Game Notes: Mar. 6 vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Winnipeg Jets play the middle game of a three-game homestand tonight when the Vegas Golden Knights come to Bell MTS Place for the first of two visits this month…Winnipeg beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Tuesday in the first game of the homestand…The Jets conclude the homestand on Monday against the Arizona Coyotes.

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Last Game

Mar. 3 vs. BUF – 3-1 W
Jets Scorers: Connor (34, 35), Poolman (3)
Sabres Scorer: Ristolainen (6)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (25 sv, 1 ga)
Sabres Goaltender: Carter Hutton (32 sv, 2 ga)

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

Recap: The Jets scored at even strength, shorthanded, and on the power play in a 3-1 win against Buffalo on Tuesday night…It’s the fourth time this season the Jets have scored in all three situations…Kyle Connor scored twice for the Jets and added an assist, while Blake Wheeler had two assists.

Three Stars: 1. Connor 2. Wheeler 3. Ristolainen

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
Mar. 9 7:00 p.m. Arizona Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290
Mar. 11 7:00 p.m. At Edmonton Rogers Place Sportsnet TSN 1290
Mar. 14 8:00 p.m. At Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome Sportsnet TSN 1290
Mar. 15 7:00 p.m. At Vancouver Rogers Arena Sportsnet TSN 1290
Mar. 17 7:00 p.m. Florida Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290

Settle In

The Jets are in the midst of four of five games at home…Winnipeg plays six of their last 14 games at home…The Jets have won four consecutive home games to improve to 18-14-3 on the season…It’s their second home winning streak of four games or more this season…Winnipeg is also 7-2-1 in their past 10 home games…Kyle Connor leads the Jets at home with 36 points (19G, 17A) in 35 games…He’s reached 20 goals at home in each of the past two seasons.

Days Off

The Jets have two days off between all three games of this homestand…Winnipeg is 10-6-3 this season when having two days or more of rest…After playing five games in the final eight days of February, the Jets play twice in the first eight days of March…The Jets are one of seven teams in the NHL to play a league-leading 68 games.

Frightful Fridays

The Jets are 4-3-1 in Friday games this season, but 1-3-1 at home on Friday’s…Including tonight’s game, the Jets play on three of the next four Friday’s at home…Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring on Friday’s with eight points (5G, 3A) in eight games.

Sixth Shorty

Tucker Poolman scored his first career shorthanded goal on Tuesday…It was Winnipeg’s sixth shorthanded goal of the season, which ranks tied for eighth in the NHL…Andrew Copp has assisted three of Winnipeg’s six shorthanded goals this season, which is tied for the NHL lead for shorthanded assists.

Four in a Row for KC

Kyle Connor has scored in four consecutive games, which is a career high for his longest goal scoring streak…He previously had four three-game goal scoring streaks…Connor’s two goals on Tuesday gave him 35 goals on the season for the first time in his career…He is one of three players in the NHL to score at least 30 goals in each of the past three seasons and his 100 goals during the past three seasons is tied for 10th in the NHL.

Two-Wheeler

Blake Wheeler tallied his eighth two-assist game of the season on Tuesday…He has seven assists in his past eight games to reach 40 assists for the fifth consecutive season and seventh time in his career…He is six assists shy of reaching 500 for his career.

Jets vs. Golden Knights Information

All-Time Record: 4-2-1
Home: 2-0-1
Road: 2-2-0

Series Notes
  • This is the first of two meetings this month between the Jets and Golden Knights at Bell MTS Place.
  • Winnipeg has scored at least four goals in each of their four wins against the Golden Knights.
  • The Jets have earned a point in five of their seven games against Vegas.
  • Winnipeg is 22-for-25 (88.0%) on the penalty kill in their seven games against Vegas.
  • Kyle Connor (7G, 5A) leads the Jets in scoring against Vegas with 12 points in seven games, while Blake Wheeler has seven assists in seven games.
  • Connor has scored his seven goals on 16 shots (43.8%).
  • All four of Patrik Laine’s career goals against Vegas are power play goals.
  • Goaltender Laurent Brossoit is 2-1-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in three career starts against Vegas.

 

Career Scoring vs. Golden Knights
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Kyle Connor 7 7 5 12 1.71
Patrik Laine 7 4 3 7 1.00
Mark Scheifele 6 3 4 7 1.17
Blake Wheeler 7 0 7 7 1.00
Bryan Little 7 0 4 4 0.57
Josh Morrissey 6 0 4 4 0.67
Mathieu Perreault 6 3 1 4 0.67
Nikolaj Ehlers 6 2 1 3 0.50
Adam Lowry 7 2 1 3 0.43
Gabriel Bourque 6 1 1 2 0.33
Mark Letestu 4 1 1 2 0.50
Nicholas Shore 5 0 2 2 0.40
Nathan Beaulieu 4 0 1 1 0.25
Andrew Copp 7 1 0 1 0.14
Dmitry Kulikov 6 0 1 1 0.17
Sami Niku 3 0 1 1 0.33
Neal Pionk 3 0 1 1 0.33
Mason Appleton 2 0 0 0 0.00
Anthony Bitetto 3 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 2 0 0 0 0.00
Dylan DeMelo 8 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 2 0 0 0 0.00
Jack Roslovic 5 0 0 0 0.00
Luca Sbisa 2 0 0 0 0.00
Logan Shaw 4 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Golden Knights
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Laurent Brossoit 3 2 1 0 0 0.920 2.81
Connor Hellebuyck 5 2 1 1 0 0.875 3.96
Former Golden Knights Playing for the Jets

D – Luca Sbisa
F – Cody Eakin

Former Jets Playing for the Golden Knights

F – Paul Stastny

Upcoming Milestones

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs four assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs two points to reach 200 for his NHL career.
 Adam Lowry
  • Needs two games played to pass Jacob Trouba (408) for 12th in games played in franchise history.
Paul Maurice
  • Needs three games coached to reach 1,600 games as an NHL head coach.
  • Needs two games coached to pass Ken Hitchcock (1,598) for fifth in games coached by a head coach in NHL 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.
Nick Shore
  • Needs four penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs six assists to reach 500 for his NHL career.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Gabriel Bourque
  • 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
Kyle Connor
  • 29 at EDM – Reached 100 goals for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • 25 at WSH – Played in his 300th career NHL game.
Blake Wheeler
  • 8 vs. OTT – Reached 600 penalty minutes for his NHL career.
  • 18 vs. LAK – Played his 700th game as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recent Transactions

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)
Feb. 12 – Reassigned F – Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 13 – Recalled F – Andrei Chibisov from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 15 – Reassigned F – Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 16 – Recalled F – Andrei Chibisov from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 18 – Acquired D – Dylan DeMelo from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft; Placed D – Luca Sbisa on injured reserve
Feb. 21 – Acquired F – Cody Eakin from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft; Reassigned F – Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 24 – Assigned F – Logan Shaw to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 25 – Recalled F – Logan Shaw from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Feb. 27 – Recalled D – Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) on an emergency basis
Feb. 28 – Recalled F – C.J. Suess from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) on an emergency basis
Mar. 1 – Reassigned D – Nelson Nogier and F – C.J. Suess to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player Injury Date Injured Games Missed
Mark Letestu* Upper Body 61
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 52
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 21
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Dec. 19 at CHI 19
Mathieu Perreault* Upper Body Jan. 31 vs. BOS 16
Luca Sbisa* Upper Body Feb. 16 vs. CHI 8
Sami Niku Lower Body Feb. 25 at WSH 4

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 307

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Niku, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (5) – Beaulieu, Eakin, DeMelo, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (7) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw
Waivers (3) – Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose beat the Chicago Wolves twice in overtime last weekend to improve to 26-32-1 on the season…With 53 points, the Moose sit seven points out of a playoff spot in the Central Division…Manitoba continues a four-game homestand this weekend with games against the Iowa Wild on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Broadcast Information

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

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