Game Notes: Jan. 9 at Boston Bruins

The Winnipeg Jets finish a four-game road trip tonight with a trip to TD Garden in Boston to play the Bruins in Winnipeg’s second game in as many nights…The Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout last night and have earned a point in every game of the trip so far with a 2-0-1 record…After tonight’s game, the Jets return to Winnipeg to host the Nashville Predators on Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place.

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Last Game

Jan. 8 at TOR – 4-3 W
Jets Scorers: Ehlers (18), Appleton (1), Scheifele (21), Wheeler (SO)
Maple Leafs Scorers: Matthews (30, 31), Timashov (4)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (25 sv, 3 ga)
Maple Leafs Goaltender: Frederik Andersen (24 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-2
Jets PK: 3-for-3

Recap: The Jets received goals from three different players and Blake Wheeler scored the game-winning goal in the shootout last night, as Winnipeg beat Toronto 4-3…Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots in the win…Neal Pionk led the Jets with four hits.

Three Stars: 1. Scheifele 2. Matthews 3. Wheeler

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Jan. 12 1:00 p.m. Nashville Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 14 7:00 p.m. Vancouver Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Jan. 16 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 Columbus PNC Arena TSN3 TSN 1290

 

On the Road

Winnipeg is 14-7-2 on the road this season…The Jets are 3-0-1 in their past four road games…Winnipeg’s 30 points earned in road games is tied for third in the NHL…The Jets are in a stretch of seven of 10 games on the road…Winnipeg hasn’t lost consecutive games in regulation on the road this season…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 27 points (10G, 17A) in 23 games, while Nikolaj Ehlers has a team best 13 goals…Ehlers has six points (3G, 3A) in his past four road games.

 

So Busy

The Jets play three games in four nights this week, which ends tonight…It’s the first of two times they play three games in four nights before the all-star/player break later this month…The Jets play 11 games in 21 days from Jan. 2-22 leading up to the eight-day all-star/player break.

 

Back to Narrow Margins

The Jets have won their past two games by one goal…The Jets are 14-2-4 in one-goal games this season, which is third in the NHL…Winnipeg’s previous four wins before this week were by three goals or more.

Back-2-Back

The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the fifth of which is this week…The Jets are 4-1-0 in the first and 2-2-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season…Four of the six wins have come in overtime or a shootout…Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Lock It Down

The Jets are 16-0-0 this season when leading after the second period…Winnipeg is the only team in the NHL this season to have a perfect record when leading after two periods…The Jets have held the lead after 40 minutes in each of their past 10 victories.

Shorty Again

Mason Appleton’s shorthanded goal in the first period last night was Winnipeg’s second shorthanded goal in as many games…Nikolaj Ehlers scored shorthanded on Monday against Montreal…The pair of shorthanded tallies matches the two shorthanded goals Winnipeg had in the first 42 games of the season…Oddly enough, the Jets also had shorthanded goals in consecutive games last season on the exact same dates as this season – Jan. 6 vs. DAL and Jan. 8 vs. COL.

Logging Minutes

Neal Pionk led the Jets in ice time last night with 27:17…He’s played more than 27 minutes in a game five times during his career, four of which have happened this season…The 29:24 Pionk played on Nov. 2 at VGK is most by a Jets player this season and career high for him.

Second Star

The NHL announced on Monday that Jets forward Mark Scheifele is the Second Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5/20…Scheifele opened the week with a four-point (1G, 3A) effort in Winnipeg’s 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday…On Thursday, the Jets assistant captain scored and added an assist in the Jets’ 6-3 setback to the Toronto Maple Leafs…On Saturday, Scheifele recorded two points (1G, 1A) in Winnipeg’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild…The Kitchener, Oant. native shared the NHL lead with eight points (3G, 5A) this week.

 

Jets vs. Bruins Information

Overall: 25-29-9
Home: 17-14-1
Away: 8-15-8
At Bell MTS Place: 7-3-0
At TD Garden: 8-15-8

Series Notes
  • Three of the past four games between the Jets and Bruins have been decided in a shootout, with the Jets winning two of the three games…The past two meetings between the two teams in Boston have been decided via the shootout.
  • Winnipeg is 2-2-3 in their past seven games in Boston.
  • The Jets have been held to a single goal in five of their past seven trips to TD Garden.
  • The Jets are 3-for-26 (11.5%) on the power play in their past nine games against Boston, but went 2-for-4 in the two games last season.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Bruins with 16 points (7G, 9A) in 20 games.

 

Career Scoring vs. Bruins
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 20 7 9 16 0.80
Bryan Little 30 6 5 11 0.37
Mathieu Perreault 17 7 2 9 0.53
Mark Scheifele 12 2 7 9 0.75
Dmitry Kulikov 29 1 3 4 0.14
Patrik Laine 6 1 3 4 0.67
Adam Lowry 9 1 3 4 0.44
Nathan Beaulieu 18 0 3 3 0.17
Nikolaj Ehlers 7 2 1 3 0.43
Mark Letestu 18 1 2 3 0.17
Kyle Connor 5 2 0 2 0.40
Andrew Copp 7 0 2 2 0.29
Josh Morrissey 5 1 0 1 0.20
Luca Sbisa 10 0 1 1 0.10
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Anthony Bitetto 4 0 0 0 0.00
Gabriel Bourque 6 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Neal Pionk 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 2 0 0 0 0.00
Jack Roslovic 2 0 0 0 0.00
Logan Shaw 8 0 0 0 0.00
Nicholas Shore 8 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against Bruins
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 6 3 2 1 0 0.904 3.05

 

Former Bruins Playing for the Jets

F – Blake Wheeler

Former Jets Playing for the Bruins

F – Par Lindholm

Upcoming Milestones

Andrew Copp
  • Needs one point to reach 100 for his NHL career.
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.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs one assist to reach 100 assists for his NHL career
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

Adam Lowry
  • 3 vs. DAL – Reached 200 penalty minutes for his NHL career.
  • 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
Josh Morrissey
  • 21 at MIN – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
Mark Scheifele
  • 8 vs. ANA – Reached 400 points for his NHL career.
Logan Shaw
  • 17 vs. CAR – Played in his 200th career NHL game.
Blake Wheeler
  • 10 vs. DET – Reached 200 goals as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • 21 at MIN – Became the leading scorer in franchise history with 616 points
  • 31 at COL – Played in his 900th 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.

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 37
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 28
Dmitry Kulikov* Upper Body Nov. 29 at ANA 18
Nathan Beaulieu* Lower Body Dec. 31 at COL 4

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 166

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

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 4-1 to the Rockford IceHogs last night to fall to 18-20-0 on the season…Skyler McKenzie scored the lone goal for the Moose…Manitoba continues their three-game road trip on Friday with the first of two games against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

 

Broadcast Information

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Radio:   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

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