The Winnipeg Jets continue a season-high six-game homestand tonight against the Edmonton Oilers…The homestand started with a 3-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday…The homestand continues Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Jets are 2-0-0 at Bell MTS Place to start the season, having given up a combined two goals against in the two games…Winnipeg has won 11 consecutive home games dating back to last season, which is a franchise record for the longest home winning streak…The Jets have allowed just a single goal in each of their last four games dating back to last season…Since Feb. 13/18, the Jets are 14-2-0 at Bell MTS Place and have an NHL best .875 winning percentage on home ice…Winnipeg has outscored their opposition 63-38 in those 16 games…Six of the Jets last eight wins on home ice have been by one goal, including two shootout victories.
This is the 12th homestand in franchise history of six games or more…The Jets had two homestands of six games or more last season, going 6-3-1 during a 10-game homestand from Jan. 30-Feb. 20 and a perfect 6-0-0 in a six-game homestand from Mar. 15-27…Of the 12 homestands, 10 have come since relocation in 2011…The Jets franchise is 39-26-8 all-time in games during homestands of six games or more.
|All-Time Homestands of Six Games or More|
|Season||Dates||Record||Goals For||Goals Against|
|2006-07||Jan. 26-Feb. 6||2-3-1||18||24|
|Feb. 17-Mar. 5||5-1-2||32||20|
|Jan. 18-Feb. 5||1-5-0||14||21|
|2016-17||Feb. 28-Mar. 11||2-4-0||20||20|
|2017-18||Jan. 30-Feb. 20||6-3-1||35||25|
Party in the Pacific
The Jets defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Oct. 9 in their home opener in their only game against a Pacific Division team this season…Winnipeg went a dominant 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes last season and are on a 12-1-2 run in their last 15 games versus the Pacific…Winnipeg was 8-1-1 at Bell MTS Place against their Pacific Division foes last season with their lone regulation loss coming to Los Angeles on Feb. 20…Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck led the NHL with 15 wins against the Pacific, going 15-2-2…Nikolaj Ehlers (9G, 10A) and Blake Wheeler (3G, 16A) led the Jets in scoring against the Pacific with 19 points in 24 games.
The Jets went a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill on Sunday against Carolina and have successfully defended 13 consecutive opponents’ power plays, dating back to Oct. 9 vs. LAK…Through five games, the Jets have played 18:48 more on the penalty kill than they have on the power play, which is the most in the NHL…The Jets are 86.1% on the penalty kill, which is up from their 81.8% success rate last season.
Kyle Connor leads the Jets with four goals in five games this season and has a team-best five points (4G, 1A)…Dating back to last season, Connor has 21 points (13G, 8A) in his last 18 games, which leads the Jets since Mar. 13…He’s scored in six of his last eight games.
Next Mr. 500
Captain Blake Wheeler (173G, 326A) is one point away from reaching 500 points as a member of the Jets franchise…He holds the record for most career assists in franchise history and is the only player in team history to have more than 300 assists…The only player in franchise history to reach 500 points is Ilya Kovalchuk, who tallied 615 points (328G, 287A) in 594 games from 2001-2009 when the franchise was in Atlanta.
Goaltender Laurent Brossoit made his Jets debut on Sunday and turned away 42 of 43 shots to secure the 3-1 victory…It’s the most saves in a game by a Jets goaltender this season…For Brossoit, it’s the most saves he’s made in a game since making 49 saves in his NHL debut with the Oilers on Apr. 9/15 in a 3-1 loss at San Jose…Originally drafted by the Calgary Flames, Brossoit played the first five seasons of his professional career in the Oilers organization before signing with the Jets as a free agent on July 1.
Little Breaks Through
Bryan Little scored the game-winning goal on Sunday against the Hurricanes for his first goal of the season…The tally ended a nine-game goal and point drought dating back to last season, which was his longest stretch of games without a point since a 10-game span from Jan. 20-Feb. 11/09 – the longest of his career.
Defenceman Josh Morrissey had two assists on Sunday and leads the Jets with four assists on the season…It was his fourth two-assist game of his career, three of which have occurred in the last calendar year…Morrissey had a career-high 19 assists in 81 games last season…He’s on pace for his best season offensively since 2013-14 when he tallied 73 points (28G, 45A) in 59 games with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders.