Game Notes: Apr. 20 at St. Louis Blues

Tomorrow’s Game
The Winnipeg Jets are looking to extend their season tonight in Game 6 of their best-of-seven First Round Series against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center…The Jets lost 3-2 to the Blues in Game 5 on Thursday and trail the series three-games-to-two…If the Jets win tonight, Game 7 is slated for Monday night back in Winnipeg.

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On the Road
The road team has won all five games of this series so far…The Jets went 22-18-1 on the road during the regular season, which set a franchise record for the most road wins in a season…The Jets won both games against the Blues in St. Louis during the regular season as well and are 10-2-0 in their past 12 games in St. Louis, including the playoffs…Blake Wheeler led the Jets in scoring on the road during the regular season with 40 points (10G, 30A) in 41 games.

One-Goal Games
The Jets have suffered one-goal losses in all three losses of this series and are 2-11 all-time as a franchise in playoff games decided by one-goal…Winnipeg was 1-4 in one-goal games during their playoff run last season…During the regular season, the Jets went 19-7-5 in one-goal games, which was sixth-best in the NHL.

Facing Elimination
The Jets franchise is 1-3 when facing elimination…Winnipeg’s lone win came last season in Nashville in Game 7 of the Second Round Series against the Predators…Tonight is the first time the Jets have faced elimination in a Game 6.

Back in the Dance
The Jets are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season…It’s the first time in franchise history that the Jets have reached the playoffs in back-to-back seasons and fourth time overall.

Records in Seasons When Making the Playoffs
Year GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM PP% PK%
2006-07 82 43 28 11 97 239 241 1097 16.5 79.8
2014-15 82 43 26 13 99 223 204 1068 17.8 81.8
2017-18 82 52 20 10 114 273 216 697 23.4 81.8
2018-19 82 47 30 5 99 270 243 759 24.8 79.1

New Playoff Foe
This is the sixth playoff series in franchise history and the sixth time the Jets face a different opponent…The then-Atlanta Thrashers played the New York Rangers in 2006…The Jets made the playoffs for the first time after relocation in 2015 and met the Anaheim Ducks in the first round…Last season, Winnipeg played the Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights.

Central Rivals
The Jets went 13-12-1 against Central Division teams during the regular season, which is their poorest divisional record since going 11-16-2 during the 2015-16 season…Winnipeg has been above .500 against their divisional foes in four of six seasons since moving to the Central Division…Winnipeg finished the season 4-7-1 in their last 12 games against Central Division teams and three of the four wins came against Nashville…Since the start of the 2016- 17 season, the Jets are 47-29-5 against Central Division teams, which is second in the NHL…In that same time frame, Blake Wheeler leads all NHLers in scoring against the Central Division with 98 points (28G, 70A) in 81 games, while Mark Scheifele has 90 points (37G, 53A) in 73 games.

Fearless Leader
Jets head coach Paul Maurice is coaching in the postseason for the seventh time in his career…Maurice is 36-43 behind the bench in playoff games, with the highlight of his postseason success coming in 2002 when he coached the Carolina Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup final…The nine playoff wins the Jets posted last season is the second most Maurice has had in a playoff run, next to the 2002 season.

Playoff High
Andrew Copp had an assist in Game 5 for his fourth assist in his past four games…He had three points (1G, 2A) in 16 games during the playoffs last season…During the regular season, Copp averaged .36 points per game, but is averaging .80 points per game in the playoffs.

Helle
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has a 2.26 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in his past three games…He’s allowed three goals or less in four of his five playoff games this season.

Quickie
Adam Lowry scored 12 seconds into Game 5 to set a franchise record for the fastest goal to start a playoff game…It’s also the fastest goal to start a game in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs…It was Lowry’s second career goal and first since the 2015 playoffs.

Playoff History
All-Time Playoff Appearance: 4th
Consecutive Playoff Appearance: 2
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2018 (FR: 4-1 W vs. MIN; SR: 4-3 W vs. NSH; CF: 4-1 L vs. VGK)
All-Time Playoff Record: 11-19 in 30 GP (2-3 in 5 series)

Playoff Records
Game 7s: 1-0 (0-0 at home, 1-0 on road)
Overtime: 1-2 (0-1 at home, 1-1 on road)
Facing Elimination: 1-3 (0-2 at home, 1-1 on road)
With Chance to Clinch Series: 2-1 (1-1 at home, 1-0 on road)