Game Notes: Feb. 6 at St. Louis Blues

The Winnipeg Jets visit the St. Louis Blues tonight in their only road game of a 10-game stretch…The Jets finished a three-game homestand on Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators to go 1-1-1…The Jets start a six-game homestand Saturday when the Ottawa Senators visit Bell MTS Place.

Game Notes PDF | Expanded Game Notes

Last Game

Feb. 4 vs. NSH – 2-1 OTL
Jets Scorer: Appleton (3)
Predators Scorers: Bonino (10), Granlund (11)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (34 sv, 2 ga)
Predators Goaltender: Juuse Saros (33 sv, 1 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-3
Jets PK: 2-for-2

Recap: Mason Appleton opened the scoring in the first period, but the Jets couldn’t hold the lead and lost 2-1 in overtime to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night…Patrik Laine led the Jets with six shots, while Dmitry Kulikov had a team leading three blocked shots…Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves, including 12 in the third period.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Saros 3. Appleton

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Feb. 8 1:00 p.m. Ottawa Bell MTS Place CBC TSN 1290
Feb. 9 6:00 p.m. Chicago Bell MTS Place Sportsnet TSN 1290
Feb. 11 7:00 p.m. NY Rangers Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Feb. 14 7:00 p.m. San Jose Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Feb. 16 7:30 p.m. Chicago Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290

Road Excursion

The Jets play their only road game of a stretch between Jan. 23-Feb. 19 tonight in St. Louis…The Jets have played an even 27 games at home and on the road this season, but play six of their next seven games at home…Winnipeg has lost their past four games after earning points in four consecutive road games from Dec. 31-Jan. 8 (3-0-1)…The Jets are in a stretch of 14 of 16 games in the central time zone, but play 11 of their remaining 14 road games outside their time zone…Mark Scheifele is tied for eighth in the NHL in road scoring with 31 points (12G, 19A) in 27 games.

Doh-vertime

Tuesday’s overtime loss marked Winnipeg’s fourth consecutive loss in a game decided during the overtime period…The Jets started the season with four consecutive wins in games decided in overtime…The Jets have held the lead in the past two overtime losses.

Low Scoring

The Jets have held their opponent to two goals in each of their past three games, but two of the games have been 2-1 losses…The Jets have gone 18-3-2 this season when allowing two goals or less and the 23 occurrences ranks tied for eighth in the NHL…Winnipeg has scored one goal or less in five of their past nine games.

Opening Salvos

The Jets have scored in the first period in a season-high five consecutive games…The most goals the Jets have scored in the first period of a game this season is two, which has happened nine times…The first period has been Winnipeg’s least productive this season with 39 goals, compared to 62 goals in second periods and 51 goals in third periods…Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Jets with six first period goals this season…Three of Winnipeg’s four shorthanded goals this season have been scored in the first period.

All Goals, No Apples

Mason Appleton has scored twice in the past four games to match the career high three goals he scored as a rookie last season in seven less games…He’s scored all three of his goals in first periods this season and all three have put the Jets ahead…Appleton played a career high 15:12 on Tuesday, which marked the first time in his career he surpassed the 15 minute mark…He is averaging 10:37 of ice time per game this season, compared to 8:12 last season.

Passin’ Sami

Sami Niku has three assists in his past two games and four assists in 12 games this season to match the four points (1G, 3A) he had in 30 games last season…He has registered assists and points in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

500

Paul Maurice is set to coach his 500th game as the Jets head coach tonight against the Blues…Maurice is the winningest coach in franchise history with a record of 261-185-53 and a .576 points percentage…In his 22nd season as an NHL head coach, the Jets are the second franchise in which Maurice has coached for 500 games, as he was behind the bench for 920 games with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes.

Jets vs. Blues Information

Overall: 20-19-6
Home: 10-10-4
Away: 10-9-2
At Bell MTS Place: 7-6-3

Jets vs. Blues Notes
  • The Jets and Blues met in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues won the series four-games-to-two en route to winning the Stanley Cup.
  • The Jets won three of four games during the regular season last season against the Blues, outscoring St. Louis 18-10.
  • Winnipeg has points in six of their past eight regular season games against St. Louis, going 5-2-1.
  • The Jets are 15-12-4 in the regular season against St. Louis since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
  • The Jets are 1-for-14 (7.1%) on the power play in their past four regular season games against the Blues.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Blues with 38 points (16G, 22A) in 33 games, while Mark Scheifele has 27 points (10G, 17A) in 28 games.
  • Kyle Connor has 14 points (5G, 9A) in 11 career games against St. Louis, including five multi-point games.
  • Patrik Laine is averaging nearly a goal per game against the Blues during his career with 14 goals in 15 games.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 7-4-1 against the Blues in the regular season with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Blues
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 34 16 22 38 1.12
Mark Scheifele 28 10 17 27 0.96
Bryan Little 30 11 12 23 0.77
Patrik Laine 15 14 4 18 1.20
Kyle Connor 11 5 9 14 1.27
Mark Letestu 26 6 5 11 0.42
Mathieu Perreault 19 1 10 11 0.58
Nikolaj Ehlers 20 3 7 10 0.50
Jack Roslovic 9 2 4 6 0.67
Gabriel Bourque 24 4 1 5 0.21
Andrew Copp 16 1 4 5 0.31
Adam Lowry 22 2 3 5 0.23
Josh Morrissey 15 1 3 4 0.27
Nathan Beaulieu 7 0 3 3 0.43
Neal Pionk 6 0 3 3 0.50
Luca Sbisa 23 0 3 3 0.13
Anthony Bitetto 10 0 2 2 0.20
Sami Niku 2 0 2 2 1.00
Logan Shaw 9 0 2 2 0.22
Nicholas Shore 7 1 1 2 0.29
Mason Appleton 4 0 1 1 0.25
Jansen Harkins 3 0 1 1 0.33
Dmitry Kulikov 14 0 1 1 0.07
Carl Dahlstrom 1 0 0 0 0.00
Nelson Nogier 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 4 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Blues
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 12 7 4 1 3 0.932 2.08
Laurent Brossoit 2 1 1 0 0 0.844 5.34
Former Blues Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Blues

None

Upcoming Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs one game played to reach 400 games played in for his NHL career.

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs eight goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.

 

Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs one goal to pass Marian Hossa (108) for 10th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs two goals to pass Evander Kane (109) for ninth in goals in franchise history.
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.
Mark Scheifele
  • Needs two assists to pass Toby Enstrom (254) for fifth in assists in franchise history.
Nick Shore
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs six penalty minutes to reach 600 for his NHL career.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Andrew Copp
  • 9 at BOS – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
Connor Hellebuyck
  • 14 vs. VAN – Passed Ondrej Pavelec for the most shutouts in franchise history with 18.
Patrik Laine
  • 9 at BOS – Reached 100 assists for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
Mark Scheifele
  • 31 vs. BOS – Played in his 500th career NHL game.

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)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 47
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 38
Tucker Poolman* Lower Body Dec. 12 vs. NSH 8
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 7
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 5
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 2

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 213

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Niku, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (3) – Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (8) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Chibisov, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost 5-2 to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday to split a two-game road trip last weekend…The Moose are four points out of a playoff spot in the Central Division with a record of 21-27-0…Manitoba begins a six-game homestand this week by hosting the Wolves on tonight and tomorrow.

 

Broadcast Information

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

Jets Communications

Jets Media Site: jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide