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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Career Goaltending Against the Senators
Former Senators Playing for the Jets
F – Nick Shore
Former Jets Playing for the Senators
D – Ron Hainsey
- Needs eight goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs one goal 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 one assist to pass Toby Enstrom (254) for fifth in assists in franchise history.
- Needs six penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs four penalty minutes to reach 600 for his NHL career.
Recently Accomplished Milestones
- 6 at STL – 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||—||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
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.
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