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The Winnipeg Jets have lost five in a row and six of their last seven. It’s entirely possible that by the end of the night with a Wild win over the Bruins, the Jets with a loss could sink all the way to the bottom of the Central Division. That said, a win could put them two points out of the second wild card spot in the West, that’s how tight things are in the standings.

“Must win” gets thrown around a lot this time of year in the hockey world, but tonight sure feels like a must win situation, especially since the St Louis Blues are also struggling as of late and are on the tail end of a brutal week long road trip.

St Louis Blues (31-13-8 / 1st Central)
@
Winnipeg Jets (25-23-4 / 6th Central)

Feb 1, 2020 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ EDM 4-2 L Last Game vs BOS 2-1 L
1-3-1 (1 L) Last 5 Games  0-5-0 (5 L)
David Perron – 23 Goal Leader KYLE CONNOR – 25
Ryan O’Reilly – 35 Assist Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 31
David Perron – 53 Points Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 54
24.68% (4th) The Power Play 19.23% (20th)
80.67% (16th) The Penalty Kill 73.68% (29th)
Jordan Binnington
(23-8-5 / .911 SV%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(21-16-4 / .917 SV%)
W @ CGY (27-31 / .871 SV%) Last Goalie Start L @ CAR (25-29 / .862 SV%)
14-9-4 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 11-12-2 AT HOME

Last Blues Game

The Blues fell behind the Oilers early and couldn’t quite ever catch up as their woes through Western Canada continued with a 4-2 loss in Edmonton.

Fun Blues Facts…

  • The Blues have won 3 straight games against the Jets and have earned points in 4 of their last 5 games against Winnipeg (3-1-1)
  • St Louis. is 14-9-4 on the road this season (32 points), which is the 3rd most road points in the NHL. (1. WSH, 41 points / 2. TBL, 35 points)
  • The Blues have scored first in 29 games this season and they are 22-1-6 when doing so.
  • Alexander Steen is expected to dress in his 1,000th career game on Saturday at Winnipeg. Steen also recorded his 494th point as a Blue on Tuesday in Calgary, which moved him past Pavol Demitra for sole possession of 5th on the Blues all-time franchise list.
  • Alex Pietrangelo has 8 points in his last 7 games (1g, 7a) while Ryan O’Reilly has 10 points in his last 11 games (1g, 9a)
  • The Blues are 14-4-2 this season when David Perron scores at least 1 goal in a game.

What They’re Saying…

This season he has been the Blues’ top offensive threat. Arguably, he has been one of the best offensive threats in the league in 2019-20. While that may come as no surprise to fans that have been paying attention, I want the reader to know just how special this career-year has been for 57.

David Perron Has Turned Into The Team’s Top Threat – Bleedin’ Blue

The Blues seem a throwback to the hard, heavy teams like the New Jersey Devils and the Dallas Stars. While small and fast works in regular-season, the Blues have a team built for league and playoffs. They’ve got terrific foot-soldiers, just enough scoring and maybe the Selke Award leader in Ryan O’Reilly, who always seems to be on the right-side of the puck checking the stars with just five minor penalties.

There have been no Stanley Cup hangover Blues in St. Louis – National Post


Last Jets Game

It was maybe one of the best efforts we had seen from the Jets in a while, but both the penalty kill and the power play let the Jets down as a pair of Bruins power play goals proved better than the six times the Jets came up empty with their own man advantage in a 2-1 loss to Boston.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • The Jets racked up a season high 35 penalty minutes last night against Boston, which included three fighting majors and a 10 minute misconduct. Winnipeg has been one of the least penalized teams this season with an average of 7.4 penalty minutes per game, which is tied for sixth fewest in the NHL. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in penalty minutes this season with 43, which is 35th in the NHL.
  • Winnipeg is 2-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers needs one goal to pass Marian Hossa (108) for 10th in goals in franchise history.
  • The Jets are 1-7-0 in their past eight games, but have lost by one goal in four of the seven defeats. They have six losses by one goal this season, which is tied for fifth in the NHL.

What We’re Saying…

Perhaps the Jets could move Nikolaj Ehlers into the top unit or maybe have Josh Morrissey take a turn in Pionk’s spot. Whatever the case, it needs a shakeup to counter the Jets bad penalty kill which at this point in the season we’ve all just accepted as really bad and have moved on. Problem is Maurice isn’t likely to change anything up without a practice between games, so we’ll just have to hope the Jets get lucky with any power play opportunities they get tonight.

WTWF: Jets Need More Than “A Good Effort” Against St. Louis

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St Louis Blues Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Zach Sanford
ZACH SANFORD

Rating: 73.3#49 LW

Ryan O'Reilly
RYAN O’REILLY

Rating: 76.3#28 C

David Perron
DAVID PERRON

Rating: 77.7#10 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.78#14 FL1
Jaden Schwartz
JADEN SCHWARTZ

Rating: 76.7#17 LW

Brayden Schenn
BRAYDEN SCHENN

Rating: 75.0#39 C

Jordan Kyrou
JORDAN KYROU

Rating: 71.8#75 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.51#12 FL2
Alex Steen
ALEX STEEN

Rating: 72.7#63 LW

Robert Thomas
ROBERT THOMAS

Rating: 72.9#73 C

Tyler Bozak
TYLER BOZAK

Rating: 73.7#57 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.09#3 FL3
Jacob De La Rose
JACOB DE LA ROSE

Rating: 68.6#133 LW

Ivan Barbashev
IVAN BARBASHEV

Rating: 71.8#86 C

Sammy Blais
SAMMY BLAIS

Rating: 71.1#93 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.47#16 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Alex Pietrangelo
ALEX PIETRANGELO

Rating: 80.0#1 LD

Justin Faulk
JUSTIN FAULK

Rating: 74.9#21 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 77.45#2 DL1
Jay Bouwmeester
JAY BOUWMEESTER

Rating: 72.3#70 LD

Colton Parayko
COLTON PARAYKO

Rating: 75.2#18 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.75#13 DL2
Vince Dunn
VINCE DUNN

Rating: 74.2#30 LD

Carl Gunnarsson
CARL GUNNARSSON

Rating: 72.1#64 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.17#5 DL3
GOALIES
Jordan Binnington
JORDAN BINNINGTON

Rating: 71.7#8 G1

Jake Allen
JAKE ALLEN

Rating: 64.3#58 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.6#12 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 76.9#22 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 74.1#40 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.22#9 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 74.7#33 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 75.3#23 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 69.7#117 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.24#23 FL2
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 70.5#108 LW

Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.3#90 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.5#139 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.09#20 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 68.2#135 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.7#133 C

Jansen Harkins
JANSEN HARKINS
FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.42#28 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 73.0#50 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 73.4#35 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.21#22 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.5#107 LD

Sami Niku
SAMI NIKU

Rating: 70.8#89 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 70.62#30 DL2
Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 69.3#114 LD

Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 71.7#77 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.46#29 DL3
GOALIES
Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 64.2#61 G1

Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 71.0#11 G2


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