Game Notes: Jan. 15 vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Winnipeg Jets play their last home game before the player/all-star break tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights…The Jets defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in overtime on Sunday night to improve to 2-0 during the three-game homestand…After tonight, the Jets play a pair of road games before the break – Thursday against the Nashville Predators and Saturday against the Dallas Stars.

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Friendly Confines
Winnipeg has won four consecutive games and eight of their last 10 contests at Bell MTS Place to improve to 17-6-2 at home this season…It’s the second time this season the Jets have won four straight games at home…The Jets have the second most wins and are tied for the second most points at home in the NHL…The Jets have the best power play at home in the NHL this season at 36.5%…Winnipeg’s 27 power play goals at home this season are first in the NHL…The Jets are 14-for-32 (43.8%) on the power play in their past 10 home games and have scored 14 of their past 15 power play goals on home ice…The Jets have a 49-13-4 record at Bell MTS Place during the past two seasons, making it the toughest building in the NHL for opposing teams to play…The Jets have scored 95 goals at home this season, which is third in the NHL, and have outscored their opposition 81-42 in their 17 wins.

OT Heroics
The Jets improved to 6-1 in games decided in overtime with Sunday’s win, including 4-1 at home…After losing 5-4 to the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 16, the Jets have won six consecutive overtime games, which is the longest overtime winning streak since relocation…The franchise record for most consecutive wins in games decided in overtime is nine games from Mar. 16/07-Feb. 9/08…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets with five overtime points (3G, 2A) this season.

Busy Time
The Jets are in the midst of nine games (4-2-0) 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 9-3-1 against Pacific Division opponents this season and have won four of the past five 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, 8A) leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division this season with 13 points in 13 games.

Little Impact
Bryan Little is in his most productive month of the season with seven points (4G, 3A) in six games, which has surpassed the six points (2G, 4A) in 15 games he had in December…He has scored four of his 10 goals on the season this month and has a 40% shooting percentage…Little has scored the game-winning goal for the Jets in back-to-back games.

Great Eight
Defenceman Jacob Trouba assisted Bryan Little’s overtime goal on Sunday and has seven points in his past six games…It’s been his most productive stretch of the season and comes after he had one point in his previous 13 games…Trouba leads the Jets in average ice time in January with 25:15 and has played 16:20 on the power play in his last four games.

Trio of Streakers
The Jets have three players on five-game point streaks…Mark Scheifele (2G, 5A) and Bryan Little (4G, 3A) have seven points in the past five games, while Brandon Tanev (2G, 3A) has five points.

Closing in on 50
Blake Wheeler, who has scored in back-to-back games for the first time this season, 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…Of the nine goals Wheeler has scored this season, four have come in his past seven games.

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 (58) 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 second on the Jets in goals (24), assists (32) and points (56) …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. Golden Knights All-Time Records
Overall: 1-1-1
At Bell MTS Place: 1-0-1
At T-Mobile Arena: 0-1-0

2017-18 Game Log vs. Golden Knights

Date Location Score Rec Scorers Goaltender
Nov. 10 Vegas 5-2 L 0-1-0 (8-4-3) Lowry (1), Laine (8) Hellebuyck (17 sv, 5 ga) Mason (5 sv, 0 ga)
Dec. 1 Winnipeg 7-4 W 1-1-0 (16-6-4) Myers (4), Hendricks (3), Connor (8,9), Laine (12), Ehlers (11), Scheifele (13) Hellebuyck (27 sv, 4 ga)
Feb. 1 Winnipeg 3-2 OTL 1-1-1 (30-13-9) Armia (10), Connor (17) Hellebuyck (28 sv, 3 ga)

 2018-19 Game Log vs. Golden Knights

Date Location Score Rec Scorers Goaltender
Jan. 15 Winnipeg        
Feb. 22 Vegas        
Mar. 21 Vegas        

Jets vs. Golden Knights Notes

  • Winnipeg and Vegas met in last season’s Western Conference Final.
  • The Jets earned a point in two of three games against Vegas during the 2017-18 regular season, going 1-1-1.
  • The Jets went 4-for-14 (28.6%) on the power play in those three games against Vegas, including 3-for-5 on Dec. 1/17.
  • Winnipeg went 9-for-11 (81.8%) on the penalty kill against Vegas.
  • Kyle Connor (3G, 1A) and Patrik Laine (2G, 2A) led the Jets with four points in the three games against Vegas during the regular season.
  • Connor scored his three goals on six shots.
  • Bryan Little went 34-for-49 (69.4%) in the faceoff circle against the Golden Knights during the regular season, while Mark Scheifele was 27-for-39 (69.2%).

Jets-Golden Knights Connections

  • Vegas forward Paul Stastny played in 19 regular season and 17 playoff games for the Jets last season after being acquired from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline. He signed with the Golden Knights as a free agent on July 1.
  • Golden Knights forwards Cody Eakin and Ryan Reaves are from Winnipeg.
  • Golden Knights Assistant General Manager Kelly McCrimmon is from Brandon, Manitoba and is the owner of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings.
  • Jets forward Blake Wheeler was teammates with Vegas forwards Paul Stastny and Max Pacioretty at the 2014 Olympic Games when they played for USA.

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.

Bryan Little

  • Needs seven assists to reach 300 for his NHL career.
  • Needs one game played to reached 800 for his NHL career.

Tyler Myers

  • Needs four points to reach 100 as a member of the Jets.
  • Needs two games played to reach 600 for his NHL career.

Mathieu Perreault

  • Needs three points to reach 300 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.