Game Notes: Jan. 21 at Carolina Hurricanes

The Winnipeg Jets play the second game of a three-game road trip tonight when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes…The Jets dropped a 5-2 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night in the first game of the trip…Winnipeg ends the trip tomorrow against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Jets second game in as many nights.

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Last Game

Jan. 19 at CHI – 5-2 L
Jets Scorers: Scheifele (23), Laine (16)
Blackhawks Scorers: Nylander (6), Gustafsson (6), Kampf (7), Saad (13), Kubalik (21)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (28 sv, 4 ga)
Blackhawks Goaltender: Robin Lehner (36 sv, 2 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-5
Jets PK: 2-for-2

Recap: The Jets fired 30 shots in the final two periods, but lost 5-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night…Six different Jets registered a point…Mathieu Perreault led the Jets with six shots, while Dmitry Kulikov had a team best nine hits and four blocked shots.

Three Stars: 1. Kane 2. Lehner 3. Nylander

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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
Feb. 4 7:00 p.m. Nashville Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Feb. 6 7:00 p.m. At St. Louis Enterprise Center TSN3 TSN 1290

On the Road

The Jets are 14-9-2 on the road this season, which places them tied for the third in the NHL…The Jets have lost consecutive road games in regulation for the first time this season…Mark Scheifele ranks tied for eighth in the NHL in road scoring with 30 points (12G, 18A) in 25 games.

Tale of Two Special Teams

The Jets are a perfect 8-for-8 on the penalty kill in their past four games and 16-for-17 (94.1%) on the PK in their past seven games…Winnipeg ranks sixth in the NHL in penalty kill percentage in January at 88%…The Jets power play has gone 1-for-12 (8.3%) in its past four games…It’s the lowest it’s been in the five-game segment this season.

Shots, What Are They Good For?

The Jets have outshot their opposition in consecutive games, but are 7-12-1 this season when outshooting their opponent…Winnipeg has outshot its opponent three times in the past 14 games, but are 15-7-3 when being outshot.

Avoiding the Trio

The Jets need a win tonight to avoid losing three consecutive games in regulation for the second time this season…The only occurrence so far was three losses from Oct. 13-17 on home ice…Winnipeg has won multiple games in each of their five-game segments this season, but are 1-3-0 as they finish a five-game segment tomorrow.

Pre-All-Star Success

The Jets have won 25 games before the all-star break for the third consecutive season…Winnipeg went a franchise best 31-15-2 before the all-star break last season and 29-13-8 during the 2017-18 season.

Uncharacteristic Winter Blues

The Jets have posted a winning record in January in each of the past three seasons and four times in the past five seasons…Winnipeg went a combined 15-6-2 in January in the past two seasons…With a 3-5-1 record in January this season, the Jets need to win their final three games to keep the streak going.

Star Duo

Forward Mark Scheifele and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck are representing the Jets at the 2020 NHL All-Star event in St. Louis this weekend…Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 53 points (23G, 30A) in 49 games, while Hellebuyck is 21-15-4 with a 2.71 goals-against average and .919 save percentage…Scheifele also represented the Jets last season, while Hellebuyck played in the 2018 event…This is the third consecutive season the Jets have had two players named to the Central Division’s all-star team.

Hits and Blocks

Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov led the Jets with nine hits and four blocked shots on Sunday…The nine hits he had is one shy of his career record…He is averaging 1.93 hits per game this season, which is the second most of his career.

Jets vs. Hurricanes All-Time Records

Overall: 36-42-13
Home: 14-25-7
Away: 22-17-6
At Bell MTS Place: 7-5-0

 

Series Notes
  • The Jets have won four of their past five games against Carolina, but lost the first meeting this season.
  • Thirteen of the past 15 meetings between Winnipeg and Carolina have been decided by two goals or less.
  • The Jets are 5-for-19 (26.3%) on the power play in the past seven games against the Hurricanes, including 1-for-2 in each of the past four games.
  • Winnipeg is 8-for-10 (80.0%) on the penalty kill in the past four contests against Carolina.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against Carolina with 35 points (14G, 21A) in 37 games.
  • Wheeler has 14 points (6G, 8A) in his past 10 games against the Hurricanes and is the only Jets player on the active roster with more than 10 career points against Carolina.
  • Patrik Laine has nine points (5G, 4A) in seven games against Carolina.

 

Career Scoring vs. Hurricanes
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 37 14 21 35 0.95
Bryan Little 44 12 19 31 0.70
Nikolaj Ehlers 9 2 7 9 1.00
Patrik Laine 7 5 4 9 1.29
Dmitry Kulikov 30 1 6 7 0.23
Mark Letestu 16 3 4 7 0.44
Mark Scheifele 13 3 3 6 0.46
Nathan Beaulieu 13 1 4 5 0.38
Mathieu Perreault 21 2 3 5 0.24
Kyle Connor 5 2 2 4 0.80
Luca Sbisa 14 1 3 4 0.29
Andrew Copp 8 2 1 3 0.38
Josh Morrissey 6 0 3 3 0.50
Jack Roslovic 4 1 2 3 0.75
Gabriel Bourque 10 1 1 2 0.20
Adam Lowry 9 2 0 2 0.22
Neal Pionk 4 0 2 2 0.50
Anthony Bitetto 3 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 1 0 0 0 0.00
Cameron Schilling 1 0 0 0 0.00
Nicholas Shore 7 0 0 0 0.00

 

Career Goaltending Against the Hurricanes
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 6 3 2 0 0 0.888 3.78
Laurent Brossoit 4 2 1 0 0 0.918 2.46
Former Hurricanes Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Hurricanes

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Upcoming Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs six games played to reach 400 games played in for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs nine goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs one goal to pass Marian Hossa (108) for 10th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs two goals to pass Evander Kane (109) for ninth 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 Jacob Trouba (408) for 12th in games played in franchise history.
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.
  • Needs seven assists to reach 200 for his NHL career.
  • Needs seven games played to reach 400 with the Jets franchise.
  • Needs one game played to pass Zach Bogosian (393) for 14th in games played in franchise history.
  • Needs three goals to pass Dany Heatley (80) for 13th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs two assists to pass Marc Savard (133) for 11th in assists in franchise history.
Luca Sbisa
  • Needs nine assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Mark Scheifele
  • Needs three games played to reach 500 for his NHL career.
  • Needs five assists to pass Toby Enstrom (254) for fifth in assists in franchise history.
Nick Shore
  • Needs eight penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 600 for his NHL career.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Andrew Copp
  • Jan. 9 at BOS – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
Connor Hellebuyck
  • Jan. 14 vs. VAN – Passed Ondrej Pavelec for the most shutouts in franchise history with 18.
Patrik Laine
  • Jan. 9 at BOS – Reached 100 assists for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • Jan. 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.

Recent Transactions

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
Jan. 17 – Recalled D – Cameron Schilling from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jan. 18 – Recalled D – Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jan. 20 – Placed F – Adam Lowry on injured reserve; Recalled F – Kristian Vesalainen from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 42
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 33
Nathan Beaulieu* Lower Body Dec. 31 at COL 9
Tucker Poolman* Lower Body Dec. 12 vs. NSH 3
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 182

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (16) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Niku, Nogier, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic, Vesalainen
Trade (3) – Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (7) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Schilling
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose split a two-game set with the Laval Rocket last weekend by beating Laval 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place…Michael Spacek and JC Lipon each had a goal and an assist in the win for the Moose, who occupy seventh place in the AHL’s Central Division with a 20-24-0 record…Manitoba plays their next four games on the road, beginning Friday against the Iowa Wild.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

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