Post-Game Notes: Mar. 6 vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets

Friday, Mar. 6 — Bell MTS Place

Game Links

Line Chart | Game LiveGame Summary | Event Summary | Play-By-Play
First Period: Game and Event Summary
Second Period: Game and Event Summary

Scoring Summary
Vegas Golden Knights 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Jets 3 1 0 4
Shots By Period
Vegas Golden Knights 12 11 6 29
Winnipeg Jets 13 6 5 24
Special Teams
Vegas Golden Knights 0/1 0 0/2 1 4
Winnipeg Jets 2/2 2 1/1 0 2

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 0:32 WPG Ehlers (24) Laine (34) Eakin (8) EV 1-0 WPG
Nikolaj Ehlers sprinted down the left side of the zone and carried the puck around the net. Ehlers made a centering pass towards the crease that bounced off a Vegas skater and past Marc-Andre Fleury.
1 4:41 WPG Laine (27) Pionk (38) Wheeler (41) PP 2-0 WPG
Neal Pionk took a shot from the point that was re-directed in the slot. As the puck slid into the left circle, Patrik Laine ripped a one-timer that beat Marc-Andre Fleury high blocker.
1 18:10 WPG Connor (36) Roslovic (17) EV 3-0 WPG
Jack Roslovic led a two-on-one down the right side of the zone before making a delayed, cross-ice pass to Kyle Connor. Connor beat Marc-Andre Fleury just under the blocker with a wrist shot from the inner edge of the left circle.
2 14:00 WPG Perreault (7) Morrissey (25) Ehlers (30) PP 4-0 WPG
Josh Morrissey’s shot-pass from the left point was deflected in front of the crease by Mathieu Perreault. Perreault settled the bouncing puck and swept it low glove on Marc-Andre Fleury.

Jets Notes

  • Improve to 18-14-3 at Bell MTS Place this season.
  • Have won five consecutive home games, and are 8-2-1 in their past 11.
  • Posted sixth shutout victory of the season, which is tied for third in the NHL.
  • Scored three goals in the first period, which is a season-high for the opening frame. The Jets had scored two first period goals 10 times prior to Friday. The last time the Jets scored three-plus goals in the first was Mar. 8/19 at Carolina when they netted four.
  • Scored two power play goals, and have now scored 11 power play goals in their past 15 games.
  • Killed off lone penalty. The Jets are now 22-for-24 (92%) on the penalty kill in their past 11 games, and 34-for-38 (89%) in their past 17.
  • Nine different skaters registered a point.
  • Have held the opposition to three goals or less in 45 of 69 games this season.
  • Finished with nine takeaways compared to two by Vegas.
  • Improved to 24-1-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Improved to 23-8-1 this season when scoring the game’s opening goal.
  • Have earned 22 of a possible 34 points (.647) in their past 17 games.

Player Notes

Neal Pionk

  • Led the Jets in time on ice at 22:34.
  • Had an assist, and now has 28 points in his past 37 games.
  • Power play assist during the first period was 22nd of the season, which ties a franchise single-season record by a defenceman. Toby Enstrom assisted on 22 power play goals in 2007-08, and again in 2010-11.

Cody Eakin

  • Finished 13-for-19 (68%) on face-offs.  The 13 face-off wins tie a season-high set on Oct. 17 vs. Ottawa while playing for Vegas.
  • Had an assist and tied for the team lead with three shots on goal.

Nick Shore

  • Finished 7-for-9 (78%) on face-offs.
  • Tied for the team lead with three shots on goal.

Blake Wheeler

  • Had an assist, and now has 50 points in his past 46 games.
  • Now has eight points in eight career games against Vegas.
  • Is now riding a four-game point streak.

Nikolaj Ehlers

  • Had a goal and an assist for 11th multi-point game of the season.

Patrik Laine

  • Had a goal and an assist for 15th multi-point game of the season.
  • Now has eight points in eight career games against Vegas.

Mark Scheifele

  • Led Jets forwards in time on ice at 21:00.

Kyle Connor

  • Had a goal to extend career-high goal-scoring streak to five games.
  • Now has 58 points in his past 50 games, 30 of which are goals.
  • First-period goal was 199th career point.
  • Now has 13 points in eight career games against Vegas, including eight goals.

Mathieu Perreault

  • Returned to lineup for the first time since Jan. 31 vs. Boston.
  • Had a goal and registered a season-high six hits. Previously high was three hits, accomplished seven times this season.
  • Six hits were two shy of career-high eight set on Apr. 3/18 at Montreal.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Stopped all 29 shots on goal to earn sixth shutout of the season, which leads the NHL and ties a career-high set in 2017-18.
  • The six shutouts in those seasons are also tied for the franchise single-season record.
  • Held the opposition to three goals or less for a 40th time in 56 games this season.