The Winnipeg Jets begin a four-game homestand tonight against the Colorado Avalanche…The Jets went 2-2 on a four-game road trip, which included a 4-2 victory against the Florida Panthers on Nov.1 in Helsinki and a 4-2 loss to the Panthers in Helsinki on Nov. 2…The Jets continue the homestand Sunday against the New Jersey Devils.
The Jets return to Bell MTS Place tonight where they have an NHL-best home record of 14-1-1 since Mar. 2/18 (excluding being the home team for the Nov. 2 game in Finland)…Winnipeg’s Oct. 24 loss to Toronto was the Jets first regulation loss at Bell MTS Place since Feb. 27/18 vs. NSH…The Jets haven’t lost back-to-back games at Bell MTS Place since Feb. 20-27/18.
Success Against the Central
The Jets are 2-2-0 against Central Division teams this season, with both wins coming against the St. Louis Blues…Tomorrow is the only game in a stretch of 11 games that the Jets play a Central Division team, but Winnipeg ends November with three of four games against Central Division rivals…Since the start of the 2016-17 season, the Jets are 36-19-4 against teams within their own division, which is second behind the Nashville Predators for the most points (78) in intra-division games…In that same time frame, Blake Wheeler leads all NHLers in scoring against the Central Division with 71 points (24G, 47A) in 59 games, while Mark Scheifele is second with 67 points (28G, 39A) in 51 games.
Feeling the Power
The Jets have scored a power play goal in 10 consecutive games, going 12-for-32 (37.5%)…The Jets have set a franchise record for most consecutive games with a power play goal…Winnipeg is 33.3% on the power play this season, which is second in the NHL…Patrik Laine is tied for the NHL lead with six power play goals this season.
In the Circle
The Jets have won more than 50% of the faceoffs in five consecutive games, going 172-for-317 (54.3%)…The recent faceoff prowess has boosted the Jets to a tie for 11th in the NHL in faceoff winning percentage at 51.4%…Adam Lowry leads the Jets and is tied for sixth in the NHL with a 57.9% faceoff winning percentage.
Patrik Laine had four goals in the two games in Finland, including a hat trick in the win on Nov. 1…Three of his four goals were go-ahead goals…Laine is tied for the NHL lead with six go-ahead goals this season.
Blake Wheeler had two assists on Friday for his second consecutive multi-assist game…Wheeler has an assist in six consecutive games (10A) and a point in eight consecutive games (1G, 11A)…It’s the longest point streak by a member of the Jets this season…His point streak is the second longest active scoring streak in the NHL and his six-game assist streak is the longest active streak in the league…Wheeler’s 14 assists this season are tied for fourth in the NHL.
Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has a point in four consecutive games (1G, 5A)…It’s the first time this season he has a point in consecutive games…He’s tied for 11th in NHL scoring among defencemen with 11 points (2G, 9A) in 12 games…His seven power play points (7A) are tied for third among NHL defencemen.