The Winnipeg Jets continue a season-high six-game homestand today against the Arizona Coyotes…The Jets are 2-0-1 on the homestand after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night…The homestand continues Monday against the St. Louis Blues.
Make a Day of It
Today is Winnipeg’s first afternoon game of the season…The Jets play seven afternoon games this season, excluding the two games in Finland that start at 1 p.m. in Winnipeg, but are evening games locally…Four of the seven afternoon games are in Winnipeg…The Jets went 4-3-0 in afternoon games last season and are 22-31-13 in afternoon games since relocation in 2011.
Lights out Power Play
The Jets have scored a power play goal in all three games of this homestand so far, going 4-for-7 (57.1%)…Winnipeg is 50% (5-for-10) on the power play at home this season, which is tied for third in the NHL.
The Jets have scored 10 goals in third periods this season, which is tied for second in the NHL…It’s been Winnipeg’s most productive period, as the Jets have scored six goals in first periods and three goals in second periods…It’s a reversal from last season when the Jets scored 92, 94, and 82 goals in first, second, and third periods, respectively…Winnipeg’s 92 goals in first periods last season led the NHL.
The Jets are 3-0-1 at Bell MTS Place to start the season…Winnipeg has earned a point in 13 consecutive games dating back to last season (12-0-1), but had its 11-game home game winning streak end on Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers, which is a franchise record for the longest home winning streak across multiple seasons…Prior to Tuesday night, the last time the Jets allowed five or more goals in a game at Bell MTS Place was Feb. 27/18 in a 6-5 loss to Nashville, which is also Winnipeg’s last loss at home in regulation…Since Feb. 13/18, the Jets are 15-2-1 at Bell MTS Place and have an NHL best .833 winning percentage on home ice…Winnipeg has outscored their opposition 71-44 in those 18 games…The Jets have allowed only one goal in six of their last seven home games dating back to last season…Six of the Jets last nine 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 40-26-9 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 are 2-0-1 against Pacific Division opponents this season and conclude a stretch of three consecutive games against teams from the Pacific tomorrow…Winnipeg went a dominant 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes last season and are on a 13-1-3 run in their last 17 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.
Bryan Little has two goals in his last three games and both markers have been game-winning goals…He’s already matched his two game-winning goals from last season…He also had an assist on Thursday for his first multi-point game since Mar. 25/18 vs. NSH – a span of 14 games…He had seven multi-point games last season.
Patrik Laine scored his third goal of the season on Thursday and all three goals have come on the power play…He is one behind the NHL leaders in power play goals this season…Laine led the NHL last season with 20 power play goals…In two-plus seasons, Laine is tied with Blake Wheeler for the seventh most power play goals in franchise history with 32…Wheeler has had a direct impact in Laine tying him on the power play goal list by assisting on 20 of Laine’s 32 power play goals, including all three this season.
Andrew Copp and Dustin Byfuglien scored their first goals of the season on Tuesday against Vancouver…The Jets have had 10 different players find the back of the net this season and 17 of the 20 players to see game action have registered at least one point.
Captain Blake Wheeler (173G, 327A) had an assist on Patrik Laine’s power play goal on Thursday to reach 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 other 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.