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JN Flight Plan #60: Chicago Blackhawks @ Winnipeg Jets

Didn’t we just do this a week ago?

Sure enough, a week after the Jets welcomed the Chicago Blackhawks into BMTS and survived a weak start to beat the Hawks 5-2, the Jets will look to do the same thing tonight but perhaps without the sluggish start. The Hawks have had a very strange road trip through Western Canada as they stumbled in Winnipeg, looked flat in a loss against Edmonton, had a great effort doing everything but actually scoring in Vancouver and then not having as good a game in Calgary but being bailed out by shoddy Flames goaltending.

Chicago Blackhawks (26-24-8 / 7th Central)
@
Winnipeg Jets (29-25-5 / 4th Central)

Feb 16, 2020 – Puck drop: 6:30 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ CGY 8-4 W Last Game vs SJS 3-2 L
1-3-1 (1 W) Last 5 Games  3-2-0 (2 L)
Patrick Kane- 26 Goal Leader Kyle Connor – 29
Patrick Kane – 46 Assist Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 36
Patrick Kane – 72 Points Leader KYLE CONNOR – 60
14.29% (30th) The Power Play 19.44% (17th)
81.87% (10th) The Penalty Kill 75.33% (27th)
Corey Crawford
(10-15-3 / .911 SV%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(24-18-5 / .919 SV%)
L @ VAN (17-19 / .895 SV%) Last Goalie Start L vs CHI (32-35 / .914 SV%)
14-12-4 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 14-14-3 AT HOME

Last Blackhawks Game

The game was tied 2-2 after the first period of play, but then David Rittich and the Calgary Flames sprung a leak and the Chicago Blackhawks were able to put up four goals in the second period and coast to an 8-4 win over the Flames on Saturday night.

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Fun Hawks Facts…

  • The fun part of scoring eight goals in a game? Almost everyone gets a point! Thirteen Blackhawks players recorded a point in their win Saturday over the Flames including five players with two or more points.
  • Jonathan Toews’ goal 30 seconds into last night’s game was the fifth time the Blackhawks scored in the first minute of a game this season – they also did it to the Jets a week ago – They are tied for the NHL lead for most goals by a team in the first minute of the game.
  • Patrick Kane (626) recorded two assists on Feb. 11 to pass Phil Housley (625) for the most assists ever recorded by a US-born player within their first 13 career NHL seasons.
  • Duncan Keith is on the verge of a bunch of milestones. He’s one goal away from 100 for his NHL career, 1 assist away from 500 career helpers and 2 points for 600 career points.

 

What They’re Saying…

You may have been surprised when you woke up and saw the Hawks score from last night (because I’m fairly confident you weren’t staying up late to see it–only losers like myself, Sam, Matt, and about four other cretins would actually spend a Saturday night that way). And you probably thought, wow, maybe some shaky defense but that’s a dominant offensive performance. The thing is, though, it wasn’t. The score doesn’t really reflect the game itself, but please understand I’m not complaining. I’m just scratching my head, and have been for over 12 hours now. I suppose that after getting shut out on a bazillion shots by Vancouver, a correction was due and boy did it happen. But it didn’t inspire the confidence that you would think an 8-goal performance would.

Game #58: Hawks 8, Flames 4 – Gotta Put The Hard Times On Poor Choices, Gotta Put The Good Ones On Luck – Faxes From Uncle Dale

 


 

Last Jets Game

The Jets had an outstanding effort – for about a minute in the second period and then six entire minutes in the third period. Otherwise is was a surprisingly poor effort from the local side as they fell 3-2 to the San Jose Sharks.

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Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets are 8-3-0 in their past 11 games against the Blackhawks. Winnipeg has also outshot Chicago in each of the past six meetings.
  • The Jets loss on Friday was the first time this season in 20 games that they lost when leading after the second period. They are now 19-1-0 this season when leading after the second period.
  • Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist on Friday to reach 39 points (13G, 26A) in his past 36 games. He hasn’t gone consecutive games without a point since Nov. 19-21. Blake leads the Jets in scoring against the Blackhawks with 30 points (10G, 20A) in 36 career games.

What We’re Saying…

The Winnipeg Jets found it tough to score against San Jose on Friday night and one of the reasons was due to the lack of shots. Winnipeg was severely out-shot throughout the night, especially at five on five, with most of their opportunities coming with the man-advantage. The Jets will need to get many more pucks towards the net tonight if they want a chance to win.

WTWF: Jets Need to Get Back in the Win Column

 

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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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Chicago Blackhawks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Dominik Kubalik
DOMINIK KUBALIK

Rating: 74.5#37 LW

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Jonathan Toews
JONATHAN TOEWS

Rating: 76.9#19 C

Drake Caggiula
DRAKE CAGGIULA

Rating: 71.1#100 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.13#25 FL1
Brandon Saad
BRANDON SAAD

Rating: 73.8#41 LW

Ryan Carpenter
RYAN CARPENTER

Rating: 69.7#147 C

Patrick Kane
PATRICK KANE

Rating: 80.1#4 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.55#9 FL2
Alex DeBrincat
ALEX DEBRINCAT

Rating: 73.7#44 LW

Kirby Dach
KIRBY DACH

Rating: 71.5#101 C

Dylan Strome
DYLAN STROME

Rating: 73.3#47 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.85#4 FL3
Matthew Highmore
MATTHEW HIGHMORE

Rating: 71.4#91 LW

David Kampf
DAVID KAMPF

Rating: 69.4#150 C

Alex Nylander
ALEX NYLANDER

Rating: 70.9#103 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.59#15 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Duncan Keith
DUNCAN KEITH

Rating: 72.9#57 LD

Adam Boqvist
ADAM BOQVIST

Rating: 72.8#55 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.80#21 DL1
Erik Gustafsson
ERIK GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 74.1#32 LD

Connor Murphy
CONNOR MURPHY

Rating: 73.1#41 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.59#18 DL2
Slater Koekkoek
SLATER KOEKKOEK

Rating: 70.8#103 LD

Olli Maatta
OLLI MAATTA

Rating: 72.3#65 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.53#17 DL3
GOALIES
Corey Crawford
COREY CRAWFORD

Rating: 69.7#19 G1

Robin Lehner
ROBIN LEHNER

Rating: 73.6#6 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

One thing to keep in mind for lines from the Jets tonight is that Paul Maurice has promised a bit (well maybe more than a bit) of a shakeup…

 

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 78.5#7 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 76.3#24 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 75.5#23 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.78#11 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.5#25 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 75.6#30 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 69.9#124 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.66#14 FL2
Jansen Harkins
JANSEN HARKINS
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 74.1#46 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 72.0#79 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.03#3 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 67.9#139 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.6#122 C

Andrei Chibisov
ANDREI CHIBISOV
FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.26#28 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.5#47 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 74.2#28 RD

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

Rating: 71.0#100 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 70.9#90 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 70.97#29 DL2
Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 72.1#74 LD

Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.2#83 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.64#16 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 70.9#13 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 64.1#57 G2