Game Notes: Nov. 14 at Florida Panthers

The Winnipeg Jets begin a four-game road trip tomorrow against the Florida Panthers…The Jets went 2-1-1 on a four-game homestand, which ended with a 4-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night…The road trip continues Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Last Game

Nov. 12 vs. COL – 4-0 L
Jets Scorers: None
Avalanche Scorers: Makar (5), MacKinnon (10, 11), Donskoi (9)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (21 sv, 4 ga)
Avalanche Goaltender: Francouz (0 sv, 0 ga), Werner (40 sv, 0 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-2
Jets PK:
2-for-3

Recap: Despite having a 40-25 advantage in shots, the Jets were shut out 4-0 by the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night at Bell MTS Place…Patrik Laine led the Jets with eight shots, while Neal Pionk and Nathan Beaulieu had four hits each…The Jets won 57% of the face-offs, led by Blake Wheeler winning 7-of-10 draws.

Three Stars: 1. Werner 2. MacKinnon 3. Makar

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 27

7:30 p.m.

At San Jose

SAP Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

On the Road Again

The Jets are 5-3-0 on the road and have won consecutive road games…Winnipeg’s eight road games played are fifth fewest in the NHL this season…Beginning tonight, the Jets play eight of 10 games on the road…The eight games are being played across three time zones…Including the Heritage Classic in October, the Jets have five four-game road trips this season…Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 11 points (5G, 6A) in eight games, while Mark Scheifele has nine points (3G, 6A) in eight games.

 

Against the East

The Jets are 2-4-1 against the Eastern Conference to start the season…Winnipeg has been outscored 26-17 in the seven games…Tonight is the first game for the Jets against a team from the Atlantic Division.

 

Nearly Perfect PK

The Jets went eight-for-nine (88.8%) on the penalty kill during the homestand…Winnipeg is also 13-for-15 (86.7%) on the penalty kill in their past seven games…The Jets have risen to 72.5% on the penalty kill for the season after starting the campaign 56.2% on the penalty kill in their first nine games.

 

Good Behaviour

The Jets remain the least penalized team in the NHL this season with an average of 4.6 penalty minutes per game…Tuesday’s loss was just the sixth time in 19 games this season that the Jets took six minutes or more in penalties in a game…Dmitry Kulikov (14) is the only Jets player with double-digit penalty minutes this season.

 

Gaining Possession

The Jets have won more than 50% of face-offs in three of their past four games (59.2%, 129-for-218)…Adam Lowry leads the Jets with a 58.1% face-off winning percentage this season, while Andrew Copp (55.8%), Blake Wheeler (54.7%) and Jack Roslovic (54.5%) are also better than 50%.

 

Way Above Average

Connor Hellebuyck leads the NHL in goals saved above average with 9.62…His career high for GSAA is 23.75, which occurred during the 2017-18 season…This season, Hellebuyck is also tied for fifth in the NHL with a .928 save percentage.

 

Logging Minutes

Six Jets players are averaging 20 minutes or more of ice time per game this season…Josh Morrissey leads the Jets with 24:34 TOI per game, while Neal Pionk is second at 23:00…Morrissey averaged 22:24 TOI last season, while Pionk averaged 21:10 with the New York Rangers…Mark Scheifele leads Jets forward with an average of 21:59 TOI, which is a career high.

 

Jets vs. Panthers Information

Overall: 49-29-13
Home: 26-11-8

Road: 23-18-5
At Bell MTS Place: 7-2-1

At BB&T Center: 22-18-5
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/florida-panthers


Series Notes

  • The Jets and Panthers played both of their games last season in Helsinki, Finland, splitting the set with each team winning a game 4-2.
  • Winnipeg’s last game at BB&T Center was Dec. 7/17 (6-4 L).
  • Winnipeg has won four of the last six meetings with Florida.
  • The Jets have scored four goals or more in five of their past six games against the Panthers.
  • The Jets are 5-for-16 on the power play in their past four games against the Panthers.
  • Patrik Laine has 12 points (7G, 5A) in six career games against the Panthers and has at least a point in all six games.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against Florida with 30 points (9G, 21A) in 37 games and is 3-for-6 in shootouts.
  • Neal Pionk has four assists in four games against the Panthers.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Panthers

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

37

9

21

30

0.81

Bryan Little

42

10

18

28

0.67

Mathieu Perreault

27

10

9

19

0.70

Patrik Laine

6

7

5

12

2.00

Mark Letestu

15

5

5

10

0.67

Mark Scheifele

12

3

6

9

0.75

Nathan Beaulieu

14

0

6

6

0.43

Nikolaj Ehlers

8

4

2

6

0.75

Adam Lowry

9

2

2

4

0.44

Neal Pionk

4

0

4

4

1.00

Logan Shaw

5

1

2

3

0.60

Kyle Connor

4

2

0

2

0.50

Anthony Bitetto

3

0

1

1

0.33

Gabriel Bourque

8

0

1

1

0.13

Andrew Copp

8

1

0

1

0.13

Dmitry Kulikov

7

0

1

1

0.14

Josh Morrissey

6

0

1

1

0.17

Jack Roslovic

2

0

1

1

0.50

Luca Sbisa

7

1

0

1

0.14

Carl Dahlstrom

1

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Panthers

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

5

4

1

0

0

0.928

2.37

 
Former Panthers Playing for the Jets

D – Dmitry Kulikov
F – Logan Shaw

Former Jets Playing for the Panthers

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs three games played to reach 200 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs three goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs one point 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
  • 5 vs. NJD – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
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.
Mathieu Perreault
  • 2 at VGK – Reached 200 points as a member of the Jets.
Blake Wheeler
  • 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
Nov. 13 – Recalled F – Michael Spacek from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

12

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

8

Bryan Little*

Upper Body

Nov. 5 vs NJD

3

Gabriel Bourque*

Lower Body

Nov. 5 vs. NJD

3

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 57

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Spacek, 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 have won four consecutive games after beating the Texas Stars 2-1 on Wednesday…Jansen Harkins is tied for third in AHL scoring with 17 points (5G, 12A) in 15 games…The Moose welcome the San Antonio Rampage to Bell MTS Place on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

Road Trip Contact: Scott Brown (204-799-799-6392; sbrown@winnipegjets.com)
Jets Media Site:
jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide