Might regression be hitting the Winnipeg Jets at the moment? It’s a question Jets fans are asking themselves after a three-game road trip that produced just a single point and a goose egg in the win column. It’s the first time the Jets have lost three straight all season. In year’s past, this wouldn’t have come as much surprise, but the Jets have thrown the status quo out the window this season and have sung a different tune. The analytics would suggest the Jets were due for a fall back to earth. For most of the season, they’ve been near the bottom of the league in terms of Corsi, with only recently climbing up that ladder with a help of a very lopsided game against the Ottawa Senators. Regression in goal is also starting to happen, and a lot of Winnipeg’s early-season success had to do with how well Connor Hellebuyck had been playing. Hellebuyck has been sensational most of the season and his 15-3-4 record supports that. But his save percentage has been trending in the wrong direction lately. In five of his past six starts, Hellebuyck has only achieved a .900 save percentage or better once, and that came in that 5-0 shutout against the Senators.
Is it a slump or is regression setting in for the Winnipeg Jets?
Pro Hockey Talk | Dec 11