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JETS GAME NOTES
The Winnipeg Jets play the fourth game of a season-high six-game road trip today against the Philadelphia Flyers...The Jets are 3-0 on the trip after wins against the Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils...Following tonight, the road trip continues against the Washington Capitals on Monday.
Jets vs. Flyers Notes
- The Jets have won back-to-back games against the Flyers after enduring a six-game losing streak to Philadelphia (0-4-2) from Nov. 29/13 - Nov. 17/16.
- Winnipeg is 3-for-31 (9.7%) on the power play in its last eight games against the Flyers.
- The Jets are 10-for-11 (90.9%) on the penalty kill in their last four games against the Flyers.
- Winnipeg has outshot Phildelphia in six of the last seven meetings.
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The Jets extended their winning streak to four games with Thursday's win against the Devils, which matches a season-high from Nov. 11-18...Unlike November when one of the wins came in a shootout, all four victories in this streak have come in regulation...The Jets also have six three-game winning streaks this season.
The Jets are 4-0-0 to start the month of March...The Jets also had a strong March last season, going 8-5-1 in 14 games...Since relocating to Winnipeg in 2011, the Jets are 43-40-10 in the month of March...Newcomer Paul Stastny leads the Jets with 116 points (36G, 80A) in 139 career games in March, while Mark Scheifele has 43 points (19G, 24A) in 49 games in March during his career.
Facing the East
The Jets are 15-6-5 against the Eastern Conference this season, including a 9-3-2 record versus the Metropolitan Division...Winnipeg has won six consecutive games against Eastern Conference teams and 10 of their last 11 games against the East dating back to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Dec. 29/17...Winnipeg is in the midst of six consecutive games against the East...Of the seven road games Winnipeg has left, five are against an Eastern Conference opponent...Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 32 points (8G, 24A) in 25 games against the Eastern Conference, which is sixth among Western Conference players.
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Special Time on the Road
After losing back-to-back road games on Jan. 12 at Chicago (2-1) and Jan. 13 at Minnesota (4-1), Winnipeg has a point in eight consecutive games away from home (7-0-1) and are on a franchise record five-game road winning streak...With 17 wins, Winnipeg is three wins away from tying the franchise record for most road wins in a season...The Jets are 38-for-41 (92.7%) on the penalty kill in their last 13 games on the road and have killed 18 consecutive shorthanded opportunities away from home...In those same 13 games, the Jets are 10-for-33 on the power play (30.3%).
After being named the NHL's second star of the week on Monday, Patrik Laine has continued his torrid pace with four goals in his first two games this week...Laine extended his point streak to 10 games (14G, 6A) with a goal on Thursday...He has 39 goals this season, which is second in the NHL, and 75 goals in his first two seasons, which leads the NHL since the start of last season...Laine's 75 goals as a teenager is tied with Sidney Crosby for fourth-most in NHL history...Only three Finnish-born players have scored 40 goals in a season - Teemu Selanne (seven times), Jari Kurri (seven times) and Tomas Sandstrom (twice). (The last time was Selanne's 48 goals during the 2006-07 season)...And finally, Laine has scored eight of Winnipeg's 13 goals during its current four-game winning streak.
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Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck set the franchise record for most wins in a season with his 35th victory on Thursday in New Jersey...He passed Kari Lehtonen, who won 34 games in 68 appearances for the Atlanta Thrashers during the 2006-07 season, while Hellebuyck won his 35th game in his 55th appearance...Hellebuyck's 35 victories are the third-most in the NHL this season...With Thursday's win, he improved to 12-2-4 versus the East in 2017-18 with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
Since being acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 26, Paul Stastny has six points (2G, 4A) in his first five games as a member of the Jets, including two multi-point games...He's had the primary assist on three of Laine's last five goals and he and Laine have combined for five of the six goals Stastny has been in on with the Jets...The duo have been playing on a line with Nikolaj Ehlers and have combined for 23 points (12G, 11A)...The threesome is Winnipeg's top three scorers since Feb. 26.
Benny and the Jets
Defenceman Ben Chiarot had an assist on Thursday to extend his career-high point streak to five games (1G, 4A)...His assist also set a new career-high assist streak at three games...Prior to this point streak, Chiarot had gone eight games without a point.
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Jets vs. Flyers All-Time Records
At Bell MTS Place: 5-2-2
At Wells Fargo Center: 8-17-4