Game Notes: Feb. 8 vs. Ottawa Senators

The Winnipeg Jets begin a six-game homestand today when they welcome the Ottawa Senators to Bell MTS Place…The Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday in Winnipeg’s only road game of a 10-game stretch…The Jets continue the homestand Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Last Game

Feb. 6 at STL – 4-2 W
Jets Scorers: Harkins (1), Laine (20), Copp (9), Ehlers (19)
Blues Scorers: Parayko (4), Gunnarsson (2)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (35 sv, 2 ga)
Blues Goaltender: Jordan Binnington (21 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-1
Jets PK: 2-for-3

Recap: Jansen Harkins and Andrew Copp each had a goal and an assist to lead the Jets to 4-2 win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night…Harkins opened the scoring with his first career goal…Patrik Laine tallied his 20th goal of the season and led the Jets with four shots…Dmitry Kulikov led the team with three blocked shots, while Nathan Beaulieu had a team high four hits in his return to the line-up.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Copp 3. Parayko

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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
Feb. 18 7:00 p.m. Los Angeles Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290

At Home

Winnipeg is 12-12-3 at home this season and are in a stretch of nine of 10 games at Bell MTS Place…Tonight begins a six-game homestand for the Jets, which is their longest homestand of the season at Bell MTS Place…The Jets are 2-7-2 in their past 11 home games after a five-game home winning streak between Nov. 23-Dec. 15…Winnipeg went 18-19-4 on home ice during the 2015-16 season, which is the only time since relocation the Jets have had a home record at or below .500 in a season…Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home this season with 25 points (11G, 14A) in 27 games…Kyle Connor has a team-leading 12 goals.

Setting the Limit

The Jets have held their opponent to two goals in each of their past four games…The eight goals Winnipeg has allowed since Jan. 31 ranks tied for ninth in the NHL in fewest goals allowed and the two goals against per game is tied for fourth…The Jets have gone 19-3-2 this season when allowing two goals or less and the 24 occurrences ranks tied for seventh in the NHL.

Afternoon Tilt

The Jets are 6-2-1 in afternoon games this season, including 3-1-0 at home…The six wins have tied a franchise record for most wins in afternoon games in a season, which was also done during the 2002-03 and 2016-17 seasons…Winnipeg plays 14 afternoon games this season, which is the most in a season in franchise history…The previous high was 11 during the 2013-14 and 2016-17 seasons…Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring in day games this season with 13 points (3G, 10A) in nine games, while Mark Scheifele has a team best six goals, including three game-winning goals…Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has played all nine afternoon games, posting a 1.90 goals-against average and .940 save percentage.

 

Back-2-Back

The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the eighth of which is this weekend…The Jets are 4-3-0 in the first and 3-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season…Four of the seven wins have come in overtime or a shootout…The Jets have three back-to-back sets in a span of 24 days…Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Opening Salvos

The Jets have scored in the first period in a season-high six 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 40 goals, compared to 63 goals in second periods and 53 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.

20 Gs

Patrik Laine tallied his 20th goal of the season on Thursday against the Blues…It marks the fourth consecutive season to start his NHL career that he’s reached 20 goals…Laine has six goals in his past eight games to put himself on a pace to reach 30 goals this season…He’s two points shy of reaching 50 points for the fourth consecutive season as well…His tally on Thursday was also his 130th career goal, which makes him the ninth player in NHL history to reach 130 goals before his 22nd birthday.

First Tally

Jansen Harkins registered his first NHL goal in the first period of Thursday’s win…He joins David Gustafsson and Ville Heinola as members of the Jets to score their first career NHL goals this season…All four of Harkins’ points this season have come on the road…Harkins started the season with seven goals and 31 points in 30 games with the Manitoba Moose.

Since the Break

Since representing the Jets as part of the Central Division team in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game, Connor Hellebuyck has gone 2-0-1 with a 1.99 goals-against average and .947 save percentage…He stopped 107 of the 113 shots directed his way and has posted a .944 save percentage or better in each start…It’s the second time this season he’s had a plus-.940 save percentage in three consecutive starts (Nov. 1-8).

Jets vs. Senators Information

Overall: 25-34-4
Home: 12-17-2
Road: 13-17-2
At Bell MTS Place: 2-6-1
At Canadian Tire Centre: 13-17-2

 

Jets vs. Senators Notes
  • The Jets are winless in their past two games against Ottawa (0-1-1) since a four-game winning streak.
  • The Jets are 7-10-2 against the Sens since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
  • Winnipeg has points in three consecutive games (2-0-1) against Ottawa at Bell MTS Place.
  • The Jets are 4-for-13 (30.8%) on the power play in their past four games against Senators, but 7-for-13 (53.8%) on the penalty kill in the past three meetings.
  • Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Senators with 21 points (11G, 10A) in 35 games.
  • Patrik Laine has five points (1G, 4A) in six games against Ottawa.
  • Mathieu Perreault has three game-winning goals and a 24.2% shooting percentage in 20 games against Ottawa.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is a perfect 4-0 with a 2.25 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in four career starts against the Senators.

 

Career Scoring vs. the Senators
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 35 11 10 21 0.60
Bryan Little 31 6 8 14 0.45
Mathieu Perreault 20 8 2 10 0.50
Mark Scheifele 13 2 6 8 0.62
Nathan Beaulieu 15 2 4 6 0.40
Dmitry Kulikov 28 1 5 6 0.21
Patrik Laine 6 1 4 5 0.83
Mark Letestu 16 2 3 5 0.31
Adam Lowry 10 1 3 4 0.40
Gabriel Bourque 7 2 1 3 0.43
Josh Morrissey 6 2 1 3 0.50
Andrew Copp 6 1 1 2 0.33
Nikolaj Ehlers 6 1 1 2 0.33
Mason Appleton 2 0 1 1 0.50
Kyle Connor 3 0 1 1 0.33
Jack Roslovic 2 0 1 1 0.50
Logan Shaw 8 1 0 1 0.13
Anthony Bitetto 1 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Neal Pionk 4 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 1 0 0 0 0.00
Luca Sbisa 8 0 0 0 0.00
Nicholas Shore 8 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Senators
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 4 4 0 0 1 0.927 2.25
Laurent Brossoit 3 0 1 1 0 0.864 4.63
Former Senators Playing for the Jets

F – Nick Shore

Former Jets Playing for the Senators

D – Ron Hainsey

Upcoming Milestones

 

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

 

Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs one goal 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 one assist 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 four penalty minutes to reach 600 for his NHL career.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • 6 at STL – 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 48
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 39
Tucker Poolman* Lower Body Dec. 12 vs. NSH 9
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 8
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 6
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 3

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 219

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 to the Chicago Wolves 2-0 last night to fall to 22-28-0 on the season…Manitoba continues their six-game homestand on Wednesday against the Rockford IceHogs.

Broadcast Information

TV:         CBC – Dave Randorf & Garry Galley
Radio:   TSN 1290 – Dennis Beyak, Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

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