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GAME DAY: Home stand continues as Jets host Blues

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Video: TSN Pregame Report


Today's Game

The Winnipeg Jets continue a four-game home stand today against the St. Louis Blues, who are making their first of two trips to MTS Centre this season…The Jets are coming off a 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night, which ended a four-game losing streak…Bryan Little (1g, 1a) and Dustin Byfuglien (2a) each had a pair of points against Arizona, while Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves in his first game for the Jets this season…Winnipeg's homestand continues Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Gettin' Busy

With 48 games played, the Jets are one of four teams in the NHL that have played the most games this season…Leading into the NHL All-Star Break, the Jets play 11 games in 20 days from Jan. 7-26...So far, the Jets are 2-4-1 in the stretch…It's one game shy of the 12 games in 20 days the Jets played from Nov. 1-20 earlier this season.

Central Success

The Jets are 9-4-1 against Central Division teams this season, including 5-0-0 at home…Winnipeg has outscored their Central Division rivals 23-4 in the five games at home, which includes two shutouts (Nov. 15 vs. CHI 4-0 W and Nov. 27 vs. NSH 3-0 W)…today is Winnipeg's first game against a Central Division foe since they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on the road on Dec. 27…After Tuesday's game against San Jose, the Jets play six straight games against Central Division teams…Overall, the Jets have won five straight games against Central Division teams.

Six is Nice

The six goals the Jets scored on Wednesday against Arizona is tied for the second most goals the Jets have scored in a game this season…Winnipeg previously scored eight goals at home against the Dallas Stars on Nov. 8 and six goals Jan. 3 at Tampa Bay…Prior to Wednesday, the Jets had scored a combined seven goals in their previous three games.

Pavs Returns

After starting the season with the AHL's Manitoba Moose, goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves in his first start of the season for the Jets in Wednesday's win against Arizona…Dating back to last season, Pavelec is 6-0-2 with a .917 save percentage in his last eight starts.

Little Face Off Impact

After being injured in the season opener and missing the subsequent 23 games, Bryan Little returned to the lineup on Nov. 29/16 and the Jets have won 55.8% of their face-offs at home since then, which is second in the NHL…Little has won 60% (131-for-218) of his face-offs at MTS Centre this season…The Jets won 66.1% of the face offs against Arizona on Wednesday, which is a season high…With Little out of the lineup, the Jets were last in the NHL in face off win percentage at home at 47.2%.

You Get a Point! And You Get a Point! And You Get a Point!

Fifteen of the 18 skaters that played for the Jets on Wednesday registered at least one point and 17 of the 18 skaters finished on the plus side of plus-minus…Rookie defencemen Josh Morrissey assisted Winnipeg's first goal, giving him points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career…Andrew Copp scored his fifth goal of the season in the second period, which ended a 15-game point drought.

Special Teams Notes

- The Jets haven't scored a power play goal in back-to-back games and are 2-for-11 (18.2%) on the power play in their last four games.
- The Jets are 24-for-28 (85.7%) on the penalty kill in their last eight games.
- The Jets have allowed one power play goal in four of their last five games.
Team Quick Hits

- Winnipeg has the opportunity to win back-to-back games at home today for the first time since Dec. 15-18.
- The Jets have taken 190 minor penalties this season, which is second in the NHL behind Calgary's 200 minors.

Player Quick Hits

- Blake Wheeler has 15 points (6g, 9a) in his last 16 games and hasn't gone back-to-back games without a point since Dec. 8-11.
- Dustin Byfuglien leads all NHLers with 1,304:22 TOI this season and is the only player in the NHL this season to play more than 1,300 minutes.
Jets vs. Blues All-Time Records

Overall: 10-15-5
At MTS Centre: 2-4-2

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