In-Game Notes: Oct. 18 vs. Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets

Thursday, Oct. 18 — Bell MTS Place

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First Period: Game Summary | Event Summary
Second Period: Game Summary | Event Summary

Scoring Summary
Vancouver Canucks 0 1 0 1
Winnipeg Jets 1 0 3 4
Shots By Period
Vancouver Canucks 8 12 7 27
Winnipeg Jets 11 9 12 32
Special Teams
Vancouver Canucks 0/2 2 0/2 0 26
Winnipeg Jets 2/2 2 2/2 1 26

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 18:56 WPG Patrik Laine (3) Blake Wheeler (4) Dustin Byfuglien (2) PP 1-0
While on the power play, Blake Wheeler fed a pass from the right circle across to Patrik Laine in the left circle. Laine one-timed a shot under the arm of Anders Nilsson and in.
2 12:54 VAN Bo Horvat (4) Derrick Pouliot (2) EV 1-1
Bo Horvat took a pass from Derrick Pouliot at his own blueline, skated it into the Jets zone, and put the puck into the skates of Jacob Trouba before gathering the bouncing puck behind the Jets defence and flipping it under the arm of Connor Hellebuyck and in.
3 4:58 WPG Bryan Little (2) Nikolaj Ehlers (2) Dustin Byfuglien (3) PP 2-1
Nikolaj Ehlers hit a streaking Bryan Little at the Canucks blueline. Little moved into the left circle and lifted a backhand over the glove of Anders Nilsson and in.
3 12:46 WPG Andrew Copp (1) Adam Lowry (1) EV 3-1
Adam Lowry sent a pass from behind the net that hit a stick and bounced to the top of the crease. Andrew Copp jumped on the loose puck, knocking a backhand that hit the post, but bounced off of Anders Nilsson and back into the net.
3 14:43 WPG Dustin Byfuglien (1) Bryan Little (1) Nikolaj Ehlers (3) EV 4-1
Nikolaj Ehlers slid a pass across to Bryan Little at the left circle. Little faked a shot and found a streaking Dustin Byfuglien in the right circle. Byfuglien one-timed a shot into the net.
Jets Notes
  • Went 2-for-2 on the power play tonight and have now scored a power play goal in three consecutive games for the first time this season (4-for-7).  Winnipeg had two goals on two shots with the man-advantage.
  • Out shot Vancouver 32-27.  It’s just the second time in seven games this season the Jets have out shot their opponent.
Player Notes

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Stopped 26-of-27 shots to improve to 3-2-1 on the season, including 2-0-1 at home.

Patrik Laine

  • Scored his third goal of the season on the power play in the first period. All three of Laine’s goals this season have come on the power play.
  • Led the Jets with four shots in the game.

Jacob Trouba

  • Led the Jets in ice time tonight, playing a season-high 25:04.

Blake Wheeler

  • Had an assist on Laine’s goal, which is his 500th point as a member of the Jets franchise.

Bryan Little 

  • Registered two points (1G, 1A) tonight.  It’s the first multi-point game of the season for Little.
  • Both of Little’s goals this season have been game-winners.

Nikolaj Ehlers

  • Picked up two assists on the night for his first multi-point game of the season.  Ehlers now has three assists in his last two games.

Dustin Byfuglien

  • Returned after missing the previous two games and registered three points (1G, 2A).
  • Byfuglien’s assist on Laine’s power play goal was his 231st power play point, passing Slava Kozlov to take over sole possession of fourth place in franchise power play points.
  • Led the Jets with three hits.

Adam Lowry

  • Was the Jets top face-off man tonight, going 17-for-24 (71%) at the dot.  The 17 face-off wins is one short of his career-high of 18 (Oct. 27/16 vs. DAL 4-1 W)
  • Registered his first assist of the season on Andrew Copp’s third period goal.

Andrew Copp

  • Scored his first goal of the season in the third period tonight.