The Winnipeg Jets begin a four-game road trip tonight when they face the Ottawa Senators…The Jets are coming off a 4-2-0 homestand, which ended with a 6-3 victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night…Winnipeg continues the road trip with back-to-back games on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers and Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres.
Feb. 18 vs. LAK – 6-3 W
Jets Scorers: Harkins (2), Appleton (6), Wheeler (19, 20), Ehlers (21), Laine (25)
Kings Scorers: Brown (11, 12), Frk (4)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (31 sv, 3 ga)
Kings Goaltender: Calvin Petersen (29 sv, 5 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-2
Jets PK: 0-for-2
Recap: The Jets scored three times in each of the second and third periods to double up the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night…Five players had multi-point games for the Jets, led by Blake Wheeler (2G, 1A) and Nikolaj Ehlers’ (1G, 2A) three-point nights…Ehlers and Kyle Connor paced the Jets with six shots each.
Three Stars: 1. Ehlers 2. Scheifele 3. Wheeler
Next Five Games
|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|
|Feb. 27||7:00 p.m.||Washington||Bell MTS Place||TSN3||TSN 1290|
|Feb. 29||8:00 p.m.||At Edmonton||Rogers Place||Sportsnet||TSN 1290|
Tonight is Winnipeg’s second road game in nearly a month…The Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Feb. 6 in their previous road game, which ended a four-game road losing streak…Winnipeg hasn’t won consecutive road games in regulation since Nov. 27-29…The Jets are 15-11-2 on the road this season, which ranks tied for 14th in the NHL…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 32 points (12G, 20A) in 28 games, while Nikolaj Ehlers has a team leading 14 goals.
Goals, Goals, Goals
Tuesday’s win marked the first time since Dec. 31/19 that the Jets scored six goals in a game…The Jets have scored five goals or more in four of their past six wins…In the 2020 calendar year, Winnipeg is tied for 11th in the NHL with 59 goals.
Blake Wheeler scored twice on Tuesday to reach 20 goals for the seventh consecutive season and eighth time in his career…It matches the 20 goals he scored last season, but in 21 fewer games…Wheeler’s the fifth member of the Jets to score 20 goals this season…The Jets are the only team in the NHL this season with five 20-goal scorers.
Connor Hellebuyck has made 31 saves in back-to-back wins…He’s made 30 or more saves in a game 25 times this season, which leads the NHL…Hellebuyck is 15-5-5 with a 2.20 goals-against average and .941 save percentage this season in games he’s made 30 or more saves.
Accept This Rose
Jack Roslovic had two assists on Tuesday to reach 15 assists this season, which matches his career high from last season…He’s tallied eight points (3G, 5A) in his past nine games…Roslovic has previously set career highs for goals (12) and points (27) in a season.
Scoring at Home
Jansen Harkins scored his second career goal on Tuesday and first goal at Bell MTS Place as a member of the Jets…Harkins is the 526th NHL player to score a goal at Bell MTS Place, which includes 252 that have scored once…Blake Wheeler’s 106 goals at Bell MTS Place are the most in NHL history.
Jets vs. Senators Information
At Bell MTS Place: 3-6-1
Jets vs. Senators Notes
- Winnipeg is 5-1-1 in their past seven games against Ottawa.
- The Jets are 2-1-2 in their past five visits to Ottawa.
- The Jets are 8-10-2 against the Sens since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
- The Jets are 7-for-17 (41.2%) on the power play in their past five games against Senators, but 10-for-16 (62.5%) on the penalty kill in the past four meetings.
- Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Senators with 23 points (11G, 12A) in 36 games.
- Patrik Laine has eight points (4G, 4A) in seven games against Ottawa.
- Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is a perfect 4-0 with a 2.25 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in four career starts against the Senators.
Career Scoring vs. the Senators
Career Goaltending Against the Senators
Former Senators Playing for the Jets
D – Dylan DeMelo
F – Nick Shore
Former Jets Playing for the Senators
D – Ron Hainsey
- Needs four goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs seven assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs four games played to reach 300 for his NHL career.
- Needs seven penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
- Needs two games played to pass Jacob Trouba (408) for 12th in games played in franchise history.
- 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.
- Needs seven assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs six penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Recently Accomplished Milestones
- Feb. 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
- Feb. 8 vs. OTT – Reached 600 penalty minutes for his NHL career.
- Feb. 18 vs. LAK – Played his 700th game as a member of the Jets franchise.
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)
Feb. 16 – Recalled F – Andrei Chibisov from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 18 – Acquired D – Dylan DeMelo from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft; Placed D – Luca Sbisa on injured reserve
|Player||Injury||Date Injured||Games Missed|
|Mark Letestu*||Upper Body||—||54|
|Bryan Little*||Upper Body||Nov. 5 vs NJD||45|
|Carl Dahlstrom*||Upper Body||Dec. 14 vs. VAN||14|
|Adam Lowry*||Upper Body||Dec. 19 at CHI||12|
|Mathieu Perreault*||Upper Body||Jan. 31 vs. BOS||9|
|Luca Sbisa*||Upper Body||Feb. 16 vs. CHI||1|
*- Currently on injured reserve
Man-Games Lost: 256
How the Jets Were Built
Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Niku, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (4) – Beaulieu, DeMelo, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (8) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Chibisov, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore
The Manitoba Moose beat the Laval Rocket 5-4 in a shootout last night in the first game of a three-game road trip…Seth Griffith scored in the shootout, while Kristian Vesalainen and JC Lipon each had two assists…The two sides meet again in Laval tomorrow night.
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