The Winnipeg Jets face the Carolina Hurricanes tonight in their only trip to PNC Arena in Raleigh this season…Today is the third game of a five-game road trip for the Jets…Winnipeg lost 4-1 to the Boston Bruins last night, with Adam Lowry scoring the only goal for the Jets…The Hurricanes have won three in a row and close out a five-game homestand today…The Jets erased a 4-1 deficit against Carolina on Oct. 13 and won 5-4 in overtime in the first meeting between these two teams this season…After today's game, the Jets have two days off before facing the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday night.
Tonight is the fourth of 14 sets of back-to-back games the Jets play this season…Of the 28 games involved in the back-to-backs, 23 are on the road…Winnipeg plays three back-to-back sets in November, all of which are on the road…The Jets are 2-0-1 in the second half of back-to-backs this season and were 4-7-1 in the second game of a back-to-back set last season.
After playing their 20th game of the season last night in Boston, the Jets have reached the unofficial quarter point of their season with an even 9-9-2 record…Here's a look at how this season's first quarter compares to the previous five since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg.
On the Road Again
The Jets are currently on a five-game, nine-day road trip… This is the longest road trip of the season…When the Jets are finished this trip, they will have played 10 of 13 games away from MTS Centre…The Jets are 3-5-2 on the road this season and have lost three in a row on the road (0-2-1) for the first time this season.
With 16 games in 29 days and 10 games in the first 17 days, it's been (and continues to be) a long November for the Jets…The Jets are 5-4-2 in November…Winnipeg has already surpassed the four games they won in all of last November when they earned the least of amount of points in the NHL during that month with a 4-9-1 record (nine points).
- The Jets lead the NHL with 129 power play shots.
- Winnipeg is a perfect 6-0 when leading after the second period, but have trailed after the second period in back-to-back games.
- The Jets lead the NHL with 26 third period goals for and 28 second period goals against.
- Winnipeg won 30.4% (17-of-56) of their face-offs last night against the Bruins, which is the lowest face-off win percentage in a game by a team in the NHL this season.