Game Notes: Jan. 13 vs. Anaheim Ducks

The Winnipeg Jets play the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow in the second game of a three-game homestand…The Jets beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in Friday night to open the homestand with a win…Winnipeg entertains the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday in the Jets’ last home game before the player/all-star break.

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Friendly Confines
Winnipeg has won three consecutive games at home to improve to 16-6-2 at home this season…The Jets are tied for the second-most wins and points at home in the NHL…The Jets have the best power play at home in the NHL this season at 36.6%…Winnipeg’s 26 power play goals at home this season are first in the NHL…The Jets are 13-for-29 (44.8%) on the power play in their past nine home games and have scored 13 of their past 14 power play goals on home ice…The Jets have a 48-13-4 record at Bell MTS Place during the past two seasons, making it the toughest building in the NHL for opposing teams to play…A win tomorrow would match the Jets season high for longest home winning streak, which was four games from Dec. 9-16…The Jets have scored 91 goals at home this season, which is third in the NHL, and have outscored their opposition 77-39 in their 16 wins.

Busy Time
The Jets are in the midst of nine games (3-2-0) in 16 days leading into the player and all-star break from Jan. 20-27…After the all-star break, the Jets also have a busy schedule with 11 games in 20 days.

Party in the Pacific
The Jets are 8-3-1 against Pacific Division opponents this season and have won three of the past four games…Winnipeg was a dominant 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes last season and are on an 19-4-3 run in their last 26 games versus the Pacific…Mark Scheifele (5G, 7A) leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division this season with 12 points in 12 games.

Quartet of Streakers
The Jets have four players on four-game point streaks…Mark Scheifele (2G, 4A) and Kyle Connor (3G, 3A) have six points in the past four games, while Bryan Little has five points (3G, 2A) and Brandon Tanev (2G, 2A) has four points.

500 Club
Bryan Little scored the game-winning goal on Friday to reach 500 points in the NHL…He’s the third player in franchise history to reach 500 points, joining Ilya Kovalchuk (615) and Blake Wheeler (552)…Little was drafted 12th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006 and is the sixth player from that draft class to reach 500 points…He has been a consistent producer in games throughout his career with 170 points (72G, 98) in first periods, 160 points in second (58G, 102A) and third (74G, 86A) periods, and 10 points in overtime (5G, 5A).

Closing in on 50
Blake Wheeler had an assist on Friday to reach 49 assists this season…He needs one more assist to reach 50 assists for the second consecutive season and third time in the past four seasons…Wheeler holds the franchise record for career assists with 372…His 217 assists during the past four seasons are the most in the NHL.

Brilliant Brossoit
Goaltender Laurent Brossoit stopped 33 of 35 shots on Friday to earn his sixth consecutive victory…He leads all NHL goaltenders that have played at least 10 games this season with a 2.10 goals-against average and .939 save percentage…He’s unbeaten in regulation this season in the 10 games he has started with a 9-0-1 record…His 10 starts this season matches a career high for him…Brossoit has made 30 saves or more in eight of his 10 starts.

Seeing Stars
Jets forwards Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele have been selected to represent the Jets as members of the Central Division team at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game…Wheeler, who is making his second consecutive all-star appearance, leads the Jets in points (57) and also leads the Jets and ranks tied for second in the NHL in assists (49)…Scheifele is making his first all-star appearance…He is tied for the team lead in goals (24) and is second on the Jets in points (55) assists (31)…He is also in the top 15 in the NHL in goals and points…Head coach Paul Maurice has been selected as the head coach of the Central Division team, based on the Jets being in first place in the Central Division at the midway point of the season.

Jets vs. Ducks All-Time Records
Overall: 12-12-5
At Bell MTS Place: 3-3-2
At Honda Center: 7-5-3 

2017-18 Game Log vs. Ducks

Date Location Score Rec Scorers Goaltender
Nov. 24 Anaheim 4-1 W 1-0-0 (14-5-3) Ehlers (9, 10), Little (3), Connor (6) Hellebuyck (30 sv, 1 ga)
Jan. 25 Anaheim 4-3 SOL 1-0-0 (29-13-8) Laine (22), Tanev (4), Roslovic (1) Hellebuyck (36 sv, 3 ga)
Mar. 23 Winnipeg  3-2 OTW  2-0-0 (45-19-10)  Ehlers (28), Scheifele (22), Connor (28)  Hellebuyck (16 sv, 2 ga)

2018-19 Game Log vs. Ducks

Date Location Score Rec Scorers Goaltender
Jan. 13 Winnipeg        
Feb. 2 Winnipeg        
Mar. 20 Anaheim        

Jets vs. Ducks Notes

  • The Jets have earned a point in each of their past four games against the Ducks (3-0-1)
  • Winnipeg is 3-for-35 (8.5%) on the power play in their past 10 games against the Ducks, including 2-for-3 in the first meeting last season.
  • The Jets are 0-for-14 on the power play in their past four home games against Anaheim.
  • The Jets are 11-for-13 (84.6%) on the penalty kill in their past five games against Anaheim.
  • Since the Jets franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, eight of the 16 games between the Jets and Ducks have gone to overtime or a shootout.
  • In 29 total games between the franchises, there has been only one shutout (5-0 L on Nov. 4, 2001).

Jets-Ducks Connections

  • Jets’ forward Mathieu Perreault played the 2013-14 season with the Anaheim Ducks collecting 43 points in 69 games.
  • Ducks’ centre Ryan Kesler played 111 games in Winnipeg for the Manitoba Moose from 2003-2005.
  • Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle played 564 games during 10 seasons with the original Winnipeg Jets from 1984-1993. He also was an assistant coach for the Jets during the 1995-96 season and head coach of the Manitoba Moose from 1997-2001 and 2004-05.
  • Anaheim’s Cam Fowler and Ryan Kesler were teammates with Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler on the 2014 U.S. Olympic team that competed in Sochi, RUS.
  • Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey and Ducks forward Nick Ritchie won a gold medal with Canada at the 2013 U18 World Championship.
  • Jets forward Jack Roslovic was teammates with Ducks forward Kiefer Sherwood at Miami University (Ohio) during the 2015-16 season.

Upcoming Milestones

Dustin Byfuglien

  • Needs one more game 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 four points to reach 100 for his NHL career.

Nikolaj Ehlers

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

Patrik Laine

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

Bryan Little

  • Needs eight assists to reach 300 for his NHL career.
  • Needs two games to reached 800 for his NHL career.

Tyler Myers

  • Needs five points to reach 100 as a member of the Jets.
  • Needs two games played to reach 600 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.