Game Notes: Dec. 18 at Los Angeles Kings

The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game road trip tonight against the Los Angeles Kings…The Jets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in overtime on Sunday to extend their winning streak to five games…Winnipeg continues its road trip Thursday against the San Jose Sharks.

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Gone Streaking
The Jets have won five games in a row, which is their longest winning streak of the season…It’s Winnipeg’s longest winning streak since winning six consecutive game from Mar. 15-27/18…During the last two seasons the Jets have had six winning streaks of four games or more.

Working Overtime
The Jets have won three consecutive games in overtime to improve their record to 5-1 in games decided in overtime this season…Winnipeg is also 6-2 in games decided in overtime or a shootout…During the Jets current 9-1 stretch, five of the nine wins have come in overtime or a shootout…Winnipeg set a franchise record last season with four consecutive overtime or shootout wins from Mar. 20-27…Mark Scheifele scored his third overtime winner of the season on Sunday and second in as many games, joining Kyle Connor as the only two players in franchise history that have scored overtime winning goals in back-to-back games…Scheifele has factored in all five overtime goals the Jets have scored this season with three goals and two assists…Scheifele has tied the franchise record for most overtime points in a season (Marian Hossa – 2006-07; Dustin Byfuglien – 2010-11)…Scheifele’s seven career overtime goals is tied for second in franchise history with Byfuglien, while his 13 overtime points are fourth.

In Bunches
The Jets have scored four goals or more in five consecutive games and eight of their last 10 contests…Winnipeg has scored 120 goals this season, which is fourth in the NHL…Since a 6-3 win in Vancouver on Nov. 19, the Jets have tallied 65 goals in their last 15 games (11-4-0), which is the most in the NHL…Winnipeg has scored four goals or more in 10 of the 15 games…The Jets hold a plus-27 goal differential this season, which is third in the league.

Wonderful Time of Year
The Jets have posted an 8-1-0 record in December to climb into a tie for first place in the Western Conference…Winnipeg ranks in the top five of several categories this month, including the most wins.

Jets in Top 5 in December
Stat NHL Rank
Wins – 8 1st
Points – 16 1st
Goals For – 37 2nd
Shots For – 323 1st
Power Play Goals – 11 T-1st
Power Play Percentage – 33.3% T-4th
Faceoffs Won – 276 2nd

 

Party in the Pacific
The Jets are 5-1-1 against Pacific Division opponents this season…Winnipeg was a dominant 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes last season and are on a 16-2-3 run in their last 21 games versus the Pacific…Mark Scheifele (4G, 5A) and Dustin Byfuglien (1G, 8A) lead the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division this season with nine points each, while Patrik Laine (7G, 1A) and Kyle Connor (2G, 5A) are both averaging a point per game or better through seven games.

On the Road Again
After playing four of their last five games at home, the Jets play five of their next seven games on the road…The Jets have won five consecutive road games, which has matched the franchise record Winnipeg set last year from Feb. 23-Mar. 8/18…The Jets have played just 14 games on the road this season, which is tied for the second fewest in the NHL…Patrik Laine (16G, 1A) and Blake Wheeler (2G, 15A) lead the Jets in scoring on the road with 17 points in 14 games.

Another Star
Mark Scheifele was named the NHL’s second star of the week on Monday…He opened the week with a goal and an assist in Winnipeg’s 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday…On Thursday, the Kitchener, Ont. native had three points (1G, 2A), including an assist on the winner in the Jets’ 5-4 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers…Scheifele scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, and added an assist as Winnipeg won in overtime again the following night in Chicago…On Sunday, he had a pair of assists and again tallied the winner in sudden death in a 5-4 come from behind victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning…He’s the second player in franchise history to record three-or-more points in three straight games (also Marc Savard from Nov. 9-12/05)…In total last week, he led the league in points with 11 (5G, 6A), and he is currently riding a five-game point streak (5G, 9A) over Winnipeg’s five-game winning streak…This is the third time this season (also Dec. 3 – First Star and Oct. 29 – Second Star) and the sixth time in his career that Scheifele has been selected in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week…He is the fifth Jets player to be selected in 2018-19 after Winnipeg had eight appearances in the Three Stars of the Week last season…Scheifele joins Patrik Laine (Nov. 26 – First Star) and Blake Wheeler (Nov. 12 – Second Star) as members of the Jets that have earned NHL Three Stars of the Week honours this season.

Five Streaks of Five
With 25 goals in their last five games, the Jets have five players with points in five consecutive games…Mark Scheifele leads the way with 14 points in the five games (5G, 9A), while Mathieu Perreault has also scored in each of the last four games…Eight Jets players are averaging a point per game or better in the last five games.

Jets Scoring Streaks in the Last Five Games
Player Dec. 9

vs. PHI

Dec. 11

vs. CHI

Dec. 13

vs. EDM

Dec. 14

at CHI

Dec. 16

vs. TBL

Dustin Byfuglien 1G 3A 2A 1A 2A
Mark Scheifele 3A 1G, 1A 1G, 2A 2G, 1A 1G, 2A
Mathieu Perreault 1A 1G 1G 1G 1G
Blake Wheeler 1G 1A 2A 3A 1A
Patrik Laine 2A 1A 1G 1G 1A

 

Point Per Game or Better in Last Five Games
Player GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG Sh Sh%
Mark Scheifele 5 5 9 14 2 2 0 9 55.6
Dustin Byfuglien 5 1 8 9 16 1 0 17 5.9
Josh Morrissey 5 2 6 8 2 1 0 12 16.7
Blake Wheeler 5 1 7 8 0 0 1 19 5.3
Nikolaj Ehlers 5 3 4 7 0 0 0 15 20
Tyler Myers 5 2 4 6 0 0 0 9 22.2
Patrik Laine 5 2 4 6 2 0 0 16 12.5
Mathieu Perreault 5 4 1 5 4 3 0 15 26.7

 

Jets vs. Kings All-Time Records
Overall: 15-14-1
At Bell MTS Place: 7-3-0
At STAPLES Center: 5-8-1

2018-19 Game Log vs. Kings

Date Location Score Rec Scorers Goaltender
Oct. 9 Winnipeg 2-1 W 1-0-0 (2-1-0) Scheifele (1), Connor (3) Hellebuyck (16 sv, 1 ga)
Dec. 18 Los Angeles
Mar. 18 Los Angeles

Jets vs. Kings Notes

  • The Jets are 10-6-1 against the Kings since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season.
  • The Jets have a point in seven of the last nine games against Los Angeles (6-2-1) and are 8-3-1 in their last 12 games against the Kings.
  • The Jets are 9-for-29 (29.2%) on the power play in their last six games against the Kings.
  • Four of the last eight games between the Jets and the Kings have been decided in overtime or shootout.
  • Winnipeg’s last five wins against Los Angeles have been by one goal, including 2-1 victories in their last three wins.
  • The Jets have at least a point in four of their last five trips to the STAPLES Center (3-1-1).
  • Blake Wheeler leads current Jets in career scoring against the Kings with 19 points (7G, 12A) in 22 games.

Jets-Kings Connections

  • Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk played for the Jets franchise from 2001-10 when it was in Atlanta. He still holds the franchise career records for goals (328) and points (615).
  • Jets’ assistant coach Charlie Huddy spent a little more than three seasons on the blueline for Los Angeles (1991 – 1995), helping the Kings reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1993.
  • Jets forward Adam Lowry’s dad Dave is an assistant coach with the Kings.
  • Kings’ Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick joined the Jets’ Blake Wheeler to represent USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
  • Alec Martinez and Jacob Trouba are both from the Rochester area of Michigan.
  • Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba played alongside Kings defenceman Derek Forbort for USA at the 2012 World Junior Championship.

Upcoming Milestones

Dustin Byfuglien

  • Needs seven more games played to reach 600 as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Needs one shorthanded assist to tie Marty Reasoner and Patrik Stefan (7) for the second-most shorthanded assists in franchise history.

Kyle Connor

  • Needs 10 points to reach 100 for his NHL career.

Nikolaj Ehlers

  • Needs four penalty minutes to reach 100 for his career.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Needs two wins to reach 100 for his NHL career.

Bryan Little

  • Needs five points to reach 500 for his NHL career.

Josh Morrissey

  • Needs five games played to reach 200 for his NHL career.

Tyler Myers

  • Needs eight points to reach 100 as a member of the Jets.

Mark Scheifele

  • Needs one assist to reach 200 for his NHL career.
  • Needs one game played to reach 400 games played for his NHL career.

Blake Wheeler

  • Needs one multi-goal game to pass Marian Hossa and take sole possession of third in multi-goal games in franchise history. They are both currently at 21.
  • Needs one shorthanded assist to tie Marty Reasoner and Patrik Stefan (7) for the second-most shorthanded assists in franchise history.