Game Notes: Oct. 26 vs. Calgary Flames

The Winnipeg Jets face the Calgary Flames in the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic tonight in Regina at Mosaic Stadium…The Jets are coming off a 1-4-0 homestand, which ended with a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night…After tonight’s game, the Jets travel to California for a three-game road trip, which begins Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Last Game

Oct. 22 vs. LAK – 3-2 L
Jets Scorers: Connor (4), Ehlers (4)
Kings Scorers: Wagner (2), MacDermid (1), Kopitar (4)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (38 sv, 3 ga)
Kings Goaltender: Quick (26 sv, 2 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-5
Jets PK:
3-for-4

Recap: The Jets came back to tie the game twice, but ultimately lost 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night…Nikolaj Ehlers paced the Jets with a goal and an assist…Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck matched a season-high with 38 saves…Adam Lowry led the Jets with five hits.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Kopitar 3. Quick

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 8

7:00 p.m.

Vancouver

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Neutral Site

Tonight is the fourth neutral site regular season game for the Jets in franchise history…The Jets lost 3-0 to the Edmonton Oilers at IG Field in Winnipeg at the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on Oct. 23/16…Last season, the Jets split a pair of games against the Florida Panthers at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, winning 4-2 on Nov. 1 and losing 4-2 on Nov. 2.

 

Party in the Pacific

Tonight is the fourth of eight games Winnipeg plays against Pacific Division opponents in 10 outings…The Jets are 1-2-0 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 was 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes in 2017-18 and is on a 26-9-4 run in their past 39 games versus the Pacific…Since 2017-18, Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 42 points (8G, 34A) in 51 games, while Kyle Connor has a team-leading 21 goals…In goal, Connor Hellebuyck is 28-7-4 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .919 save percentage during that time against the Pacific.

 

Schedule Opens Up

After playing 11 games in 20 days to start the season, tonight is the first of two games the Jets play during the course of nine days…Winnipeg’s 11 games played this season is tied for fourth most in the NHL this season…The Jets have two days or more off between games for five of their next six games.  

 

Helle Hot

Despite the Jets going 1-3-0, Connor Hellebuyck has a 2.26 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in his past four games…Hellebuyck has faced at least 35 shots in four of his eight starts this season…He’s faced 267 shots this season, which is third in the NHL…The Jets are averaging 1.75 goals for in games Hellebuyck has played this season, compared to 3.27 goals for last season.

 

Experience Regina

Four players on the Jets roster played in Regina against the Pats during their junior hockey careers in the WHL – Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oil Kings – 2008-13), Adam Lowry (Swift Current Broncos – 2009-13), Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders/Kelowna Rockets – 2010-15), and Luca Sbisa (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Portland Winterhawks – 2007-10)…Morrissey had 10 points (4G, 6A) in 10 games in Regina, while Lowry had seven points (3G, 4A) in 12 games at Brandt Center.

 

Multi Fly

Nikolaj Ehlers was in on both of Winnipeg’s goals on Tuesday with a goal and an assist for his third multi-point game of the season…He had eight multi-point games last season…He has a shot in all 11 games for the Jets this season.

 

Player Quick Hits

  • Mark Scheifele (4G, 8A) and Patrik Laine (3G, 9A) are tied for 10th in NHL scoring.
  • Adam Lowry is fourth in the NHL with 41 hits.
  • Kyle Connor is seventh in the NHL with 42 shots.

 

Jets vs. Flames Information

All-Time Record: 13-6-2
Home: 10-4-2
Road: 3-12-0
At Bell MTS Place: 5-3-2
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/calgary-flames

Series Notes
  • The home team has won 10 of the last 13 games between the Jets and Flames.
  • Fourteen of the last 17 games between Winnipeg and Calgary have been decided by two goals or more.
  • Winnipeg is 4-for-46 (8.7%) on the power play in their past 16 games against Calgary. The Jets have given up 12 power play goals against during that span, but are a perfect 13-for-13 on the penalty kill in their past five games against the Flames.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Flames during his career with 19 points (7G, 12A) in 20 games and is a perfect 2-for-2 in shootouts against Calgary.
  • Neal Pionk has three points (1G, 2A) in four career games against the Flames.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 4-2 with a 2.13 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in seven career games against the Flames.

 

Career Scoring vs. Flames

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

20

7

12

19

0.95

Bryan Little

21

7

8

15

0.71

Mark Letestu

25

5

7

12

0.48

Mathieu Perreault

19

4

4

8

0.42

Mark Scheifele

16

4

4

8

0.50

Gabriel Bourque

13

1

3

4

0.31

Nikolaj Ehlers

11

1

3

4

0.36

Luca Sbisa

26

1

3

4

0.15

Nathan Beaulieu

10

1

2

3

0.30

Patrik Laine

8

3

0

3

0.38

Adam Lowry

13

2

1

3

0.23

Neal Pionk

4

1

2

3

0.75

Anthony Bitetto

5

1

1

2

0.40

Andrew Copp

13

0

2

2

0.15

Dmitry Kulikov

13

0

2

2

0.15

Josh Morrissey

8

0

2

2

0.25

Kyle Connor

5

0

1

1

0.20

Jack Roslovic

5

0

1

1

0.20

Mason Appleton

1

0

0

0

0.00

Carl Dahlstrom

1

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Flames

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

8

4

2

0

1

0.927

2.13

Laurent Brossoit

3

2

1

0

0

0.890

3.59

 
Former Flames Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Flames

F – Michael Frolik

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 four points to pass Todd White (136) for 21st in franchise scoring.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs six 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
  • 13 vs PIT – Played in his 300th NHL game.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 3 at NYR – Reached 200 points for his NHL career.
  • 4 at NJD – Played in the 300th game of his NHL career.
Paul Maurice
  • 20 vs. EDM – Reached 700 wins as an NHL head coach
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)
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
Oct. 23 – Claimed D – Luca Sbisa off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

11

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

Oct. 13 vs. PIT

4

Tucker Poolman

Upper Body

Oct. 20 vs. EDM

1

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 29

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 (2) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 4-1 to the Grand Rapids Griffins last night to fall to 1-6-0 on the season…Jansen Harkins scored the lone goal for the Moose…The Moose visit the Chicago Wolves tonight before returning to Winnipeg to host Grand Rapids next Saturday and Sunday.

Broadcast Information

TV:         Sportsnet – Jim Hughson & Craig Simpson
Radio:
   TSN 1290 – Dennis Beyak, Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

Jets Road Trip Contacts: Scott Brown (204-799-6392; sbrown@winnipegjets.com) and Greger Buer (204-299-4846; gbuer@winnipegjets.com)
Jets Media Site:
jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide