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The last time the Winnipeg Jets saw the St Louis Blues on the ice for meaningful hockey, it was April and the Blues were celebrating a 4-2 playoff series victory over the Jets on their home ice. Since then, the Blues went on to win the Stanley Cup while the Jets summer didn’t go quite as well. The Blues have proven to be more than a one-hit wonder as they sport one of the best records in the NHL thanks to a balanced roster, fine goaltending and good coaching. The Jets have surpassed expectations so far themselves, but a lot has had to do with goaltending and timely scoring.

We’ll get a really good idea of just where the Jets are in terms of being able to compete with the big boy teams as tonight kicks off an home and home set with the Blues.

St Louis Blues (24-8-6 / 1st Central)
@
Winnipeg Jets (21-14-2 / 3rd Central)

Dec 27, 2019 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MN
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

@ LAK 4-1 W Last Game @ MIN 6-0 W
5-0-0 (5 W) Last 5 Games  2-3-0 (1 L)
Brayden Schenn – 17 Goal Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 17
Ryan O’Reilly – 26 Assist Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 22
David Perron – 37 Points Leader MARK SCHEIFELE – 39
23.68% (6th) The Power Play 18.58% (18th)
83.93% (5th) The Penalty Kill 73.33% (30th)
Jordan Binnington
(17-6-4 / .921 SV%)
Starting Goalie Connor Hellebuyck
(17-10-2 / .926 SV%)
W @ LAK (29-30 / .967 SV%) Last Goalie Start W @ MIN (31-31 / 1.000 SV%)
12-4-3 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 10-8-1 AT HOME

Last Blues Game

All the scoring happened in the first period as the Blues pounced on the Kings right away and raced out to a 4-0 lead less than 13 minutes into their game in Los Angeles. The Kings did get one back before the first period ended, but by then the damage was done and the Blues put it in cruise control the rest of the game to beat the Kings 4-1.

Fun Blues Facts…

  • St Louis  will enter their matchup with Winnipeg on Friday night on a 6-game win streak, which is the longest active streak in the NHL
  • The Blues have given up 2.53 goals per game, which ranks 4th in the NHL.
  • St Louis leads the NHL with 14 comeback wins this season.
  • Alex Pietrangelo has 8 points in his last 8 games (3g, 5a), the Blues leading scorer David Perron has a 4-game point streak (3g, 4a) currently going while Jaden Schwartz has a 4-game point streak (2g, 4a)

What They’re Saying…

Berube walked into the locker room and jerked a knot into this team’s ass. The winning didn’t begin right away, but the accountability did. If a player wasn’t playing up to snuff, they got benched, period. If someone wasn’t working well on a particular line, they got moved. There wasn’t coddling in that locker room. How could there be from a man who finished his NHL career with 3,154 penalty minutes?

Blues head coach Craig Berube is the gift that keeps on giving – St Louis Game Time

The Blues will almost have to rely on the idea they are trying to keep together a winner and Pietrangelo’s salary will have to adhere to what their current salary cap situation is. Whether Pietrangelo is willing to accept that or not is the unknown quantity.

Alex Pietrangelo Problem Has Many Facets – Bleedin’ Blue

 


Last Jets Game

UGH-ly! Watch the highlights of the Jets 6-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at your own discretion.

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring during the 2019 calendar year with 74 points (33G, 41A) in 80 games played. He also has a team leading 11 power play goals in that same span.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 6-3-0 against the Blues in the regular season with a 1.66 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.
  • The Jets have won four of their past five regular season games against the Blues and 12 of their last 14 meetings.
  • The Jets have won 40 games in a calendar year for the third consecutive year and fourth time in the past five years. The Jets need three points in their last three games in 2019 to post their third best record in a calendar year since relocation.

What We’re Saying…

Through 37 games this season, Winnipeg is tied for the most wins (5) after trailing through the first 40 minutes of action. As for St. Louis, they’re tied for the second-most wins (4) when trailing after the second period this season. So, something is bound to give during the third period tonight. Based on these numbers above, this game could potentially be decided by one final goal during the last few minutes of regulation.

WTWF: Jets Looking to Win 1st Game of Home-and-Home against Blues


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You can also get up to the minute lineup combos for the Jets
including power play and penalty kill lines by checking out our line combo page.

St Louis Blues Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Jaden Schwartz
JADEN SCHWARTZ

Rating: 77.3#13 LW

Brayden Schenn
BRAYDEN SCHENN

Rating: 74.9#45 C

Jordan Kyrou
JORDAN KYROU

Rating: 73.0#54 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.05#20 FL1
Oskar Sundqvist
OSKAR SUNDQVIST

Rating: 74.1#59 LW

Ryan O'Reilly
RYAN O’REILLY

Rating: 76.9#25 C

David Perron
DAVID PERRON

Rating: 76.9#10 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.95#7 FL2
Alex Steen
ALEX STEEN

Rating: 70.8#101 LW

Robert Thomas
ROBERT THOMAS

Rating: 73.1#84 C

Tyler Bozak
TYLER BOZAK

Rating: 73.3#48 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.42#9 FL3
MacKenzie MacEachern
MACKENZIE MACEACHERN

Rating: 73.0#61 LW

Jacob De La Rose
JACOB DE LA ROSE

Rating: 70.3#158 C

Ivan Barbashev
IVAN BARBASHEV

Rating: 72.0#74 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.77#6 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Justin Faulk
JUSTIN FAULK

Rating: 76.5#10 LD

Alex Pietrangelo
ALEX PIETRANGELO

Rating: 79.8#4 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 78.16#3 DL1
Jay Bouwmeester
JAY BOUWMEESTER

Rating: 72.8#69 LD

Colton Parayko
COLTON PARAYKO

Rating: 76.1#15 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.48#5 DL2
Vince Dunn
VINCE DUNN

Rating: 75.4#18 LD

Robert Bortuzzo
ROBERT BORTUZZO

Rating: 71.9#75 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.65#4 DL3
GOALIES
Jordan Binnington
JORDAN BINNINGTON

Rating: 72.4#9 G1

Jake Allen
JAKE ALLEN

Rating: 65.2#52 G2

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.4#12 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.8#15 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 75.5#23 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.21#9 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.9#24 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 76.6#12 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.6#83 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.68#15 FL2
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 69.2#125 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 71.0#141 C

Mason Appleton
MASON APPLETON

Rating: 70.8#95 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.34#30 FL3
Jansen Harkins
JANSEN HARKINS
Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.8#146 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 70.7#101 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.74#20 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 75.3#20 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 72.3#64 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.82#21 DL1
Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 73.0#63 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 74.2#30 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.60#13 DL2
Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 71.5#89 LD

Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 72.4#61 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.99#22 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 71.6#12 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.8#50 G2