Game Notes: Nov. 12 vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Winnipeg Jets complete a four-game homestand tonight against the Colorado Avalanche…The Jets improved to 2-0-1 on the homestand with a 3-2 overtime win against the Dallas Stars on Sunday afternoon…After tonight’s game, Winnipeg begins a four-game road trip Thursday against the Florida Panthers.   

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Last Game

Nov. 10 vs. DAL – 3-2 OTW
Jets Scorers: Laine (4), Copp (3), Scheifele (7)
Stars Scorers: Janmark (2), Faksa (5)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (26 sv, 2 ga)
Stars Goaltender: Khudobin (26 sv, 3 ga)

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

Recap: Mark Scheifele scored 21 seconds into overtime, as the Jets downed the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime on Sunday afternoon…Patrik Laine scored his first power play goal of the season in the first period, while Andrew Copp tied the game early in the third period…Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 of 28 shots for his second consecutive victory…Blake Wheeler won 14-of-21 face-offs, as the Jets won 40-of-63 face-offs as a team.   

Three Stars: 1. Copp 2. Faksa 3. Scheifele

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

Nov. 14

7:00 p.m.

At Florida

BB&T Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 16

4:00 p.m.

At Tampa Bay

Amalie Arena

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 19

7:00 p.m.

At Nashville

Bridgestone Arena

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 21

7:30 p.m.

At Dallas

American Airlines Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 23

6:00 p.m.

Columbus

Bell MTS Place

Sportsnet

TSN 1290

 

Overtime Heroics

On Sunday, the Jets improved to 6-0-1 this season in overtime games…The seven overtime games Winnipeg has played is tied for second in the NHL…Since relocation in 2011, the Jets are 24-15 in home games that go to overtime.

 

Points Taken

The Jets have points in five consecutive games (4-0-1) and six of their past seven games (5-1-1)…It’s their best run since winning four of five games from Oct. 4-12 earlier this season…The Jets have points in four consecutive games in which they are the home team for the first time this season.

 

Central Rivals

Tonight marks Winnipeg’s fourth game of the season and second in a row against a Central Division foe…The Jets are 3-0-0 against divisional opponents this season after wins against the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks in October…Winnipeg is in a stretch of four of six games against Central Division opponents…The Jets are 8-3-0 against the Western Conference this season, including four consecutive wins.

 

Perfect PK

The Jets are a perfect six-for-six on the penalty kill during the homestand…Winnipeg is also 11-for-12 (91.7%) on the penalty kill in their past six games…The Jets have risen to 73.0% on the penalty kill for the season after starting the campaign 56.2% on the penalty kill in their first nine games.

 

Home Becoming Sweet Again

After starting the season 1-3-0 at home, the Jets are 4-1-1 in their past six games in which they are the home team…Winnipeg has scored at least three goals in consecutive home games for the first time this season…Five of the Jets past six home game have been decided by one goal…During the past four seasons, Winnipeg is 62-23-7 on home ice, which is third in the NHL.

 

Good Behaviour

The Jets remain the least penalized team in the NHL this season with an average of 4.4 penalty minutes per game…Winnipeg has taken just 36 minor penalties in 18 games this season, which is less than half the 82 minor penalties the NHL-leading Calgary Flames have taken…The Jets have taken two penalties or less in 13 of their 18 games this season…Dmitry Kulikov (14) is the only Jets player with double-digit penalty minutes.

 

Star Worthy

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has stopped 92% or more of the shots he has faced in nine of his past 10 starts…He has a .959 save percentage in his past three starts, stopping 140 of 146 shots…He has allowed two goals or less in five of his past six starts…Hellebuyck is tied for third in the NHL with a .933 save percentage.

 

OT GWG’s

Mark Scheifele scored his team-leading third game-winning goal of the season on Sunday when he netted the overtime winner…Scheifele’s nine career overtime goals are tied with Ilya Kovalchuk for the most in franchise history…Scheifele has scored five of Winnipeg’s past 10 overtime goals dating back to last season…His goal 21 seconds into overtime on Sunday is the sixth quickest in franchise history and the ninth goal in the first 30 seconds of the extra period.

 

First PP Marker

Patrik Laine scored his first power play goal of the season on Sunday…He’s second on the Jets with five power play points (1G, 4A)…Laine has led the Jets in power play goals in each of his first three seasons in the NHL and is third in the NHL in power play goals since the start of the 2016-17 season with 45.  

 

Getting Streaky with It

Eight different players registered a point on Sunday’s win, including five that extended their point streaks…Andrew Copp leads the contingent with a point in three consecutive games.

Player

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

Andrew Copp

3

2

1

3

Mark Scheifele

2

2

0

2

Adam Lowry

2

1

1

2

Tucker Poolman

2

0

2

2

Blake Wheeler

2

0

2

2

 

Jets vs. Avalanche Information

Overall: 23-12-11
Home: 14-6-3

Road: 9-6-8
At Bell MTS Place: 12-3-1

At Pepsi Center: 9-5-8
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/colorado-avalanche


Series Notes

  • The Jets have points in 13 of their past 16 games (9-3-4) against the Avalanche, but are 0-2-1 in the past three meetings.
  • Winnipeg has been held to four goals combined in the previous three games against Colorado, but tallied 18 goals in the three games prior.
  • The Jets are 10-for-30 (30.0%) on the power play and 28-for-30 (93.3%) on the penalty kill in their past eight games against Colorado.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against Colorado with 48 points (17G, 31A) in 34 games…He also has a team high four game-winning goals against the Avalanche and is a plus-15.
  • Mark Scheifele has 25 points (7G, 18A) in 24 games against the Avalanche…His seven goals include two power play goals and two shorthanded goals.
  • Goaltender Laurent Brossoit is 2-1-0 with a 1.73 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in three career games against Colorado.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Avalanche

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

34

17

31

48

1.41

Mark Scheifele

24

7

18

25

1.04

Bryan Little

33

12

11

23

0.70

Mathieu Perreault

28

4

11

15

0.54

Nikolaj Ehlers

15

7

7

14

0.93

Patrik Laine

14

5

7

12

0.86

Gabriel Bourque

15

2

5

7

0.47

Luca Sbisa

22

0

7

7

0.32

Mark Letestu

18

1

5

6

0.33

Kyle Connor

11

4

1

5

0.45

Dmitry Kulikov

20

0

5

5

0.25

Adam Lowry

20

3

2

5

0.25

Josh Morrissey

13

1

4

5

0.38

Anthony Bitetto

7

1

1

2

0.29

Andrew Copp

18

2

0

2

0.11

Mason Appleton

3

0

1

1

0.33

Nathan Beaulieu

7

1

0

1

0.14

Jack Roslovic

7

1

0

1

0.14

Logan Shaw

7

0

1

1

0.14

Carl Dahlstrom

4

0

0

0

0.00

Neal Pionk

2

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Avalanche

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

12

6

3

3

1

0.919

2.57

Laurent Brossoit

3

2

1

0

0

0.929

1.73

 
Former Avalanche Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Avalanche

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs three goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs one points to reach 200 for his NHL career.
  • Needs eight 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 one goal to pass Toby Enstrom (54) for 20th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs three penalty minutes reach 200 for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs one assist to reach 400 as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Needs three goals to reach 200 as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Needs four points to reach 600 as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • Nov. 5 vs. NJD – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
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.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Nov. 2 at VGK – Reached 200 points as a member of the Jets.
Blake Wheeler
  • Oct. 10 vs. MIN – Reached 700 points for his NHL career.

Recent Transactions

Nov. 1 – Recalled F – C.J. Suess from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nov. 4 – Reassigned F – C.J. Suess to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nov. 7 – Placed F – Bryan Little on injured reserve; Recalled F – Joona Luoto from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nov. 8 – Reassigned D – Ville Heinola from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) to Lukko (Liiga); Placed F – Gabriel Bourque on injured reserve

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

11

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

7

Bryan Little*

Upper Body

Nov. 5 vs NJD

2

Gabriel Bourque*

Lower Body

Nov. 5 vs. NJD

2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 53

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (13) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (3) – Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (8) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Luoto, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (2) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose beat the Texas Stars 4-1 yesterday for their third consecutive win…Manitoba is 6-8-0 on the season…Jansen Harkins leads the Moose and is tied for fourth in AHL scoring with 16 points (5G, 11A) in 14 games…Manitoba’s next action is tomorrow at Bell MTS Place against the Texas Stars. 

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