Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks
7pm Rogers Arena, SNP, TSN3, SNET 650 AM
THE GREAT MATCHUP
Tanev vs. Tanev
Let's enjoy a moment for brotherly love tonight: Canucks defender Chris is the most important defender in the blue line of the home team, while Jets striker Brandon is one of the team's top criminals.
FIVE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Sam Gagner
With just four goals in four games, Canucks scored the score on Sunday. Where he will enter the lineup is unclear but there seems to be little doubt that he will make his debut on Monday after shooting 15 points in 15 games in the American Hockey League.
2. power play
No team fires the record more to the advantage of the man than the Jets. They are getting great results because of this by scoring in 1-on-3 power play opportunities, the best rate in the league. The Canucks' power game did not look great, but they still managed to score in three straight games.
3. Durability of Bo Horvat
With the Canucks still losing at defensive center Brandon Sutter, Bo Horvat continues to carry more than 35 draws a night. That means a lot of extra ice time for the center, which is going well, but even then, it is a heavy load to carry with too much hockey to play in the season.
4. Laine's trigger
The winger has eight goals in 18 games, a respectable total. But given that he is a 17.1% marksman in the race, his mark of 11.6% this season tells us that many goals are likely to come. Careful, Canucks.
Quite a simple story here: the Jets have had a strong performance in the crease, while the Canucks do not. Led by Connor Hellebuyck, the Jets are the eighth of the championship in percentage of economy of resistance. Jacob Markstrom and the Canucks, on the other hand, are in fifth place.
Tim Schaller – Bo Horvat – Markus Granlund
Nikolay Goldobin – Elias Pettersson – Loui Eriksson
Antoine Roussel – Adam Gaudette – Jake Virtanen
Brendan Leipsic – Brendan Gaunce – Tyler Motte
Ben Hutton – Erik Gudbranson
Derrick Pouliot – Chris Tanev
Michael Del Zotto – Troy Stecher
Jacob Markstrom – Richard Bachman
Nikolaj Ehlers – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor – Bryan Little – Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp – Adam Lowry – Brandon Tanev
Nic Petan – Jack Roslovic – Mathieu Perreault
Josh Morrissey – Jacob Trouba
Ben Chiarot – Dustin Byfuglien
Joe Morrow – Tyler Myers
Connor Hellebuyck – Laurent Brossoit
Sven Baertschi (concussion)
Jay Beagle (pulse)
Brock Boeser (adductor)
Alex Edler (knee)
Brandon Sutter (shoulder)
Anders Nilsson (hand)
Dmitry Kulikov (upper body)
Canucks: 18.7% (19)
Jets: 33.3% (1st)
Canucks: 77.8% (20th)
Jets: 81.3% (12th)