The Winnipeg Jets continue a three-game road trip tonight against the New York Rangers…The Jets started the road trip by beating the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in overtime last night…Winnipeg finishes the road trip Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.
The Jets improved to 2-1-0 in games decided in overtime with last night’s win…Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba have scored the overtime winners for the Jets this season…Since relocation in 2011, Scheifele’s five overtime goals are the most for the franchise…The Jets are 5-1 in their last six games decided in overtime.
Winnipeg has scored 32 goals in their last seven games for an average of 4.6 goals per game…The Jets are sixth in the NHL this season with an average of 3.48 goals per game…Winnipeg’s best period this season has been the second period where they are outscoring their opposition 25-15…However, the Jets most productive period has been the third period where they have 34 goals, which is fourth in the NHL.
The Jets have won consecutive games – 6-5 vs. CHI and 4-3 (OT) at NJD – by one goal to improve to 5-2-2 on one-goal games this season…Last season, the Jets were 22-4-10 in one-goal games.
Breaking the Deadlock
Winnipeg improved to 6-0-0 when tied after the second period with last night’s win…Winnipeg is tied with the Rangers (6-4-0) and Minnesota Wild (6-0-0) for the most wins when tied after the second period…Last season, the Jets were 7-3-6 when tied going into the third period.
Yesterday and tonight marks the fourth of 10 back-to-back sets the Jets have this season…Winnipeg is 3-1-0 in the first game and 1-2-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season…Last season, the Jets went 4-3-2 in the first game of back-to-backs and 4-4-1 in the second game…Nineteen of Winnipeg’s 20 games in back-to-back sets this season are on the road.
Against the East
The Jets are 6-4-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season, including 4-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division…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.
Mark Scheifele had a pair of goals last night to extend his point streak to four games (4G, 4A)…He also has multiple points in three consecutive games (4G, 3A)…Blake Wheeler had an assist on Scheifele’s first goal to extend his point and assist streak to three games (1G, 6A).
Patrik Laine was named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for November yesterday…Laine tallied five goals on Nov. 24 to become the first NHLer since Johan Franzen in 2011 to score five goals in a game, while being just the third player in league history to score five in a game before his 21st birthday, and only the fifth player since 1959-60 to score five goals in a game on only five shots…Laine’s first goal of the game on Nov. 29 against Chicago gave him 20 on the season and was also the 100th goal of his NHL career, while his second tally gave him 18 goals in November…Laine (20 years, 224 days) became the fourth-youngest player in NHL history to score 100 goals and his 20 goals in the first 24 games tied Ilya Kovalchuk for the franchise record for fewest games to reach 20 markers…The 18 goals in November made Laine one of just 11 different players in league history to score 18-or-more in a calendar month and he was the first since Pavel Bure in March 1994…Laine also had 13 goals in the final six games of the month, as he became one of just seven players to record 13-or-more goals over six team games…This is the first time in his career that Laine has been selected in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Month…He is the first Jets player to be selected since the franchise returned to Winnipeg…Laine joins Dustin Byfuglien (Nov. 2010 – Third Star), Ilya Kovalchuk (Feb. 2009 – First Star, Nov. 2007 – First Star, Oct. 2006 – Second Star) and Marian Hossa (Nov. 2006 – Second Star) as members of the franchise that have earned NHL Three Stars of the Month honours.
Making his NHL debut, Mason Appleton had an assist last night to register his first point in the NHL…It comes after Cam Schilling had an assist on Thursday for his first NHL point…So far this season, 21 of the 23 players that have played at least a game for the Jets have at least one point.