Post-Game Notes: Mar. 9 vs. Arizona Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets

Monday, Mar. 9 — Bell MTS Place

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First Period: Game and Event Summary
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Scoring Summary
Arizona Coyotes 2 0 0 2
Winnipeg Jets 0 2 2 4
Shots By Period
Arizona Coyotes 7 12 19 38
Winnipeg Jets 11 15 8 34
Special Teams
Arizona Coyotes 0/2 3 2/2 0 9
Winnipeg Jets 0/2 4 2/2 0 9

(Updated following each period)

Goal Summary
1 15:50 ARI Schmaltz (10) Kessel (23) Soderberg (18) EV 1-0 ARI
Nick Schmaltz carried the puck from the left half wall to the bottom of the left circle before sending a wrist shot past Connor Hellebuyck high blocker.
1 19:58 ARI Schmaltz (11) Kessel (24) Demers (11) EV 2-0 ARI
After receiving a cross-ice pass at the top of the left circle, Phil Kessel took a snapshot that was stopped by Connor Hellebuyck. Nick Schmaltz battled for the rebound in front of the crease and tucked the puck under the crossbar.
2 2:13 WPG Ehlers (25) Poolman (12) Beaulieu (6) EV 2-1 ARI
Nikolaj Ehlers streaked down the right boards before cutting across the face-off circle and toward the net. Ehlers fought off a defender, as well as a loose stick on the ice, before threading the puck past Darcy Kuemper’s glove side.
2 17:27 WPG Poolman (4) Eakin (9) Ehlers (31) EV 2-2
Cody Eakin collected a pass from Tucker Poolman and drove to the net before taking a wrist shot from the inner edge of the right circle. After Darcy Kuemper made the initial save, Poolman backhanded the rebound inside the right post.
3 11:33 WPG Eakin (5) Ehlers (32) Laine (35) EV 3-2 WPG
After Cody Eakin won a face-off in the left circle, Patrik Laine chipped the puck toward the slot where it was deflected by Nikolaj Ehlers. Eakin then drove to the net where he backhanded the loose puck glove side on Darcy Kuemper.
3 19:24 WPG Scheifele (29) Wheeler (42) Copp (16) EV/EN 4-2 WPG
Mark Scheifele gathered a loose puck behind his own blue line and carried it into the offensive zone.  Scheifele skated to the top of the crease before tapping the puck into an empty net.

Jets Notes

  • Improved to 19-14-3 at Bell MTS Place this season.
  • Have earned 24 of 36 possible points (.667) in their past 18 games.
  • Have won six consecutive home games, and are now 9-2-1 in their past 12.
  • Six-game home winning streak is a new season-high, and most since winning seven straight at Bell MTS Place from Jan. 6/19 to Feb. 2/19.
  • Won 36-of-63 (57%) face-offs.
  • 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Jets are now 24-for-26 (92%) on the penalty kill in their past 12 games, and 36-for-40 (90%) in their past 18.
  • Held the opposition to three goals or less for a 46th time in 70 games this season.
  • Earned 13th win this season when the opposition scores the opening goal, tied for sixth in the NHL.
  • Paul Maurice coached his 1,599th NHL game, which passes Ken Hitchcock for fifth place in NHL history.

Player Notes

Tucker Poolman

  • Had a goal and an assist for first career multi-point game.
  • Finished plus-3 (career-high is plus-4 on Oct. 8/19 at Pittsburgh).

Neal Pionk

  • Led Jets defencemen in time on ice at 23:52.
  • Registered four shots on goal, and led the team with three blocked shots.

Adam Lowry

  • Returned to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 19 at Chicago.
  • Led the Jets with four hits.
  • Picked up third fighting major of the season.

Cody Eakin

  • Scored first goal as a member of the Jets, and also had an assist for second multi-point game of the season.
  • Finished 10-for-16 (63%) on face-offs.

Blake Wheeler

  • Had an assist, and now has 51 points in his past 47 games.
  • Is now riding a five-game point streak.

Nikolaj Ehlers

  • Had a goal and two assists for 12th multi-point game of the season.
  • Fifth three-point game of the season, and 17th of career.
  • Now has 141 career assists, moving him past Marian Hossa for 10th place in franchise history.

Mark Scheifele

  • Led the Jets in time on ice at 24:26.
  • Led the Jets with six shots on goal.

Kyle Connor

  • Registered four shots on goal.
  • Career-high goal-scoring streak snapped at five games.

Connor Hellebuyck

  • Stopped 36 of 38 shots on goal to earn 30th win of the season, which is tied for second in the NHL.
  • Third consecutive season reaching 30-win marker.
  • Held the opposition to three goals or less for a 41st time in 57 games this season.
  • Made 30-plus saves for a 27th time this season.