Game Notes: Feb. 29 at Edmonton Oilers

The Winnipeg Jets visit the Edmonton Oilers tonight in Winnipeg’s lone road game of a five-game stretch…The Jets beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Thursday night to take three of four points in the home-and-home set with the Caps…After tonight’s game, the Jets return home for a three-game homestand, which begins on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

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Last Game

Feb. 27 vs. WSH – 3-0 W
Jets Scorers: Kulikov (2), Connor (32), Scheifele (28)
Capitals Scorers: None

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (33 sv, 0 ga)
Capitals Goaltender: Ilya Samsonov (29 sv, 2 ga)

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

Recap: Dmitry Kulikov scored in the first period and Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele added third period goals in a 3-0 shutout of the Washington Capitals on Thursday night…Connor and Scheifele assisted each other’s goals for two-point nights…Nathan Beaulieu set a career high with seven blocked shots, while Anthony Bitetto led the team with five hits…Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 33 shots he faced for his fifth shutout of the season.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Scheifele 3. Kulikov

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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
Mar. 14 8:00 p.m. At Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome Sportsnet TSN 1290

Potent PK

The Jets are a perfect 16-for-16 on the penalty kill in their past seven games and 22-for-23 (95.7%) in their past nine games…It’s the third longest streak without allowing a power play goal in franchise history…The franchise record is 11 games, which occurred from Feb. 24-Mar. 16/13…Winnipeg leads the NHL in penalty kill percentage in February at 93.9%.

Successful February

The Jets are 8-4-2 in February, which has established a franchise record for the most wins in February in a season…The previous record of seven wins was accomplished three times…The 18 points the Jets have earned this month is tied for sixth in the NHL…Winnipeg is tied for fourth in the NHL in goals scored in February with 46, while they have given up the seventh fewest at 32…Kyle Connor (7G, 9A) and Mark Scheifele (5G, 11A) are tied for eighth in NHL scoring this month with 16 points in 14 games.

Saturday Night’s Alright for Winning

The Jets are 8-2-1 in games played on Saturday’s this season, which is the most wins of any day of the week this season…Winnipeg won its first five Saturday games of the season…All three of Winnipeg’s remaining Saturday games are on the road.

A Handful

Winnipeg posted their fifth shutout of the season on Thursday, which is tied for the fourth most in the NHL…The franchise record for most team shutouts in a season in seven, which was accomplished during the 2017-18 season…The franchise record holder with 19 career shutouts, Connor Hellebuyck has been in goal for all five shutouts this season, faced an average of 32 shots in the five games.

Scheifele Streaking Again

Mark Scheifele’s two points on Thursday extended his point streak to six games (5G, 5A)…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.

Nearly a Century

Kyle Connor has stung NHL opponents for 99 career goals…He’s poised to become the 12th player in franchise history to reach 100 goals…Connor is also two goals shy of matching the career high 34 goals he netted last season, while his two points on Thursday matched the career high 66 points he posted last season…He’s on pace to score 40 goals for the first time in his career…Drafted 17th overall in 2015, Connor can become the fifth member of the draft class to reach 100 goals and is six points from being the seventh member to reach 200 points.

Jets vs. Oilers Information

All-Time Record: 16-14-2
Home: 8-7-1
Road: 8-7-1
At Bell MTS Place: 6-3-1
At Rogers Place: 3-1-0

Series Notes
  • The Jets are undefeated in regulation in their past seven games against the Oilers (6-0-1) and have won three consecutive games.
  • Winnipeg has outscored Edmonton 27-17 (excluding shootouts) and have tallied at least four goals in those seven games.
  • The first meeting between the Jets and Oilers this season on Oct. 20 ended in a 1-0 shootout win for the Jets…It was just the second 1-0 shootout win in franchise history. (Nov. 1/14 at NYR)
  • Winnipeg has won four of the past five games against the Oilers in Edmonton.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Oilers with 20 points (4G, 16A) in 23 games and is 2-for-2 in career shootout attempts against Edmonton.

 

Career Scoring vs. Oilers
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 23 4 16 20 0.87
Bryan Little 19 8 8 16 0.84
Mark Scheifele 18 6 5 11 0.61
Mathieu Perreault 21 5 5 10 0.48
Nikolaj Ehlers 12 4 5 9 0.75
Nicholas Shore 13 3 5 8 0.62
Dmitry Kulikov 17 1 6 7 0.41
Cody Eakin 22 5 1 6 0.27
Patrik Laine 10 3 2 5 0.50
Josh Morrissey 10 1 4 5 0.50
Luca Sbisa 22 2 3 5 0.23
Gabriel Bourque 17 1 3 4 0.24
Mark Letestu 13 3 1 4 0.31
Kyle Connor 7 2 1 3 0.43
Andrew Copp 11 0 3 3 0.27
Adam Lowry 15 2 1 3 0.20
Dylan DeMelo 12 0 2 2 0.17
Anthony Bitetto 6 0 1 1 0.17
Jack Roslovic 4 0 1 1 0.25
Mason Appleton 1 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Oilers
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 11 6 4 1 1 0.899 3.12
Former Oilers Playing for the Jets

G – Laurent Brossoit
F – Mark Letestu

Former Jets Playing for the Oilers

None

Upcoming Milestones

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs one goal to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs five assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs six points to reach 200 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 five games coached to reach 1,600 games as an NHL head coach.
  • Needs four 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)
Feb. 27 – Recalled D – Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) on an emergency basis
Feb. 28 – Recalled F – C.J. Suess from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) on an emergency basis

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 59
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 50
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 19
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 17
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 14
Luca Sbisa* Upper Body Feb. 16 vs. CHI 6
Josh Morrissey Upper Body Feb. 22 at PHI 3
Sami Niku Lower Body Feb. 25 at WSH 2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 291

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (16) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Nogier, Niku, Poolman, Scheifele, Suess, 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 today with the first of two games against the Chicago Wolves.

Broadcast Information

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Radio:   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

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