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It’s probably not any fun being a player on the Detroit Red Wings this season, but for a moment let’s consider the Winnipeg Jets and how awkward this week has been for them in playing the Detroit Red Wings. Not only is this merely an “expected win” for the Jets, but most people would expect nothing less than opening puck drop to final horn domination. If the Jets do this for sixty minutes it’s not a big deal because that’s what is supposed to happen against the sad sack Wings.

But anything less and suddenly there is concern. The Jets didn’t look great in the first period of their last game against Detroit on Tuesday and even as the period ran it’s course and Winnipeg ended it leading 1-0, but there was still discontent. “How could the Jets look this bad against THAT team?!”

Win = “Ok fine, *yawn* NEXT!”

Lose = OMGZ THE SKY IS FALLING!!

It’s not easy being the team that’s lost 12 in a row, but it’s not much better being the team that’s playing the team that’s lost 12 in a row because eventually that team will find a way to win a game and you just pray that the night you play them isn’t going to be the night that they figure it out.

 

Winnipeg Jets (19-10-2 / 3rd Central)
@
Detroit Red Wings (7-22-3 / 31st NHL)

Dec 12, 2019 – Puck drop: 6:30 PM CST
Little Cesars Arena – Detroit, MI
TV: TSN 3 – Radio: TSN 1290

VS DET 5-1 W Last Game @ WPG 5-1 L
3-2-0 (2 W) Last 5 Games  0-5-0 (5 L)
Mark Scheifele – 14 Goal Leader Anthony Mantha – 12
Patrik Laine – 20 Assist Leader Tyler Bertuzzi – 15
Mark Scheifele – 30 Points Leader Tyler Bertuzzi – 25
15.63% (25th) The Power Play 14.85% (27th)
77.63% (25th) The Penalty Kill 72.55% (31st)
Connor Hellebuyck
(15-7-2 / .933 SV%)
Starting Goalie Jonathan Bernier
(5-9-2 / .888 SV%)
W vs ANA (31-33 / .939 SV%) Last Goalie Start L vs PIT (19-23 / .826 SV%)
10-5-1 ON ROAD Road v Home Record 4-11-1 AT HOME

Last Red Wings & Jets Game

It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t pretty in the first period when the Jets got off to a really slow start and for a brief moment it looked like the Red Wings would catch them napping. Then it wasn’t pretty once the Jets woke up in the second period with three goals in two minutes and eventually coasted to a 5-1 victory over Detroit.

Fun Red Wings Facts…

  • The Red Wings have lost 12 games in a row. They are 0-10-2 in that time and their last win was exactly one month ago Nov. 12 in Anaheim.
  • Despite this, the NHL has not publicly stated that they are considering demoting the entire franchise to the ECHL, so that’s at least one positive for Detroit hockey fans.

What They’re Saying…

Despite allowing five goals Comrie played a solid game, relative to his teammates performance. The first goal arguably shouldn’t have counted, and the goals that followed can’t entirely be put on him. There were some big, key saves that stood out. Overall, it was a promising first start for the new Red Wings goaltender.

Hopefully he’ll get used to this defense in front of him!

WINGS POSTGAME: Winless in the Peg

Fun Jets Facts…

  • Tuesday’s win pushed Winnipeg to 40 points on the season with a record of 19-10-2. Winnipeg has reached 40 points in 31 games or less in each of the past three seasons.
  • The Jets hold a record of 13-3-2 since Nov. 1, which is tied with the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals for the best record in the NHL.
  • Blake Wheeler tallied his 200th goal with the Jets franchise on Tuesday. He’s the third player in franchise history to reach 200 goals, joining Ilya Kovalchuk (328) and Bryan Little (217).
  • The Jets have six players on active point streaks, led by Mark Scheifele’s four-game point and goal streak (5G, 1A). Blake Wheeler (2G, 3A) and Kyle Connor (1G, 5A) are also on a four-game point streaks, while Connor also has a four-game assist streak.
  • The Jets are 9-3-1 in their past 13 games against the Red Wings and have points in six of the past seven meetings (5-1-1).

What We’re Saying…

So far this season, the Jets have received an All-Star worthy performance from Connor Hellebuyck. The 26-year-old goaltender currently ranks fourth in SV% (.933) and sixth in GAA (2.24) among qualified goalies. Despite these impressive numbers, Hellebuyck has been pestered with shots through the majority of his starts this season.

During 15 of his 23 starts, Hellebuyck has faced at least 30 shots on net per game. Meaning, the Jets’ starting goalie has faced fewer than 30 shots through just eight of his 23 starts this season. While the Red Wings were only able to create 17 shots on Laurent Brossoit on Tuesday, their team will likely muster up significantly more shots against Hellebuyck.

WTWF: Jets Looking To Sweep Two-Game Series Against Red Wings

 


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Detroit Red Wings Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Tyler Bertuzzi
TYLER BERTUZZI

Rating: 75.2#28 LW

Dylan Larkin
DYLAN LARKIN

Rating: 77.5#19 C

Robby Fabbri
ROBBY FABBRI

Rating: 71.5#88 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.76#17 FL1
Luke Glendening
LUKE GLENDENING

Rating: 70.7#159 LW

Valtteri Filppula
VALTTERI FILPPULA

Rating: 70.3#165 C

Filip Zadina
FILIP ZADINA

Rating: 72.9#71 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 71.32#31 FL2
Darren Helm
DARREN HELM

Rating: 70.1#169 LW

Frans Nielsen
FRANS NIELSEN

Rating: 69.5#181 C

Adam Erne
ADAM ERNE

Rating: 68.7#124 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.45#31 FL3
Brendan Perlini
BRENDAN PERLINI

Rating: 68.9#136 LW

Christoffer Ehn
CHRISTOFFER EHN

Rating: 66.8#194 C

Justin Abdelkader
JUSTIN ABDELKADER

Rating: 69.1#135 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 68.26#30 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Trevor Daley
TREVOR DALEY

Rating: 69.4#122 LD

Filip Hronek
FILIP HRONEK

Rating: 72.2#65 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 70.81#31 DL1
Patrik Nemeth
PATRIK NEMETH

Rating: 70.9#110 LD

Mike Green
MIKE GREEN

Rating: 71.6#87 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.25#29 DL2
Jonathan Ericsson
JONATHAN ERICSSON

Rating: 68.6#123 LD

Alex Biega
ALEX BIEGA

Rating: 71.4#88 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 69.98#30 DL3
GOALIES
Jonathan Bernier
JONATHAN BERNIER

Rating: 62.5#63 G1

Eric Comrie
ERIC COMRIE

Rating: 66.9#45 G2

 

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 77.8#12 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 79.1#11 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 75.7#19 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.55#6 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 76.2#20 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 75.6#22 C

Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 71.8#83 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.52#13 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 72.6#75 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY

Rating: 70.8#153 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 71.8#82 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.73#17 FL3
Gabriel Bourque
GABRIEL BOURQUE

Rating: 70.3#120 LW

Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 70.9#148 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 68.2#126 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.78#27 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 75.4#16 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 72.9#54 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.15#16 DL1
Luca Sbisa
LUCA SBISA

Rating: 72.8#76 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 74.1#28 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.43#17 DL2
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.0#109 LD

Anthony Bitetto
ANTHONY BITETTO

Rating: 70.4#97 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.70#28 DL3
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK

Rating: 73.0#7 G1

Laurent Brossoit
LAURENT BROSSOIT

Rating: 65.2#56 G2