Post-Game Notes: Feb. 27 vs. Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets

Thursday, Feb. 27 — Bell MTS Place

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First Period: Game and Event Summary
Second Period: Game and Event Summary

Scoring Summary
Washington Capitals 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Jets 1 0 2 3
Shots By Period
Washington Capitals 7 13 13 33
Winnipeg Jets 9 11 12 32
Special Teams
Washington Capitals 0/3 6 3/3 1 6
Winnipeg Jets 0/3 2 3/3 2 6

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 6:33 WPG Kulikov (2) Wheeler (37) Pionk (37) EV 1-0 WPG
Blake Wheeler passed from the right half wall up to the left point where Dmitry Kulikov blasted a slapshot that carried under Ilya Samsonov’s right arm.
3 7:20 WPG Connor (32) Scheifele (42) Bitetto (7) EV 2-0 WPG
Mark Scheifele gathered a loose puck behind the net and won a one-on-one battle to maintain possession before centering a pass into the slot for Kyle Connor. Connor then beat Ilya Samsonov with a snapshot, high blocker.
3 18:32 WPG Scheifele (28) Connor (34) Roslovic (16) EN 3-0 WPG
From centre ice, Kyle Connor chipped a backhand pass off the left boards. Mark Scheifele corralled the puck just inside the blue line and sent a backhand shot into an empty net.

Jets Notes

  • Improve to 16-14-3 at Bell MTS Place this season.
  • Were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Jets are now 19-for-19 on the penalty kill in their past eight games, and 31-for-33 (94%) in their past 14.
  • Had seven takeaways compared to two by Washington.
  • Earned their fifth shutout victory of the season.
  • Held the opposition to three goals or less for a 42nd time in 66 games this season.
  • Bested Washington in blocked shots 17-to-13.
  • Improved to 22-1-0 this season when leading after two periods.
  • Improved to 21-8-1 this season when scoring the game’s opening goal.
  • Have now earned a point in seven of their past nine meetings with Washington.

Player Notes

Anthony Bitetto

  • Led the Jets with five hits, marking 11th game this season with at least five hits. Season-high is seven hits on Dec. 31 at Colorado.
  • Had an assist, and has tied a career-high with seven points this season (2016-17 playing for Nashville).

Neal Pionk

  • Tied for the team lead with five shots on goal and finished plus-2.
  • Had an assist and now has 27 points in his past 34 games.
  • Entered Thursday tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in points (42) and sixth in assists (36).

Dmitry Kulikov

  • Scored a goal, and logged 22:12 of ice time.

Nick Shore

  • Finished 4-for-6 on face-offs.

Blake Wheeler

  • Had an assist and now has 46 points in his past 43 games.
  • Logged 21:05 of ice time.

Mark Scheifele

  • Had a goal and an assist for 19th multi-point game of the season.
  • Is now riding a six-game point streak (5G, 6A)
  • Led Jets forwards in time on ice at 21:56.

Kyle Connor

  • Tied for the team lead with five shots on goal.
  • Had a goal and an assist for 18th multi-point game of the season.
  • Now has 53 points in his past 47 games.
  • Third-period goal was 99th of career. Entered Thursday tied for ninth in the NHL with 31 goals.
  • Now two shy of career-high 34 goals set last season.

Nathan Beaulieu

  • Led all Jets in time on ice at 25:06, which is a new season-high (previous was 24:57 on Feb. 23 at Buffalo).
  • Blocked a season- and career-high seven shots (previously blocked six shots in one game on Feb. 15/15 vs. Columbus and Jan. 9/17 vs. Washington, both while playing for Montreal).
  • The seven blocked shots are also a season-high by any Jets player, eclipsing the six blocked by Luca Sbisa on Jan. 14 vs. Vancouver.
  • The franchise record for blocked shots in one game is 10, accomplished by Andy Sutton on Oct. 26/06 at Philadelphia and Greg de Vries on Oct. 28/06 at Buffalo.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Stopped 33-of-33 shots on goal to post fifth shutout of the season. The five shutouts are now tied for the NHL lead, and one shy of Hellebuyck’s career-high set in 2017-18.
  • 19th career NHL shutout, and first against Washington.
  • Posted 27th win of the season. Entered Thursday tied for third in the NHL in wins.
  • Allowed three goals or less for a 37th time in 53 games this season.
  • Made 30 saves or more for a 26th time this season.