The Winnipeg Jets conclude a season-high six-game homestand tonight against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs…The Jets came back to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 in overtime on Monday night…The Jets begin a four-game road trip on Friday against the Detroit Red Wings before visiting Toronto on Saturday and then flying to Finland for games in Helsinki against the Florida Panthers on Nov. 1 and 2.
The Jets have points in five consecutive games (4-0-1), which is the longest point streak of the season…The Jets had seven point streaks of four games or longer last season…Winnipeg has come back to win after trailing in each of their last two games…The Jets came back from 3-1 and 4-3 third period deficits on Monday, marking the sixth time in franchise history and third time since relocation in 2011 that the Jets have overcome multiple third period deficits.
The Jets are 1-1 in overtime games this season after Monday’s win…The Jets were 5-8 in games decided in overtime last season, but have won four of their last five games decided in overtime going back to last season.
Dominating the East
Tonight is the first of five consecutive games for the Jets against an Eastern Conference team…The Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Oct. 14 in their only game against a team from the East this season…Winnipeg went 19-7-6 against the Eastern Conference last season, including a 10-3-3 record versus the Atlantic Division and 9-4-3 record against the Metropolitan Division…Blake Wheeler led the Jets with 37 points (10G, 27A) in 31 games against the Eastern Conference, which was tied for fourth among Western Conference players last season…Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck went 15-3-5 versus the East.
Lights out Power Play
The Jets have scored a power play goal in all five games of this homestand so far, going 6-for-15 (40%)…Winnipeg is 38.9% (7-for-18) on the power play at home this season, which is fourth in the NHL…Overall this season, Winnipeg’s power play is fourth in the NHL at 32.0% (8-for-25).
The Jets are 5-0-1 at Bell MTS Place to start the season, which is the best home record in the NHL…Winnipeg has earned a point in 15 consecutive games dating back to last season (14-0-1)…Since Feb. 13/18, the Jets are 17-2-1 at Bell MTS Place and have an NHL best .850 winning percentage on home ice…Winnipeg has outscored their opposition 71-47 in those 18 games…The Jets have allowed only one goal in six of their last eight home games dating back to last season.
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 42-26-9 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|
Mark Scheifele matched a career high with four points (2G, 2A) on Monday against St. Louis…It’s the third time in his career he’s had four points in a game…He played 25:55 in the game, which is the second most he’s played in a game in his career…With five points in his last two games, Scheifele now leads the Jets in scoring this season with nine points (4G, 5A) in nine games this season.
Benny and the Jets
Defenceman Ben Chiarot had a goal and an assist on Monday for his second goal of the season…Chiarot has already matched the two goals he’s had in each of the last two seasons, which is also a career high…Monday also matched a career high for Chiarot for most points in a game, which he’s now done three times.