Game Notes: Jan. 14 vs. Vancouver Canucks

The Winnipeg Jets continue a three-game homestand tonight with the middle game against the Vancouver Canucks…The Jets were shut out 1-0 by the Nashville Predators on Sunday on the first game of the homestand…Winnipeg plays their last home game before the all-star break on Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Last Game

Jan. 12 vs. NSH – 1-0 L
Jets Scorers: None
Predators Scorers: Turris (6)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (31 sv, 1 ga)
Predators Goaltender: Juuse Saros (28 sv, 0 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-2
Jets PK: 1-for-1

Recap: The Jets outshot the Predators 10-8 in the third period, but couldn’t find the equalizer in a 1-0 loss on Sunday…Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves in a losing cause…Patrik Laine and Josh Morrissey led the Jets with five shots each…Neal Pionk led the Jets with six hits.

Three Stars: 1. Saros 2. Hellebuyck 3. Turris

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Jan. 17 7:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 19 6:00 p.m. At Chicago United Center Sportsnet TSN 1290
Jan. 21 7:00 p.m. At Carolina PNC Arena TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 22 7:30 p.m. At Columbus Nationwide Arena Sportsnet TSN 1290
Jan. 31 7:00 p.m. Boston Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290

 

Home, Sour Home

The Jets are winless in their past six home games, going 0-5-1…The winless streak comes after a five-game winning streak from Nov. 23-Dec. 15…The Jets have been outscored 28-13 on home ice during the winless streak, but outscored their opponents 24-10 during the five-game winning streak…Overall, the Jets are 10-10-2 at home this season, which ranks 28th in the NHL…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home with 22 points (11G, 11A) in 22 games…He’s the only Jets player to surpass 20 points at home this season.

 

Narrow Margins

Winnipeg’s past five games have been decided by one goal…The Jets are 14-4-4 in one-goal games this season, which is tied for the third most wins in the NHL.

 

High Event Seconds

The Jets are fifth in the NHL with 56 goals in second periods this season, while allowing the second most goals in second period with 58…Winnipeg is eighth in the NHL with 520 shots in second periods and have allowed the fifth most shots against in second periods with 544…Winnipeg has outscored their opposition 47-41 in third periods, which is their only period with a positive goal differential.

 

If I May Be So Forward…

Winnipeg has four forwards that have reached 40 points this season, which is only matched in the NHL by the Canucks…Jets forwards have accounted for 89.9% of the team’s goals, which is third in the NHL, and 75.5% of the team’s points, which ranks 11th…Winnipeg’s forwards have scored 20 of the team’s 21 game-winning goals this season.

 

Jets 40-Point Men

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Mark Scheifele 46 22 29 51 1 32 15 7 0 5 110 20
Kyle Connor 46 22 22 44 -2 30 15 7 0 5 152 14.5
Patrik Laine 44 15 26 41 8 14 12 3 0 0 145 10.3
Blake Wheeler 46 14 26 40 -7 22 11 2 1 2 114 12.3

 

Minute Loggers

Josh Morrissey and Neal Pionk each played more than 25 minutes in Sunday’s game against Nashville…Pionk has played at least 25 minutes in three of his past five games…Pionk leads the Jets in ice time per game this season with 23:20, while Morrissey is second at 22:59…Pionk is playing more than two minutes more per game than he played last season.

 

January Leaders

Mark Scheifele (4G, 3A) leads the Jets in scoring January with seven points in six games…Scheifele has a 50% shooting percentage this month with four goals on eight shots…Kyle Connor (2G, 4A) and Blake Wheeler (1G, 5A) are also averaging a point per game with six points in six games.

 

Heating Up January

Despite the Jets scoring only eight goals (excluding shootouts) in his past four starts, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has gone 2-1-1 with a 2.20 goals-against average and .933 save percentage…January has been one of the Hellebuyck’s best months during this career with an all-time record of 22-13-4 with a 2.56 GAA And .919 SV% in the first month of the year.

 

Jets vs. Canucks Information

All-Time Record: 17-11-3
Home: 11-4-1
Road: 6-7-2
At Bell MTS Place: 9-0-1

Series Notes

  • The Jets have won nine games in a row against Vancouver and have outscored the Canucks 31-10 in the nine games.
  • Winnipeg has won 13 of the past 14 games against the Canucks and have points in 16 of the past 18 meetings (14-2-2).
  • The Jets have held the Canucks to two goals or less in 11 of the past 13 meetings.
  • The Jets have outscored Vancouver 22-5 in the past seven meetings at Bell MTS Place.
  • Winnipeg is 30-for-32 (93.8%) on the penalty kill in their past 12 games against the Canucks.
  • Mathieu Perreault leads the Jets in career scoring against the Canucks with 17 points (4G, 13A) in 20 games.
  • Kyle Connor has eight points (2G, 6A) in six career games against Vancouver.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has faced Vancouver six times, going 6-1-0 with a 1.58 goals-against average and .944 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 20 4 13 17 0.85
Blake Wheeler 23 4 12 16 0.70
Mark Scheifele 17 8 7 15 0.88
Bryan Little 19 5 9 14 0.74
Mark Letestu 23 4 5 9 0.39
Kyle Connor 6 2 6 8 1.33
Nikolaj Ehlers 11 4 4 8 0.73
Patrik Laine 9 7 0 7 0.78
Adam Lowry 14 3 3 6 0.43
Andrew Copp 11 1 3 4 0.36
Dmitry Kulikov 16 2 2 4 0.25
Neal Pionk 4 0 4 4 1.00
Nathan Beaulieu 9 2 1 3 0.33
Luca Sbisa 16 1 2 3 0.19
Nicholas Shore 13 0 3 3 0.23
Gabriel Bourque 14 1 1 2 0.14
Josh Morrissey 10 2 0 2 0.20
Tucker Poolman 3 0 1 1 0.33
Jack Roslovic 5 1 0 1 0.20
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Anthony Bitetto 5 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against Canucks
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 7 6 1 0 1 0.944 1.58
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

Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs one goal 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.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs four 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

Andrew Copp
  • Jan. 9 at BOS – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Jan. 9 at BOS – Reached 100 assists for his NH career.
Adam Lowry
  • Jan. 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.

Recent Transactions

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
Dec. 28 – Placed G – Eric Comrie on waivers
Dec. 29 – Reassigned G – Eric Comrie to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Dec. 31 – Activated F – Mathieu Perreault from injured reserve
Jan. 2 – Reassigned F – Joona Luoto to the Manitoba Moose (AHL); Recalled D – Sami Niku from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jan. 6 – Activated F – Andrew Copp from injured reserve; Placed D – Nathan Beaulieu on injured reserve.
Jan. 9 – Activated D – Dmitry Kulikov from injured reserve; Placed F – Logan Shaw on waivers; Reassigned F – David Gustafsson to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jan. 10 – Reassigned F – Logan Shaw to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 39
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 30
Nathan Beaulieu* Lower Body Dec. 31 at COL 6

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 172

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Niku, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (3) – Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (6) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose began a four-game homestand last night at Bell MTS Place with a 5-3 loss to the Belleville Senators…The Moose are seventh in the Central Division with a 18-23-0 record…Manitoba continues the homestand tomorrow against Belleville.

 

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN3 – Dennis Beyak & Ray Ferarro
Radio:   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

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