The Winnipeg Jets begin a two-game road trip today in the back half of a home-and-home set with the St. Louis Blues...The Jets lost 5-4 in overtime to the Blues on Friday at Bell MTS Place...The second game of Winnipeg's road trip goes on Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Dec. 27 vs. STL - 5-4 OTL
Jets Scorers: Bourque (2), Connor (16, 17), Wheeler (11)
Blues Scorers: Faulk (3), Pietrangelo (10), Bozak (6, 7), Perron (16)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (30 sv, 5 ga)
Blues Goaltender: Jordan Binnington (25 sv, 4 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-3
Jets PK: 1-for-2
Recap: The Jets came back from four one-goal deficits, but lost 5-4 to the St. Louis Blues in overtime on Friday night at Bell MTS Place...Kyle Connor led the Jets with two goals, while Patrik Laine had two assists...Laine and Mark Scheifele led the Jets with five shots...Adam Lowry paced the Jets in the face-off circle by winning 13-of-18 face-offs.
Three Stars: 1. Bozak 2. Connor 3. Schwartz
The Jets are 6-3-2 against divisional opponents this season...The Jets are 14-7-2 against the Western Conference this season...The Jets are in the midst of playing five of six games against Western Conference teams...Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Western Conference with 25 points (11G, 14A) in 23 games.
The Jets are 4-2-0 in Sunday games at home this season...This is Winnipeg's first road game on a Sunday since the opening weekend of the season when they lost 4-1 to the New York Islanders on Oct. 6...The Jets have fared better overall in weekend games this season with a 14-3-1 record in games on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
The Jets are a perfect 6-0-0 in afternoon games this season, including 3-0-0 on the road... The six wins have tied a franchise record for most wins in afternoon games in a season, which was also done during the 2002-03 and 2016-17 seasons...Winnipeg plays 14 afternoon games this season, which is the most in a season in franchise history...The previous high was 11 during the 2013-14 and 2016-17 seasons...Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring in day games this season with 11 points (2G, 9A) in six games, while Mark Scheifele has a team best five goals.
Power Play Run
The Jets have scored a power play goal in three consecutive games (3-for-10)...It's the longest streak of scoring a power play goal since scoring on the power play in four consecutive games from Oct. 12-17...Winnipeg is 10th on the power play in the NHL in December by converting on 25.7% of their chances (9-for-35).
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Turning the Calendar
The Jets have won 40 games in a calendar year for the third consecutive year and fourth time in the past five years...Winnipeg has also reached 90 points in a calendar year for the third consecutive year and fifth time since relocation.
2019 on Point
Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring during the 2019 calendar year with 75 points (33G, 42A) in 81 games...He also has a team-leading 11 power play goals...Kyle Connor leads the Jets in goals in 2019 with 38 in 81 games...Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 21 power play assists in 2019.
The Jets have four players on three-game point streaks, led by Patrik Laine's five points (3G, 2A) in the past three games...Kyle Connor (3G, 1A) and Mark Scheifele (1G, 3A) have four points, while Neal Pionk has three assists...Pionk has matched the career high 20 assists he had last season with the New York Rangers.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
Kyle Connor registered his second two-goal game of December on Friday to move into a tie with Mark Scheifele for the team lead in goals with 17...Connor has seven goals in December after netting four in October and six in November...The seven goals are nearly half of the 16 career goals he has in December...Connor has four multi-point games in December after having five multi-point games in the first two months of the season.