|53||BUFFALO||+190||Ov 6,-125||+175||Ov 6,-115|
|54||WINNIPEG||-230||Un 6,+105||-210||Un 6,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-5-0||+0.2||4-5||+0.2||5-3||3.0||33.7||3.2||31.1|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||3-2||4.4||33.6||2.8||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||55||16||19||18||2||4||580||9.5%||62||11||17.7%||97|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||27||8||7||11||1||2||303||8.9%||35||5||14.3%||48|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||22||8||6||6||2||1||168||13.1%||13||1||7.7%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||53||15||19||17||2||5||575||9.2%||55||10||18.2%||88|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||29||9||11||8||1||4||280||10.4%||32||7||21.9%||49|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||8||3||0||1||157||8.9%||12||0||0.0%||24|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||14||13||416||381||91.6%||0||6-7||-0.8||6-7-0||-1||6-6|
|CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)||6||5||151||137||90.7%||0||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||2-2|
|CARTER HUTTON(vs. Non-Conference)||7||7||238||216||90.8%||0||3-4||-0.5||3-4-0||-1||5-2|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||95||89||93.7%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|LINUS ULLMARK (All Games)||5||5||154||141||91.6%||0||4-1||+4.2||4-1-0||+4||4-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Road Games)||4||4||125||114||91.2%||0||3-1||+3.2||3-1-0||+3||3-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||56||55||98.2%||0||2-0||+3||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||105||89.0%||0||3-1||+2.8||3-1-0||+3||4-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-3-0||+3.3||8-3||+3.3||5-5||3.6||31.6||2.5||32.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.6||4-1||+2.6||2-2||3.8||29.2||2.2||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||54||16||12||25||1||5||535||10.1%||50||17||34.0%||87|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11||40||13||8||18||1||4||348||11.5%||30||12||40.0%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||7||5||7||0||3||146||13.0%||15||6||40.0%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||43||12||11||19||1||0||564||7.6%||61||11||18.0%||71|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||28||9||7||11||1||0||360||7.8%||32||6||18.7%||45|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||3||5||3||0||0||158||7.0%||20||4||20.0%||20|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (All Games)||3||3||116||111||95.7%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Home Games)||2||2||88||84||95.5%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||71||69||97.2%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Last 4 Games)||3||3||116||111||95.7%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (All Games)||14||14||448||410||91.5%||1||8-6||+0.1||8-6-0||+1||4-7|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Home Games)||9||9||272||248||91.2%||0||6-3||+1.3||6-3-0||+2||4-4|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||198||182||91.9%||0||3-3||-0.7||3-3-0||0||1-4|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||111||92.5%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BUFFALO 2.92, WINNIPEG 3.24|
|10/20/2018||at LOS ANGELES||5-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/21/2018||at ANAHEIM||4-2||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/25/2018||MONTREAL||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/27/2018||at COLUMBUS||4-5||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/30/2018||CALGARY||1-2||L||0, -120||L||6 ev||U|
|11/1/2018||at OTTAWA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||6 ev||P|
|11/3/2018||OTTAWA||9-2||W||0, -175||W||6.5 ev||O|
|11/4/2018||at NY RANGERS||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/8/2018||at MONTREAL||6-5||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/10/2018||VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, -170||W||6 ov||O|
|11/13/2018||TAMPA BAY||2-1||W||0, +105||W||6 ov||U|
|11/16/2018||at WINNIPEG|| |
|11/17/2018||at MINNESOTA|| |
|11/19/2018||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|11/24/2018||at DETROIT|| |
|11/27/2018||SAN JOSE|| |
|10/20/2018||ARIZONA||5-3||W||0, -200||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/22/2018||ST LOUIS||5-4||W||0, -155||W||6 un||O|
|10/24/2018||TORONTO||2-4||L||0, -135||L||6.5 ov||U|
|10/26/2018||at DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -165||W||6 ev||U|
|10/27/2018||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, +120||L||6.5 un||U|
|11/1/2018||vs FLORIDA||4-2||W||0, -135||W||6.5 un||U|
|11/2/2018||FLORIDA||2-4||L||0, -135||L||6 un||P|
|11/9/2018||COLORADO||5-2||W||0, -180||W||6 un||O|
|11/11/2018||NEW JERSEY||5-2||W||0, -185||W||6 un||O|
|11/14/2018||WASHINGTON||3-1||W||0, -185||W||6 ov||U|
|11/19/2018||at VANCOUVER|| |
|11/21/2018||at CALGARY|| |
|11/23/2018||at MINNESOTA|| |
|11/24/2018||at ST LOUIS|| |
|BUFFALO: LAST SEASON: 25-45-12, 62 points. Finished last in NHL standings for third time in five years.
COACH: Phil Housley (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: LW Jeff Skinner, LW Conor Sheary, C Tage Thompson, C Patrik Berglund, C Vladimir Sobotka, rookie D Rasmus Dahlin, D Matt Hunwick, D Lawrence Pilut, G Carter Hutton.
LOST: C Ryan O'Reilly, G Robin Lehner, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Victor Antipin, D Josh Gorges, C Jordan Nolan, G Chad Johnson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: All eyes will be on Dahlin, the 18-year-old Swedish-born smooth-skating, play-making defenseman selected with the first pick in the draft. Dahlin has such potential, Hockey Hall of Fame
COACH and nine-time Stanley Cup-winner Scotty Bowman says the youngster has the potential to become the best defenseman in Sabres history. Dahlin has already roused a fan base, which jammed the Sabres 1,800-seat practice facility to see him perform during the team's rookie camp in June and a four-team prospects tournament earlier this month.
OUTLOOK: The Sabres can't get much worse than the over-priced and under-achieving squad that won three straight games just once, and endured losing streaks of four or more games seven times last season. Things became so grim, O'Reilly in April revealed he
LOST his passion for playing at times, and a losing mentality crept into the locker room. O'Reilly was traded to St. Louis in one of numerous moves GM Jason Botterill made to overhaul a roster that will feature anywhere between nine and 12 players not in the season-opening lineup a year ago. The question is how long it will take for the newcomers to find chemistry.
|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.
|Soaring Jets host Sabres|
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- To be the best you've got to beat the best.
By that logic, the Winnipeg Jets took a significant step towards their goal of hoisting the Stanley Cup next spring by beating last season's champs, the Washington Capitals, 3-1 Wednesday night at Bell MTS Place.
It wasn't a Rebrandt by any means -- it can't be when you have two shots on goal in the first period, one of which came from your own zone and was practically moving backwards when it was gently brushed aside by the goalie -- but the Jets got stronger as the game wore on and did a good job of neutralizing sniper Alex Ovechkin and keeping virtually all of his teammates' rushes to the outside of the rink.
Defenseman Josh Morrissey was his usual tower of strength in shutting down the high-octane Capitals attack but his body slam of forward T.J. Oshie late in the third period left his participation in Friday's game against the Buffalo Sabres in doubt. The two got tangled up battling for the puck and it appeared the Jets rearguard could just as easily have ended up on the bottom. No penalty was assessed on the play.
He had a phone hearing with the league on Thursday afternoon and avoided a suspension but was handed a fine of nearly $8,500.
Jets coach Paul Maurice continues to play around with his forward units but it looks as if right winger Patrik Laine -- who has spent time on all four lines over the past couple of weeks -- has found a place on the second line. For now.
"It's not about one player or one line. There are different skills sets with each player and different levels of experience and that has to get balanced out. We want the speed balanced out, too, that's important for each line. We've moved him around an awful lot. It's all about balance and trying to give players the chance to play their best game," he said after practice on Thursday morning.
The Jets have won three straight games since returning from the Global Series in Helsinki to improve to 11-5-1.
The Sabres (10-6-2) are riding a three-game winning streak of their own, including Tuesday's 2-1 victory over perennial powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning, and a pair of come-from-behind wins over the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks. "They've been one of the top teams over the last few years," Zach Bogosian, a former Jets defenseman, said at a post-practice scrum on Thursday. "I thought we probably didn't play our best game, but we found a way to win. That's the important thing. Moving forward, we know we can close out games like that."
Jets backup goalie Laurent Brossoit will start for the first time in seven games against the Sabres. He's 3-0 with a goals-against average of 1.68 and a save percentage of .957. Across the ice in the opposing crease, it's expected starter Carter Hutton will get the call for the Sabres. He has a record of 4-4-1 and a .993 save percentage in 10 career games against the Jets.
|Last Updated: 12/14/2018 9:23:17 AM EST|