Game Notes: Nov. 30 at Los Angeles Kings

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.

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Last Game

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

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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.

Road Wins

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.

Back-2-Back

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.

Two-By-Two

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.

Goose Egg

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
Home: 10-7-0
Road: 6-9-1
At Bell MTS Place: 7-3-0

Series Notes
  • 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
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 25 7 13 20 0.80
Bryan Little 18 4 7 11 0.61
Mathieu Perreault 18 3 6 9 0.50
Mark Scheifele 17 1 8 9 0.53
Luca Sbisa 31 1 7 8 0.26
Nikolaj Ehlers 13 3 4 7 0.54
Gabriel Bourque 16 2 4 6 0.38
Kyle Connor 8 5 1 6 0.75
Mark Letestu 24 4 1 5 0.21
Adam Lowry 15 3 2 5 0.33
Patrik Laine 9 3 1 4 0.44
Josh Morrissey 9 0 3 3 0.33
Andrew Copp 12 1 1 2 0.17
Nathan Beaulieu 8 0 1 1 0.13
Carl Dahlstrom 4 0 1 1 0.25
Dmitry Kulikov 13 0 1 1 0.08
Neal Pionk 3 0 1 1 0.33
Jack Roslovic 4 0 1 1 0.25
Logan Shaw 5 0 1 1 0.20
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Anthony Bitetto 4 0 0 0 0.00
David Gustafsson 1 0 0 0 0.00

 

Career Goaltending Against the Kings
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 6 2 4 0 0 0.903 3.01
Laurent Brossoit 2 1 1 0 0 0.857 3.56
Former Kings Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Kings

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs three 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 five points to reach 400 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs two goals to reach 200 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.
    Nov. 23 vs. CBJ – Reached 600 points 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)
Nov. 29 – Placed D – Nathan Beaulieu on injured reserve

Current Injuries

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

Moose Tracks

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.

Broadcast Information

TV:         Sportsnet –  RJ Broadhead & Jason York
Radio:   TSN 1290 – Dennis Beyak, Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

Road Trip Contact: Greger Buer (gbuer@winnipegjets.com; 204-299-4846)
Jets Media Site:
jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide