Game Notes: Nov. 2 at Vegas Golden Knights

The Winnipeg Jets cap a three-game Pacific Division road trip tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg’s second game in as many nights…The Jets evened their record on the trip to 1-1 with a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks last night…After tonight’s game, the Jets return to Bell MTS Place to begin a four-game homestand on Tuesday when they face the New Jersey Devils.

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Last Game

Nov. 1 at SJS – 3-2 W
Jets Scorers: Bourque (1), Wheeler (5), Ehlers (7)
Sharks Scorers: Goodrow (4), Hertl (4)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (51 sv, 2 ga)
Sharks Goaltender: Jones (16 sv, 3 ga)

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

Recap: The Jets were outshot 53-19 last night, but outscored the Sharks 3-2 thanks to a late goal from Nikolaj Ehlers…Blake Wheeler scored for the second consecutive game and Gabriel Bourque netted his first goal of the season…Kyle Connor had two assists for Winnipeg…Connor Hellebuyck made a career high 51 saves.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Connor 3. Hertl

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 12

7:00 p.m.

Colorado

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 14

7:00 p.m.

At Florida

BB&T Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Back-2-Back

The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the third of which is tonight against Vegas…The Jets are 1-1-0 when playing their second game in as many nights this season…Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Over 50

The 53 shots Winnipeg allowed last night marked the 10th time in franchise history the Jets have allowed 50 shots or more in a game and second time in the calendar year (53 – Feb. 7/19 at MTL)…The Jets franchise is 7-1-2 when allowing 50 shots or more in a game…With only 19 shots of their own, Winnipeg was outshot by 34 shots, which is the sixth time in franchise history the Jets have been outshot by 30 shots or more.

 

Narrow Margins

Five of Winnipeg’s seven wins have been by one goal this season, including their past four victories…The five one-goal victories are tied for the NHL lead…Last season, the Jets were 19-7-5 in one-goal games.

 

Party in the Pacific

Tonight is the last of six consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents…The Jets are 3-3-0 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 is on a 28-10-4 run in their past 42 games versus the Pacific…Since 2017-18, Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 44 points (10G, 34A) in 54 games, while Kyle Connor has a team-leading 21 goals.

 

Latest Debut

Last night C.J. Suess became the third player to make his NHL debut this season for the Jets, joining Ville Heinola and David Gustafsson…Suess is the fourth player the Jets drafted in the 2014 NHL Draft to reach the NHL…He’s the 14th alumni of Minnesota State to reach the NHL.

 

Helluva an Effort

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck established a career high with 51 saves last night…It’s the third time in his career he’s made at least 45 saves in a game…He also established a franchise record with 27 saves in the second period…Hellebuyck’s 342 saves this season is tied for fourth in the NHL.

 

Clutch Dane

Nikolaj Ehlers tallied his fifth goal in his past six games when he scored the game-winning goal with 1:24 left in the third period last night…Six of his seven goals this season have either tied the game or put the Jets ahead…He’s the only Jets player to score multiple game-winning goals this season.

 

Jets vs. Golden Knights Information

All-Time Record: 3-2-1
Home: 2-0-1
Road: 1-2-0
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/vegas-golden-knights

Series Notes
  • Combining regular season and playoff games, the Jets are 1-4 all-time at T-Mobile Arena.
  • The Jets have earned a point in four of their six games against Vegas.
  • Winnipeg is 20-for-22 (90.9%) on the penalty kill in their six games against Vegas.
  • Kyle Connor (6G, 3A) leads the Jets in scoring against Vegas with nine points in six games, while Blake Wheeler has seven assists in six games.
  • Connor has scored his six goals on 14 shots (42.9%).
  • All four of Patrik Laine’s goals against Vegas are power play goals.
Career Scoring vs. Golden Knights

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Kyle Connor

6

6

3

9

1.50

Blake Wheeler

6

0

7

7

1.17

Patrik Laine

6

4

2

6

1.00

Mark Scheifele

5

2

4

6

1.20

Bryan Little

6

0

4

4

0.67

Nikolaj Ehlers

5

2

1

3

0.60

Adam Lowry

6

2

1

3

0.50

Josh Morrissey

5

0

3

3

0.60

Mark Letestu

4

1

1

2

0.50

Mathieu Perreault

5

1

1

2

0.40

Nathan Beaulieu

4

0

1

1

0.25

Gabriel Bourque

5

1

0

1

0.20

Andrew Copp

6

1

0

1

0.17

Dmitry Kulikov

5

0

1

1

0.20

Mason Appleton

2

0

0

0

0.00

Anthony Bitetto

2

0

0

0

0.00

Carl Dahlstrom

2

0

0

0

0.00

Neal Pionk

2

0

0

0

0.00

Tucker Poolman

1

0

0

0

0.00

Jack Roslovic

4

0

0

0

0.00

Luca Sbisa

1

0

0

0

0.00

Logan Shaw

4

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Golden Knights­­­

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

5

2

1

1

0

0.875

3.96

Laurent Brossoit

2

1

1

0

0

0.935

2.79

 
Former Sharks Playing for the Jets

D – Luca Sbisa

Former Jets Playing for the Sharks

F – Paul Stastny

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs two points for 100 for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs two points to pass Todd White (136) for 21st in franchise scoring.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs three 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 six 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 three goals to reach 200 as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

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
Blake Wheeler
  • 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)
Oct. 31 – Reassigned D – Ville Heinola to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nov. 1 – Recalled F – C.J. Suess from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

14

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

7

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

3

Patrik Laine

Lower Body

Oct. 28

2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 39

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Suess, 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 today and tomorrow afternoon at Bell MTS Place.

Broadcast Information

TV:         Sportsnet – Dave Randorf & Louie DeBrusk
Radio:   TSN 1290 – Dennis Beyak, 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