Game Notes: Nov. 21 at Dallas Stars

The Winnipeg Jets finish a four-game road trip tonight against the Dallas Stars…The Jets are a perfect 3-0-0 on the trip after a 2-1 victory against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night…Following tonight’s game, the Jets return to Bell MTS Place to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night before embarking on a three-game road trip in the Pacific Division next week.  

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Last Game

Nov. 19 at NSH – 2-1 W
Jets Scorers: Laine (5), Ehlers (10)
Predators Scorer: Bonino (9)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (38 sv, 1 ga)
Predators Goaltender: Juuse Saros (23 sv, 2 ga)

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

Recap: Patrik Laine scored 18 seconds into the game and Nikolaj Ehlers tallied the game-winning goal in the second period, as the Jets beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Tuesday night…Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves, as Winnipeg was outshot 39-25…Ehlers led the Jets with five shots, while Dmitry Kulikov had four blocked shots.  

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Ehlers 3. Bonino

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Dec. 3

7:00 p.m.

Dallas

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Offensive Possession

The Jets are tied for the NHL lead with 54.9% of zone starts in the offensive zone and are sixth in the NHL with a 51.4% face-off winning percentage…The Jets had 53.9% offensive zone starts last season, which is a franchise record since the stat has been kept since the start of the 2007-08 season…Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Jets with 67.3% offensive zone starts.

 

November Reign

The Jets (7-1-1) are tied with three other teams, including the Dallas Stars, for the most wins in November with seven…Winnipeg is eighth in the NHL with a 85.7% penalty kill during the month…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring with 11 points (3G, 8A) in nine games in November, while Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers have a team-leading four goals…Connor, Ehlers, and Scheifele each have two game-winning goals.

 

On the Road Again

The Jets are 8-3-0 on the road this season and have won five consecutive road games, which has tied a franchise record previously done twice (Feb. 23-Mar. 8/18 and Nov. 24-Dec. 14/18)… 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.

 

Close Games

Tuesday was Winnipeg’s NHL-leading 10th victory by one-goal this season…Eight of Winnipeg’s past nine wins have been by one goal…At 10-1-1, 12 of the Jets 22 games this season have been decided by one goal…All but three of Winnipeg’s 22 games this season have been decided by two goals or less.

 

Central Rivals

Tonight marks Winnipeg’s sixth game of the season against a Central Division foe…The Jets are 4-1-0 against divisional opponents this season…The Jets are 9-4-0 against the Western Conference this season, which leads the NHL in wins against the Western Conference.

 

Dashing Dane

Nikolaj Ehlers has scored in three consecutive games…It’s the seventh goal scoring streak of his career that’s three games or longer…He’s had a career high four-game goal scoring streak twice – Dec. 31/16-Jan. 7/17 and Dec. 7-14/17…In leading the Jets with 10 goals, Ehlers is averaging a career high .45 goals per game.  

 

Solid Between the Pipes

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has stopped 69 of 73 shots (.945 save percentage) in his two starts during the road trip…He’s tied for fourth in the NHL with a .930 save percentage…Hellebuyck has allowed two goals or less in 11 of his 17 starts this season (9-1-1, 1.34, .960).

 

Road Warriors

Nikolaj Ehlers is tied for eighth in the NHL in road scoring with 14 points (8G, 6A) in 11 games, while Mark Scheifele is tied for 10th with 13 points (4G, 9A) in 11 games…Kyle Connor (3G, 8A) and Patrik Laine (2G, 9A) are also averaging a point per game or better on the road with 11 points in 11 and nine games, respectively.

 

Jets vs. Stars Information

All-Time Record: 19-21-2
Home: 11-10-1
Road: 8-11-1
At Bell MTS Place: 10-6-0
At American Airlines Center: 8-10-1
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/dallas-stars

Series Notes

  • Three of Winnipeg’s next seven games are against Dallas.
  • The Jets have won 10 of their past 13 games against the Stars, including an eight-game winning streak from Oct. 27/16-Mar. 18/18.
  • Winnipeg is 8-for-27 (27.6%) on the power play in their past nine games against Dallas.
  • The Jets are 17-11-1 against the Stars since the franchise moved to Winnipeg in 2011.
  • The Jets have scored at least four goals in nine of their past 13 games against Dallas, outscoring the Stars 52-33 in the 13 games. 
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Stars with 35 points (8G, 27A) in 31 career games, while Mark Scheifele has 30 points (14G, 16A) in 26 career games against Dallas.
  • Patrik Laine has 16 goals in 14 career games against Dallas, including a pair of hat tricks…Five of Laine’s 16 goals are game-winning goals.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 8-4-1 in 13 career starts against the Stars, with a 2.38 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Stars

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

31

8

27

35

1.13

Mark Scheifele

26

14

16

30

1.15

Patrik Laine

14

16

5

21

1.50

Nikolaj Ehlers

17

2

13

15

0.88

Bryan Little

26

4

7

11

0.42

Adam Lowry

21

6

5

11

0.52

Kyle Connor

11

6

3

9

0.82

Gabriel Bourque

21

5

3

8

0.38

Mark Letestu

17

3

4

7

0.41

Mathieu Perreault

22

3

4

7

0.32

Josh Morrissey

13

1

5

6

0.46

Andrew Copp

17

2

3

5

0.29

Dmitry Kulikov

17

2

3

5

0.29

Nathan Beaulieu

7

1

3

4

0.57

Anthony Bitetto

8

0

4

4

0.50

Luca Sbisa

32

2

2

4

0.13

Jack Roslovic

5

0

2

2

0.40

Mason Appleton

2

0

1

1

0.50

Neal Pionk

3

0

1

1

0.33

Tucker Poolman

1

0

1

1

1.00

Carl Dahlstrom

2

0

0

0

0.00

David Gustafsson

1

0

0

0

0.00

Joona Luoto

1

0

0

0

0.00

Logan Shaw

4

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Stars

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

13

8

4

1

0

0.924

2.38

 
Former Stars Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Stars

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 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 eight 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.
Kyle Connor
  • 19 at NSH – Played in his 200th NHL game.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 19 at NSH – Reached 100 goals 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.
    Nov. 19 at NSH – Played in his 600th NHL game.
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

15

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

11

Bryan Little*

Upper Body

Nov. 5 vs NJD

6

Gabriel Bourque*

Lower Body

Nov. 5 vs. NJD

6

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 69

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 seven games in a row to improve to 10-8-0 on the season after last night’s 2-1 victory against the Belleville Senators…Jansen Harkins is tied for third in AHL scoring with 21 points (5G, 16A) in 18 games and has a point in 10 consecutive games…Goaltender Mikhail Berdin was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week on Monday after a perfect 4-0 record with a 1.24 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage…Berdin is 10-6-0 on the season with a 2.37 GAA and .930 SV%…The Moose visit the Toronto Marlies on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN3 – Dennis Beyak & Ray Ferraro
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