Game Notes: Mar. 9 vs. Arizona Coyotes

The Winnipeg Jets finish a three-game homestand tonight when they play the Arizona Coyotes at Bell MTS Place…The Jets improved to 2-0 on the homestand with a 4-0 win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday…After tonight’s game, the Jets embark on a three-game western Canadian road trip, which begins on Wednesday against the Edmonton Oilers.

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Last Game

Mar. 6 vs. VGK – 4-0 W
Jets Scorers: Ehlers (24), Laine (27) Connor (36), Perreault (7)
Golden Knights Scorers: None

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (29 sv, 0 ga)
Golden Knights Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (20 sv, 4 ga)

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

Recap: Nikolaj Ehlers scored 24 seconds into the game, as the Jets shut out the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 on Friday night…Ehlers and Patrik Laine led the Jets with a goal and an assist each…Mathieu Perreault scored and had a team-leading six hits in his return to the line-up…Nic Shore led the Jets in the face-off circle by winning seven of nine draws.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Laine 3. Perreault

Next Five Games

Date Time (Local) Opponent Venue TV Radio
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
Mar. 20 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Bell MTS Place TSN3 TSN 1290

Home Wins Brewing

The Jets end a stretch of four of five games at home tonight……The Jets have won five consecutive home games to improve to 19-14-3 on the season…It’s their second home winning streak of five games this season…The Jets are one win away from capturing 20 wins at home in a season for the fourth consecutive season…Winnipeg is also 8-2-1 in their past 11 home games…Kyle Connor leads the Jets at home with 37 points (20G, 17A) in 36 games…He’s reached exactly 20 goals at home in each of the past three seasons.

Days Off

The Jets have two days off between all three games of this homestand…Winnipeg is 11-6-3 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.

Staying Hot

The Jets went 4-0-1 in the first five games in February and have gone 10-5-2 since Feb. 1/20, which is tied for ninth in the NHL…Winnipeg has outscored their opponents 55-36 in the 17 games, which is the fewest goals allowed in the NHL in that span.

Streaking Goals

Kyle Connor has scored in five consecutive games, which is a career high for longest goal scoring streak…He previously had four three-game goal scoring streaks…His five-game streak is tied for the longest by a member of the Jets this season…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 101 goals during the past three seasons is tied for 10th in the NHL.

Power Passer

Neal Pionk tallied his 22nd power play assist of the season on Friday night, which ties the franchise record for most power play assists in a season by a defenceman…The feat was accomplished by Toby Enstrom twice and Jaroslav Modry once when the franchise was in Atlanta…Pionk had 11 power play assists last season while with the New York Rangers…The franchise record for power play assists in a season is 36, which was set by Marc Savard during the 2005-06 season in Atlanta.

Multi-Talented

Patrik Laine ended a four-game pointless streak with two points (1G, 1A) on Friday…The Jets are 14-0-1 this season when Laine has multiple points in a game.

Jets vs. Coyotes Information

All-Time Record: 16-15-4
Home: 11-4-2
Road: 5-11-2
At Bell MTS Place: 10-1-0
At Gila River Arena: 5-7-2

Series Notes
  • Winnipeg has won five of their past seven games against Arizona. The Jets have scored at least four goals in each of the five wins.
  • A loss earlier this season ended Winnipeg’s 10-game winning streak against Arizona at Bell MTS Place. Two of the 10 wins were in a shootout, while the other eight came in regulation.
  • The Jets are 5-for-15 (33.3%) on the power play in their past four games against the Coyotes and have scored a power play goal in each game.
  • Kyle Connor (3G, 5A) has eight points in eight career games against Arizona.
  • Two of Gabriel Bourque’s three career goals against the Coyotes are game-winning goals.
  • Mark Letestu is a perfect 3-for-3 in shootout attempts against Arizona.
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 3-1-0 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in four career starts against the Coyotes at Bell MTS Place.

 

Career Scoring vs. Coyotes
Player GP G A Pts PPG
Blake Wheeler 25 8 11 19 0.76
Mark Scheifele 17 4 11 15 0.88
Bryan Little 22 8 6 14 0.64
Mark Letestu 24 4 9 13 0.54
Cody Eakin 25 5 6 11 0.44
Mathieu Perreault 18 2 9 11 0.61
Luca Sbisa 32 2 8 10 0.31
Kyle Connor 8 3 5 8 1.00
Nikolaj Ehlers 13 6 2 8 0.62
Patrik Laine 8 2 4 6 0.75
Adam Lowry 14 4 2 6 0.43
Josh Morrissey 9 1 5 6 0.67
Gabriel Bourque 14 3 2 5 0.36
Andrew Copp 13 3 2 5 0.38
Dmitry Kulikov 17 1 4 5 0.29
Nicholas Shore 12 2 3 5 0.42
Nathan Beaulieu 10 0 3 3 0.30
Jack Roslovic 5 1 1 2 0.40
Dylan DeMelo 11 0 1 1 0.09
Neal Pionk 3 0 1 1 0.33
Logan Shaw 8 0 1 1 0.13
Mason Appleton 2 0 0 0 0.00
Anthony Bitetto 3 0 0 0 0.00
Carl Dahlstrom 3 0 0 0 0.00
Sami Niku 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tucker Poolman 1 0 0 0 0.00
Career Goaltending Against the Coyotes
Player GP W L OTL ShO Sv% GAA
Connor Hellebuyck 8 5 2 0 0 0.899 2.82
Laurent Brossoit 2 1 1 0 0 0.912 3.05
Former Coyotes Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Coyotes

None

Upcoming Milestones

 

Kyle Connor
  • Needs four assists to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs one point to reach 200 for his NHL career.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs two assists to pass Marian Hossa (140) for ninth all-time in franchise assists.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs four points to pass Marian Hossa (248) for 10th all-time in franchise points.
  • Needs three goals to pass Andrew Ladd (139) for7th all-time in franchise goals.
 Adam Lowry
  • Needs three games played to pass Jacob Trouba (408) for 12th in games played in franchise history.
Paul Maurice
  • Needs two games coached to reach 1,600 games as an NHL head coach.
  • Needs one game 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 two 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 three games played to reach 400 with the Jets franchise.
  • Needs two 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 three games played to reach 300 for his NHL career.
  • Needs four penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs five assists to reach 500 for his NHL career.
  • Needs five goals to pass Bryan Little (217) for second in franchise history in goals.

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 62
Bryan Little* Upper Body Nov. 5 vs NJD 53
Carl Dahlstrom* Upper Body Dec. 14 vs. VAN 22
Adam Lowry* Upper Body Jan. 19 at CHI 20
Luca Sbisa* Upper Body Feb. 16 vs. CHI 9
Sami Niku Lower Body Feb. 25 at WSH 5

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 313

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 lost 3-2 to the Iowa Wild yesterday afternoon to end a four-game homestand…David Gustafsson and Kristian Vesalainen scored for the Moose…Manitoba begins a six-game road trip on Friday with the first of two games against the Milwaukee Admirals.

Broadcast Information

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

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