|27||WINNIPEG||-155||Ov 6,+100||-145||Ov 6,+100|
|28||ANAHEIM||+135||Un 6,-120||+125||Un 6,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||19-16-0||+2.4||19-16||+2.4||16-14||3.1||32.3||3.1||32.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||2-3||2.8||26.4||2.8||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||72||246||77||67||94||8||21||2248||10.9%||224||58||25.9%||408|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||35||107||29||29||45||4||9||1130||9.5%||111||22||19.8%||183|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||8||3||3||0||0||132||10.6%||14||4||28.6%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||213||62||72||75||4||9||2401||8.9%||220||46||20.9%||367|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||108||33||35||40||0||6||1152||9.4%||116||22||19.0%||184|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||5||4||0||1||138||10.1%||10||1||10.0%||25|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (All Games)||20||18||634||588||92.7%||0||13-5||+5||13-5-0||+5||9-9|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Road Games)||12||10||321||293||91.3%||0||7-3||+3.2||7-3-0||+3||5-5|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||86||79||91.9%||0||3-0||+3.5||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (All Games)||54||54||1759||1601||91.0%||2||30-24||-0.5||30-24-0||-1||27-20|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Road Games)||25||25||825||751||91.0%||2||12-13||-0.9||12-13-0||-2||11-9|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||109||90.8%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16-21-0||-9.1||16-21||-9.1||15-20||2.6||28.7||2.9||33.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-2||2.8||26.8||3.2||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||74||173||49||62||55||7||10||2052||8.4%||195||32||16.4%||289|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||37||98||32||33||28||5||6||1063||9.2%||94||14||14.9%||159|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||6||4||0||1||134||10.4%||10||2||20.0%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||227||70||79||69||9||16||2474||9.2%||243||51||21.0%||386|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||109||26||41||34||8||7||1233||8.8%||117||25||21.4%||186|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||7||3||6||0||0||166||9.6%||17||5||29.4%||30|
|KEVIN BOYLE (All Games)||5||4||139||129||92.8%||2||1-3||-1.9||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|KEVIN BOYLE (Home Games)||2||2||63||61||96.8%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|KEVIN BOYLE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||105||92.9%||2||1-3||-1.9||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||53||52||1680||1540||91.7%||1||22-30||-6.1||22-30-0||-5||19-30|
|JOHN GIBSON (Home Games)||28||27||891||816||91.6%||0||12-15||-6.1||12-15-0||-7||10-16|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||154||145||94.2%||0||4-0||+5.2||4-0-0||+5||2-2|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||19||11||406||357||87.9%||3||2-9||-7.6||2-9-0||-8||3-8|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||9||5||178||159||89.3%||1||2-3||-1.6||2-3-0||-2||1-4|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||4||2||65||55||84.6%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||17||14||485||444||91.5%||0||7-7||+1.6||7-7-0||0||6-7|
|RYAN MILLER (Home Games)||8||8||273||248||90.8%||0||3-5||-3.1||3-5-0||-3||5-2|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||93||86.9%||0||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-3||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.09, ANAHEIM 3.16|
|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|
|3/14/2019||BOSTON||4-3||W||0, -120||W||6 ov||O|
|3/16/2019||CALGARY||2-1||W||0, -135||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/18/2019||at LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, -160||W||6 un||U|
|3/20/2019||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/21/2019||at VEGAS|| |
|3/28/2019||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/22/2019||at CALGARY||1-2||L||0, +240||L||6 un||U|
|2/23/2019||at EDMONTON||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/25/2019||at VANCOUVER||0-4||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/27/2019||CHICAGO||3-4||L||0, +100||L||6 ov||O|
|3/1/2019||VEGAS||0-3||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/3/2019||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at ARIZONA||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||U|
|3/6/2019||ST LOUIS||4-5||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||O|
|3/8/2019||MONTREAL||8-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/10/2019||LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, -210||L||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2019||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2019||at ARIZONA||1-6||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||O|
|3/15/2019||at COLORADO||5-3||W||0, +175||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/17/2019||FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/22/2019||SAN JOSE|| |
|3/23/2019||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/26/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/29/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|3/30/2019||at EDMONTON|| |
|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.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (10th season, 13th NHL season).
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, D Andrej Sustr, C Brian Gibbons, RW Carter Rowney.
LOST: D Francois Beauchemin, D Kevin Bieksa, C Antoine Vermette, LW Jason Chimera, RW J.T. Brown, C Derek Grant.
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Patrick Eaves. The veteran forward signed a three-year contract to stay with the Ducks last summer but missed the entire ensuing season with what he thought was an autoimmune nervous disorder, only to learn it was post-viral syndrome. The heavily bearded goal-scorer won't be ready to play at the start of this season while recovering from his serious health scare and a more mundane shoulder surgery, but the Ducks are very hopeful he'll be back soon to provide some much-needed offensive punch.
OUTLOOK: The Ducks' run of five straight division titles ended last season, and the Sharks humiliated them in a first-round playoff sweep. Instead of shaking up the roster, Carlyle and Anaheim GM Bob Murray made no significant roster additions and decided to play a speedier style with their returning players and another influx of youth from the Ducks' remarkable farm system. The heavy, bullying squad that made two Western Conference finals in the past four years will join the rest of the NHL in trying to push the tempo. The Ducks have enough talent to try just about anything, but the speed of their adjustment and their overall health will determine whether they've missed the window to win a Stanley Cup with this core.
|Jets look to tame giant-killing Ducks in SoCal|
With the Winnipeg Jets having already shifted into late-season mode, it would seem as if the recently resurgent Anaheim Ducks will be unable to spring another surprise on a playoff-bound squad when the teams meet Wednesday in Southern California.
The Ducks are not officially eliminated from playoff contention, but that day is coming soon -- not that it has lessened their edge. It has done quite the opposite, in fact, with Anaheim going 6-3 over its last nine games.
Teams currently in the playoff picture, such as the Nashville Predators and Arizona Coyotes, have felt the recent bite of the prideful Ducks. And teams fighting to earn a wild-card berth -- the Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche (twice) -- have been turned away after entering in what seemed to be a chance to make some ground.
What none of those teams upended by the Ducks carried, though, was the first-place credentials of the Jets (43-25-4, 90 points) -- who have a three-point lead on the Predators in the Central Division standings.
A showdown between the Jets and Predators is set for Saturday at Winnipeg, leaving Wednesday's game at Anaheim and Thursday's matchup with the Golden Knights at Vegas as Winnipeg's chances to ramp up the intensity as the Jets currently ride a three-game winning streak, each win by one goal.
"I feel like this time of the year games start tightening up and scores are lower," Jets defenseman Tyler Myers recently told reporters. "You can tell it's starting to get into that playoff hockey even against teams that aren't necessarily in it anymore. It's a good style of play that we want to get used to going into April and going into the postseason."
Myers turned up the dial Monday at Los Angeles, going the length of the ice late in the second period to score what would end up being the game-winning goal in a 3-2 decision over the Kings.
Like the Ducks, the Jets have gone 6-3 over their last nine games. And on Wednesday they will be just two games removed from an impressive 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, the leaders in the entire Western Conference.
The Ducks certainly do not seem as if they will be afraid of the challenge. The season went sideways long ago with a 12-game losing streak that started in December, along with shorter losing runs of seven and five games since the start of the new year.
The last time the Jets and Ducks met was in early February, when the Ducks were in the midst of the seven-game skid. Winnipeg made Anaheim look every bit the struggling team, earning a 9-3 victory. A week later, Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle was fired.
Under interim coach Bob Murray, the Ducks are in the midst of an offensive revival, scoring 3.6 goals per game over their last eight contests. It still is not as much as the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning have scored per game this season, but far better than the anemic results previously posted by the Ducks, who only recently have emerged from their spot as the worst-scoring team in the league.
"I think we've been playing pretty good throughout the last few weeks and even in the games where we have had some ups and downs" Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg told reporters. "... We have been playing pretty good lately and we're feeling pretty good about ourselves."
For the Ducks, center Ryan Kesler (hip), defenseman Brendan Guhle (undisclosed) and goaltender Chad Johnson (head) are day-to-day. For the Jets, defensemen Dustin Byfuglien (ankle) and Joe Morrow (lower body) are day-to-day.
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 9/19/2019 1:36:04 AM EST|