Game Notes: Nov. 8 vs. Vancouver Canucks

The Winnipeg Jets continue a four-game homestand tonight against the Vancouver Canucks…The Jets have points in four of their past five games, including starting the homestand with a 2-1 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night…Winnipeg entertains the Dallas Stars on Sunday afternoon in the third game of the homestand.

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Last Game

Nov. 5 vs. NJD – 2-1 SOL
Jets Scorers: Copp (2)
Devils Scorers: Hischier (2), Gusev (SO)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (31 sv, 1 ga)
Devils Goaltender: Blackwood (32 sv, 1 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-1
Jets PK:
3-for-3

Recap: Andrew Copp tied the game with a goal in the second period, but the Jets lost 2-1 in a shootout to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night…Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves, including 10 in the third period…Gabriel Bourque led the Jets with six hits…The Jets won 39-of-59 face-offs (66%).

Three Stars: 1. Blackwood 2. Hellebuyck 3. Roslovic

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

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

Nov. 19

7:00 p.m.

At Nashville

Bridgestone Arena

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Point Taken

The Jets have points in three consecutive games (2-0-1) and four of their past five games (3-1-1)…It’s their best run since winning four of five games from Oct. 4-12 earlier this season…The Jets have points in consecutive games in which they are the home team for the first time this season.

 

Extra, Extra

The Jets have played six overtime games this season, going 5-0-1…Four of Winnipeg’s last seven games have gone to overtime…Winnipeg is the only team in the NHL to have played at least four extra time games and not suffer a loss in the overtime period.

 

Lots of Pacific

Tonight is Winnipeg’s eighth game against a Pacific Division team this season, which is the most in the NHL…The eight games are part of a 10-game stretch for the Jets…Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Winnipeg is 38-13-4 against the Pacific Division.

 

Helleva Run

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has stopped 92% of more of the shots he faced in seven of his past eight starts…He has a .965 save percentage in his past two starts, stopping 82 of 85 shots…Hellebuyck is sixth in the NHL with a .930 save percentage…His 373 saves are fifth in the league.

 

On the Draw

Of the eight players that took a face-off for the Jets on Tuesday, six won 60% or more of their draws…Mark Scheifele went 14-for-20 for a 70% winning percentage, while Adam Lowry nearly matched that by winning 13-of-19 face-offs (68%)…Scheifele has won 155 face-offs this season, which is eighth in the NHL…Lowry leads the Jets with a 55.8% faceoff winning percentage, while Andrew Copp is a close second at 55.6%.

 

Finnish Recall

Finnish forward Joona Luoto was recalled by the Jets yesterday and could make his NHL debut tonight…He would become the fourth Jets player to make his NHL debut this season, joining David Gustafsson, Ville Heinola, and C.J. Suess…He’d also be the fourth Finnish-born player to play for the Jets this season…Winnipeg is currently one of four teams in the NHL to have three Finnish players suit up for them this season…So far this season, 29 Finnish-born players have played in the NHL.

 

Jets vs. Canucks Information

All-Time Record: 16-11-3
Home: 10-4-1
Road: 6=7-2
At Bell MTS Place: 8-0-1
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/vancouver-canucks


Series Notes

  • The Jets won all three games against the Canucks last season and have won eight games in a row.
  • Winnipeg has won 12 of the past 13 games against the Canucks and have points in 15 of the past 17 meetings (13-2-2).
  • The Jets have held the Canucks to two goals or less in 10 of the past 12 meetings.
  • The Jets have outscored Vancouver 18-4 in the past six meetings at Bell MTS Place.
  • Winnipeg is 28-for-30 (93.3%) on the penalty kill in their past 11 games against the Canucks.
  • Mathieu Perreault leads the Jets in career scoring against the Canucks with 16 points (4G, 12A) in 19 games.
  • Patrik Laine has seven goals in eight games against Canucks.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has faced Vancouver six times, going 5-1-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .938 save percentage, while Laurent Brossoit is 2-0-0 with a 0.76 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.

 

Career Scoring vs. Canucks

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Mathieu Perreault

19

4

12

16

0.84

Blake Wheeler

22

4

11

15

0.68

Bryan Little

19

5

9

14

0.74

Mark Scheifele

16

7

7

14

0.88

Mark Letestu

23

4

5

9

0.39

Nikolaj Ehlers

10

4

4

8

0.80

Patrik Laine

8

7

0

7

0.88

Kyle Connor

5

1

5

6

1.20

Adam Lowry

13

2

3

5

0.38

Dmitry Kulikov

15

2

2

4

0.27

Nathan Beaulieu

8

2

1

3

0.38

Andrew Copp

10

1

2

3

0.30

Neal Pionk

3

0

3

3

1.00

Luca Sbisa

15

1

2

3

0.20

Gabriel Bourque

14

1

1

2

0.14

Josh Morrissey

9

2

0

2

0.22

Mason Appleton

1

0

0

0

0.00

Anthony Bitetto

5

0

0

0

0.00

Tucker Poolman

2

0

0

0

0.00

Jack Roslovic

4

0

0

0

0.00

Logan Shaw

8

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Canucks

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

6

5

1

0

1

0.938

1.67

Laurent Brossoit

3

2

0

0

1

0.974

0.76

 
Former Canucks Playing for the Jets

D – Luca Sbisa

Former Jets Playing for the Canucks

D – Tyler Myers

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes 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

Gabriel Bourque
  • 5 vs. NJD – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
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)
Nov. 7 – Placed F – Bryan Little on injured reserve; Recalled F – Joona Luoto from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Mark Letestu*

Upper Body

9

Mason Appleton*

Lower Body

Oct. 25

5

Tucker Poolman

Upper Body

Nov. 2 at VGK

1

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 45

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 (8) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Luoto, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (2) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 6-3 to the Milwaukee Admirals Wednesday morning to fall to 3-8-0 on the season…Seth Griffith (6G, 6A) and Jansen Harkins (3G, 9A) lead the Moose in scoring with 12 points in 11 games…The Moose visit the Rockford Icehogs on Friday and Chicago Wolves on Saturday…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