Canucks Game Night: Rival PK’s not OK in Jets test

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It’s No. 31 vs. No. 32 in playing with a man disadvantage, but that’s just about where the similarities end between the two teams

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Patrick Johnston

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Nov 19, 2021  •  11 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Former Canucks blueliner Nate Schmidt had 11 points in his first 15 games with the Jets and looks rejuvenated after one tough, shortened season on the West Coast. Photo by Stan Szeto /USA TODAY Sports files Article content

WINNIPEG JETS

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(9-3-3, 1st in Central Division – before Thursday game at Edmonton)

at VANCOUVER CANUCKS

(5-10-2, 7th in Pacific Division)

7 p.m., Rogers Arena.

TV: Sportsnet. Radio: Sportsnet 650 AM.

WHY WATCH

The Canucks played another “OK” game on Wednesday but again they couldn’t find a win. Can they finally kill more than half their penalties? They’re so bad on the penalty kill, they’re actually becoming historic: the current 10-game skein is the second-worst stretch in the team’s history, having killed just 52.5 per cent of their penalties. Winnipeg’s PK is bad, too. Maybe this is the night it all turns around for Vancouver?


POINTS LEADERS

JETS (before Thursday game)

1. Kyle Connor GP 15 G 12 A 8 PTS 20 (+8)

2. Andrew Copp GP 15 G 5 A…

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