis are tied for the team’s lead with five power-play goals each while Chabot (10 assists) is the club’s leader with 10 points on the power play this season.

What They’re Saying…

In fairness to Smith, this isn’t just about scoring. Sure, Duclair hasn’t scored in 16 (!) games now, but droughts happen, especially on a team as bad as the Sens. It’s the fact that despite some really good scoring chances, the entirety of his game has been way off lately. In his last three games, Anthony Duclair has posted an average Corsi rating of 34.84%, also seeing a decrease in ice time each contest.

Are We Worried About Anthony Duclair? – Silver Seven

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But the reality is the Senators have plenty to offer if they do go to market. Dorion has his work cut out for him but he’s done well at previous deadlines. The club has 10 unrestricted free agents and while they won’t all be moved before the clock strikes zero, decisions have to be made on the likes of Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Dylan DeMelo, Mark Borowiecki and Ron Hainsey.

Senators GM Pierre Dorion says he’s doing plenty of talking with deadline approaching – Ottawa Sun

 


 

Last Jets Game

Jansen Harkins scored his first career NHL goal, Patrik Laine got his 20th and Andrew Copp had the eventual game winner as the Winnipeg Jets cruised early, looked shaky late and held on to a 4-2 win over the St Louis Blues.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets are 7-10-2 against the Sens since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
  • The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the eighth of which is this weekend…The Jets are 4-3-0 in the first and 3-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. They are also 6-2-1 in afternoon games this season, including 3-1-0 at home.
  • Winnipeg has scored in the first period in a season-high six consecutive games.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers empty net goal the other night in St. Louis put him tenth on the all-time franchise list for goal scoring. He now needs one goal to pass Evander Kane (109) for ninth place on that list.

What We’re Saying…

After going down with an injury against St. Louis, Luca Sbisa is officially listed as day-to-day. The good part is that the injury wasn’t more serious, the bad part is that just as players are returning from injury, others keep going down. It’s been a lousy year for injuries in Winnipeg and the defense looks different nearly every single night. If Sbisa isn’t able to play tomorrow, look for Anthony Bitetto to return to the lineup.

WTWF: Jets Kick Off Six Game Homestand Against Ottawa

 

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

Ottawa Senators Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Brady Tkachuk
BRADY TKACHUK

Rating: 74.1#38 LW

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU

Rating: 73.4#62 C

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Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

Rating: 71.1#91 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 72.85#30 FL1
Nick Paul
NICK PAUL

Rating: 71.5#93 LW

Chris Tierney
CHRIS TIERNEY

Rating: 70.9#132 C

Anthony Duclair
ANTHONY DUCLAIR

Rating: 73.3#54 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 71.88#28 FL2
Tyler Ennis
TYLER ENNIS

Rating: 73.6#46 LW

Artem Anisimov
ARTEM ANISIMOV

Rating: 70.9#130 C

Drake Batherson
DRAKE BATHERSON

Rating: 72.6#61 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.37#8 FL3
Filip Chlapik
FILIP CHLAPIK

Rating: 70.0#125 LW

Colin White
COLIN WHITE

Rating: 70.2#148 C

Scott Sabourin
SCOTT SABOURIN

Rating: 71.4#79 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.52#17 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Thomas Chabot
THOMAS CHABOT

Rating: 73.9#35 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

Rating: 71.7#76 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.79#27 DL1
Mark Borowiecki
MARK BOROWIECKI

Rating: 70.4#110 LD

Dylan DeMelo
DYLAN DEMELO

Rating: 72.2#67 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.30#30 DL2
Mike Reilly
MIKE REILLY

Rating: 73.0#54 LD

Nikita Zaitsev
NIKITA ZAITSEV

Rating: 71.1#87 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.06#16 DL3
GOALIES
Marcus Hogberg
MARCUS HOGBERG

Rating: 65.9#52 G1

Craig Anderson
CRAIG ANDERSON

Rating: 60.9#67 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.1#13 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 76.9#23 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.7#30 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.24#10 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.1#28 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 75.5#23 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 70.2#107 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.59#19 FL2
Jansen Harkins
JANSEN HARKINS
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.2#90 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.9#98 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.03#13 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 68.4#140 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.6#137 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 68.8#130 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.28#29 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.3#45 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 73.3#35 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.32#23 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.1#92 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 71.6#81 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.36#29 DL2
Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 69.7#116 LD

Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU
DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.72#27 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 71.1#11 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 64.2#60 G2