The Winnipeg Jets finish a three-game homestand tonight when they entertain the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bell MTS Place…The Jets have split the first two games of the homestand after shutting out the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Tuesday night…The Jets wrap up their pre-all-star break schedule with a three-game, four-day road trip, which begins Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jan. 14 vs. VAN – 4-0 W
Jets Scorers: Connor (23, 24), Roslovic (8), Wheeler (15)
Canucks Scorers: None
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (41 sv, 0 ga)
Canucks Goaltender: Jacob Markstrom (21 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-3
Jets PK: 4-for-4
Recap: Kyle Connor scored twice and had an assist to lead the Jets past Vancouver 4-0 on Tuesday…Jack Roslovic and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg, who got 41 saves from goaltender Connor Hellebuyck in the shutout…Luca Sbisa led the Jets with six blocked shots.
Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Connor 3. Copp
Next Five Games
|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|
|Feb. 1||7:00 p.m.||St. Louis||Bell MTS Place||Sportsnet||TSN 1290|
In the Win Column
Tuesday’s win was Winnipeg’s first win on home ice in their past seven home games…The Jets are 11-10-2 at home this season, which ranks tied for 26th in the NHL…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home with 23 points (11G, 12A) in 23 games, while Kyle Connor has a team-best 12 goals…Connor has scored 54 of his 91 career goals (59.3%) at Bell MTS Place.
Friday Night Lights
The Jets are 4-0-1 on Fridays this season…Wednesday (2-0-0) is the only other day of the week in which the Jets haven’t lost in regulation this season…Winnipeg has six games on Fridays before the all-star break and five in nine weeks after the all-star break, which are all at home…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring on Fridays with seven points (4G, 3A) in five games, while goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 3-0-1 with a 1.98 goals-against average and .945 save percentage.
The Jets are 9-9-1 against the Eastern Conference this season, including 5-4-0 against the Atlantic Division…Winnipeg plays four of their next five games against Eastern Conference opponents…Mark Scheifele has enjoyed playing the East this season with a team leading 24 points (9G, 15A) in 19 games…Andrew Copp has two game-winning goals against the Eastern Conference.
The Jets are 9-3-2 this season when getting two or more days rest, compared to 16-15-2 when getting one day or less of rest…The two days off between games this week marked Winnipeg’s first consecutive days without a game since the Christmas break.
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck became the franchise’s all-time shutout leader on Tuesday when he turned aside all 41 shots he faced…Hellebuyck’s 18 shutouts in a Jets uniform is one more than Ondrej Pavelec had with the franchise…Hellebuyck has multiple shutouts in all five of his seasons in the NHL…He has posted multiple shutouts against six NHL teams, including three against the St. Louis Blues…Hellebuyck is averaging 30 shots against in games he has a shutout during his career.
KC’s 40-Plus Pace
Kyle Connor scored twice on Tuesday to extend his team leading goal total to 24 in 47 games…He’s 10 goals shy of the career high 34 goals he scored last season and is on pace for 42 goals this season…Patrik Laine scored 44 goals during the 2017-18 season to be the only Jets player since relocation in 2011 to score at least 40 goals in a season.
Patrik Laine registered two assists on Tuesday to match the career high 28 assists he posted during his rookie season in 2016-17…He’s averaging a career high 0.96 assists per game this season…Laine has eight multi-assist games this season, compared to 11 during his first three seasons combined.
Luca Sbisa’s six blocked shots on Tuesday were one shy of his career high of seven in a game…Sbisa leads the Jets with 59 blocked shots this season…He’s averaging 1.74 blocked shots per game, which is the most of his career.
Jets vs. Lightning Information
At Bell MTS Place: 6-3-2
- The Jets have a point in eight of their past 10 games against the Lightning (5-2-3).
- Since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg, the Jets are 12-6-5 against the Lightning.
- The Jets have allowed four goals or more in nine of their past 12 games against the Lightning (43 GA).
- Six of the past 10 games between the Jets and Lightning have been decided by one goal.
- The Jets have won the past two games against the Lighting at Bell MTS Place, which both took place during the 2018 calendar year.
- Winnipeg is 5-for-12 (41.7%) on the power play in its past four games against Tampa Bay.
- Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Lightning with 33 points (9G, 24A) in 33 games.
- Patrik Laine has seven points (2G, 5A) in seven games against Tampa Bay, while Nikolaj Ehlers has 10 points (7G, 3A) in nine games.
Career Scoring vs. Lightning
Career Goaltending Against the Lightning
Former Lightning Playing for the Jets
Former Jets Playing for the Lightning
- Needs one goal to pass Marian Hossa (108) for 10th in goals in franchise history.
- Needs seven penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
- 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
- Jan. 9 at BOS – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
- Jan. 14 vs. VAN – Passed Ondrej Pavelec for the most shutouts in franchise history with 18.
- Jan. 9 at BOS – Reached 100 assists for his NHL career.
- Jan. 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
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)
Jan. 16 – Placed D – Carl Dahlstrom and D – Tucker Poolman on injured reserve
|Player||Injury||Date Injured||Games Missed|
|Mark Letestu*||Upper Body||—||40|
|Bryan Little*||Upper Body||Nov. 5 vs NJD||31|
|Nathan Beaulieu*||Lower Body||Dec. 31 at COL||7|
|Tucker Poolman*||Lower Body||Dec. 12 vs. NSH||1|
*- Currently on injured reserve
Man-Games Lost: 177
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
The Manitoba Moose beat the Belleville Senators 3-2 in overtime Wednesday night to split the two-game series at Bell MTS Place this week…Michael Spacek scored the overtime winner and had an assist last night for the Moose…Manitoba welcomes the Laval Rocket to Bell MTS Place this weekend for games tomorrow and Sunday afternoons.
TV: TSN3 – Dennis Beyak & Ray Ferarro
Radio: TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz