Game Notes: Jan. 31 vs. Boston Bruins

The Winnipeg Jets return from an eight-day all-star/player break tonight to host the Boston Bruins at Bell MTS Place, which begins a three-game homestand…The Jets lost 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 22 in the last game before the break…Winnipeg entertains the St. Louis Blues Saturday night in their second game in as many nights.

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Last Game

Jan. 22 at CBJ – 4-3 L
Jets Scorers: Appleton (2), Connor (25), Pionk (5)
Blue Jackets Scorers: Jones (5), Bjorkstrand (15, 16), Nyquist (11)

Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (25 sv, 4 ga)
Blue Jackets Goaltender: Elvis Merzlikins (27 sv, 3 ga)

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

Recap: The Jets held the lead on three different occasions, but fell 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 22…Winnipeg only trailed for the last 5:38 of the game…Kyle Connor (1G, 1A) and Luca Sbisa (2A) each had a pair of points for the Jets…Sami Niku paced the Jets with four blocked shots.

Three Stars: 1. Bjorkstrand 2. Dubois 3. Jones

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Feb. 1 6:00 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
Feb. 8 1:00 p.m. Ottawa Bell MTS Place CBC TSN 1290
Feb. 9 6:00 p.m. Chicago Bell MTS Place Sportsnet TSN 1290

At Home

Winnipeg is an even 11-11-2 at home this season and play nine of their next 10 games at Bell MTS Place…The Jets are 1-6-1 in their past eight home games after a five-game home winning streak between Nov. 23-Dec. 15…Winnipeg went 18-19-4 on home ice during the 2015-16 season, which is the only time since relocation the Jets have had a home record at or below .500 in a season…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home this season with 23 points (11G, 12A) in 24 games…Kyle Connor has a team-leading 12 goals.

Beasts from the East

Tonight ends a stretch of four of five games the Jets have played against the Eastern Conference…Winnipeg has dropped the first three games and are 9-12-1 against the East this season, including 5-5-0 against the Atlantic Division.

Back-2-Back

The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the seventh of which is this weekend…The Jets are 4-2-0 in the first and 2-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season…Four of the six wins have come in overtime or a shootout…The Jets have three back-to-back sets during the next 24 days…Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Rested, For Now

The Jets are 9-4-2 when getting two days or more of rest between games this season…After having eight days off, the Jets play 16 games in the next 30 days and have two days off between games just twice in that span.

Rare Streak

Winnipeg’s four-game losing streak is just the sixth losing streak of four games or more in regulation since Paul Maurice was named the team’s head coach on Jan. 12/14…It’s the first such streak since a four-game losing streak from Feb. 4-14/17…The Jets went 139-74-22 since their previous four-game losing streak for a .638 points percentage…The longest losing streak under Maurice are a pair of five-game streaks from Nov. 7-16/15 and Nov. 17-25/16.

All-Star Recap

Forward Mark Scheifele and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck represented the Jets at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis last weekend…The Central Division lost 10-5 to the Pacific Division and were eliminated in the semifinal…Scheifele had a goal and an assist, while Hellebuyck faced 16 shots in 10 mins of work in the second half of the 3-on-3 game.

Pace for 40

Kyle Connor tallied his 25th goal of the season on Jan. 22 against Columbus and leads the Jets in goals this season…Connor has scored 34 and 31 goals in his past two seasons and is on pace for 40 goals this season…Patrik Laine (44 goals in 2017-18) is the only Jets player to reach 40 goals in a season since relocation.

January Performers

Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring in January with 12 points (5G, 7A) in 11 games…Mark Scheifele also has double digit points this month with 10 points (5G, 5A) in 11 games…Neal Pionk leads the Jets with 40 hits this month, while Luca Sbisa has a team best 20 blocked shots.

Jets vs. Bruins Information

Overall: 25-30-9
Home: 17-14-1
Away: 8-16-8
At Bell MTS Place: 7-3-0

 

Series Notes
  • Three of the past five games between the Jets and Bruins have been decided in a shootout, with the Jets winning two of the three games.
  • The past five games between the Jets and Bruins have been decided by one goal.
  • Winnipeg has won the past two games against Boston at Bell MTS Place and five of the past seven meetings.
  • The Jets are 4-for-6 (66.7%) on the power play in their past three games against the Bruins.
  • Winnipeg is 21-for-24 (87.5%) on the penalty kill in the past seven games against Boston at home.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Bruins with 17 points (7G, 10A) in 21 games.
  • Mark Scheifele has 11 points (3G, 8A) in 13 career games against Boston.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Bruins
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 21 7 10 17 0.81
Bryan Little 30 6 5 11 0.37
Mark Scheifele 13 3 8 11 0.85
Mathieu Perreault 18 7 2 9 0.50
Nikolaj Ehlers 8 2 3 5 0.63
Dmitry Kulikov 30 1 4 5 0.17
Patrik Laine 7 1 4 5 0.71
Kyle Connor 6 3 1 4 0.67
Adam Lowry 10 1 3 4 0.40
Nathan Beaulieu 18 0 3 3 0.17
Andrew Copp 8 1 2 3 0.38
Mark Letestu 18 1 2 3 0.17
Josh Morrissey 6 1 1 2 0.33
Neal Pionk 2 1 0 1 0.50
Luca Sbisa 11 0 1 1 0.09
Mason Appleton 2 0 0 0 0.00
Anthony Bitetto 5 0 0 0 0.00
Gabriel Bourque 7 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 3 0 0 0 0.00
Jack Roslovic 3 0 0 0 0.00
Cameron Schilling 1 0 0 0 0.00
Logan Shaw 8 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Bruins
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 6 6 3 2 1 0 0.904
Laurent Brossoit 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.861
Former Bruins Playing for the Jets

F – Blake Wheeler

Former Jets Playing for the Bruins

F – Par Lindholm

Upcoming Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs four games played to reach 400 games played in for his NHL career.

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs eight 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 two games played to pass Jacob Trouba (408) for 12th in games played in franchise history.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs two 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 five games played to reach 400 with the Jets franchise.
  • 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 seven assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Mark Scheifele
  • Needs one game played to reach 500 for his NHL career.
  • Needs four assists to pass Toby Enstrom (254) for fifth in assists in franchise history.
Nick Shore
  • Needs six 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
  • 9 at BOS – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
Connor Hellebuyck
  • 14 vs. VAN – Passed Ondrej Pavelec for the most shutouts in franchise history with 18.
Patrik Laine
  • 9 at BOS – Reached 100 assists for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.

Recent Transactions

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 – Recalled F – Kristian Vesalainen from the Manitoba Moose (AHL); Placed Adam Lowry on injured reserve
Jan. 23 – Reassigned D – Cameron Schilling, D – Nelson Nogier, and F – Kristian Vesalainen to the Manitoba Moose
Jan. 26 – Recalled D – Cameron Schilling from the Manitoba Moose (AHL); Reassigned F – Jansen Harkins to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jan. 28 – Recalled F – Jansen Harkins from the Manitoba Moose (AHL); Reassigned D – Cameron Schilling to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jan. 30 – Recalled D – Cameron Schilling and F – Logan Shaw from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 44
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 35
Nathan Beaulieu* Lower Body Dec. 31 at COL 11
Tucker Poolman* Lower Body Dec. 12 vs. NSH 5
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 4
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 194

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 (8) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Schilling, Shaw
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose entered the AHL all-star break with a 20-26-0 record after a pair of road losses to the Iowa Wild…Seth Griffith leads the Moose in scoring with 32 points (18G, 14A) in 43 games…Manitoba resumes their schedule tonight on the road against the Rockford IceHogs.

 

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

Jets Media Site: jetsmedia.ca
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