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GAMEDAY: Jets at Bruins

7:00 pm CT - TV: TSN 3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

BOSTON - The Winnipeg Jets won't hold a morning skate today following Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Head coach Paul Maurice will meet the media closer to game time to provide line-up information.




-- Mitchell Clinton,

Game Notes

The Winnipeg Jets finish a four-game road trip tonight with a trip to TD Garden in Boston to play the Bruins in Winnipeg's second game in as many nights...The Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout last night and have earned a point in every game of the trip so far with a 2-0-1 record...After tonight's game, the Jets return to Winnipeg to host the Nashville Predators on Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place.

Last Game

Jan. 8 at TOR - 4-3 W

Jets Scorers: Ehlers (18), Appleton (1), Scheifele (21), Wheeler (SO)

Maple Leafs Scorers: Matthews (30, 31), Timashov (4)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (25 sv, 3 ga)

Maple Leafs Goaltender: Frederik Andersen (24 sv, 3 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-2

Jets PK: 3-for-3

Recap: The Jets received goals from three different players and Blake Wheeler scored the game-winning goal in the shootout last night, as Winnipeg beat Toronto 4-3...Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots in the win...Neal Pionk led the Jets with four hits.

Three Stars: 1. Scheifele 2. Matthews 3. Wheeler


On the Road

Winnipeg is 14-7-2 on the road this season...The Jets are 3-0-1 in their past four road games...Winnipeg's 30 points earned in road games is tied for third in the NHL...The Jets are in a stretch of seven of 10 games on the road...Winnipeg hasn't lost consecutive games in regulation on the road this season...Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 27 points (10G, 17A) in 23 games, while Nikolaj Ehlers has a team best 13 goals...Ehlers has six points (3G, 3A) in his past four road games.

So Busy

The Jets play three games in four nights this week, which ends tonight...It's the first of two times they play three games in four nights before the all-star/player break later this month...The Jets play 11 games in 21 days from Jan. 2-22 leading up to the eight-day all-star/player break.

Back to Narrow Margins

The Jets have won their past two games by one goal...The Jets are 14-2-4 in one-goal games this season, which is third in the NHL...Winnipeg's previous four wins before this week were by three goals or more.


The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the fifth of which is this week...The Jets are 4-1-0 in the first and 2-2-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season...Four of the six wins have come in overtime or a shootout...Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.

Lock It Down

The Jets are 16-0-0 this season when leading after the second period...Winnipeg is the only team in the NHL this season to have a perfect record when leading after two periods...The Jets have held the lead after 40 minutes in each of their past 10 victories.

Shorty Again

Mason Appleton's shorthanded goal in the first period last night was Winnipeg's second shorthanded goal in as many games...Nikolaj Ehlers scored shorthanded on Monday against Montreal...The pair of shorthanded tallies matches the two shorthanded goals Winnipeg had in the first 42 games of the season...Oddly enough, the Jets also had shorthanded goals in consecutive games last season on the exact same dates as this season - Jan. 6 vs. DAL and Jan. 8 vs. COL.

Logging Minutes

Neal Pionk led the Jets in ice time last night with 27:17...He's played more than 27 minutes in a game five times during his career, four of which have happened this season...The 29:24 Pionk played on Nov. 2 at VGK is most by a Jets player this season and career high for him.

Second Star

The NHL announced on Monday that Jets forward Mark Scheifele is the Second Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5/20...Scheifele opened the week with a four-point (1G, 3A) effort in Winnipeg's 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday...On Thursday, the Jets assistant captain scored and added an assist in the Jets' 6-3 setback to the Toronto Maple Leafs...On Saturday, Scheifele recorded two points (1G, 1A) in Winnipeg's 3-2 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild...The Kitchener, Ont. native shared the NHL lead with eight points (3G, 5A) this week.

How the Jets Were Built

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

Trade (3) - Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler

Free Agency (7) - Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault, Shaw

Waivers (3) - Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

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