Game Notes: Oct. 13 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Winnipeg Jets host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg’s third game in four nights…The Jets came back to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime last night…Tonight’s game begins a five-game homestand for the Jets, which continues Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes.

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Last Game

Oct. 12 at CHI – 3-2 OTW
Jets Scorers: Ehlers (2), Copp (1), Scheifele (2)
Blackhawks Scorers: Saad (1), Seabrook (1)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (27 sv, 2 ga)
Blackhawks Goaltender: Lehner (30 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK:
1-for-2

Recap: The Winnipeg Jets overcame a 2-0 first period deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime at United Center last night…Mark Scheifele scored the game-winning goal 47 seconds into overtime, while Nikolaj Ehlers scored his second goal of the season in the second period and Andrew Copp tied the game with his first tally of the season in the third period…Connor Hellebuyck turned away 27 of 29 shots for his third consecutive victory.

Three Stars: 1. Scheifele 2. Connor 3. Saad

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

Oct. 15

7:00 p.m.

Arizona

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

Oct. 17

7:00 p.m.

NY Islanders

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

Oct. 20

6:00 p.m.

Edmonton

Bell MTS Place

Sportsnet

TSN 1290

Oct. 22

7:00 p.m.

Los Angeles

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

Oct. 26

8:00 p.m.

Calgary

Mosaic Stadium (Regina)

CBC

TSN 1290

 

Getting Comfy at Home

The Jets are back home for five consecutive games and are the home team for six consecutive games including the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic on Oct. 26 against the Calgary Flames…Winnipeg plays nine of their next 13 games at Bell MTS Place…In the 2019 calendar year, the Jets are 13-6-2 on home ice and have outscored their opponents 81-61.

 

Back-to-Back

The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the second of which is tonight against Pittsburgh…The Jets are 1-0-0 when playing their second game in as many nights this season…Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Cutting Back

After allowing 14 goals against in their first three games, the Jets have allowed just five goals against in their past three games…The Jets are averaging 3.17 goals against this season, which is 14th in the NHL.

Come Back Again and Again

The Jets have trailed first in all six games to start the season and have come back to win four of those games, which leads the NHL in wins when trailing first…The Jets are the only team in the NHL so far to trail first in their first five games to start the season…Last season, the Jets won 18 games when trailing first, which was second in the league…Blake Wheeler has a share of the NHL lead this season with three game-tying goals.

Ehlers Impact

Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and an assist to lead Winnipeg’s come back last night…It’s his second multi-point game of the season after posting three assists on opening night…Ehlers is averaging 1.17 points per game this season after averaging 0.60 points per game last season.

OT Scheifs

Mark Scheifele scored his eighth career overtime goal last night, which is  the second most overtime goals in franchise history…Scheifele has scored or assisted 10 of Winnipeg’s past 20 overtime goals.

Getting His Shots

Kyle Connor paced the Jets with seven shots last night…It was one shot shy of his career high of eight shots in a game (Mar. 25/19 vs. NSH)…Connor is second in the NHL with 28 shots this season…He’s averaging 4.67 shots per game this season, compared to 2.77 shots per game last season.

 

Player Quick Hits

  • Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele are tied for fifth in the NHL with a plus-five rating.
  • Laine and Scheifele are tied for a share of the NHL lead with nine even strength points.
  • Josh Morrissey leads the Jets with 24:58 TOI per game, which is 2:34 more than his average last season.
  • Connor Hellebuyck has faced 138 shots, which is fourth most in the NHL.

 

Jets vs. Penguins Information

All-Time Record: 16-40-8
Home: 11-18-3
Road: 5-22-5
At Bell MTS Place: 4-5-1
At PPG Paints Arena: 1-9-2
Media Guide Page: jetsmedia.ca/pittsburgh-penguins

Series Notes
  • The Jets are 2-4-2 in their past eight games against the Penguins.
  • Winnipeg has points in three of the past five games against Pittsburgh at Bell MTS Place (2-2-1).
  • Winnipeg’s win in Pittsburgh last week was the Jets first win at PPG PaintsArena in 12 games.
  • The Jets are 1-for-21 (4.8%) on the power play in their last seven games against Pittsburgh in Winnipeg.
  • Bryan Little (2), Nikolaj Ehlers (1), and Blake Wheeler (1) are the only players on the Jets roster that have scored a game-winning goal against the Penguins.
  • Mark Scheifele is averaging better than a point per game against the Penguins with 14 points (4G, 10A) in 12 career games, including 11 points (3G, 8A) in his last six games against Pittsburgh.

 

 

Career Scoring vs. Penguins

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

32

10

14

24

0.75

Bryan Little

30

8

9

17

0.57

Mark Scheifele

12

4

10

14

1.17

Dmitry Kulikov

25

1

5

6

0.24

Nikolaj Ehlers

9

2

3

5

0.56

Adam Lowry

9

1

4

5

0.56

Neal Pionk

6

1

4

5

0.83

Patrik Laine

7

1

3

4

0.57

Mathieu Perreault

17

0

4

4

0.24

Gabriel Bourque

8

2

1

3

0.38

Kyle Connor

5

0

2

2

0.40

Andrew Copp

7

1

1

2

0.29

Carl Dahlstrom

3

0

2

2

0.67

Mark Letestu

17

0

2

2

0.12

Nathan Beaulieu

13

0

1

1

0.08

Ville Heinola

1

1

0

1

1.00

Josh Morrissey

6

1

0

1

0.17

Tucker Poolman

1

1

0

1

1.00

Mason Appleton

1

0

0

0

0.00

Anthony Bitetto

3

0

0

0

0.00

Jack Roslovic

3

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Penguins

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

8

3

3

2

1

0.921

2.66

 
Former Penguins Playing for the Jets

F – Mark Letestu

Former Jets Playing for the Penguins

F – Brandon Tanev

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs three points for 100 for his NHL career.
Andrew Copp
  • Needs one game played to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs eight goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Dmitry Kulikov
  • Needs three penalty minutes to reach 400 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs eight penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Mark Letestu
  • Needs seven goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Bryan Little
  • Needs nine penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • Needs two goals to pass Toby Enstrom (54) for 20th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs eight penalty minutes reach 200 for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs two points to reach 200 as a member of the Jets.
  • Needs eight penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs three assists to reach 400 as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Needs five goals to reach 200 as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 3 at NYR – Reached 200 points for his NHL career.
  • 4 at NJD – Played in the 300th game of his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • 10 vs. MIN – Reached 700 points for his NHL career.

Recent Transactions

Sept. 27 – Signed F – Patrik Laine to a two-year, $6.75 million AAV contract
Sept. 28 – Signed F – Kyle Connor to a seven-year, $7.14 million AAV contract
Sept. 30 – Assigned D – Nelson Nogier, F – JC Lipon, F – Joona Luoto and F – C.J. Suess to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 1 – Claimed D – Carl Dahlstrom off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks, placed D – Nathan Beaulieu on injured reserve, and assigned D – Sami Niku to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 8 – Recalled D – Sami Niku and D – Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose (AHL), placed F – Bryan Little on injured reserve, and moved D – Dmitry Kulikov to non-roster status for personal reasons
Oct. 9 – Reassigned D – Nelson Nogier to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 10 – Moved D – Dmitry Kulikov to the active roster
Oct. 11 – Reassigned D – Sami Niku to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

6

Bryan Little*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

6

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 14

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Heinola, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (3) – Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (6) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault
Waivers (1) – Dahlstrom

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 4-0 to the Toronto Marlies yesterday afternoon to drop to 1-3-0 on the season…Manitoba has a week off before hosting the Iowa Wild on Friday and Saturday.

Broadcast Information

TV:         Sportsnet – John Shorthouse & Garry Galley
Radio:
   TSN 1290 – Dennis Beyak, Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

Jets Media Site: jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide