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.
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
|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|
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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
At Bell MTS Place: 6-5-1
- 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
Career Goaltending Against the Capitals
Former Capitals Playing for the Jets
F – Cody Eakin
F – Mathieu Perreault
Former Jets Playing for the Capitals
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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
- 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
- 25 at WSH – Played in his 300th career NHL game.
- 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.
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)
|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
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.
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