Game Notes: Nov. 5 vs. New Jersey Devils

The Winnipeg Jets kick off a four-game homestand tonight against the New Jersey Devils…The Jets have won three of their past four games, including going 2-1-0 on a Pacific Division road trip last week, which ended with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday…Winnipeg continues its homestand on Friday against the Vancouver Canucks.  

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Last Game

Nov. 2 at VGK – 4-3 OTW
Jets Scorers: Perreault (3, 4), Scheifele (5), Connor (5)
Golden Knights Scorers: Marchessault (3), Pacioretty (3), Schmidt (1)

Jets Goaltender: Brossoit (23 sv, 3 ga)
Golden Knights Goaltender: Subban (35 sv, 4 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK:
2-for-3

Recap: The Jets erased a 3-1 first period deficit to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night…Kyle Connor scored the game-winner in overtime and had two assists, while Mathieu Perreault scored twice for the Jets…Laurent Brossoit made 23 saves, including stopping all 16 shots he faced after the first period, for the win…Anthony Bitetto and Luca Sbisa each led the Jets with six hits.  

Three Stars: 1. Connor 2. Schmidt 3. Karlsson

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 16

4:00 p.m.

At Tampa Bay

Amalie Arena

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Narrow Margins

Six of Winnipeg’s eight wins this season have been by one goal, including their past five victories…The six one-goal victories are tied for the NHL lead…Winnipeg is a perfect 5-0 in games decided in overtime (3-0) or a shootout (2-0), which also leads the NHL…Last season, the Jets were 19-7-5 in one-goal games.

 

#Trendingup

The Jets have won consecutive games for the first time since winning three consecutive games from Oct. 8-12/19…Winnipeg also has a 4-2-0 record in their past six games…Kyle Connor (2G, 5A) and Nikolaj Ehlers (4G, 2A) are both averaging more than a point per game in the past six games, while goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 3-2-0 with a 2.40 goals-against average and .936 save percentage…With a win tonight, the Jets can win consecutive games when they are the home team for the first time this season after beating the Calgary Flames 2-1 in the Heritage Classic in Regina back on Oct. 26.

 

By Period

Saturday’s win was the first time in five games the Jets didn’t allow a goal in the second period…Winnipeg has scored 11, 13, and 14 goals in first, second, and third periods, respectively…The Jets have a minus-two goal differential first periods and plus-one differential in third periods, but are minus-10 in second periods this season.

 

Shootin’

The Jets won on Saturday for the third time this season (3-6) when outshooting their opponent…Winnipeg is 5-1 when being outshot by their opponent this season…Overall, the Jets are averaging 33.1 shots per game compared to allowing 33.7 shots per game.

 

Mr. OT

Kyle Connor scored his fourth career overtime goal on Saturday, which is tied for the sixth-most goals in franchise history…With a 30.8% shooting percentage in overtime, he is one of three players in franchise history to have scored four or more overtime goals and have a shooting percentage better than 30% in overtime, joining Marc Savard – 38.5% and Mark Scheifele – 33.3%.

 

Two for Perreault

Mathieu Perreault scored twice on Saturday to collect his 200th point as a member of the Jets franchise…He’s the 12th to reach 200 points with the organization, joining current teammates Blake Wheeler (594), Bryan Little (521), Mark Scheifele (386), and Nikolaj Ehlers (213)…His two-goal effort was his first multi-goal game since Jan. 7/18 in a 4-1 win against the San Jose Sharks.

 

Player Quick Hits

  • Nikolaj Ehlers is 10th in the NHL with 12 even-strength points (5G, 7A).
  • Kyle Connor is tied for fifth in the NHL with an average of four shots per game.
  • Josh Morrissey is ninth in the NHL with an average of 25:01 of ice time per game.
  • Neal Pionk played a career high 29:24 on Saturday against Vegas…It was the sixth time in his career, and second time this season, he’s played more than 26 minutes in a game.

 

Jets vs. Devils Information

All-Time Record: 29-27-8
Home: 13-15-3
Road: 16-12-5
At Bell MTS Place: 7-2-0
At Prudential Center: 10-5-4
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/new-jersey-devils/

Series Notes
  • Winnipeg has won seven consecutive games against New Jersey, having swept the season series in each of the past three seasons and earning a 5-4 shootout win at Prudential Center on Oct. 4 earlier this season…The Jets have also earned a point in 15 of their last 16 games against the Devils (13-1-2)…Winnipeg has outscored New Jersey 50-30 in the 16 games, excluding shootouts.  
  • The Jets have outscored the Devils 28-15 in nine games at Bell MTS Place and have limited New Jersey to two goals or less in eight of the nine contests.
  • The Jets are 0-for-13 on the power play in their last seven games against New Jersey…Winnipeg is also 21-for-22 (95%) on the penalty kill in the last seven games against New Jersey.
  • Winnipeg has been outshot by New Jersey in the past five meetings.
  • All 12 of Bryan Little’s career points against the Devils are assists…New Jersey and the Vegas Golden Knights are the only two teams he hasn’t scored against in his career.
  • Mark Schiefele is on an eight-game point streak against New Jersey (7G, 7A).
  • Three of Dmitry Kulikov’s five career goals against the Devils are game-winning goals.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers had at least a point in his first seven career games against New Jersey (3G, 6A)…The streak ended last season on Dec. 1/18 in a 4-3 win…He has 10 points (3G, 7A) in nine career games against the Devils.
  • Connor Hellebuyck has won his past five starts against New Jersey (2.17 GAA, .933%).

 

Career Scoring vs. Devils

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Blake Wheeler

31

9

10

19

0.61

Mathieu Perreault

20

7

8

15

0.75

Mark Scheifele

11

8

7

15

1.36

Bryan Little

32

0

12

12

0.38

Nikolaj Ehlers

9

3

7

10

1.11

Dmitry Kulikov

25

5

4

9

0.36

Nathan Beaulieu

11

0

5

5

0.45

Mark Letestu

20

3

2

5

0.25

Patrik Laine

7

3

1

4

0.57

Kyle Connor

6

1

2

3

0.50

Andrew Copp

9

1

2

3

0.33

Neal Pionk

6

1

2

3

0.50

Jack Roslovic

4

2

1

3

0.75

Adam Lowry

9

0

2

2

0.22

Luca Sbisa

10

0

2

2

0.20

Logan Shaw

4

1

1

2

0.50

Mason Appleton

2

0

1

1

0.50

Carl Dahlstrom

2

0

1

1

0.50

Josh Morrissey

7

1

0

1

0.14

Anthony Bitetto

6

0

0

0

0.00

Gabriel Bourque

9

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Devils

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

6

5

1

0

0

0.922

2.32

Laurent Brossoit

2

2

0

0

0

0.910

3.24

 
Former Devils Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Devils

None

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs one point for 100 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs three goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs two points to reach 200 for his NHL career.
  • 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 two goals to pass Toby Enstrom (54) for 20th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs three penalty minutes reach 200 for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • 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.
Mathieu Perreault
  • 2 at VGK – Reached 200 points as a member of the Jets.
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)
Nov. 4 – Reassigned F – C.J. Suess to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

15

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

8

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

4

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 42

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (13) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, 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 swept the Grand Rapids Griffins last weekend with a 5-3 win on Friday and 7-4 victory on Sunday…Jansen Harkins led the Jets with eight points (1G, 6A) in the two games…Harkins (3G, 8A) and Seth Griffith (6G, 5A) lead the Moose in scoring with 11 points in 10 games this season…Manitoba plays three games on the road this week, beginning tomorrow morning against the Milwaukee Admirals…Manitoba’s next action at Bell MTS Place is Nov. 11 and 13 against the Texas Stars.  

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN3 – Dennis Beyak & Kevin Sawyer
Radio:   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

Jets Media Site: jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide