Game Notes: Feb. 14 vs. San Jose Sharks

The Winnipeg Jets play the fourth game of a six-game homestand tonight when the San Jose Sharks visit Bell MTS Place…The Jets are 2-1-0 on the homestand after a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night…The Jets finish the homestand with games against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday and Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

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Last Game

Feb. 11 vs. NYR – 4-1 L
Jets Scorer: Ehlers (20)
Rangers Scorers: Kreider (21, 22), Strome (13), Zibanejad (23)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (28 sv, 4 ga)
Rangers Goaltender: Igor Shesterkin (42 sv, 1 ga); Henrik Lundqvist (1 sv, 0 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-4
Jets PK: 0-for-1

Recap: Nikolaj Ehlers scored in the third period, but the Jets lost 4-1 to the New York Rangers Tuesday night…Patrik Laine led the Jets with seven shots, while Neal Pionk had a team high five blocked shots.

Three Stars: 1. Kreider 2. Zibanejad 3. Shesterkin

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Feb. 16 7:30 p.m. Chicago Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Feb. 18 7:00 p.m. Los Angeles Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Feb. 20 7:30 p.m. At Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre TSN3 TSN 1290
Feb. 22 1:00 p.m. At Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center Sportsnet TSN 1290
Feb. 23 3:00 p.m. At Buffalo KeyBank Center TSN3 TSN 1290

At Home

Winnipeg is 14-13-3 at home this season and are in a stretch of nine of 10 games at Bell MTS Place…The Jets are in the midst of a six-game homestand, which is their longest homestand of the season at Bell MTS Place…The Jets are 3-1-1 in their past five home games…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring at home with 29 points (15G, 14A) in 30 games…Patrik Laine leads the Jets with 15 goals at home.

Facing the Pacific

The Jets play two of their next three games against Pacific Division squads…Winnipeg is 9-4-0 against the Pacific Division this season for a .692 points percentage, which is their best points percentage against any division this season…The Jets have only played the Pacific Division once since Dec. 9 (Jan. 14 vs. VAN – 4-0 W)…Winnipeg is 7-1-0 in their past eight games against the Pacific Division…Three of the nine wins against the Pacific Division have been in overtime or a shootout…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division this season with 17 points (8G, 9A) in 13 games.

Verge of 60

Kyle Connor (28G, 31A) and Mark Scheifele (23G, 36A) each sit with a team leading 59 points in 58 games…The Jets are poised to become the 11th team in the NHL to have a player reach 60 points this season…Only the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers have had two players reach 60 points this season…Scheifele could reach the 60 point mark for the fifth consecutive season, while Kyle Connor reached 60 points last season for the first time in his career.

20-Goal Quartet

Nikolaj Ehlers scored his 20th goal of the season on Tuesday to join Kyle Connor (28), Patrik Laine (24), and Mark Scheifele (23) as 20-goal scorers on the Jets this season…The Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning are the only two teams in the NHL with four 20-goal scorers this season…The franchise record for the most 20-goal scorers in a season is five, which has been accomplished five times, including in each of the past three seasons…With 17 goals, Blake Wheeler is the next closest Jets to making it four consecutive seasons.

Hitman

Defenceman Neal Pionk leads the Jets with 136 hits this season…He’s two hits away from matching the 138 hits he had last season in 15 more games…Pionk has eight games this season with five hits or more…He’s already set career highs in assists (31) and points (37), while matching a career high with six goals.

Second Star

Kyle Connor was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on Monday after leading the NHL with eight points (3G, 5A) last week to help Winnipeg to a 3-0-1 record as the club’s point streak reached five games (4-0-1)…On Thursday, the Jets forward had an assist in the Jets’ 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues…On Saturday, Connor recorded four points (1G, 3A) in Winnipeg’s 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators…The Shelby Township, Mich. native finished the week with three points (2G, 1A) in the Jets’ come-from-behind 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jets vs. Sharks Information

All-Time Record: 12-19-3
Home: 4-10-2
Road: 8-9-1
At Bell MTS Place: 3-6-1

Series Notes
  • The Jets have points in five of their past six games (4-1-1) against the Sharks after losing the previous four meetings.
  • Three of the past five games against San Jose have been decided by one goal.
  • Since relocating to Winnipeg in 2011, the Jets franchise is 9-10-1 against the Sharks.
  • The Jets only have one win in the past six games (1-4-1) against the Sharks at Bell MTS Place.
  • Winnipeg has a power play goal in three of the past four games against San Jose at Bell MTS Place (3-for-14, 21.4%).
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against San Jose with 21 points (6G, 15A) in 23 games.
  • Mark Scheifele has 13 points (6G, 7A) in 15 career games against the Sharks. Four of his six goals have come on the power play.
  • Kyle Connor has four points (1G, 3A) in two games against San Jose this season.
  • Goaltender Laurent Brossoit made his NHL debut against the Sharks on Apr. 9/15 when he was a member of the Edmonton Oilers, stopping 49 of 51 shots in a 3-1 loss in his only career appearance against San Jose.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Sharks
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 24 6 15 21 0.88
Bryan Little 21 6 9 15 0.71
Mark Scheifele 15 6 7 13 0.87
Mark Letestu 21 6 6 12 0.57
Mathieu Perreault 23 7 4 11 0.48
Nikolaj Ehlers 13 6 4 10 0.77
Gabriel Bourque 15 3 3 6 0.40
Andrew Copp 13 3 3 6 0.46
Patrik Laine 9 1 5 6 0.67
Luca Sbisa 34 1 5 6 0.18
Kyle Connor 8 2 3 5 0.63
Josh Morrissey 10 2 3 5 0.50
Nicholas Shore 17 2 1 3 0.18
Nathan Beaulieu 8 1 1 2 0.25
Dmitry Kulikov 16 1 1 2 0.13
Adam Lowry 13 1 1 2 0.15
Jack Roslovic 7 1 1 2 0.29
Mason Appleton 2 1 0 1 0.50
Anthony Bitetto 6 0 1 1 0.17
Carl Dahlstrom 3 0 1 1 0.33
Neal Pionk 3 0 1 1 0.33
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 2 0 0 0 0.00
Logan Shaw 8 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Sharks
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 11 6 3 1 0 0.930 2.44
Laurent Brossoit 1 0 1 0 0 0.961 2.01
Former Sharks Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Sharks

F – Evander Kane

Upcoming Milestones

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs five goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs eight assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.

 

Patrik Laine
  • Needs seven games played to reach 300 for his NHL career.
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 four 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.
Nick Shore
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs three games played to reach 700 as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • Feb. 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
Mark Scheifele
  • Jan. 31 vs. BOS – Played in his 500th career NHL game.
Blake Wheeler
  • Feb. 8 vs. OTT – Reached 600 penalty minutes for his NHL career.

Recent Transactions

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)
Feb. 4 – Activated D – Nathan Beaulieu from injured reserve; Placed F – Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve
Feb. 5 – Recalled F – Andrei Chibisov from the Manitoba Moose (AHL); Reassigned D – Cameron Schilling to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 12 – Reassigned F – Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 13 – Recalled F – Andrei Chibisov from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 51
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 42
Tucker Poolman* Lower Body Dec. 12 vs. NSH 12
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 11
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 9
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 6
Luca Sbisa Lower Body Feb. 6 at STL 3

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 240

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, Chibisov, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 5-2 to the Rockford IceHogs last night to fall to 22-30-0 on the season…Michael Spacek and JC Lipon scored for the Moose last night…Manitoba finishes a six-game homestand by hosting the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday and Monday.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

Jets Media Site: jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide