|11||BOSTON||+100||Ov 6,-120||+100||Ov 6,-120|
|12||WINNIPEG||-120||Un 6,+100||-120||Un 6,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15-18-0||-4.8||15-18||-4.8||11-21||2.5||32.0||2.8||31.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||3-2||3.4||33.8||3.8||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||211||55||73||73||10||12||2293||9.2%||221||58||26.2%||361|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||33||82||25||30||23||4||4||1056||7.8%||101||21||20.8%||135|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||1||8||7||1||0||169||10.1%||16||3||18.7%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||180||46||64||61||9||13||2114||8.5%||214||40||18.7%||293|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||93||26||35||26||6||7||1047||8.9%||107||22||20.6%||153|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||6||7||6||0||2||153||12.4%||22||4||18.2%||33|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||35||32||1023||945||92.4%||3||18-14||-1.2||18-14-0||-2||12-18|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||18||16||526||484||92.0%||2||6-10||-5.4||6-10-0||-7||5-11|
|JAROSLAV HALAK(vs. Non-Conference)||16||16||463||429||92.7%||1||10-6||+1.2||10-6-0||0||5-11|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||103||95||92.2%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||39||38||1081||992||91.8%||3||24-14||+3.3||24-14-0||+3||15-22|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||17||17||516||472||91.5%||1||9-8||+0.5||9-8-0||+1||6-10|
|TUUKKA RASK(vs. Non-Conference)||13||12||376||345||91.8%||2||9-3||+6.1||9-3-0||+6||7-4|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||88||78||88.6%||1||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22-13-0||+0.1||22-13||+0.1||19-14||3.8||30.7||2.9||33.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.7||2-3||-0.7||4-1||4.0||29.2||3.2||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||69||237||72||65||92||8||21||2175||10.9%||217||55||25.3%||395|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||35||133||45||37||47||4||12||1073||12.4%||107||34||31.8%||216|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||9||3||8||0||1||146||13.7%||15||4||26.7%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||207||60||69||74||4||9||2317||8.9%||214||45||21.0%||356|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||101||28||35||34||4||3||1182||8.5%||100||24||24.0%||176|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||5||6||0||1||163||9.8%||15||3||20.0%||30|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (All Games)||19||17||617||573||92.9%||0||12-5||+4||12-5-0||+4||9-8|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Home Games)||8||8||313||295||94.2%||0||6-2||+1.7||6-2-0||+2||4-4|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT(vs. Non-Conference)||10||9||312||290||92.9%||0||5-4||-1.8||5-4-0||-2||4-5|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||92||84||91.3%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+2||2-1|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (All Games)||52||52||1692||1538||90.9%||2||28-24||-2.5||28-24-0||-3||26-19|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Home Games)||27||27||867||787||90.8%||0||16-11||-1.6||16-11-0||0||15-10|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK(vs. Non-Conference)||20||20||682||627||91.9%||1||12-8||+3.3||12-8-0||+4||11-8|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||118||90.1%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.09, WINNIPEG 3.09|
|2/15/2019||at ANAHEIM||3-0||W||0, -190||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/16/2019||at LOS ANGELES||4-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/18/2019||at SAN JOSE||6-5||W||0, +125||W||6 un||O|
|2/20/2019||at VEGAS||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2019||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/26/2019||SAN JOSE||4-1||W||0, +100||W||6.5 ov||U|
|2/28/2019||TAMPA BAY||4-1||W||0, -125||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/2/2019||NEW JERSEY||1-0||W||0, -375||W||6 un||U|
|3/5/2019||CAROLINA||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2019||FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -215||W||6 un||O|
|3/9/2019||OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -450||W||6 ov||U|
|3/10/2019||at PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +100||L||6.5 un||U|
|3/12/2019||at COLUMBUS||4-7||L||0, -115||L||6 un||O|
|3/14/2019||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/19/2019||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/21/2019||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/23/2019||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/25/2019||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/16/2019||OTTAWA||3-4||L||0, -230||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/20/2019||at COLORADO||1-7||L||0, -115||L||6.5 un||O|
|2/22/2019||at VEGAS||6-3||W||0, +140||W||6 ev||O|
|2/24/2019||at ARIZONA||1-4||L||0, -125||L||6 ev||U|
|2/26/2019||MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -155||L||6 ov||U|
|3/1/2019||NASHVILLE||5-3||W||0, +100||W||6 ov||O|
|3/3/2019||at COLUMBUS||5-2||W||0, +120||W||6.5 un||O|
|3/5/2019||at TAMPA BAY||2-5||L||0, +175||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/8/2019||at CAROLINA||8-1||W||0, +150||W||6.5 ev||O|
|3/10/2019||at WASHINGTON||1-3||L||0, +130||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/12/2019||SAN JOSE||4-5||L||0, -135||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/18/2019||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/20/2019||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/21/2019||at VEGAS|| |
|BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
PLAYER TO WATCH: Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins No. 1 center had 63 points in 64 games last season but, at 32, he had offseason groin surgery and back spasms have kept him off the ice for part of training camp. Boston's top line of Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored a total of 208 points in the regular season and 53 more in 12 playoff games.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are poised for another strong regular-season run behind the core of Zdeno Chara, Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask. Last year, they advanced in the playoffs for the first time since 2014, but they'll have to get further for this year to be a success.
|WINNIPEG: LAST SEASON: 52-20-10, 114 points. Finished second in Central Division. |
LOST to Vegas Golden Knights in Western Conference final.
COACH: Paul Maurice (Sixth season, 21st NHL season)
ADDED: G Laurent Brossoit
LOST: C Paul Stastny, F Matt Hendricks, F Joel Armia, G Steve Mason
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Patrik Laine. The Finnish phenom's 44 goals were second in the NHL last season to Alex Ovechkin' 49, and he's only 20 years old. Maurice thinks Laine's game is becoming more mature and well-rounded, and it has to be to carry the Jets back to title-contending status. Laine also could score 40-plus goals again because his shot is just that wicked.
OUTLOOK: Winnipeg has been on the rise in recent seasons and should be even better after its playoff run ended in the West final in five games. With Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien still in their primes, and Laine, Nikolai Ehlers, Joshua Morrissey and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck still improving, the Jets are among the favorites to come out of the West ' if they can get past Nashville again.
|Jets, Bruins both ride 2-game skids into clash|
Two teams looking to avoid three-game losing streaks square off on Thursday when the Boston Bruins visit the Winnipeg Jets.
For the Bruins, their back-to-back regulation losses come on the heels of a 15-0-4 run after the NHL All-Star break. Perhaps some regression was inevitable, as Boston dropped a 7-4 result in Columbus on Tuesday that ranked as one of the team's lesser performances of the season.
"We had a streak where we won games and we were playing well, but I don't know if we took that for granted how much work goes into winning in this league every night, no matter who you're playing," center David Backes said.
Winnipeg is trying to rebound from a different kind of tough loss, as the Sharks beat them 5-4 on Tuesday with a Joe Pavelski goal with less than five seconds remaining in regulation time.
Jets coach Paul Maurice took his team's forecheck as one positive from the game, as three of Winnipeg's four goals were scored after creating pressure in San Jose's end of the rink.
"It's a tough play to defend. We get the pucks to the right places and we've got good sticks, good tips on the puck," Maurice told the media. "If you watch the playoff teams that are playing now, so much of those pucks going into the net are going in exactly like that. It's volume to the net with traffic and you fight hard to get a stick on it."
Beyond the current two-game losing streak, the Jets are only 6-9-2 over their last 17 games. Winnipeg (40-25-4, 84 points) is still a point ahead of Nashville for first place in the Central Division, as the Predators have also been struggling in recent weeks.
This has opened the door, however, for some congestion within the Central standings. The Jets are now battling not only Nashville, but the Blues have pulled within five points of first place, with the Stars and Wild not far behind.
Thursday's game represents a chance for the Jets to get back on track in their own building. Winnipeg is just 2-3-2 in its last seven home games.
Boston (42-19-9, 93 points) has a comfortable hold on an Atlantic Division playoff spot, and the Bruins are trying to fend off the Maple Leafs for second place.
Jaroslav Halak will start in net against Winnipeg. Halak has won five of his last six starts, posting a .945 save percentage over his last seven outings. That includes stopping nine of 10 shots in the Columbus game, as Halak made a relief appearance after starter Tuukka Rask was pulled.
After allowing five Sharks goals, Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck is now 2-5-0 with an .894 save percentage over his last eight outings. This slump has opened the door for backup Laurent Brossoit to start five of Winnipeg's last 11 games, and Brossoit could very well get the call again on Thursday.
Brad Marchand recorded two goals and an assist on Tuesday to extend his points streak to eight games. Marchand has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) over the course of that streak.
Winnipeg defeated Boston in a 4-3 shootout win at home Jan. 29, in the season's only other meeting between the two clubs.
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 3/20/2019 8:43:32 PM EST|