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NHL Preview: Winnipeg Jets (31-16-1) at Nashville Predators (22-18-6)

WINNIPEG JETS NOTES:

Tale of the Tape
WPG Stat NSH
48 GP 46
31 W 22
16 L 18
1 OT 6
63 PTS 50
159 GF 129
124 GA 136
23.8% PP 16.5%
83.8% PK 79.9%

Next Five Games
Date Opp TV Radio
Jan. 24 At NSH TSN CJOB/Power 97
Jan. 26 BUF TSN CJOB/Power 97
Jan. 28 PHI SN CJOB/Power 97
Jan. 30 STL SN CJOB/Power 97
Feb. 11 CHI SN CJOB/Power 97

Recent Five Games
Date Opp SC Res Streak
Jan. 15 ARI 2-1 W 3W
Jan. 17 At MTL 4-1 L 1L
Jan. 19 At TOR 4-1 L 2L
Jan. 21 At OTT 5-1 W 1W
Jan. 22 At PHI 5-3 W 2W

Broadcast Information
TV: TSN
Play-By-Play: Dan Robertson
Analyst: Kevin Sawyer
Radio: 680 CJOB/Power 97
Play-By-Play: Paul Edmonds
Analyst: Jamie Thomas
Host: Derek Taylor

Upcoming Schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Morning Skate 11:30 a.m.
Jets at Nashville Predators 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Day Off – No Media Availability
Thursday, Jan. 24
Morning Skate 10:30 p.m.
Jets vs. Buffalo Sabres 7:00 p.m.
All Times Local

Scene Setter
The Winnipeg Jets finish their five-game road – the team’s longest of the season – on Tuesday when they face the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Jets won consecutive games against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday and Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday to even their record to 2-2-0 on the trip. After Tuesday’s game, the Jets return to Winnipeg to open a three-game homestand on Thursday when they host the Buffalo Sabres.

Last Game
Winnipeg Jets 5
Philadelphia Flyers 3
Jets Scorers: Jonsson-Fjällby (4), Connor (24), Scheifele (29), Kuhlman (5), Stenlund (3)
Flyers Scorers: Provorov (3), Hayes (14, 15)
Jets Goaltender: David Rittich (28 sv, 3 ga)
Flyers Goaltender: Felix Sandstrom (25 sv, 4 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-5
Jets PK: 2-for-4
Recap: The Jets opened a 3-0 lead in the first period before scoring twice in the third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Sunday night. Five different Jets players scored, while Brenden Dillon had two assists for Winnipeg’s only multi-point game. Nikolaj Ehlers and Morgan Barron paced the Jets with five shots, while Dillon had a team-best five hits. David Rittich made 28 saves to earn his third consecutive win.

Best in the West
The Jets are fifth in the NHL with a .656 points percentage, which ranks first in the Central Division and Western Conference… Winnipeg’s best
points percentage in franchise history was in 2017-18 when the team finished at .695… The franchise has finished a season with a points percentage better than .600 four times.

The January Upon Us
The Jets are 8-3-0 in January for a .727 points percentage, which is fifth in the NHL… It’s tied with the 2018-19 season for the most wins the Jets have had in January… After playing 16 games in 30 days in December, the Jets play 15 games in 29 days from Jan. 2-30, but opened the month with two games in the first seven days… Seven of the 15 games are at home… Winnipeg’s eight road games in January come in the form of a
three-game road trip and five-game road trip… The Jets are 19-19-3 in January during the past four seasons.

Central Rivals
The Jets are 12-3-0 against their Central Division counterparts this season, which is tops in the Central Division… Winnipeg has won seven of their past eight games against Central Division teams… Winnipeg went 14-6-6 against their Central Division rivals last season and have a winning record against the Central in each of the past five seasons in which the Jets have been in the Central Division… Josh Morrissey (3G, 17A) leads the Jets in scoring against their divisional foes this season with 20 points in 15 games, while Kyle Connor has 17 points (5G, 12A) in 15 games… Four Jets players are averaging a point per game or better against the Central Division this season.

Going for Three Again
The Jets can extend their winning streak to three games with a victory on Tuesday… The Jets have six winning streaks of three games or more this season, which is third in the NHL… Winnipeg’s longest winning streak of the season is five games, which occurred from Dec. 29-Jan. 8.

Road Record
The Jets are 14-10-1 on the road this season… Winnipeg is 5-6-0 in their past 11 road games after starting the season 9-4-1 away from home…
Kyle Connor (10G, 14A) and Josh Morrissey (2G, 22A) lead the Jets in scoring on the road with 24 points in 24 games… Mark Scheifele has a
team leading 14 goals… Nikolaj Ehlers has 11 points (3G, 8A) in eight road games this season and has a point in seven of the eight games.

Jets vs. NSH Notes
Season Series
The Jets and Predators square off four times this season… The Jets took the first game 2-1 on Dec. 15… Winnipeg also hosts Nashville on Apr. 8, while the Jets other game in Music City is on Mar. 18.

Recent History
Winnipeg is 8-3-1 in its past 12 games against Nashville, including winning two of three meetings last season… The Jets were 6-for-16 (37.5%) on the power play in the three games against the Predators last season.

In Nashville
The Jets have won three of the past four games in Nashville… Winnipeg is 4-for-13 on the power play (30.8%) in their past two trips to Nashville and 23-for-24 (95.8%) on the penalty kill in the past six trips.

Player Notes
Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Predators with 32 points (16G, 16A) in 37 games. Four of Wheeler’s goals are game-winning goals… Kyle Connor is averaging a point per game against the Predators with 20 points (10G, 10A) in 19 games. Four of Connor’s goals are power play markers… Connor Hellebuyck has gone 12-7-2 during his career against Nashville, with a 2.60 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.

Jets vs. NSH Past 10 Games
Date Opp Res G GA S PPO PPG PIM SA PPOA PPGA PIMA
01/17/2019 @Nsh W 5 1 34 3 0 8 38 4 0 6
03/01/2019 Nsh W 5 3 32 4 1 6 38 3 1 8
03/23/2019 Nsh W 5 0 43 2 0 0 33 0 0 4
11/19/2019 @Nsh W 2 1 25 2 0 8 39 2 0 8
01/12/2020 Nsh L 0 1 28 2 0 2 32 1 0 4
02/04/2020 Nsh OTL 1 2 34 3 0 4 36 2 0 6
10/23/2021 Nsh W 6 4 29 3 2 13 30 4 2 11
01/20/2022 @Nsh L 2 5 38 5 1 13 23 3 0 17
02/12/2022 @Nsh W 5 2 43 8 3 18 36 3 1 45
12/15/2022 Nsh W 2 1 41 4 0 15 26 3 0 17

NASHVILLE PREDATORS NOTES:

ALL-TIME vs. WINNIPEG
OVERALL (51 GP) 27-18-(1)-5
HOME (25 GP) 16-9-(0)-0
ROAD (26 GP) 11-9-(1)-5
LAST MEETING Dec. 15, 2022 at WPG (OTL, 2-1)
PLAYOFFS (0-1) 2018 WCS (L, 4-3)

− The Predators are 27-18-(1)-5 all-time against the Jets franchise, including a 16-9-(0)-0 record at Bridgestone Arena.

− This is the second of four matchups between Nashville and Winnipeg in 2022-23; it is the first of two at home.

− Nashville is 0-0-1 against Winnipeg this season, dropping the first contest in overtime, 2-1 on Dec. 15. Juuse Saros helped the Predators earn a point by stopping 39 of 41 shots.

− The Predators are 2-2-1 in their last five games against the Jets; they are 3-6-1 in their last 10; and 2-3-0 in their last five at home.

NOTABLES vs. WINNIPEG
− Roman Josi tied the Preds franchise record for assists and points in a game with five on Feb. 27, 2018 at Winnipeg. He has 24 points (4g-20a) in 32 career games vs. the Jets.

− Ryan Johansen is averaging nearly a point per game in his career against Winnipeg, tallying 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points in 30 games. His nine points (3g-6a) in Nashville’s 2018 Second Round series vs. Winnipeg were the second-most in a single series in team history.

− Filip Forsberg recorded a five-game point streak (5a) vs. Winnipeg from March 13, 2018-March 1, 2019. He has picked up at least one point in 10 of his last 18 contests against the Jets and has posted 19 points (4g-15a) in 32 career games vs. Winnipeg.

− Colton Sissons made his NHL debut on Jan. 28, 2014 at Winnipeg.

− Mikael Granlund made his Predators debut on March 1, 2019 at Winnipeg.

− Cody Glass is a Winnipeg native.

− Predators Assistant Coach Dan Lambert is a native of St. Malo, Man.

LAST TIME OUT
− Los Angeles Kings 3, Nashville Predators 5 – Jan. 21 (Bridgestone Arena)

− NSH goals: Granlund (5), Duchene (12), Johansen – PP (11), Duchene – GWG (13), Smith (1)

− LAK goals: Durzi (6), Kempe (19), Byfield – PP (2)

− Goaltenders: NSH – Saros (W, 31/34); LAK – Copley (00:39, 1/3); Quick (L, 56:12, 22/25)

− Power plays: NSH 1-1; LAK 1-4

− Notes: Nashville improved to 12-7-3 at home in 2022-23… The Predators are now 1-0-1 against the Kings this season… Nashville scored twice in the opening 39 seconds of the game; it was the quickest the team has jumped out to a 2-0 lead in franchise history… Nashville became the 15th team in NHL history to score twice in the opening 39 seconds of a game… The Predators’ opening two goals forced the Kings to pull goalie Pheonix Copley just 39 seconds in… After falling down 3-2, the Predators scored three times in the third period to win the game… Eight different Nashville skaters recorded a point, with six tallying at least two points, led by Roman Josi’s three (3a)… Cole Smith scored his first career NHL goal… Matt Duchene recorded his first multi-goal game of the season… Mikael Granlund and Ryan Johansen both posted a goal and an assist… Cody Glass (2a) posted his second multi-point outing of 2022-23… Alexandre Carrier (2a) tallied his first multi-point game of the season.

INJURY REPORT
Player Designation Dates Missed Games Missed
Mark Borowiecki Upper body – IR Oct. 27-Jan. 21 39
Total man-games lost: 93
Individual man-games lost: Borowiecki – 40; McCarron – 20; McDonagh – 7; Smith – 6; Carrier – 5; Trenin – 5; Glass – 3; Lauzon – 3; Jankowski – 2; Duchene – 1; Lankinen – 1

NASHVILLE PREDATORS GAME NOTES
Jan. 24, 2023 vs. Winnipeg Jets

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
− Jan. 19: Assigned forward Michael McCarron to Milwaukee (AHL).
− Jan. 18: Reassigned defenseman Roland McKeown to Milwaukee (AHL).
− Jan. 14: Recalled defenseman Roland McKeown from Milwaukee (AHL).
− Jan. 13: Reassigned goaltender Yaroslav Askarov to Milwaukee (AHL).
− Jan. 11: Recalled goaltender Yaroslav Askarov from Milwaukee (AHL). Reassigned defenseman Roland McKeown to Milwaukee (AHL).
− Jan. 2: Recalled defenseman Roland McKeown from Milwaukee (AHL).

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