Game Notes: Dec. 27 vs. St. Louis Blues

The Winnipeg Jets return to the ice tonight after the three-day Christmas break to host the St. Louis Blues at Bell MTS Place in the first game of a home-and-home set…The Jets lost 6-2 to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night in the last game before the break…Winnipeg visits St. Louis on Sunday afternoon in the back half of the home-and-home series, which begins a stretch of six of seven road games for the Jets.

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Last Game

Dec. 23 vs. MTL – 6-2 L
Jets Scorers: Connor (15), Laine (14)
Canadiens Scorers: Tatar (14, 15), Danault (9, 10), Domi (9), Lehkonen (7)

Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (42 sv, 6 ga)
Canadiens Goaltenders: Carey Price (27 sv, 2 ga)

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

Recap: Kyle Connor opened the scoring midway through the first period, but the Jets fell 6-2 to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night…Patrik Laine tallied Winnipeg’s other goal…Anthony Bitetto paced the Jets with six hits, while Josh Morrissey had four blocked shots…Goaltender Laurent Brossoit made 42 saves in the loss.

Three Stars: 1. Danault 2. Tatar 3. Suzuki

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Dec. 29 2:00 p.m. At St. Louis Enterprise Center TSN3 TSN 1290
Dec. 31 8:00 p.m. At Colorado Pepsi Center TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 2 7:00 p.m. Toronto Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 4 1:00 p.m. At Minnesota Xcel Energy Center TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 6 6:00 p.m. At Montreal Bell Centre TSN3 TSN 1290

 

Home Ice

The Jets end a stretch of playing five of six games at Bell MTS Place tonight…Winnipeg is 10-8-1 on home ice this season, including 9-5-1 in their past 15 home contests…The Jets have lost three consecutive home games after winning five straight at home…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home with 19 points (10G, 97A) in 19 games, including 11 points (6G, 5A) in seven home games during December.

 

Western Rivals

The Jets are 6-3-1 against divisional opponents this season…The Jets are 14-7-1 against the Western Conference this season…The Jets are in the midst of playing five of six games against Western Conference teams…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Western Conference with 23 points (9G, 14A) in 22 games, while Mark Scheifele has a team-leading 11 goals.

 

Wider Margins

Monday’s loss by four goals was Winnipeg’s fourth consecutive loss by three goals or more…The Jets are 9-12 in games decided by two goals or more this season, but 12-2-2 in games decided by one goal…Winnipeg’s 12 wins in one-goal games is tied for the NHL lead…The Jets past seven games have been decided by three goals or more (3-4-0).

 

Turning the Calendar

The Jets have won 40 games in a calendar year for the third consecutive year and fourth time in the past five years…The Jets need three points in their last three games in 2019 to post their third best record in a calendar year since relocation…Three wins in their last three games of 2019 would match the 46 wins the Jets had in 2017, which is the second most in franchise history.

 

Jets Record By Calendar Year

Year GP W L OTL PTS
2011 38 19 14 5 43
2012 44 18 21 5 41
2013 89 42 39 8 92
2014 77 37 28 12 86
2015 80 41 31 8 90
2016 82 35 39 9 79
2017 83 46 27 10 102
2018 81 54 21 6 114
2019 80 43 32 5 91

 

2019 on Point

Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring during the 2019 calendar year with 74 points (33G, 41A) in 80 games…He also has a team-leading 11 power play goals…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in goals in 2019 with 36 in 80 games…Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 21 power play assists in 2019.

 

Second That

Patrik Laine scored his eighth second period goal of the season on Monday, which is tied for sixth in the NHL and two behind Alexander Ovechkin’s NHL-leading 10 second period goals…Laine is tied for ninth in the NHL with 16 (8G, 8A) second period points this season…Three of Laine’s second period goals have been assisted by Mark Scheifele, who is third in the NHL this season with 14 second period assists…The second period has been the most productive of Laine’s NHL career with 49 of his 124 career goals coming in the middle frame.

 

The Primaries

Mark Scheifele had the primary assist on both of Winnipeg’s goals on Monday to join Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor for the team lead in primary assists with 13…All four players have more primary assists than secondary assists…Laine is four primary assists away from matching the career high 17 primary assists he had last season…Wheeler holds the franchise record for primary assists with 283.

 

Jets vs. Blues Information

Overall: 19-18-5
Home: 9-10-3
Away: 10-8-2
At Bell MTS Place: 6-6-2

Jets vs. Blues Notes

  • The Jets and Blues met in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues won the series four-games-to-two en route to winning the Stanley Cup.
  • The Jets won three of four games during the regular season last season against the Blues, outscoring St. Louis 18-10.
  • The Jets have won four of their past five regular season games against the Blues and 12 of their last 14 meetings.
  • The Jets are 14-11-3 in the regular season against St. Louis since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
  • The Jets have a power play goal in six of their past seven regular season games against the Blues (6-for-31, 19.4%).
  • Winnipeg is 28-for-33 (84.8%) on the penalty kill in their past 11 regular season games against St. Louis.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Blues with 35 points (14G, 21A) in 31 games, while Mark Scheifele has 24 points (10G, 14A) in 25 games.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 6-3-0 against the Blues in the regular season with a 1.66 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.

 

Career Scoring vs. Blues
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 31 14 21 35 1.13
Mark Scheifele 25 10 14 24 0.96
Bryan Little 30 11 12 23 0.77
Patrik Laine 12 13 2 15 1.25
Kyle Connor 8 3 8 11 1.38
Mark Letestu 26 6 5 11 0.42
Mathieu Perreault 19 1 10 11 0.58
Nikolaj Ehlers 17 3 5 8 0.47
Gabriel Bourque 21 3 1 4 0.19
Andrew Copp 15 0 4 4 0.27
Adam Lowry 20 2 2 4 0.20
Josh Morrissey 12 1 3 4 0.33
Jack Roslovic 6 0 3 3 0.50
Luca Sbisa 20 0 3 3 0.15
Nathan Beaulieu 5 0 2 2 0.40
Anthony Bitetto 7 0 2 2 0.29
Neal Pionk 3 0 2 2 0.67
Logan Shaw 6 0 1 1 0.17
Nicholas Shore 4 0 1 1 0.25
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 1 0 0 0 0.00
Dmitry Kulikov 13 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 2 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Blues
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 9 6 3 0 3 0.943 1.66
Laurent Brossoit 2 1 1 0 0 0.844 5.34
Former Blues Playing for the Jets

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Former Jets Playing for the Blues

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Upcoming Milestones

Andrew Copp
  • Needs two points to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs four goals to pass Marian Hossa (108) for 10th in goals in franchise history.
Connor Hellebuyck
  • Needs one shutout to pass Ondrej Pavelec (17) for the most shutouts in franchise history.
Bryan Little
  • Needs seven penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • Needs six games played to reach 400 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.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Adam Lowry
  • 3 vs. DAL – Reached 200 penalty minutes for his NHL career.
Josh Morrissey
  • 21 at MIN – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
Mark Scheifele
  • Dec. 8 vs. ANA – Reached 400 points for his NHL career.
Logan Shaw
  • Dec. 17 vs. CAR – Played in his 200th career NHL game.
Blake Wheeler
  • Dec. 10 vs. DET – Reached 200 goals as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Dec. 21 at MIN – Became the leading scorer in franchise history with 616 points

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)
Dec. 13 – Loaned F – David Gustafsson to Sweden for the 2020 World Junior Championship
Dec. 18 – Placed F – Andrew Copp and F – Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve; Recalled F – Mason Appleton and F – Jansen Harkins from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Dec. 19 – Claimed G – Eric Comrie off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 30
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 21
Dmitry Kulikov* Upper Body Nov. 29 at ANA 11
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Nov. 15 vs. PHI 4
Andrew Copp* Upper Body Nov. 17 vs. CAR 3

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 134

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (13) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, 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 (4) – Comrie, Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

 

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose begin their post-Christmas schedule on Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place in the first of two games against the Rockford IceHogs…The two sides also meet in Winnipeg on New Year’s Eve…Manitoba sits in tied for fourth in the Central Division with a 15-18-0 record.

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN3 – Brian Munz & Kevin Sawyer
Radio:   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Trevor Kidd

Jets Communications

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