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Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild

Time : 7:30 PM ET, Xcel Power Middle,

THE BIG MATCHUP

Connor Hellebuyck vs Devan Dubnyk
The 2 spend chunk of time collectively this summer time in Kelowna as a part of the NET360 program. Hellebuyck is off to an excellent begin for the Jets (5-Zero-1, 2.05 GAA and .937 save %), whereas Dubnyk (Three-Three-1, Three.04 GAA, .905 save %) will not be enjoying on the stage he was eventually season when he was garnering Vezina Trophy consideration.

Keys to the sport

Prime line leads the best way
The Jets prime trio of Blake Wheeler (three objectives, 4 factors), Mark Scheifele (one objective, three factors) and Kyle Connor (two assists) drove the bus offensively in Sunday’s 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins after being held off the scoresheet in the course of the prior two highway video games.
Can second line snap (minor) stoop?
The Jets’ second line of Bryan Little, Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine has been restricted to just one level in the course of the previous three video games (an help from Little in opposition to the Penguins final Thursday). They’ve been responsible of over-passing of late and must get again to fundamentals.

Highly effective stuff

With a four-on-three objective from Scheifele within the third interval, the Jets snapped a zero-for-11 drought with the man-advantage. It’s nonetheless an space that would use enchancment because the Jets are working at simply 14.7% (five-for-34 on the season). The final time the 2 groups met, the Jets went two-for-three on the ability play as Laine offered a pair of objectives with the man-advantage.

Signal of issues to come back?

By way of eight video games, the Jets third and fourth strains have been unable to generate a single objective at even power (although they have been accountable for two shorthanded markers and three factors). However on Sunday, the Jets obtained three objectives and 7 factors from the group – together with the primary factors of the season for Brendan Lemieux (his first NHL objective), Shawn Matthias (two assists) and Matt Hendricks (one help). It gained’t at all times come within the level division, however the Jets want the bottom-six to seek out methods to contribute.

Wild exhibiting stability

Because the Four-Three loss to the Jets, the Wild have gained three of 4 video games and have outscored their opponents 12-Eight, the lone loss a 1-Zero defeat to the Vancouver Canucks. Throughout that stretch, 11 totally different gamers scored objectivesthe one a number of objective scorer was Daniel Winnik.

GAME DAY LINEUPS

Winnipeg Jets

FORWARDS

Kyle Connor-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -Bryan Little-Patrik Laine
Shawn Matthias- Andrew Copp-Brandon Tanev
Brendan Lemieux-Matt Hendricks-Joel Armia

Defence

Josh Morrissey-Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom-Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov-Tyler Myers

Goalies

Steve Mason
Connor Hellebuyck
Minnesota Wild

FORWARDS

Jason Zucker-Mikko Koivu-Mikael Granlund
Nino Niederreiter-Eric Staal-Tyler Ennis
Marcus Foligno-Joel Eriksson Ek-Chris Stewart
Daniel Winnik-Matt Cullen-Luke Kunin

Defence

Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon
Mike Reilly-Jonas Brodin
Kyle Quincey-Matthew Dumba

Purpose

Devan Dubnyk
Alex Stalock
Particular Groups

POWER PLAY

Winnipeg: 14.7% (21st)
Minnesota: 20.7% (10th)
PENALTY KILLING
Winnipeg 77.Eight% (T24th)
Minnesota: 78.9% (22nd)
SICK BAY
Jets: C Adam Lowry (higher physique, IR), LW Mathieu Perreault (knee, IR)
Wild: LW Zach Parise (again, IR), C Charlie Coyle (proper fibula fracture, IR), F Landon Ferraro (hip flexor)
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