Time: 9:30 PM CST
Channel: TSN3, NBCSCA
For those of you not up to date on your Broadway musicals, the Winnipeg Jets (28-13-7) square off against the San Jose Sharks (26-14-6) in the rubber match of their three game season series. The home team has been victorious in each game this season, with the Sharks blanking the Jets 4-0 in San Jose before Winnipeg exacted revenge to a 4-1 tune in their own barn.
The Jets are coming off of a pair of wins in a back to back set after their bye week that saw them beat the Flames and Canucks on consecutive nights. The Jets are currently riding a streak of four games where they only score one goal in regulation time, but superior goaltending means they’ve gone 2-2-0 in those games.
This two game road trip will be the last time the boys ni polar night blue will need their luggage for a while, as following it comes a span of ten straight home games, with zero back-to-backs in there. I’m sure Connor Hellebuyck and his terrific numbers on home ice are smiling about that.
Adam Lowry will miss his seventh consecutive game, as he took the morning skate with a non-contact jersey.
San Jose are winner of five of their last six, including two straight in which they defeated Pittsburgh then Anaheim. Aaron Dell saved 64 of 67 shots in those contests as he fills in for the injured Martin Jones.
Will the Sharks outdance the Jets?
Will the WiFi be any good at the Jets’ hotel?
Tune in this evening! Same Jets time (9:30 PM CST), Same Jets channel (TSN 3)!
Winnipeg Jets: 28-13-7
Goals: Patrik Laine (21)
Assists: Blake Wheeler (40)
Points: Wheeler (54)
Goalie Stat Leaders:
Wins: Connor Hellebuyck (25)
Goals Against Average: Hellebuyck (2.29)
Save Percentage: Hellebuyck (.926)
Minutes: Hellebuyck (2,277)
Special Teams: PP 24.9% (2nd), PK 82.0% (13th)
San Jose Sharks: 26-14-6
Goals: Logan Couture (17)
Assists: Brent Burns (31)
Points: Burns (38)
Goalie Stat Leaders:
Wins: Martin Jones (14)
Goals Against Average: Aaron Dell (2.17)
Save Percentage: Aaron Dell (.929)
Minutes: Jones (1,723)
Special Teams: PP 22.7% (5th), PK 84.1% (3rd)
81 Kyle Connor/ 26 Blake Wheeler/ 29 Patrik Laine
85 Mathieu Perreault/ 18 Bryan Little/ 27 Nikolaj Ehlers
13 Brandon Tanev/ 9 Andrew Copp/ 40 Joel Armia
56 Marko Dano/ 15 Matt Hendricks/ 52 Jack Roslovic
44 Josh Morrissey/ 8 Jacob Trouba
5 Dmitry Kulikov/ 57 Tyler Myers
39 Toby Enstrom/ 33 Dustin Byfuglien
37 Connor Hellebuyck
Riding the pine: 34 Michael Hutchinson
Scratched: 7 Ben Chiarot, 48 Brendan Lemieux
Injured: 55 Mark Scheifele (ETA Mid-late February, upper body), 35 Steve Mason (out since January 12, concussion) 17 Adam Lowry (Missing his seventh game, upper body), 16 Shawn Matthias (upper body, out since January 13)
San Jose Sharks
28 Timo Meier -- 19 Joe Thornton -- 8 Joe Pavelski
48 Tomas Hertl -- 39 Logan Couture -- 62 Kevin Labanc
89 Mikkel Boedker -- 50 Chris Tierney -- 68 Melker Karlsson
23 Barclay Goodrow -- 42 Joel Ward -- 36 Jannik Hansen
44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- 61 Justin Braun
47 Joakin Ryan -- 88 Brent Burns
4 Brenden Dillon -- 74 Dylan DeMelo
STARTING GOALIE: 30 Aaron Dell
Riding the pine: 1 Troy Grosenick
Scratched: 72 Tim Heed
Injured: 31 Martin Jones (Injured January 20), 27 Joonas Donskoi (flu)