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JN Flight Plan #59: San Jose Sharks @ Winnipeg Jets

Entering tonight’s contest, the @Winnipeg Jets will look to complete their season sweep of the @San Jose Sharks. Earlier this season, the Jets won both of their previous meetings against the Sharks, including their dominating 5-1 victory coming back on Nov. 27.

For San Jose, their squad enters this game having lost six of their last nine games. In addition, the Sharks have also allowed three goals or more in seven of their previous nine matchups. So, this showdown should provide the Jets with a great opportunity to improve off their one-goal performance from Tuesday night.

San Jose Sharks (24-28-4 / 7th Pacific)
@
Winnipeg Jets (29-24-5 / 4th Central)

Feb 14, 2020 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

VS CGY 6-2 L LAST GAME VS NYR 4-1 L
2-3-0 (1 L) LAST 5 GAMES  3-1-1 (1 L)
@EVANDER KANE – 21 GOAL LEADER Kyle Connor – 28
@ERIK KARLSSON – 34 ASSIST LEADER Mark Scheifele – 36
ERIK KARLSSON – 40 POINTS LEADER CONNOR / SCHEIFELE – 59
16.8% (T-23RD) THE POWER PLAY 19.30% (13TH)
85.60% (1ST) THE PENALTY KILL 74.8% (29TH)
@AARON DELL  (11-11-2 / .909 SV%) STARTING GOALIE @CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
(24-17-5 / .919 SV%)
L VS CGY (31-37/ .838 SV%) LAST GOALIE START L VS NYR (28-32 / .875 SV%)
10-14-3 ON ROAD ROAD V HOME RECORD 14-13-3 AT HOME

Last Sharks Game

Following a fast-paced opening period, the @Calgary Flames entered the second period carrying a 3-1 lead. Despite @Brent Burns’ goal early in the middle frame, the Flames were able to restore their two-goal lead after @Mark Jankowski scored his third goal of the year. During the third period, Calgary extended their lead to 6-2 before the final buzzer sounded to end the game.

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Fun Sharks Facts…

  • In the four seasons (including current one) since San Jose lost in the Stanley Cup Final against the @Pittsburgh Penguins, they generated the best penalty kill net rate percentage (86.4%) and the second-highest conversion rate (82.8%) on the penalty kill throughout the entire league.
  • So far this season, the Sharks have recorded the third-most number of losses (22) when they’re the first team to trail in a game.
  • MILESTONE WATCH: Already in his fourth season in the NHL, forward @Timo Meier is slated to play his 250th career game later tonight.

What They’re Saying…

This season started in San Jose with Stanley Cup expectations as the team tried to make another run at a championship. The Sharks now find themselves with the second-worst record in the Western Conference, one of the worst records in the entire league, and almost zero chance of making the playoffs this season. They are not going to tear everything down, but some changes will be made.

NBC Sports – 2020 Trade Deadline Approach for San Jose

While the shot clock doesn’t always correlate to a team’s effort or even the end result, you can definitely see the Sharks have adopted more of that shoot-first mentality under Boughner. Over the last seven weeks, they’re averaging around six more shots on net per game than they did in October and November.

NBC Sports – Adjustments Made Under New HC Bob Boughner

Last Jets Game

Instead of reminding all of us of Winnipeg’s poor performance back on Tuesday, let’s keep this recap as short as possible. After allowing four unanswered goals through the first 42 minutes of the game, forward Nikolaj Ehlers captured the only goal for the Jets during their 4-1 defeat against the @New York Rangers.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Under head coach Paul Maurice, the Jets are tied for the tenth-most wins (264) since he took over on Jan. 13, 2014. With a win tonight, Winnipeg would move into a tie with the @New York Islanders for the ninth-most wins during that span.
  • Through 58 games this season, the Jets are tied for the fewest number of wins (1) by two goals among all 31 teams in the league.
  • MILESTONE WATCH: Forward Nikolaj Ehlers enters this game just one assist shy of passing @Marc Savard for the eleventh-most in Thrashers/Jets franchise history.

What We’re Saying…

No one could accuse the Jets of not getting shots on goal during their loss to the Rangers as they actually out-shot New York 44-32. The problem was the Jets got away from driving to the net and only ended up with six even strength high danger scoring chances for, but nine against. The Jets generally give up more of those than they get most nights, but during their five-game point streak, it had felt like the Jets were at least getting to the opposing goals with a little more frequency.

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WTWF: Jets Look For Better Offense As Sharks Swim Into Town

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.

San Jose Sharks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Evander Kane
EVANDER KANE

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Rating: 74.9#32 LW

Barclay Goodrow
BARCLAY GOODROW

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Rating: 71.0#125 C

Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 72.2#71 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 72.69#30 FL1
Timo Meier
TIMO MEIER

Rating: 76.5#13 LW

Joe Thornton
JOE THORNTON

Rating: 71.8#97 C

Kevin Labanc
KEVIN LABANC

Rating: 74.0#36 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.12#13 FL2
Melker Karlsson
MELKER KARLSSON

Rating: 69.5#129 LW

Alexander True
ALEXANDER TRUE

Rating: 73.5#55 C

Stefan Noesen
STEFAN NOESEN

Rating: 71.4#90 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.45#20 FL3
Marcus Sorensen
MARCUS SORENSEN

Rating: 70.1#119 LW

Maxim Letunov
MAXIM LETUNOV

Rating: 73.6#51 C

Dylan Gambrell
DYLAN GAMBRELL

Rating: 70.1#123 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.28#7 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Brenden Dillon
BRENDEN DILLON

Rating: 71.8#74 LD

Brent Burns
BRENT BURNS

Rating: 76.8#12 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.34#13 DL1
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC

Rating: 72.2#67 LD

Erik Karlsson
ERIK KARLSSON

Rating: 76.3#14 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.28#8 DL2
Radim Simek
RADIM SIMEK

Rating: 70.3#107 LD

Mario Ferraro
MARIO FERRARO

Rating: 70.5#104 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.41#27 DL3

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 79.0#6 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 76.9#19 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 75.8#20 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.23#8 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.1#30 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 76.0#29 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 69.8#127 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.62#18 FL2
Jansen Harkins
JANSEN HARKINS
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 74.3#43 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 72.7#65 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.46#1 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 67.8#140 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.6#134 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 67.8#143 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 68.74#30 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.5#44 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 74.2#30 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.86#15 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 71.1#89 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 71.6#82 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.37#28 DL2
Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 70.0#109 LD

Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.1#95 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.54#26 DL3