Game Notes: Nov. 19 at Nashville Predators

The Winnipeg Jets play the third game of a four-game road trip tonight when they face the Nashville Predators…The Jets are 2-0-0 on the trip after wins against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning last week…Winnipeg concludes the road trip Thursday against the Dallas Stars.

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Last Game

Nov. 16 at TBL – 4-3 W
Jets Scorers: Perreault (5), Roslovic (4), Ehlers (9), Connor (7)
Lightning Scorers: Hedman (4), Stamkos (7), Cirelli (2)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (31 sv, 3 ga)
Lightning Goaltender: Andrei Vasilevskiy (23 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK:
2-for-2

Recap: The Jets had four different players find the back of the net in a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon…Connor had a goal and an assist for the Jets, while Blake Wheeler and Josh Morrissey each had two assists…Adam Lowry led the Jets with four hits…Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves to earn the victory.

Three Stars: 1. Ehlers 2. Stamkos 3. Hedman

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 30

7:00 p.m.

At Los Angeles

Staples Center

Sportsnet

TSN 1290

 

On the Road Again

The Jets are 7-3-0 on the road and have won four consecutive road games…Winnipeg won five consecutive road games last season from Nov, 24-Dec. 14…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 leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 13 points (7G, 6A)  in nine games, while Patrik Laine has 10 points (1G, 9A) in eight games.  

 

Close Games

Saturday was Winnipeg’s NHL-leading ninth victory by one-goal this season…Seven of Winnipeg’s past eight wins have been by one goal…At 9-1-1, 11 of the Jets 21 games this season have been decided by one goal…All but three of Winnipeg’s 21 games this season have been decided by two goals or less.

 

Low Scoring Ws

The Jets are 24th in the NHL with an average of 2.71 goals per game this season…Winnipeg is one of six teams in the NHL this season that haven’t scored six goals in a game…The Jets have held their opposition to three goals or less in 14 of their 21 games this season (11-2-1).

 

Central Rivals

Tonight marks Winnipeg’s fifth game of the season against a Central Division foe…The Jets are 3-1-0 against divisional opponents this season…Eight of Winnipeg’s next nine games are against Western Conference teams, including four against the Central Division…The Jets are 8-4-0 against the Western Conference this season.

 

Milestone Nights

Kyle Connor is slated to play in his 200th career NHL game tonight, which would make him the 15th player from the 2015 NHL Draft to reach 200 games played…Connor is seventh in scoring in his draft class with 144 points (74G, 70A)…Mathieu Perreault is slated to skate in his 600th career NHL game tonight…Drafted 177th overall in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, Perreault will join Cal Clutterbuck (805) to become only the second player chosen after the second round of that draft to reach 600 games.  

 

Back-2-Back

Five players have points in both games of the road trip so far, led by Josh Morrissey and Kyle Connor each having a goal and two assists…Nikolaj Ehlers is the only Jets player that has scored in each game.

 

PP Leader

Josh Morrissey assisted Nikolaj Ehlers’ power play goal on Saturday and leads the Jets in power play points with seven (1G, 6A) in 19 games…Morrissey is three points away from matching the career high 10 power play points (3G, 7A) he had last season…He’s averaging a career high 3:10 of power play ice time per game this season.

 

Jets vs. Predators Information

Overall: 19-20-5
Home: 12-7-3
Road: 7-13-2
At Bell MTS Place: 8-6-0
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/nashville-predators


Series Notes

  • Winnipeg has won four of their last five games against Nashville.
  • The Jets have scored five goals in each of their past three games against the Predators.
  • Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Jets and Predators have been decided by two goals or less, with four of those games decided by only one goal.
  • The winning team has scored at least five goals in eight of the past 12 games between these two teams.
  • Winnipeg went 1-for-11 (9.1%) on the power play in four games against Nashville last season.
  • The Jets went 15-for-16 (93.8%) on the penalty kill in the four games against the Predators last season.
  • The Jets and Predators have combined for 63 goals (excluding shootouts) in their past nine meetings.
  • Since relocating to Winnipeg, the Jets and Predators have played only one game with a combined goal total of two or less (2-0 L on Oct. 17, 2014).
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Predators with 27 points (14G, 13A) in 32 games…He also has a team-leading three game-winning goals.
  • Kyle Connor has 12 points (7G, 5A) in 12 career games against Nashville.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Predators

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

32

14

13

27

0.84

Mark Scheifele

25

6

11

17

0.68

Bryan Little

32

8

8

16

0.50

Kyle Connor

12

7

5

12

1.00

Nikolaj Ehlers

16

5

5

10

0.63

Mathieu Perreault

24

3

6

9

0.38

Patrik Laine

13

2

5

7

0.54

Adam Lowry

20

2

4

6

0.30

Mark Letestu

20

2

2

4

0.20

Andrew Copp

18

1

2

3

0.17

Luca Sbisa

22

0

3

3

0.14

Josh Morrissey

11

0

2

2

0.18

Jack Roslovic

5

0

2

2

0.40

Mason Appleton

1

1

0

1

1.00

Nathan Beaulieu

10

0

1

1

0.10

Gabriel Bourque

5

0

1

1

0.20

Carl Dahlstrom

2

0

1

1

0.50

Dmitry Kulikov

17

0

1

1

0.06

Anthony Bitetto

2

0

0

0

0.00

Neal Pionk

2

0

0

0

0.00

Tucker Poolman

3

0

0

0

0.00

Logan Shaw

6

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Predators

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

15

8

5

1

2

0.919

2.82

Laurent Brossoit

3

1

2

0

0

0.884

3.38

 
Former Predators Playing for the Jets

D – Anthony Bitetto
F – Gabriel Bourque

Former Jets Playing for the Predators

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs one game played to reach 200 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs one goal 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 one game played to reach 600 for his NHL career.
  • 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 three goals to reach 200 as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Needs two 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.
Patrik Laine
  • 14 at FLA – Reached 200 points for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • 2 at VGK – Reached 200 points as a member of the Jets.
Blake Wheeler
  • 16 at TBL – Reached 400 assists as a member of the Jets franchise.

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

14

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

10

Bryan Little*

Upper Body

Nov. 5 vs NJD

5

Gabriel Bourque*

Lower Body

Nov. 5 vs. NJD

5

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 65

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 six games in a row to improve to 9-8-0 on the season…Jansen Harkins is tied for third in AHL scoring with 20 points (5G, 15A) in 17 games…Goaltender Mikhail Berdin was the CCM/AHL Player of the Week after a perfect 4-0 record with a 1.24 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage…Berdin is 9-6-0 on the season with a 2.46 GAA and .927 SV%…The Moose begin a seven-game road trip on Wednesday against the Belleville Senators.

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