Game Notes: Dec. 12 at Detroit Red Wings

The Winnipeg Jets visit the Detroit Red Wings tonight in the back end of a home-and-home set…The Jets beat the Red Wings 5-1 on Tuesday at Bell MTS Place in the first game…After tonight’s game, the Jets return to Winnipeg for a three-game, five-day homestand, which begins Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Last Game

Dec. 10 vs. DET – 5-1 W
Jets Scorers: Lowry (4), Wheeler (8), Copp (5), Laine (9), Scheifele (14)
Red Wings Scorer: Ehn (1)

Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (15 sv, 0 ga) Connor Hellebuyck (1 sv, 1 ga)
Red Wings Goaltender: Eric Comrie (25 sv, 5 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-5
Jets PK:

Recap: Twelve different Jets registered a point on Tuesday, as the Jets beat the Red Wings 5-1…Andrew Copp and Blake Wheeler paced the Jets with a goal and an assist each…Adam Lowry opened the scoring the first period with Winnipeg’s first shorthanded goal of the season…Laurent Brossoit stopped all 15 shots he faced to earn the win.

Three Stars: 1. Copp 2. Wheeler 3. Laine

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Dec. 15 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Dec. 17 7:00 p.m. Carolina Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Dec. 19 7:00 p.m. Chicago Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Dec. 21 1:00 p.m. At Minnesota Xcel Energy Center Sportsnet TSN 1290
Dec. 23 7:00 p.m. Montreal Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290

Against the East

The Jets are 6-4-1 against the Eastern Conference this season, including 3-0-0 against the Atlantic Division…Winnipeg has won four consecutive games against the Eastern Conference.


Road Warriors

The Jets are 10-5-1 on the road this season, which is tied for the fourth most wins in the NHL…Winnipeg has won seven of their past 10 road games (7-2-1), including matching a franchise record with five consecutive road wins from Nov. 1-19/19…tonight is Winnipeg’s first road game in the Eastern Conference since Nov. 19 when the Jets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3…The Jets have not lost consecutive road games in regulation this season…Patrik Laine (4G, 14A) leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 18 points in 14 games, while Nikolaj Ehlers (9G, 8A) and Mark Scheifele (6G, 11A) have 17 points in 16 road games.


Hitting 40

Tuesday’s win pushed Winnipeg to 40 points on the season with a record of 19-10-2…It’s the fourth fewest games the Jets have needed to reach 40 points in a season…Winnipeg has reached 40 points in 31 games or less in each of the past three seasons.



The Jets hold a record of 13-3-2 since Nov. 1, which is tied with the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals for the best record in the NHL…After going 10-3-1 in November, the Jets are 3-0-1 in December…The Jets went a franchise best 11-4-0 in December last season.

200 Tallies

Blake Wheeler tallied his 200th goal with the Jets franchise on Tuesday…He’s the third player in franchise history to reach 200 goals, joining Ilya Kovalchuk (328) and Bryan Little (217)…Wheeler has 250 career goals and 719 points in the NHL, which both rank third among players selected in the 2004 NHL Draft…Wheeler needs seven points to become the all-time leader in points in franchise history.


Getting Streaky

The Jets have six players on active point streaks, led by Mark Scheifele’s four-game point and goal streak (5G, 1A)…Scheifele has scored Winnipeg’s last goal of the game in four consecutive games…Blake Wheeler (2G, 3A) and Kyle Connor (1G, 5A) are also on a four-game point streaks, while Connor also has a four-game assist streak.


Get Your Shots In

Sixteen of the 18 skaters that dressed for the Jets on Tuesday registered at least one shot…Neal Pionk, Andrew Copp, Blake Wheeler, and Nathan Beaulieu led the Jets with three shots each…Kyle Connor leads the Jets with 102 shots this season.


Michigan Exports

The Jets have three Michigan-born players on their active roster, which is the most of any state or province…Kyle Connor (Shelby Township), Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor), and Connor Hellebuyck (Commerce) all played their youth hockey in Michigan…Connor (2015-16) and Copp (2012-15) also starred at the University of Michigan.


Jets vs. Red Wings Information

All-Time Record: 13-11-3
Home: 7-5-1
Road: 6-6-2
At Bell MTS Place: 5-1-1
At Little Caesars Arena: 1-1-0
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Series Notes
  • The Jets are 9-3-1 in their past 13 games against the Red Wings and have points in six of the past seven meetings (5-1-1)…The Jets have also won the past four games against the Red Wings.
  • Winnipeg is 23-for-26 (88.5%) on the penalty kill in their past eight games against Detroit.
  • The Jets are 4-2-0 in Detroit since relocation in 2011, with three of the four wins coming by one goal.

Patrik Laine has eight points (6G, 2A) in seven career games against Detroit, while Nikolaj Ehlers has seven points (1G, 6A) in seven games.

  • Laurent Brossoit is 3-0 with a 1.01 goals-against average and .962 save percentage in three career starts against Detroit.


Career Scoring vs. Red Wings
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Bryan Little 15 6 9 15 1.00
Blake Wheeler 18 4 11 15 0.83
Mark Scheifele 11 2 8 10 0.91
Patrik Laine 7 6 2 8 1.14
Mathieu Perreault 14 3 5 8 0.57
Nikolaj Ehlers 7 1 6 7 1.00
Mark Letestu 21 4 2 6 0.29
Kyle Connor 6 2 3 5 0.83
Dmitry Kulikov 19 0 4 4 0.21
Nathan Beaulieu 15 1 2 3 0.20
Gabriel Bourque 12 3 0 3 0.25
Andrew Copp 9 2 1 3 0.33
Adam Lowry 10 2 1 3 0.30
Josh Morrissey 7 0 3 3 0.43
Neal Pionk 5 1 2 3 0.60
Luca Sbisa 15 0 2 2 0.13
Tucker Poolman 1 0 1 1 1.00
Jack Roslovic 4 0 1 1 0.25
Logan Shaw 9 0 1 1 0.11
Nicholas Shore 8 1 0 1 0.13
Anthony Bitetto 5 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 0 0 0.00


Career Goaltending Against the Red Wings
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Laurent Brossoit 3 3 0 0 0 0.962 1.01
Connor Hellebuyck 6 3 1 1 0 0.902 3.14
Former Red Wings Playing for the Jets


Former Jets Playing for the Red Wings

G – Eric Comrie

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs one penalty minute for 100 for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs three goals to pass Dany Heatley (80) for 12th in goals in franchise history.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs six goals to pass Marian Hossa (108) for 10th in goals in franchise history.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs two penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs four goals to pass Dustin Byfuglien (122) for seventh in goals in franchise history.
Bryan Little
  • Needs seven penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • Needs three games played to pass Mark Stuart (390) for 14th in franchise history in games played.
Josh Morrissey
  • Needs five points to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
  • Needs three goals to pass Dany Heatley (80) for 12th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs four assists to pass Marc Savard (133) for 11th in assists in franchise history.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs eight points to pass Ilya Kovalchuk (615) for the most points in franchise history.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Adam Lowry
  • Dec. 3 vs. DAL – Reached 200 penalty minutes for his NHL career.
Mark Scheifele
  • Dec. 8 vs. ANA – Reached 400 points for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Dec. 10 vs. DET – Reached 200 goals as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recent Transactions

Nov. 29 – Placed D – Nathan Beaulieu on injured reserve
Nov. 30 – Recalled D – Cameron Schilling from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Dec. 4 – Placed D – Dmitry Kulikov on injured reserve; Claimed F – Nick Shore off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs; Reassigned F – Michael Spacek to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Dec. 5 – Activated D – Nathan Beaulieu from injured reserve
Dec. 6 – Reassigned D – Cameron Schilling to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Dec. 10 – Activated F – Gabriel Bourque from injured reserve; Activated F – Mason Appleton from injured reserve and assigned him to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 24
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 15
Dmitry Kulikov* Upper Body Nov. 29 at ANA 5

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 112

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (12) – 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 (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose split a pair of games with the Chicago Wolves last weekend at Bell MTS Place and sit in fifth place in the Central Division with a record of 13-13-0…Jansen Harkins in third in AHL scoring with 28 points (6G, 22A) in 26 games…The Moose begin a five-game road trip on tonight with the first of two games against the Texas Stars.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

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