The Winnipeg Jets finish a three-game road trip tonight against the Los Angeles Kings…The Jets are perfect on the road trip so far after wins against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday and Anaheim Ducks yesterday…After tonight’s game, the Jets host the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday in the first game of a home-and-home set.
Nov. 29 at ANA – 3-0 W
Jets Scorers: Pionk (3), Ehlers (12), Connor (10)
Ducks Scorers: None
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (24 sv, 0 ga)
Ducks Goaltender: John Gibson (17 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK: 2-for-2
Recap: The Jets shut out the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 yesterday…Neal Pionk scored the game-winning goal on the power play early in the second period…Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine each had two assists…Josh Morrissey led the Jets with three blocked shots…Connor Hellebuyck turned away the 24 shots fired at him, including 13 in the second period.
Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Connor 3. Getzlaf
Next Five Games
|Dec. 3||7:00 p.m.||Dallas||Bell MTS Place||TSN3||TSN 1290|
|Dec. 5||7:30 p.m.||At Dallas||American Airlines Center||TSN3||TSN 1290|
|Dec. 8||2:00 p.m.||Anaheim||Bell MTS Place||TSN3||TSN 1290|
|Dec. 10||7:00 pm.||Detroit||Bell MTS Place||TSN3||TSN 1290|
|Dec. 12||7:30 p.m.||At Detroit||Little Caesars Arena||TSN3||TSN 1290|
Hit Me With Your Best Shots
The Jets improved to an NHL-best 11-2-0 when being outshot this season with yesterday’s win…The Jets have been outshot in seven consecutive games (6-1-0)…Winnipeg is 5-7-1 when outshooting their opponents…The Jets are averaging 33.2 shots against per game this season, which is tied for the fourth most in the NHL.
Wins of Three
The Jets have won three consecutive games for the third time this season…Winnipeg had points in a season-high five consecutive games from Nov. 1-10/19 (4-0-1)…The Jets haven’t lost consecutive games since losing three straight games from Oct. 13-17, which is the only time they have lost consecutive games this season…Winnipeg had seven winning streaks of three games or longer last season.
November to Remember
Yesterday’s victory improved Winnipeg’s record to 10-2-1 in November, which set a franchise record for most wins in November…It’s the fifth time in franchise history the Jets have won 10 or more games in a calendar month…The Jets are 83.3% on the penalty kill in November, compared to going 65.4% in October…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring in November with 15 points (6G, 9A) in 13 games.
The Jets are 10-4-0 on the road this season, which is tied for the most wins in the NHL…Winnipeg has won seven of their past eight road games, including matching a franchise record with five consecutive road wins from Nov. 1-19/19…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…The Jets have not lost consecutive road games this season…Patrik Laine (4G, 13A) leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 17 points in 14 games.
Party in the Pacific
The Jets are 6-3-0 against the Pacific Division this season after going 16-6-2 against Pacific Division opponents last season, which was the most wins against the Pacific by a team outside the division…Winnipeg is on a 31-10-4 run in their past 45 games versus the Pacific…Since 2017-18, Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 50 points (25G, 25A) in 55 games.
The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the fourth of which is this weekend…The Jets are 3-1-0 in the first and 2-1-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season…Three of the five wins have come in overtime or a shootout…Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.
Blake Wheeler has two points in each of his past three games and four times in his past six games…The recent scoring streak has propelled Wheeler in the team lead in multi-point games this season with six…Wheeler had 22 multi-point games last season, which was one behind Mark Scheifele’s team-leading 23.
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck needed 24 saves to post his second shutout of the season in yesterday’s win…His other shutout came Oct. 20 vs. EDM in a 1-0 shootout win when he stopped 28 shots…Hellebuyck has 16 career shutouts, which is one behind Ondrej Pavelec’s franchise record of 17…Hellebuyck is tied for second in the NHL in November with eight wins and a .944 save percentage…He’s also third in November with a 1.85 goals-against average.
Jets vs. Kings Information
All-Time Record: 16-16-1
At Bell MTS Place: 7-3-0
- The Jets are 9-5-1 in their past 15 games against the Kings, despite being outscored 38-40 in regulation in those games.
- The Jets have been held to three goals or less in their past five visits to Staples Center, but are 2-2-1 in those five games.
- Nine of the past 11 games between Winnipeg and Los Angeles have been decided by one goal.
- The Jets have limited Los Angeles to 17 shots in three of the past five meetings, but allowed 41 shots in the first game between the two teams this season.
- Winnipeg is 11-for-13 (84.6%) on the penalty kill in its past five games against Los Angeles.
- Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Kings with 20 points (7G, 13A) in 25 games, including five points (1G, 4A) in his past six games against Los Angeles.
- Two of Kyle Connor’s four career goals against Los Angeles are game-winning goals.
Career Scoring vs. Kings
Career Goaltending Against the Kings
Former Kings Playing for the Jets
Former Jets Playing for the Kings
- Needs three penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs eight penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs seven penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
- Needs three penalty minutes reach 200 for his NHL career.
- Needs six penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
- Needs five points to reach 400 for his NHL career.
- Needs two goals to reach 200 as a member of the Jets franchise.
Recently Accomplished Milestones
- 5 vs. NJD – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
- 19 at NSH – Played in his 200th NHL game.
- 19 at NSH – Reached 100 goals for his NHL career.
- 14 at FLA – Reached 200 points for his NHL career.
- 2 at VGK – Reached 200 points as a member of the Jets.
Nov. 19 at NSH – Played in his 600th NHL game.
- 16 at TBL – Reached 400 assists as a member of the Jets franchise.
Nov. 23 vs. CBJ – Reached 600 points as a member of the Jets franchise.
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)
Nov. 29 – Placed D – Nathan Beaulieu on injured reserve
|Player||Injury||Date Injured||Games Missed|
|Mark Letestu*||Upper Body||—||19|
|Mason Appleton*||Lower Body||Oct. 25||15|
|Bryan Little*||Upper Body||Nov. 5 vs NJD||10|
|Gabriel Bourque*||Lower Body||Nov. 5 vs. NJD||10|
|Nathan Beaulieu*||Upper Body||Nov. 23 vs. CBJ||2|
*- Currently on injured reserve
Man-Games Lost: 87
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
The Manitoba Moose beat the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-2 last night to end a three-game losing streak and improve to 11-11-0 on the season…C.J. Suess scored twice for the Moose last night, while Jansen Harkins had two assists to improve his team-leading point total to 26 (6G, 20A) in 22 games, which is second in the NHL…The Moose continue their seven-game road trip tonight against the Chicago Wolves.
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