Game Notes: Nov. 16 at Tampa Bay Lightning

The Winnipeg Jets continue a four-game road trip today against the Tampa Bay Lightning…The Jets started the trip with a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night…The road trip continues Tuesday against the Nashville Predators.

Game Notes PDF | Expanded Game Notes

Last Game

Nov. 14 at FLA – 4-3 W
Jets Scorers: Morrissey (2), Ehlers (8), Scheifele (8), Lowry (2)
Panthers Scorers: Barkov (6), Trocheck (2, 3)

Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (34 sv, 3 ga)
Panthers Goaltender: Sergei Bobrovsky (26 sv, 4 ga)

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

Recap: The Jets never trailed in the game and emerged with a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night…Mark Scheifele (1G, 2A) and Patrik Laine (3A) led the Jets with three points each, while Adam Lowry scored the eventual game-winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in the third period…Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 of 37 shots to earn the win.

Three Stars: 1. Scheifele 2. Trocheck 3. Laine

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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
Nov. 29 1:00 p.m. At Anaheim Honda Center TSN3 TSN 1290

On the Road Again

The Jets are 6-3-0 on the road and have won three consecutive road games…The Jets are in the midst of playing eight of 10 games on the road…The eight games are being played across three time zones and on both coasts…Including the Heritage Classic in October, the Jets have five four-game road trips this season…Nikolaj Ehlers (6G, 6A) and Mark Scheifele (4G, 8A) lead the Jets in scoring on the road with 12 points in nine games, while Patrik Laine has 10 points (1G, 9A) in seven games.

Against the East

The Jets are 3-4-1 against the Eastern Conference to start the season…Winnipeg has been outscored 29-21 in the eight games…The Jets can win consecutive games against an Eastern Conference opponent for the first time this season with a win today.

Matinee Show

Today is the second of 14 afternoon games the Jets play this season, including three in November…Winnipeg has six afternoon games at home and eight on the road…The Jets are 1-0-0 in matinee games this season after going 4-3-0 in afternoon games last season.

Weekend Warriors

The Jets are 8-2-0 in games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this season, including 3-0-0 on Saturdays…The Jets are 3-for-13 (23.1%) on the power play on Saturdays, which is their best day of the week…Kyle Connor leads the Jets with five points (1G, 4A) in the three Saturday games…Winnipeg went 8-6-1 on Saturday’s last season.

Close Games

Thursday was Winnipeg’s NHL-leading eighth victory by one-goal this season…Six of Winnipeg’s past seven wins have been by one goal…At 8-1-1, 10 of the Jets 20 games this season have been decided by one goal.

Assisting to 200

Patrik Laine had three assists on Thursday to reach 200 career points (114G, 88A)…Laine reached the milestone in 255 games, which is the second quickest in franchise history…Laine had 93 goals and 57 assists in his first 150 points, but had 21 goals and 29 assists in his next 50 points to reach 200…He leads the Jets with 14 assists this season and six assists away from matching the 20 assists he had last season…Laine’s career high for assists in a season is 28, which he accomplished as a rookie in 2016-17.

Laine’s Road to 200 Points

Points Goals Assists
1-50 28 22
51-100 27 23
101-150 38 12
151-200 21 29

Leading Scorer

Mark Scheifele had his team-leading fifth multi-point game of the season on Thursday (1G, 2A)….He leads the Jets with 20 points (8G, 12A) in 20 games this season…Scheifele has averaged at least a point per game in each of the past four seasons…He is nine points away from becoming the sixth player to reach 400 points with the Jets franchise.

Way Above Average

Connor Hellebuyck leads the NHL in goals saved above average with 9.96…His career high for GSAA is 23.75, which occurred during the 2017-18 season…This season, Hellebuyck is also tied for sixth in the NHL with a .928 save percentage.

Jets vs. Lightning Information

Overall: 39-31-20
Home: 24-11-10

Road: 15-20-10
At Bell MTS Place: 6-3-2
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/tampa-bay-lightning

Series Notes

  • The Jets have a point in seven of their past nine games against the Lightning (4-2-3).
  • Since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg, the Jets are 11-6-5 against the Lightning.
  • The Jets have allowed four goals or more in nine of their past 11 games against the Lightning (40 GA).
  • The Jets have a point in six of their past seven trips to Tampa (4-1-2).
  • Five of the past nine games between the Jets and Lightning have been decided by one goal.
  • Winnipeg is 4-for-8 on the power play in its past three games against Tampa Bay.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Lightning with 31 points (9G, 22A) in 33 games.
  • Patrik Laine has seven points (2G, 5A) in six games against Tampa Bay, while Nikolaj Ehlers has nine points (6G, 3A) in eight games.
Career Scoring vs. the Lightning
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 33 9 22 31 0.94
Bryan Little 45 6 15 21 0.47
Mathieu Perreault 24 3 14 17 0.71
Mark Scheifele 12 4 6 10 0.83
Nikolaj Ehlers 8 6 3 9 1.13
Dmitry Kulikov 33 1 8 9 0.27
Patrik Laine 6 2 5 7 1.17
Mark Letestu 14 3 3 6 0.43
Adam Lowry 9 0 4 4 0.44
Nathan Beaulieu 20 0 3 3 0.15
Josh Morrissey 5 0 3 3 0.60
Kyle Connor 4 2 0 2 0.50
Anthony Bitetto 6 0 1 1 0.17
Andrew Copp 6 1 0 1 0.17
Luca Sbisa 9 1 0 1 0.11
Logan Shaw 7 0 1 1 0.14
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Gabriel Bourque 7 0 0 0 0.00
Neal Pionk 5 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 1 0 0 0 0.00
Jack Roslovic 3 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Lightning
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 5 2 1 1 0 0.892 3.80
Laurent Brossoit 2 0 2 0 0 0.862 3.90
Former Lightning Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Lightning

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs two games played to reach 200 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs two goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • 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 three penalty minutes reach 200 for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Mark Scheifele
  • Needs nine points to reach 400 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.
Patrik Laine
  • 14 at FLA – Reached 200 points for 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 13
Mason Appleton* Lower Body Oct. 25 9
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 4
Gabriel Bourque* Lower Body Nov. 5 vs. NJD 4

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 61

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 beat the San Antonio Rampage 2-1 in overtime at Bell MTS Place last night to extend their winning streak to five games…The Moose have allowed just three goals in their past five games and have improved to 8-8-0 on the season…Jansen Harkins is tied for fourth in AHL scoring with 18 points (5G, 13A) in 16 games…Harkins and Sami Niku are on eight-game point streaks…The Moose also entertain the Rampage tomorrow afternoon.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

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