Game Notes: Feb. 20 at Ottawa Senators

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.

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Last Game

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

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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

Unfamiliar Territory

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.

20 Tallies

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.

Busy Body

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

Overall: 26-34-4
Home: 13-17-2
Road: 13-17-2
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
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 36 11 12 23 0.64
Bryan Little 31 6 8 14 0.45
Mathieu Perreault 20 8 2 10 0.50
Patrik Laine 7 4 4 8 1.14
Mark Scheifele 14 2 6 8 0.57
Nathan Beaulieu 16 2 4 6 0.38
Dmitry Kulikov 29 1 5 6 0.21
Kyle Connor 4 1 4 5 1.25
Mark Letestu 16 2 3 5 0.31
Adam Lowry 10 1 3 4 0.40
Gabriel Bourque 8 2 1 3 0.38
Nikolaj Ehlers 7 1 2 3 0.43
Josh Morrissey 7 2 1 3 0.43
Neal Pionk 5 1 2 3 0.60
Mason Appleton 3 0 2 2 0.67
Andrew Copp 7 1 1 2 0.29
Anthony Bitetto 2 0 1 1 0.50
Jack Roslovic 3 0 1 1 0.33
Logan Shaw 9 1 0 1 0.11
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 0 0 0.00
Dylan DeMelo 4 0 0 0 0.00
Jansen Harkins 1 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 2 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 1 0 0 0 0.00
Luca Sbisa 8 0 0 0 0.00
Nicholas Shore 9 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Senators
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 4 4 0 0 1 0.927 2.25
Laurent Brossoit 4 1 1 1 0 0.88 3.85
Former Senators Playing for the Jets

D – Dylan DeMelo
F – Nick Shore

Former Jets Playing for the Senators

D – Ron Hainsey

Upcoming Milestones

 

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

 

Patrik Laine
  • Needs four 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.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • Feb. 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
Blake Wheeler
  • 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.

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)
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

Current Injuries

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

Moose Tracks

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.

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

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