Game Notes: Oct. 22 vs. Los Angeles Kings

The Winnipeg Jets finish a five-game homestand tonight when the Los Angeles Kings visit Bell MTS Place…The Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 in a shootout on Sunday night for their first win of the homestand…After tonight, the Jets have a few days to prepare for the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on Saturday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina where they take on the Calgary Flames.

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Last Game

Oct. 20 vs. EDM – 1-0 SOW
Jets Scorers: Connor (SO), Laine (SO)
Oilers Scorers: None

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (28 sv, 0 ga)
Oilers Goaltender: Smith (23 sv, 0 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-4
Jets PK:
2-for-2

Recap: Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine scored in the shootout for the Jets, as Winnipeg beat the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 in a shootout on Sunday…Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 28 shots directed his way for his first shutout of the season…Mark Scheifele paced the Jets with four shots and won 10-of-16 face-offs.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Smith 3. Roslovic

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

Oct. 26

8:00 p.m.

Calgary

Mosaic Stadium (Regina)

CBC

TSN 1290

Oct. 29

7:00 p.m.

At Anaheim

Honda Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 1

7:30 p.m.

At San Jose

SAP Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 2

7:00 p.m.

At Vegas

T-Mobile Arena

Sportsnet

TSN 1290

Nov. 5

7:00 p.m.

New Jersey

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Party in the Pacific

tonight is the third of eight games Winnipeg plays against Pacific Division opponents in 10 outings…The Jets are 1-1-0 against the Pacific Division this season after going 16-6-2 against Pacific Division opponents last season, which was the most wins against the division by a team outside the division…Winnipeg won 11 of their last 17 games against the Pacific Division…Winnipeg was 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes in 2017-18 and is on a 26-8-4 run in their past 38 games versus the Pacific…Since 2017-18, Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 42 points (8G, 34A) in 50 games, while Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine each have a team-leading 20 goals…In goal, Connor Hellebuyck is 28-6-4 with a 2.46 goals-against average and .918 save percentage during that time against the Pacific.

 

Getting Comfy at Home

The Jets are finishing a stretch of five consecutive home games and are the home team for six consecutive games including the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic on Saturday against the Calgary Flames…Winnipeg is also in the midst of nine of 13 games at Bell MTS Place…In the 2019 calendar year, the Jets are 14-9-2 on home ice.

 

5v5

The Jets have gone 238:13 without scoring a goal at five-on-five…Mathieu Perreault’s goal 1:47 into the game on Oct. 13 vs. PIT has been Winnipeg’s only five-on-five goal of the homestand…The Jets 0.73 five-on-five goal ratio is fifth lowest in the NHL…Winnipeg is tied for 16th in the NHL with 16 even-strength goals this season.

 

Schedule Opens Up

tonight ends a stretch of 11 games in 20 days to start the season for the Jets…Winnipeg’s 10 games played this season is tied for first in the NHL…After tonight, the Jets play two games in the next nine days and four games in the next 13 days.

 

Helle Hot at Home

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 2-2-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average and .938 save percentage in four games at home this season…He posted a 2.88 GAA and .913 SV% in 33 home games last season.

 

Sharp Shooters

Kyle Connor scored Winnipeg’s first shootout goal Sunday night to improve his career shootout mark to four goals on five shots…He also had a shootout goal earlier this season in a 5-4 win against New Jersey on Oct. 4, making him the only player in the NHL this season with multiple shootout goals…Patrik Laine sealed the win with his goal in the second round of the shootout to improve to eight goals on 15 shots for his career…Going back to last season, the Jets have won their past four games that have required a shootout.

 

Good Boys

Eighty-three players in the NHL have seven or more penalty minutes this season, but the Jets don’t have one of the them…Dmitry Kulikov leads the Jets with six penalty minutes this season, while Nikolaj Ehlers has four penalty minutes to be the only other member of the Jets to take more than one minor penalty this season…Winnipeg is averaging a league low 3.8 penalty minutes per game as a team.

 

Player Quick Hits

  • Mark Scheifele (2G, 7A) and Patrik Laine (3G, 6A) are tied for third in the NHL with nine even strength points.
  • Laine is tied for second in the NHL with 12 takeaways, while Wheeler is tied for sixth with 11.
  • Josh Morrissey’s four power play assists are tied for seventh in the NHL.
  • Adam Lowry is tied for fourth in the NHL with 36 hits.
  • Kyle Connor is third in the NHL with 38 shots.

 

Jets vs. Kings Information

All-Time Record: 16-15-1
Home: 10-6-0
Road: 6-9-1
At Bell MTS Place: 7-3-0

Series Notes
  • The Jets are 9-4-1 in their past 14 games against the Kings, despite being outscored 36-37 in regulation in those games.
  • The Jets franchise is 10-3-0 in their past 13 home games against the Kings, outscoring Los Angeles 43-26.
  • Eight of the past 10 games between Winnipeg and Los Angeles have been decided by one goal.
  • The Jets have limited Los Angeles to 17 shots in three of the past four meetings.
  • Winnipeg is 8-for-9 (88.9%) on the penalty kill in its past four games against Los Angeles.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Kings with 20 points (7G, 13A) in 24 games, including five points (1G, 4A) in his past five games against Los Angeles.
  • Two of Kyle Connor’s four career goals against Los Angeles are game-winning goals.

 

Career Scoring vs. Kings

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

24

7

13

20

0.83

Bryan Little

17

4

6

10

0.59

Mathieu Perreault

17

3

6

9

0.53

Mark Scheifele

16

1

8

9

0.56

Gabriel Bourque

15

2

4

6

0.40

Kyle Connor

7

4

1

5

0.71

Nikolaj Ehlers

12

2

3

5

0.42

Mark Letestu

24

4

1

5

0.21

Adam Lowry

14

3

2

5

0.36

Patrik Laine

8

3

1

4

0.50

Josh Morrissey

8

0

3

3

0.38

Andrew Copp

11

1

1

2

0.18

Nathan Beaulieu

8

0

1

1

0.13

Carl Dahlstrom

3

0

1

1

0.33

Dmitry Kulikov

12

0

1

1

0.08

Jack Roslovic

3

0

1

1

0.33

Mason Appleton

1

0

0

0

0.00

Anthony Bitetto

3

0

0

0

0.00

Neal Pionk

2

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Kings

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

5

2

3

0

0

0.896

2.99

Laurent Brossoit

2

1

1

0

0

0.857

3.56

 
Former Kings Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Kings

None

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.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs five points to pass Todd White (136) for 21st in franchise scoring.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs seven goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs one point to pass Marc Savard (196) for 13th in franchise scoring.
  • Needs four points to reach 200 for his NHL career.
  • 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 seven 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 one point 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

Andrew Copp
  • Oct. 13 vs PIT – Played in his 300th NHL game.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Oct. 3 at NYR – Reached 200 points for his NHL career.
  • Oct. 4 at NJD – Played in the 300th game of his NHL career.
Paul Maurice
  • Oct. 20 vs. EDM – Reached 700 wins as an NHL head coach
Blake Wheeler
  • Oct. 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)
Oct. 17 – Recalled D – Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 18 – Reassigned D – Nelson Nogier to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 20 – Activated F – Bryan Little from injured reserve

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

10

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

Oct. 13 vs. PIT

3

Anthony Bitetto

Lower Body

Oct. 15 vs. ARI

2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 26

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 dropped both games to the Iowa Wild last weekend to fall to 1-5-0 on the season…Seth Griffith (1G, 4A) and Logan Shaw (3G, 2A) lead the Moose in scoring with five points in six games…The Moose visit the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday and Chicago Wolves on Saturday.  

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN3 – Dennis Beyak & Kevin Sawyer
Radio:
   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

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