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GAME DAY: Jets at Lightning

3:00 pm CT - TV: TSN 3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Staff @NHLJets /

TAMPA, FLORIDA - The Winnipeg Jets won't hold a morning skate prior to today's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.


-- Mitchell Clinton,

Game Notes

The Winnipeg Jets continue a four-game road trip tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Lightning...The Jets started the trip with a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night...The road trip continues Tuesday against the Nashville Predators.

Last Game

Nov. 14 at FLA - 4-3 W

Jets Scorers: Morrissey (2), Ehlers (8), Scheifele (8), Lowry (2)

Panthers Scorers: Barkov (6), Trocheck (2, 3)

Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (34 sv, 3 ga)

Panthers Goaltender: Sergei Bobrovsky (26 sv, 4 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-0
Jets PK: 2-for-3

Recap: The Jets never trailed in the game and emerged with a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night...Mark Scheifele (1G, 2A) and Patrik Laine (3A) led the Jets with three points each, while Adam Lowry scored the eventual game-winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in the third period...Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 of 37 shots to earn the win.

Three Stars: 1. Scheifele 2. Trocheck 3. Laine


On the Road Again

The Jets are 6-3-0 on the road and have won three consecutive road games...The Jets are in the midst of playing eight of 10 games on the road...The eight games are being played across three time zones and on both coasts...Including the Heritage Classic in October, the Jets have five four-game road trips this season...Nikolaj Ehlers (6G, 6A) and Mark Scheifele (4G, 8A) lead the Jets in scoring on the road with 12 points in nine games, while Patrik Laine has 10 points (1G, 9A) in seven games.

Against the East

The Jets are 3-4-1 against the Eastern Conference to start the season...Winnipeg has been outscored 29-21 in the eight games...The Jets can win consecutive games against an Eastern Conference opponent for the first time this season with a win tomorrow.

Matinee Show

Tomorrow is the second of 14 afternoon games the Jets play this season, including three in November...Winnipeg has six afternoon games at home and eight on the road...The Jets are 1-0-0 in matinee games this season after going 4-3-0 in afternoon games last season.

Weekend Warriors

The Jets are 8-2-0 in games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this season, including 3-0-0 on Saturdays...The Jets are 3-for-13 (23.1%) on the power play on Saturdays, which is their best day of the week...Kyle Connor leads the Jets with five points (1G, 4A) in the three Saturday games...Winnipeg went 8-6-1 on Saturday's last season.

Close Games

Thursday was Winnipeg's NHL-leading eighth victory by one-goal this season...Six of Winnipeg's past seven wins have been by one goal...At 8-1-1, 10 of the Jets 20 games this season have been decided by one goal.

Assisting to 200

Patrik Laine had three assists on Thursday to reach 200 career points (114G, 88A)...Laine reached the milestone in 255 games, which is the second quickest in franchise history...Laine had 93 goals and 57 assists in his first 150 points, but had 21 goals and 29 assists in his next 50 points to reach 200...He leads the Jets with 14 assists this season and six assists away from matching the 20 assists he had last season...Laine's career high for assists in a season is 28, which he accomplished as a rookie in 2016-17.

Leading Scorer

Mark Scheifele had his team-leading fifth multi-point game of the season on Thursday (1G, 2A)....He leads the Jets with 20 points (8G, 12A) in 20 games this season...Scheifele has averaged at least a point per game in each of the past four seasons...He is nine points away from becoming the sixth player to reach 400 points with the Jets franchise.

Way Above Average

Connor Hellebuyck leads the NHL in goals saved above average with 9.96...His career high for GSAA is 23.75, which occurred during the 2017-18 season...This season, Hellebuyck is also tied for sixth in the NHL with a .928 save percentage.

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) - Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Spacek, Roslovic

Trade (3) - Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler

Free Agency (8) - Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Luoto, Perreault, Shaw

Waivers (2) - Dahlstrom, Sbisa

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