|27||DETROIT||+205||Ov 6.5,-110||+180||Ov 6.5,-105|
|28||WINNIPEG||-245||Un 6.5,-110||-215||Un 6.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-13-0||+0.7||7-13||+0.7||13-7||2.7||29.9||3.8||35.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.5||1-4||-2.5||3-2||2.8||29.6||3.6||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||45||126||35||39||44||8||7||1295||9.7%||117||20||17.1%||200|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||20||55||16||14||21||4||4||599||9.2%||50||12||24.0%||91|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||5||2||1||0||148||9.5%||13||1||7.7%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||154||34||59||54||7||14||1522||10.1%||148||32||21.6%||256|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||76||18||28||27||3||5||701||10.8%||70||11||15.7%||128|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||2||9||6||1||2||151||11.9%||17||2||11.8%||30|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||18||16||556||496||89.2%||0||5-11||-1.4||5-11-0||-1||9-6|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)||13||12||422||375||88.9%||0||4-8||+0.2||4-8-0||+1||8-4|
|JONATHAN BERNIER(vs. Non-Conference)||5||5||166||151||91.0%||0||1-4||-2.6||1-4-0||-3||3-1|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||138||124||89.9%||0||1-3||-1||1-3-0||-1||2-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||30||29||957||877||91.6%||0||11-18||-4.2||11-18-0||-3||14-14|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||9||8||276||252||91.3%||0||3-5||+0.5||3-5-0||+1||5-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD(vs. Non-Conference)||8||8||277||259||93.5%||0||5-3||+2.6||5-3-0||+3||4-4|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||110||89.4%||0||1-3||-1.5||1-3-0||-1||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15-8-0||+1.3||15-8||+1.3||12-9||3.8||31.5||2.8||32.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-2||3.6||29.6||3.0||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||148||40||44||58||6||12||1384||10.7%||133||38||28.6%||246|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||87||26||25||33||3||7||725||12.0%||68||26||38.2%||142|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||2||8||8||0||2||148||12.2%||14||4||28.6%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||123||38||39||44||2||7||1385||8.9%||126||25||19.8%||202|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||64||17||23||22||2||3||747||8.6%||60||13||21.7%||107|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||5||7||3||0||1||147||10.2%||14||5||35.7%||28|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (All Games)||10||9||342||321||93.9%||0||8-1||+6||8-1-0||+6||5-4|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Home Games)||4||4||155||147||94.8%||0||3-1||+1||3-1-0||+1||2-2|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||142||136||95.8%||0||3-1||+1||3-1-0||+1||1-3|
|LAURENT BROSSOIT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||151||142||94.0%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||3-1|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (All Games)||34||34||1037||942||90.8%||2||19-15||-1.5||19-15-0||-1||15-14|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Home Games)||19||19||590||537||91.0%||0||12-7||+0.3||12-7-0||+2||10-7|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK(vs. Non-Conference)||12||12||391||359||91.8%||1||7-5||+0.8||7-5-0||+2||5-6|
|CONNOR HELLEBUYCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||111||91.0%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.18, WINNIPEG 3.07|
|12/15/2018||at NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, +200||L||6 un||O|
|12/18/2018||at PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, +160||L||6.5 un||U|
|12/20/2018||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +200||W||6 un||U|
|12/22/2018||FLORIDA||1-2||L||0, +135||L||6 un||U|
|12/23/2018||at TORONTO||4-5||L||0, +260||L||6.5 ov||O|
|12/27/2018||at PITTSBURGH||2-5||L||0, +230||L||6.5 un||O|
|12/29/2018||at DALLAS||1-5||L||0, +195||L||5.5 ev||O|
|12/31/2018||FLORIDA||3-4||L||0, +105||L||6 ov||O|
|1/2/2019||CALGARY||3-5||L||0, +160||L||6 un||O|
|1/4/2019||NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/6/2019||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +140||L||6 ev||U|
|1/8/2019||MONTREAL||2-3||L||0, -110||L||6 un||U|
|1/11/2019||at WINNIPEG|| |
|1/12/2019||at MINNESOTA|| |
|1/18/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|1/20/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|1/22/2019||at EDMONTON|| |
|12/16/2018||TAMPA BAY||5-4||W||0, -105||W||6.5 ov||O|
|12/18/2018||at LOS ANGELES||1-4||L||0, -160||L||6 un||U|
|12/20/2018||at SAN JOSE||5-3||W||0, +110||W||6.5 un||O|
|12/22/2018||at VANCOUVER||1-0||W||0, -145||W||6.5 ov||U|
|12/27/2018||CALGARY||1-4||L||0, -150||L||6.5 un||U|
|12/29/2018||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -175||L||6 ov||U|
|12/31/2018||at EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, -135||W||6.5 un||O|
|1/4/2019||at PITTSBURGH||0-4||L||0, +125||L||6.5 ov||U|
|1/6/2019||DALLAS||5-1||W||0, -160||W||6 un||P|
|1/8/2019||COLORADO||7-4||W||0, -160||W||6.5 un||O|
|1/10/2019||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +100||L||6 un||U|
|1/17/2019||at NASHVILLE|| |
|1/19/2019||at DALLAS|| |
|DETROIT: LAST SEASON: 30-39-13, 73 points. Fifth place in Atlantic Division.
COACH: Jeff Blashill (104-105-37, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: F Thomas Vanek, G Jonathan Bernier, F Filip Zadina, assistant
COACH Dan Bylsma.
LOST: F Henrik Zetterberg.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Dylan Larkin. The 22-year-old center was given a $30.5 million, five-year contract to lead the franchise on and off the ice. Larkin led the team with 47 assists and 63 points, surpassing the career highs he set as a rookie two years ago. Without Zetterberg, he will have to do even more this season.
OUTLOOK: The rebuilding Red Wings will likely miss the playoffs for a third straight year, their longest drought since 1979-83. Zetterberg's career-ending back injury was a hit for a franchise that simply can't replace him this season. Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou, all of whom signed multiyear deals last summer, provide some hope as young, talented forwards. Goaltender Jimmy Howard should be able to keep games close, but a shaky defense and lack of quality depth will be tough to overcome.
|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.
|In Jets-Red Wings matchup, only one team taking flight|
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice stood in front of reporters on Wednesday and fielded a question about his team's lack of a big winning streak this season, which is somewhat true.
The Jets' largest winning streak of the season has been five games, with three wins in that stretch coming in overtime.
But Maurice answered that question by pointing out that the Jets have not gone on a big losing streak, which is also true.
Winnipeg (27-14-2) has not lost more than two games in a row this season. That's a big reason why the Jets are just two points behind Nashville for first place in the Central division going into Friday night's home game against the struggling Detroit Red Wings (16-22-7).
"The silver lining and the positive is that we still find ourselves in a good position in our division and in our conference, which means we probably have been more consistent than people give us credit for," Maurice said.
"I saw one headline not too long ago that we were still looking for that complete game. We were in first place in the Western Conference at that time. I'm not sure what that's supposed to look like. We've played some pretty solid hockey here."
Winnipeg has 56 points, but has three games in hand with the Predators. The Jets trail West-leading Calgary by four points, but have two games in hand with the Flames.
"So much of your season isn't necessarily about the opponent you play that night," Maurice said. "It's kind of the road you have traveled the week prior to it. You catch a team that is hot."
Hot certainly isn't a way to describe the Red Wings.
Detroit has lost eight of its last nine games and is fading from playoff contention.
Detroit won just one game on its recent five-game homestand, which concluded with a 3-2 loss to Montreal on Tuesday.
"We were in every game, but you have to find a way to win," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.
"Frustrating is a good word, but frustrating is a waste of time. We've got to find a way towards solutions. We've got to find a way to wins. Wins breeds confidence. We have to find that confidence ASAP. We are obviously going into some tough buildings.
"As I've said, in this league, the difference in talent isn't so much so that you can't go in and beat anybody. When we work like dogs and we don't give away goals, we are a good team."
One area in which the Red Wings will have an advantage is rest.
Detroit has had two days off going into Friday, while Winnipeg will play the second leg of a back-to-back following a 3-2 loss at Minnesota on Thursday.
This will be the second and final meeting of the season between the teams. Winnipeg won the first matchup 2-1 in Detroit on Oct. 26.
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 1/16/2019 8:18:09 AM EST|