In-Game Notes: Feb. 26 vs. Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, February 26 — 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
Minnesota Wild 0 1 2   3
Winnipeg Jets 1 1 0   2
Shots By Period
Minnesota Wild 12 14 13   39
Winnipeg Jets 13 9 9   32
Special Teams
Minnesota Wild 2/2 3 3/4 2 8
Winnipeg Jets 1/4 6 0/2 0 4

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 8:53 WPG Mark Scheifele (31)  Patrik Laine (13) Kyle Connor (25) PP 1-0
While on the power play, Kyle Connor carried the puck over the Wild line at the left point and dropped a pass to Patrik Laine, who fed Mark Scheifele in the left circle. Scheifele moved to the bottom of the left circle before snapping a shot between the legs of Devan Dubnyk and in. 
2 11:50 MIN Brad Hunt (5) Ryan Donato (7)   PP 1-1
While on the power play, Ryan Donato passed to Brad Hunt at the point. Hunt moved to the middle of the ice before sending a wrist shot through a bunch of players and beating Connor Hellebuyck over the glove. 
2 12:04 WPG Patrik Laine (29) Ben Chiarot (11) Blake Wheeler (61) EV 2-1
Blake Wheeler fed Ben Chiarot at the left point.  Chiarot carried the puck on his backhand into the slot before bringing it to his forehand and firing a shot that redirected off Patrik Laine and in.
3 18:33 MIN Jason Zucker (16) Ryan Donato (8) Eric Staal (24) PP 2-2
With the Wild on the power play and their net empty, Ryan Donato sent a pass to Jason Zucker in the slot and he snapped a shot glove side on Hellebuyck and in. 
3 18:59 MIN Joel Eriksson Ek (6) Jonas Brodin (12) Zach Parise (30) EV 3-2
Jonas Brodin fired a puck from the left wall to Joel Eriksson Ek at the top of the crease.  Eriksson Ek’s backhand was stopped by Connor Hellebuyck’s glove on the ice, but Eriksson Ek push the rebound over the line. After a review, the play was determined a good goal. 
Jets Notes
  • Fall to 21-8-4 at Bell MTS Place and 37-22-4 overall. 
  • Went 1-for-4 on the power play.  It’s the fourth consecutive game the Jets have scored on the power play.  It was the first power play goal at home in five games for Winnipeg.  (1-for-17)
  • The Wild have won all four meetings over the Jets this season.
  • Jets fall to 10-10-0 vs the Central Division this season.
  • Fall to 19-4-3 when leading after the second period.
  • Fall to 23-12-4 when being outshot this season.
  • All 18 skaters registered a shot tonight for the Jets. 
Player Notes

Patrik Laine

  • Assisted Mark Scheifele’s first period goal to extend his point streak to four games (4G, 2A).
  • Scored in the second period to extend his goal streak to three games (4G).  It’s Laine’s ninth multi-point game of the season.

Tyler Myers

  • Led the Jets with five shots tonight.

Mark Scheifele

  • Scored his team-leading 31st goal of the season in the first period to end a five-game pointless streak.

Jacob Trouba

  • Led the Jets in ice time tonight with 23:26 TOI.

Kevin Hayes

  • Played in his first game as a Winnipeg Jet tonight, finishing 8-for-12 (67%) at the dot, registering one shot in 15:54 TOI.

Nathan Beaulieu

  • Played in his first game as a Winnipeg Jet tonight, finishing with two shots and two hits in 15:28 TOI.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Stopped 36-of-39 shots in the loss.  It’s the 10th time this season Hellebuyck has faced 39-or-more shots in a game. (5-5-0)

Ben Chiarot

  • Registered his 11th assist of the season tonight, one shy of his career-high of 12 set last season.

Blake Wheeler

  • Extended his point streak to four games (0G, 5A) with his 61st assist of the season tonight. 

Kyle Connor

  • Extended his point streak to four games (2G, 3A) with his 25th assist of the season, one shy of his career-high of 26 he had last season.