Post-Game Notes: Jan. 14 vs. Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, Jan. 14 — Bell MTS Place

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Scoring Summary
Vancouver Canucks 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Jets 2 1 1 4
Shots By Period
Vancouver Canucks 13 14 14 41
Winnipeg Jets 10 9 6 25
Special Teams
Vancouver Canucks 0/4 10 2/3 0 6
Winnipeg Jets 1/3 5 4/4 0 8

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 1:22 WPG Connor (23) Niku (1) Laine (27) EV 1-0 WPG
After the Jets won a face off, Sami Niku carried the puck down the left half-wall before making a sharp pass to Kyle Connor in the right circle. Connor’s one-time shot beat Jacob Markstrom through the five-hole.
1 14:24 WPG Roslovic (8) Lowry (6) Dahlstrom (1) EV 2-0 WPG
Adam Lowry’s stretch pass found Jack Roslovic at the Vancouver blue line. Roslovic gained the zone on a breakaway and sent a wrist shot past Jacob Markstrom high glove.
2 1:12 WPG Wheeler (15) Pionk (26) Connor (23) PP 3-0 WPG
From the blue line, Neal Pionk passed to Blake Wheeler along the right half-wall. With Kyle Connor screening Jacob Markstrom, Wheeler skated into the circle and took a low shot that slid past Markstrom low blocker.
3 17:49 WPG Connor (24) Scheifele (30) Laine (28) EN 4-0 WPG
Kyle Connor stripped the puck at centre ice and gained the offensive zone. After Connor passed to Mark Scheifele, Scheifele left the puck in front of the crease where Connor tapped it into an empty net.

Jets Notes

  • Improved to 10-10-2 at Bell MTS Place this season.
  • Have scored 14 power play goals in the past 15 games. Winnipeg’s power play is operating at a 35% clip (14-for-40) during that stretch.
  • Are 13-for-14 (93%) on the penalty kill in the past five games.
  • Had six takeaways compared to three by Vancouver.
  • Won 34-of-63 face offs (54%).
  • Have won 10 consecutive games against Vancouver and 14 of the previous 15 games.  The 10-game winning streak (began Dec. 22/16) is the longest in franchise history against an individual opponent.  The next longest is an eight-game winning streak against Dallas from Oct. 27/16 to Mar. 18/18.
  • Posted fourth shutout victory of the season.  Connor Hellebuyck earned his 18th career shutout, setting a new franchise record.
  • Improved to 14-7-3 this season when outshot by the opposition.
  • Improved to 17-0-0 this season when leading after two periods.

Player Notes

Anthony Bitetto

  • Finished plus-2 with two hits and two blocked shots.

Neal Pionk

  • Collected 26th assist of the season. Entered Tuesday tied for 10th in the NHL among defencemen.  Also finished plus-2.

Luca Sbisa

  • Blocked six shots, one shy of career-high seven set on Dec. 1/16 vs. Anaheim while playing for Vancouver.
  • The six blocked shots were the most by a Jets player this season, and the most since Jacob Trouba blocked six shots on Jan 29/19 at Boston.

Sami Niku

  • Picked up first NHL point of the season while registering three shots on goal.

Adam Lowry

  • Won 13-of-21 (62%) face-offs, contributed an assist, and had three hits.

Nick Shore

  • Won 4-of-5 (80%) face-offs.

Carl Dahlstrom

  • Registered first point of the season and had two takeaways.

Patrik Laine

  • Had two assists and now has 28 on the season, which ties career-high set during rookie campaign in 2016-17.
  • Tied for the team lead with five shots on goal.

Josh Morrissey

  • Led the Jets in time on ice at 24:52.

Mark Scheifele

  • Led all Jets forwards in time on ice at 21:15.
  • Had an assist and now has 28 points in his past 20 games.
  • Won 12-of-21 (57%) face offs.

Kyle Connor

  • Scored two goals and had an assist for 13th multi-point game of the season and fourth multi-goal game of the season.  Entered Tuesday tied with teammate Mark Scheifele for 11th in the NHL in goals.
  • Now has 15 points in his past 11 games.
  • Now has 11 points in seven career games against Vancouver.
  • 12th career multi-goal game.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Stopped 41-of-41 shots to earn 18th career shutout.  18th shutout sets new franchise record, passing the 17 shutouts earned by Ondrej Pavelec.
  • 41 shots were the second most in career during a shutout.  Career-high saves in a shutout is 42 on Nov. 27/16 vs. Nashville.
  • Third effort this season of 40-plus saves, and 19th time in 39 games this season he has made at least 30 saves.
  • Allowed three goals or less for a 28th time in 39 games.
  • Improved to 7-1-0 lifetime against Vancouver with a 1.38 goals against average and a .953 save percentage.