CHICAGO, IL - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate on Sunday as they prepare to face the Blackhawks. Paul Maurice is set to meet with the media at 3:30 p.m. CT, stay tuned to WinnipegJets.com for all of tonight's lineup information.
The Winnipeg Jets close out their pre-all-star break schedule with a three-game, four-day road trip, which begins today against the Chicago Blackhawks...The Jets lost 7-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night and finished their three-game homestand at 1-2-0...Winnipeg's road trip continues on Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jan. 17 vs. TBL - 7-1 L
Jets Scorers: Roslovic (9)
Lightning Scorers: Cirelli (10, 11, 12), Kucherov (21, 22), Verhaeghe (6), Killorn (20)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (7 sv, 5 ga); Laurent Brossoit (12 sv, 2 ga)
Lightning Goaltender: Andrei Vasilevskiy (30 sv, 1 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-2
Jets PK: 1-for-1
Recap: The Jets outshot the Lightning 31-26, but lost 7-1 on Friday...Jack Roslovic scored Winnipeg's lone goal...Neal Pionk led the Jets with eight hits, while Blake Wheeler had a team best six shots.
Three Stars: 1. Cirelli 2. Kucherov 3. Vasilevskiy
On the Road
The Jets are 14-8-2 on the road this season, which places them tied for the third in the NHL...Winnipeg has gone 3-1-1 in their past five road contests and have not lost consecutive away games in regulation this season...Mark Scheifele ranks eighth in the NHL in road scoring with 29 points (11G, 18A) in 24 games...Kyle Connor (12G, 14A) and Nikolaj Ehlers (13G, 13A) rank tied for 10th in NHL road scoring with 26 points in 24 games.
The Jets are 7-5-2 against fellow Central Division teams this season and 16-9-3 against the Western Conference...Winnipeg is 1-2-2 in their past five games against the Central Division...The Jets play four of their next seven games within the division...Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring against the Central with 17 points (7G, 10A) in 15 games, while Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor have a team-leading eight goals.
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The Jets are a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill in their past three games and 14-for-15 (93.3%) on the PK in their past six games...Winnipeg ranks ninth in the NHL in penalty kill percentage in January at 87%...Adam Lowry leads the Jets in shorthanded ice time in January with 25:17.
Jack Roslovic has scored in consecutive games for the Jets for the first time this season...His goal on Friday is his ninth of the season, which matches his career high from last season...He needs five points to match the career high 24 points he had a season ago.
Defenceman Neal Pionk had a team high eight hits on Friday, which was one shy of his career high...Pionk is averaging 2.4 hits per game this season, compared to 1.9 last season when he had a career high 138 hits...Adam Lowry has the team high for hits in a game this season with 10 on Oct. 8 vs. PIT.