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Head-to-Head Season Stats
Stats
Ducks
Jets
Record

3-0-0

0-1-2

Goals

12

8

Shot Attempts

97

120

 

Season Stats
 
Ducks
Jets
Rank
Stats
Rank
Stats
Shot Attempts For/60

18

53.4 11

54.9

Shot Attempts Against/60

10

50.6 4

4

Shot Attempt %

16

51.3 6

6

Goals For/60

8

2.38 12

12

Goals Against/60

18

2.24 5

5

Goal %

14

51.5 7

7

Shooting %

7

8.4 15

15

Save %

21

91.9 9

9

Powerplay

28

15.7 17

17

Penalty Kill

15

81.0 13

13

 

Key Matchup-

Ryan Getzlaf vs. Bryan Little: Little is one of the most underrated centers in the league and the Jets with Little on the ice outscore opponents as much, relatively speaking, as the Ducks with Getzlaf on the ice. Little controls play slightly better, but Getzlaf is a factor in more goals scored. In the meetings that Little and Getzlaf have had in the past five years Getzlaf has not been on the scoresheet.

Winnipeg Jets-

Winning Formula: Coach Paul Maurice has cultivated a strong work ethic in his players expecting them to grind the entirety of each game. They are aggressive offensively. Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler combine size and scoring on the wings, Mark Scheifele continues to develop as a two-way center and Michael Frolik excels in checking. When healthy the Jets defense is a force to be reckoned with. Dustin Byfuglien made a dominant return and will be receiving some votes for the Norris Trophy due to it. Tyler Myers has proven to have been a good trade decision. Jacob Trouba’s physical playing style is likely to do more good in the playoffs than it did in the regular season. Michael Hutchinson and Ondrej Pavelec have both been outstanding in the crease.

How to Lose the Series in 7 Games or Less:  Injuries have not been kind to the Jets in the second half of the season: Mathieu Perreault, Myers, and Byfuglien have all dealt with injuries of late. Most of the team’s core lacks post-season experience. . The Jets have some outstanding offensive prospects on the way, from Nikolaj Ehlers to Josh Morrissey, but the current group struggles to score. The team leaned heavily on Hutchinson’s ability to stop the puck early on in the year, but he has digressed and the Jets needs to step up and score more goals.

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Anaheim Ducks-

Winning Formula: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are fantastic scorers, but it will take other players contributing and producing goals for the Ducks to win. They lost last year’s series with Los Angeles because they leaned too heavily on Getzlaf and Perry when other offensive players needed to step up and score as well. Ryan Kesler has been an asset to the team on the second line and Matt Beleskey has improved his scoring. Anaheim has a young and fast blueline in Cam Fowler, Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm. Francois Beauchemin adds great defense and maturity to the Ducks. This team is very mobile and adept at moving the puck.

How to Lose the Series in 7 Games or Less:  They have decent goaltending in Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, but decent doesn’t cut it in the playoffs and these two just don’t stack up against the goaltending other teams in these playoffs. Whoever is in the crease will be adjusting to a fairly new blueline as changes were made at the trade deadline. If the Jets take to approach that the Kings did last year against this team by focusing their energies slowing down Getzlaf and Perry they could drastically limit the scoring ability of the Ducks. Anaheim must adapt to the heavy style of play that the playoffs cultivate and not let their forwards get caught up in the traffic.

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