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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
Career Goaltending Against the Golden Knights
Former Golden Knights Playing for the Jets
D – Luca Sbisa
F – Cody Eakin
Former Jets Playing for the Golden Knights
F – Paul Stastny
- Needs four assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs two points to reach 200 for his NHL career.
- Needs two games played to pass Jacob Trouba (408) for 12th in games played in franchise history.
- 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.
- 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 four penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
- Needs six assists to reach 500 for his NHL career.
Recently Accomplished Milestones
- 6 at STL – Played in his 400th career NHL game.
- 29 at EDM – Reached 100 goals for his NHL career.
- 25 at WSH – Played in his 300th career NHL game.
- 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.
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)
|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
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.
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