In-Game Notes: Oct. 9 vs. Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Bell MTS Place

Game Links

Line Chart | Game LiveGame Summary | Event Summary | Play-By-Play
First Period: Game Summary | Event Summary
Second Period: Game Summary | Event Summary

Scoring Summary
Los Angeles Kings 1 0 0 1
Winnipeg Jets 1 1 0 2
Shots By Period
Los Angeles Kings 4 5 8 17
Winnipeg Jets 14 19 6 39
Special Teams
Los Angeles Kings 0/2 4 2/3 1 6
Winnipeg Jets 1/3 9 2/2 0 4

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 6:26 LA Ilya Kovalchuk (1) Drew Doughty (1) Alex Iafallo (2) EV 1-0
Drew Doughty brought the puck into the Jets zone down the right wall before sending a cross-ice pass to a streaking Ilya Kovalchuk, who redirected the puck over Connor Hellebuyck and in.
1 10:59 WPG Mark Scheifele (1) Brandon Tanev (1) Josh Morrissey (2) EV 1-1
Brandon Tanev spun away from a check in the left corner and fired a pass across the crease to a streaking Mark Scheifele, who one-timed the puck behind Jack Campbell and in.
2 10:21 WPG Kyle Connor (3) Blake Wheeler (2) Dustin Byfuglien (1) PP 2-1
While on the power play, Blake Wheeler’s pass from the right circle redirected off the stick of a Kings defenseman and into the pads of Jack Campbell in the crease before Kyle Connor found the loose puck and knocked it in .
Jets Notes
  • Have now won four-of-eight home-openers at Bell MTS Place. It’s the second time the Jets have won a home-opener against the Los Angeles Kings. (Oct. 4/13 – 5-3W)
  • Had 19 shots in the second period to establish a season high for most shots in a period.
  • Went 1-for-3 on the power play tonight and 2-for-8 on the season.
  • Allowed a season-low 17 shots.
Player Notes

Dustin Byfuglien 

  • Registered his first point of the season with an assist on the Kyle Connor’s power play goal in the second period.

Kyle Connor

  • Scored the game-winning goal in the second period. He has scored in three consecutive games to start he season.  It’s the ninth career game-winning goal for Connor.

Adam Lowry

  • Was the Jets top face-off man tonight, winning 14-of-18 (78%) of his draws.

Josh Morrissey

  • Had an assist on Mark Scheifele’s first period goal, giving him an assist in back-to-back games.
  • Led the Jets with three blocked shots tonight.  Morrissey leads the NHL with 13 blocked shots through the first three games of the season.

Mark Scheifele

  • Scored his first career goal against the Kings in the first period. He now has a goal against every NHL team.
  • Led the Jets with seven shots in the game.

Brandon Tanev

  • Had the primary assist on Scheifele’s goal. He has a point in two of Winnipeg’s first three games this season and eight points (5G, 3A) in his last nine games dating back to last season.
  • Led the Jets with five hits in the game and leads the Jets with 11 hits in the first three games.

Kristian Vesalainen

  • Made his Bell MTS Place regular season debut.

Blake Wheeler

  • Assisted Kyle Connor’s second period goal and is now two points shy of 500 points as a member of the Jets franchise.