In-Game Notes: Dec. 9 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia at Winnipeg Jets

Sunday, December 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
Philadelphia Flyers 1 0 0   1
Winnipeg Jets 2 3 2   7
Shots By Period
Philadelphia Flyers 17 10 8   35
Winnipeg Jets 6 19 10   35
Special Teams
Philadelphia Flyers 0/2 8 3/6 3 23
Winnipeg Jets 3/6 8 2/2 1 16

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 11:38 WPG Kyle Connor (11) Unassisted   EV 1-0
Dustin Byfuglien pinched in from the right point to keep the puck in.  Kyle Connor picked up the loose puck, moved into the slot, and snapped a shot that beat Michal Neuvirth glove side and in. 
1 14:36 WPG Josh Morrissey (3) Nikolaj Ehlers (9) Mathieu Perreault (7) PP 2-0
While on the power play, Josh Morrissey sent a pass to Nikolaj Ehlers at the left point. Ehlers sent a return feed to Morrissey, who one-timed a slapshot that beat Neuvirth on the glove side. 
1 17:34 PHI Jakub Voracek (8) Travis Sanheim (7) Nolan Patrick (5) EV 2-1
Travis Sanheim sent a wrist shot from the left point along the ice which was redirected by Jakub Voracek over the blocker of Connor Hellebuyck and in. 
2 7:31 WPG Brandon Tanev (5) Josh Morrissey (11) Mark Scheifele (17) EV 3-1
Brandon Tanev carried the puck over the Flyers blueline and dropped a pass to Josh Morrissey, who fired a slapshot that was stopped by Michal Neuvirth. The rebound bounced to Tanev, who took the puck to his backhand before sliding it behind Neuvirth. 
2 14:31 WPG Dustin Byfuglien (3) Patrik Laine (4) Mark Scheifele (18) PP 4-1
While on the power play, Mark Scheifele won the draw to Patrik Laine, who knocked it back to Dustin Byfuglien at the left point.  Byfuglien moved to the middle of the ice and let a wrist shot go that redirected off the stick of Flyers forward Dale Weiss and beat Anthony Stolarz on the glove side. 
2 15:59 WPG Blake Wheeler (5) Mark Scheifele (19)   SH 5-1
While shorthanded, Mark Scheifele’s clearing attempt bounced over the stick of Flyers defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere at the Jets blueline.  Blake Wheeler jumped on the loose puck, broke in alone, and lifted a backhand over Stolarz and in. 
3 1:41 WPG Bryan Little (6) Tyler Myers (4) Nikolaj Ehlers (10) PP 6-1
Nikolaj Ehlers fed a pass across the ice to Tyler Myers in the right circle. Myers found Bryan Little at the top of the crease where Little redirected the puck behind Anthony Stolarz and in. 
3 8:03 WPG Tyler Myers (2) Patrik Laine (5)   EV 7-1
Patrik Laine picked off a Flyers clearing attempt in the slot and fed a saucer pass to a streaking Tyler Myers behind the Flyers defence and Myers flipped the puck past Anthony Stolarz and in. 
Jets Notes
  • Improve to 18-9-2 overall and 10-4-2 at Bell MTS Place.
  • Improve to 1-1-0 on their current four-game homestand. 
  • Are now 9-4-1 vs Eastern Conference opponents, including 7-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division. 
  • Have now won three of their last four games against Philadelphia, and have points in six of their last seven against the Flyers at Bell MTS Place.
  • Scored first today and improve to 9-5-2 when scoring first this season.
  • Scored a season-high three power play goals today, going 3-for-6 on the power play. It’s Winnipeg’s first multi-power play goal game since Nov. 9 vs. COL.
  • Scored seven goals today. It’s the ninth time this season the Jets have scored five-or-more goals in a game, which is tied for fifth in the NHL.
Player Notes

Kyle Connor

  • Scored the first goal of the game to end a nine-game goalless streak – his longest of the season.
  • Took a team-high four shots.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Allowed just one goal on 35 shots.  It’s the third consecutive game Hellebuyck has allowed just one goal. 
  • Improves to 13-8-1 on the season. 
  • Made 16 saves in the first period, which is the third most he’s made in the first period this season.

Patrik Laine

  • Registered a pair of assists tonight.  It’s Laine’s first multi-assist game of the season.
  • Laine’s assist on Dustin Byfuglien’s second period goal ended a 10-game assist drought.

Adam Lowry

  • Led the Jets with four hits tonight.

Josh Morrissey

  • Scored his third goal of the season on the power play in the first period and added an assist on Brandon Tanev’s second period goal.
  • Has four points in his last three games played (2G, 2A).
  • Morrissey’s goal is the second goal scored by the Jets’ second power play unit this season.
  • It’s the third multi-point game of the season for Morrissey.

Mark Scheifele

  • Had three assists tonight. It’s his second three-assist game of the season and fifth of his career.

Blake Wheeler

  • Scored his first shorthanded goal of the season in the second period. It’s first first shorthanded goal since Apr. 8/17 vs. NSH.  Wheeler has 12 career shorthanded goals. 
  • With his shorthanded goal, Wheeler set a new franchise record with 15 shorthanded points, passing Marian Hossa and Eric Perrin.

Tyler Myers

  • Had two points today (1G, 1A).  It’s the second multi-point game of the season for Myers.
  • Third period goal snapped a 20-game goalless drought.