Game Notes: Feb. 16 vs. Chicago Blackhawks

The Winnipeg Jets host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight for the second time during the Jets six-game homestand…Winnipeg fell to 2-2-0 on the homestand after a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night…The Jets finish the homestand on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Last Game

Feb. 14 vs.  SJS – 3-2 L
Jets Scorers: Connor (29), Wheeler (18)
Sharks Scorers: Sorensen (6), Karlsson (4), Meier (19)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (32 sv, 3 ga)
Sharks Goaltender: Aaron Dell (30 sv, 2 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK: 3-for-3

Recap: The Jets held a 2-1 lead going into the third period, but lost 3-2 to the San Jose Sharks Friday night…Blake Wheeler paced the Jets with a goal and an assist…Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele each had a team leading seven shots.

Three Stars: 1. Meier 2. Sorensen 3. Wheeler

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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
Feb. 25 7:00 p.m. At Washington Capital One Arena TSN3 TSN 1290

At Home

Winnipeg is 14-14-3 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 3-2-1 in their past six home games…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring at home with 30 points (16G, 14A) in 31 games.

You Again

The Jets play the Chicago Blackhawks tonight for the second time during their homestand…The Blackhawks are the only Central Division team the Jets play during the homestand…The pair of games against Chicago are Winnipeg’s only games against a Central Division rival in a span of 19 games…The Jets play Central Division teams in five of their last eight games to end the regular season…Winnipeg is 10-6-4 against their divisional counterparts this season and have posted a winning record in games within the division in each of the past three seasons.

When Leading

The Jets loss on Friday was the first time this season in 20 games that they lost when leading after the second period…The Jets held a 2-1 lead after the second period…Winnipeg is 19-1-0 this season when leading after the second period.

KC’s Top 40

Kyle Connor scored on Friday to reach a team leading 60 points (29G, 31A) this season…It’s the second consecutive season he’s reached 60 points…In his 40 games since Nov. 14/20, Connor is ninth in the NHL with 47 points (23G, 24A)…His 18.4% shooting percentage in that span is tied for first among the top 15 scorers in the league…Connor has a point in 28 of the 40 games, including 13 multi-point games and five games with three points or more.

Wheelin’

Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist on Friday to reach 39 points (13G, 26A) in his past 36 games…He hasn’t gone consecutive games without a point since Nov. 19-21/19…Friday was also his 16th multi-point game of the season, which ties him with Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele for the team lead…Wheeler holds the franchise record with 159 multi-point games.

Multiple Shots Fired

While the Jets only had eight players register a shot on goal on Friday, seven of those players had multiple shots…Mark Scheifele paced the Jets with seven shots, while Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor had six shots each, leaving Winnipeg’s top line with 19 of the team’s 31 shots in the game…It’s the second time this season the Jets have had three players have six shots or more in a game (Dec. 5 at DAL – 3-2 OTL).

Jets vs. Blackhawks Information

All-Time Record: 20-19-5
Home: 9-10-4
Road: 11-9-1
At Bell MTS Place: 7-7-2

Series Notes
  • The Jets are 8-3-0 in their past 11 games against the Blackhawks.
  • The Jets swept the season series (4-0-0) against Chicago last season for the first time in franchise history when playing multiple games in a season.
  • The Jets are 42-for-45 (93.3%) on the penalty kill in their past 18 games against Chicago.
  • Winnipeg has outshot Chicago in each of the past six meetings.
  • The winning side has scored at least four goals in 10 of the past 11 games between the two teams.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Blackhawks with 30 points (10G, 20A) in 36 career games.
  • Mark Scheifele’s eight points (3G, 5A) in four games against the Blackhawks last season is the most points by a Jets a player against Chicago in a single season…He had the game-winning goal in overtime in the first meeting this season (Oct. 12 at CHI – 3-2 OTW) and has a team high three game-winning goals against the Blackhawks…Scheifele has four points (2G, 2A) in four games against the Blackhawks this season.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Blackhawks
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 36 10 20 30 0.83
Mark Scheifele 30 10 12 22 0.73
Bryan Little 28 7 10 17 0.61
Nikolaj Ehlers 22 5 11 16 0.73
Patrik Laine 18 8 6 14 0.78
Andrew Copp 18 6 5 11 0.61
Kyle Connor 13 7 3 10 0.77
Josh Morrissey 17 1 6 7 0.41
Mathieu Perreault 26 4 3 7 0.27
Jack Roslovic 10 3 4 7 0.70
Gabriel Bourque 25 1 5 6 0.24
Mark Letestu 21 3 3 6 0.29
Luca Sbisa 24 0 6 6 0.25
Adam Lowry 25 2 2 4 0.16
Dmitry Kulikov 21 1 2 3 0.14
Neal Pionk 5 0 3 3 0.60
Logan Shaw 7 0 2 2 0.29
Nathan Beaulieu 9 0 1 1 0.11
Anthony Bitetto 13 0 1 1 0.08
Tucker Poolman 5 1 0 1 0.20
Nicholas Shore 13 0 1 1 0.08
Mason Appleton 6 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 1 0 0 0 0.00
Jansen Harkins 1 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 3 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Blackhawks
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 16 10 6 0 1 0.918 2.51
Laurent Brossoit 3 2 0 0 0 0.909 3.00
Former Blackhawks Playing for the Jets

D – Carl Dahlstrom

Former Jets Playing for the Blackhawks

None

Upcoming Milestones

 

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

 

Patrik Laine
  • Needs six 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 two 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)
Feb. 15 – Reassigned F – Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 52
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 43
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 12
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 10
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 7

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 245

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 shut out the Milwaukee Admirals 1-0 last night in the fifth game of their six-game homestand…The Moose are eighth in the Central Division with a record of 23-30-0…The Moose and Admirals also play at Bell MTS Place tomorrow afternoon.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

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