Game Notes: Feb. 27 vs. Washington Capitals

The Winnipeg Jets play the backend of a home-and-home set with the Washington Capitals tonight at Bell MTS Place…The Jets lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Capitals on Tuesday, which gave Winnipeg a 1-2-1 record on their four-game road trip…Following tonight’s game, the Jets are back on the road on Saturday to face the Edmonton Oilers.

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Last Game

Feb. 25 at WSH – 4-3 SOL
Jets Scorers: Ehlers (23), Connor (31), Scheifele (27)
Capitals Scorers: Ovechkin (43), Vrana (25), Hathaway (7)

Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (34 sv, 3 ga)
Capitals Goaltender: Braden Holtby (30 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-3
Jets PK: 1-for-1

Recap: The Jets fell behind 3-0 in the second period before storming back to force overtime in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Capitals on Tuesday…Nikolaj Ehlers paced the Jets with a goal and an assist, while Mark Scheifele scored the game-tying goal with 3:14 left in the third period…Neal Pionk led the Jets with a career high eight shots.

Three Stars: 1. Hathaway 2. Orlov 3. Scheifele

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Feb. 29 8:00 p.m. At Edmonton Rogers Place Sportsnet TSN 1290
Mar. 3 7:00 p.m. Buffalo Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Mar. 6 7:00 p.m. Vegas Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. Arizona Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Mar. 11 7:00 p.m. At Edmonton Rogers Place Sportsnet TSN 1290

At Home

The Jets play four of their next five games at Bell MTS Place…Eight of Winnipeg’s last 17 regular season games are at home…The Jets have won consecutive home games and are 5-2-1 in their past eight games at Bell MTS Place…At 16-14-3 at home for the season, Winnipeg needs to win five of their remaining eight home games to finish the season above .500 at Bell MTS Place for the fourth consecutive season…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring at home this season with 31 points (16G, 15A) in 33 games…Patrik Laine has eight points (5G, 3A) in his past six games at home.

Potent PK

The Jets are a perfect 13-for-13 on the penalty kill in their past six games and 19-for-20 (95.0%) in their past nine games…Winnipeg leads the NHL in penalty kill percentage in February at 93.3%.

When Trailing

The Jets are 6-20-3 when trailing after the second period thanks to Tuesday’s third period comeback to force overtime…The six wins are tied for fifth in the NHL and three overtime points are tied for ninth…Winnipeg is a nearly perfect 21-1-0 this season when leading after the second period.

Rare Shootout

Tuesday’s game was Winnipeg’s fifth shootout of the season (3-2), which is tied for the third fewest in a season in franchise history…Last season, the Jets played in a franchise low three shootouts (2-1)…Blake Wheeler is a perfect three-for-three in shootouts this season, which is one goal shy of his career high for shootout goals in a season…Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine have each taken a team high five shootout attempts and are both two-for-five.

Scheifele Streaking Again

Mark Scheifele’s game-tying goal on Tuesday extended his point streak to five games (4G, 4A)…It’s his third point streak of the season at five games or more…He had a seven-game point streak from Dec. 3-17 (7G, 5A), which is the longest by a member of the Jets this season.

Laine 300 Games

Patrik Laine played in his 300th NHL game on Tuesday in Washington…Selected second overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, he’s the first player in that draft class to reach 300 games…He’s only missed 11 games during his four-year career…Laine is the only player in franchise history to reach 300 games played before his 22nd birthday.

Busy Buyck

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has started 50 games for the Jets this season, which is second in the NHL only to Carey Price’s 54 starts…Hellebuyck is also second in the league in minutes played (2,911) and shots against (1,609)…He is 88:35 away from reaching 3,000 minutes played for the fourth consecutive season.

Jets vs. Capitals All-Time Records

Overall: 36-40-16
Home: 24-17-5
Away: 12-23-11
At Bell MTS Place: 6-5-1

 

Series Notes

  • The Jets have a point in six of their last eight games against Washington (3-2-3).
  • Winnipeg is 4-1-1 against Washington in the past six games between the two sides at Bell MTS Place, including two consecutive wins.
  • The Jets are 1-for-23 (4.3%) on the power play in their past seven games against the Capitals, but are 11-for-12 (91.7%) on the penalty kill in the past five meetings.
  • The Jets are 9-10-5 against the Capitals since the franchise moved to Winnipeg. The Jets dominated the matchups early with a 5-1-1 record in the first seven meetings after the franchise relocated to Winnipeg when the two sides were in the former Southeast Division.
  • Blake Wheeler leads players on Winnipeg’s active roster in career scoring against Washington with 18 points (5G, 13A) in 36 games.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 3-2-1 in six career starts against Washington with a 2.12 goals-against average and .928 save percentage.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Capitals
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Bryan Little 44 12 9 21 0.48
Blake Wheeler 36 5 13 18 0.50
Dmitry Kulikov 30 2 10 12 0.40
Mark Scheifele 13 7 3 10 0.77
Cody Eakin 15 3 6 9 0.60
Mark Letestu 17 3 2 5 0.29
Mathieu Perreault 10 3 2 5 0.50
Neal Pionk 7 0 5 5 0.71
Kyle Connor 7 2 2 4 0.57
Logan Shaw 7 1 3 4 0.57
Nikolaj Ehlers 9 2 1 3 0.33
Adam Lowry 8 3 0 3 0.38
Luca Sbisa 11 1 2 3 0.27
Gabriel Bourque 8 0 2 2 0.25
Andrew Copp 8 0 2 2 0.25
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 2 2 1.00
Jack Roslovic 5 0 2 2 0.40
Nathan Beaulieu 16 0 1 1 0.06
Anthony Bitetto 5 0 1 1 0.20
Dylan DeMelo 9 0 1 1 0.11
Patrik Laine 7 1 0 1 0.14
Nicholas Shore 8 0 1 1 0.13
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Jansen Harkins 1 0 0 0 0.00
Josh Morrissey 5 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 2 0 0 0 0.00

 

Career Goaltending Against the Capitals
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 6 3 2 1 0 0.928 2.12
Laurent Brossoit 2 0 0 2 0 0.929 1.85
Former Capitals Playing for the Jets

F – Cody Eakin
F – Mathieu Perreault

Former Jets Playing for the Capitals

None

Upcoming Milestones

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs two goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs six assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs eight points to reach 200 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.
Paul Maurice
  • Needs six games coached to reach 1,600 games as an NHL head coach.
  • Needs five games coached to pass Ken Hitchcock (1,598) for fifth in games coached by a head coach in NHL 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
  • 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
Patrik Laine
  • 25 at WSH – Played in his 300th career NHL game.
Blake Wheeler
  • 8 vs. OTT – Reached 600 penalty minutes for his NHL career.
  • 18 vs. LAK – Played his 700th game as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recent Transactions

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
Feb. 21 – Acquired F – Cody Eakin from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft; Reassigned F – Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 24 – Assigned F – Logan Shaw to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 25 – Recalled F – Logan Shaw from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 58
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 49
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 18
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 16
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 13
Luca Sbisa* Upper Body Feb. 16 vs. CHI 5
Josh Morrissey Upper Body Feb. 22 at PHI 2
Sami Niku Lower Body Feb. 25 at WSH

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 282

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Niku, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (5) – Beaulieu, Eakin, DeMelo, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (7) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose went 1-1-1 on a three-game road trip last weekend…The Moose sit in eighth place in the Central Division with a record of 24-32-1…Manitoba begins a four-game homestand on Saturday with the first of two games against the Chicago Wolves.

Broadcast Information

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Radio:   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

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