PREVIEW: Jets @ Magicians (Game #42)

By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | Feb 16, 2018 | 3:42pm

Fri 2/16 |  7:15pm  |  Richfield, MN

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LAST WEEKEND: The Jets split an interdivision series in Cloquet versus the Minnesota Wilderness in which neither night saw a victor after 65 minutes. The Wilderness took Friday night, 2-1, in the shootout, but the Jets rebounded in a higher-scoring affair on Saturday, 5-4. Minnesota outshot the Jets, 43-27 and 46-31, on the weekend. Goaltender Garrett Nieto made 42 saves each night, and Jakov Novak scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner on Saturday.

TONIGHT: The Jets resume a 12-game season series with the Minnesota Magicians in Richfield, where the teams split the last series in January. TJ Polglaze played overtime hero in the Jets’ January 20th win, which earned Janesville its sixth win against the second-year division rival.

SEASON SERIES (Jets 6-2-0-0)

Sept. 29 MN Magicians W, 5-4 (SO)
Sept. 30 MN Magicians W, 4-2
Nov. 3 MN Magicians L, 2-1
Nov. 4 MN Magicians W, 2-1
Dec. 28 MN Magicians W, 6-3
Dec. 29 MN Magicians W, 4-0
Jan. 19 @ MN Magicians L, 3-2
Jan. 20 @ MN Magicians W, 4-3 (OT)
Feb. 16 @ MN Magicians 7:15pm CT
Feb. 17 @ MN Magicians 7:05pm CT
Apr. 6 @ MN Magicians 7:15pm CT
Apr. 7 @ MN Magicians 7:05pm CT

Midwest Division Standings:

Place Team Record Pts
1 x – Fairbanks Ice Dogs 34-5-3-2 73
2 Janesville Jets 28-9-2-2 60
3 Springfield Jr. Blues 21-18-3-1 46
4 Minnesota Magicians 20-18-3-2 45
5 Coulee Region Chill 13-23-3-5 34
6 Kenai River Brown Bears 13-28-1-2 29



Record: 28-9-2-2 (2nd, Midwest)
Road Record: 15-11-3-2
Goals For/Goals Against: 123GF/98GA
Power Play: 20.1% (12th in the NAHL)
Penalty Kill: 78.7% (16th in the NAHL)
Top Scorers: Jakov Novak (38GP—25G-28A—53PTS); Kip Hoffmann (41GP—16G-30A—46PTS); TJ Polglaze (41GP—8G-20A—28PTS)



Record: 21-18-2-1 (3rd, Midwest)
Home Record: 8-8-1-1
Goals For/Goals Against: 119GF/131GA
Power Play: 18.9% (16th in the NAHL)
Penalty Kill: 75.8% (18th in the NAHL)
Top Scorers: Jarrett Lee (41GP—11G-20A—31PTS), Kyler Grundy (42GP—12G-16A—28PTS); Brendan Skarda (43GP—12G-16A—28PTS)