Game Notes: Oct. 29 at Anaheim Ducks

The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game Pacific Division road trip tonight against the Anaheim Ducks…The Jets claimed a 2-1 overtime victory against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night in Regina at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic…The Jets continue the trip Friday against the San Jose Sharks.   

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Last Game

Oct. 26 vs. CGY – 2-1 OTW
Jets Scorers: Morrissey (1), Little (1)
Flames Scorers: Lindholm (7)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (29 sv, 1 ga)
Flames Goaltender: Rittich (43 sv, 2 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-5
Jets PK:
2-for-3

Recap: Josh Morrissey and Bryan Little each scored their first goals on the season on Saturday night, as the Jets downed the Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime…Morrissey tied the game on the power play with 4:11 remaining in the third period, while Little scored 3:04 into overtime…Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to earn the win in goal…Dmitry Kulikov led the Jets with five hits.

Three Stars: 1. Little 2. Rittich 3. Morrissey

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 10

1:00 p.m.

Dallas

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Low Scoring

The Jets have allowed just four goals in their past three games after giving up 14 goals in their previous three games…Winnipeg has surrendered two goals or less in five of their past nine games…On the other side, the Jets have scored two goals or less in six consecutive games…It’s the longest streak of scoring two goals or less since a six-game streak from Feb. 7-19/13.

 

Party in the Pacific

Tonight is the fourth of six consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents…The Jets are 2-2-0 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 27-9-4 run in their past 40 games versus the Pacific…Since 2017-18, Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 42 points (8G, 34A) in 52 games, while Kyle Connor has a team-leading 21 goals…In goal, Connor Hellebuyck is 29-7-4 with a 2.44 goals-against average and .920 save percentage during that time against the Pacific.

 

OT Winner

Bryan Little’s overtime winner on Saturday was his seventh career overtime game-winning goal, which is tied for third in franchise history…Little’s goal lifted Winnipeg to 4-0 in games decided in overtime or a shootout this season…Dating back to last season, Little has scored two of Winnipeg’s past four overtime goals.

 

Career Pace for Pionk

Defenceman Neal Pionk is on pace for a career season in his first campaign with the Jets after being acquired from the New York Rangers during the summer…Pionk leads Jets defencemen in scoring with eight points (2G, 6A) in 12 games and has gone back-to-back games without a point just once this season…Pionk is averaging a career high .17 goals, .5 assists, and .67 points per game.

 

Helle Hot

Despite the Jets going 2-3-0, Connor Hellebuyck has a 1.99 goals-against average and .937 save percentage in his past five games…Hellebuyck has faced at least 35 shots in four of his nine starts this season…He’s faced 297 shots this season, which is fifth in the NHL…The Jets are averaging 2.55 goals for in games Hellebuyck has played this season, compared to 3.27 goals for last season.

 

 

Player Quick Hits

  • Patrik Laine is tied for 10th in the NHL with 10 assists…He’s on pace for a career high 68 assists.
  • Kyle Connor is tied for seventh in the NHL with 45 shots.
  • Josh Morrissey is ninth in the NHL with an average of 24:57 TOI per game.
  • Adam Lowry is seventh in the NHL with 43 hits.
  • Lowry won 9-of-11 face-offs on Saturday (82%)…It’s the fourth time in his career he’s taken at least 10 face-offs in a game and won more than 80%.

 

Jets vs. Ducks Information

All-Time Record: 15-12-5
Home: 7-7-2
Road: 8-5-3
At Bell MTS Place: 5-3-2
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/anaheim-ducks/

Series Notes
  • The Jets have won four consecutive games against the Ducks and are 6-0-1 in their last seven contests against Anaheim.
  • Winnipeg has points in three consecutive trips to Anaheim (2-0-1).
  • On Feb. 2/19, the Jets matched a franchise record with nine goals and set a franchise record with six goals in the first period in a 9-3 win against Anaheim.
  • Winnipeg is 8-for-26 (30.8%) on the power play in their past eight games against the Ducks.
  • The Jets are 19-for-21 (90.5%) on the penalty kill in their past eight games against Anaheim, including a perfect 8-for-8 in the past three contests.
  • Since the Jets franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, 10 of the 19 games between the Jets and Ducks have gone to overtime or a shootout. The Jets are 5-5 in those 10 games.
  • Bryan Little leads the Jets in career scoring against Anaheim with 20 points (6G, 13A) in 19 games.
  • Jack Roslovic has five points (4G, 1A) in four career games against the Ducks.
  • Two of Mark Scheifele’s four career goals against Anaheim are game-winning goals.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 5-0-1 in five career starts against the Ducks with a 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

 

 

Career Scoring vs. Ducks

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Bryan Little

20

6

13

19

0.95

Blake Wheeler

23

8

10

18

0.78

Mark Scheifele

16

4

7

11

0.69

Nikolaj Ehlers

9

5

3

8

0.89

Mark Letestu

22

2

5

7

0.32

Mathieu Perreault

17

0

7

7

0.41

Andrew Copp

12

2

4

6

0.50

Kyle Connor

6

3

2

5

0.83

Jack Roslovic

4

4

1

5

1.25

Gabriel Bourque

18

0

4

4

0.22

Dmitry Kulikov

11

1

3

4

0.36

Patrik Laine

8

2

2

4

0.50

Josh Morrissey

8

1

3

4

0.50

Nathan Beaulieu

7

0

3

3

0.43

Mason Appleton

2

0

2

2

1.00

Adam Lowry

14

0

2

2

0.14

Luca Sbisa

16

0

1

1

0.06

Anthony Bitetto

4

0

0

0

0.00

Carl Dahlstrom

3

0

0

0

0.00

Neal Pionk

2

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Ducks

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

6

5

0

1

1

0.932

1.94

Laurent Brossoit

1

0

0

0

0

1.000

0.00

 
Former Ducks Playing for the Jets

F – Mathieu Perreault
D – Luca Sbisa
F – Logan Shaw

Former Jets Playing for the Ducks

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 three 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 three 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
Oct. 23 – Claimed D – Luca Sbisa off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks
Oct. 28 – Placed F – Mason Appleton on injured reserve; Recalled F – Logan Shaw from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

12

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

Oct. 13 vs. PIT

5

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

1

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 32

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 (7) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (2) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 4-0 to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night to fall to 1-7-0 on the season…Logan Shaw (3G, 2A) and Seth Griffith (1G, 4A) lead the team in scoring with five points in eight games…The Moose entertain the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place.

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN3 – Dennis Beyak & Kevin Sawyer
Radio:   TSN 1290 – 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