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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Career Goaltending Against the Blues
Former Blues Playing for the Jets
Former Jets Playing for the Blues
- Needs one game played to reach 400 games played in for his NHL career.
- Needs eight goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- 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.
- 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 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 two assists to pass Toby Enstrom (254) for fifth in assists in franchise history.
- Needs six penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs six penalty minutes to reach 600 for his NHL career.
Recently Accomplished Milestones
- 9 at BOS – Reached 100 points for his NHL career.
- 14 vs. VAN – Passed Ondrej Pavelec for the most shutouts in franchise history with 18.
- 9 at BOS – Reached 100 assists for his NHL career.
- 6 at MTL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
- 31 vs. BOS – Played in his 500th career NHL game.
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)
|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
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.
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