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GAME DAY: Jets at Golden Knights

9:00 pm CT - TV: SPORTSNET; Radio: TSN 1290

by WinnipegJets.com Staff @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Stay tuned to WinnipegJets.com for all lineup information.

--Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com--

GAME NOTES

The Winnipeg Jets cap a three-game Pacific Division road trip tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg's second game in as many nights...The Jets evened their record on the trip to 1-1 with a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks last night...After tonight's game, the Jets return to Bell MTS Place to begin a four-game homestand on Tuesday when they face the New Jersey Devils.

Last Game

Nov. 1 at SJS - 3-2 W

Jets Scorers: Bourque (1), Wheeler (5), Ehlers (7)
Sharks Scorers: Goodrow (4), Hertl (4)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (51 sv, 2 ga)
Sharks Goaltender: Jones (16 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-2
Jets PK: 2-for-2

Recap: The Jets were outshot 53-19 last night, but outscored the Sharks 3-2 thanks to a late goal from Nikolaj Ehlers...Blake Wheeler scored for the second consecutive game and Gabriel Bourque netted his first goal of the season...Kyle Connor had two assists for Winnipeg...Connor Hellebuyck made a career high 51 saves.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Connor 3. Hertl

Back-2-Back
The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the third of which is tonight against Vegas...The Jets are 1-1-0 when playing their second game in as many nights this season...Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Over 50
The 53 shots Winnipeg allowed last night marked the 10th time in franchise history the Jets have allowed 50 shots or more in a game and second time in the calendar year (53 - Feb. 7/19 at MTL)...The Jets franchise is 7-1-2 when allowing 50 shots or more in a game...With only 19 shots of their own, Winnipeg was outshot by 34 shots, which is the sixth time in franchise history the Jets have been outshot by 30 shots or more.

Narrow Margins
Five of Winnipeg's seven wins have been by one goal this season, including their past four victories...The five one-goal victories are tied for the NHL lead...Last season, the Jets were 19-7-5 in one-goal games.

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Party in the Pacific
Tonight is the last of six consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents...The Jets are 3-3-0 against the Pacific Division this season after going 16-6-2 against Pacific Division opponents last season, which was the most wins against the division by a team outside the division...Winnipeg is on a 28-10-4 run in their past 42 games versus the Pacific...Since 2017-18, Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 44 points (10G, 34A) in 54 games, while Kyle Connor has a team-leading 21 goals.

Latest Debut
Last night C.J. Suess became the third player to make his NHL debut this season for the Jets, joining Ville Heinola and David Gustafsson...Suess is the fourth player the Jets drafted in the 2014 NHL Draft to reach the NHL...He's the 14th alumni of Minnesota State to reach the NHL.

Helluva an Effort
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck established a career high with 51 saves last night...It's the third time in his career he's made at least 45 saves in a game...He also established a franchise record with 27 saves in the second period...Hellebuyck's 342 saves this season is tied for fourth in the NHL.

Clutch Dane
Nikolaj Ehlers tallied his fifth goal in his past six games when he scored the game-winning goal with 1:24 left in the third period last night...Six of his seven goals this season have either tied the game or put the Jets ahead...He's the only Jets player to score multiple game-winning goals this season.

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