ANAHEIM, CA - Paul Maurice is scheduled to meet with the media 6:30 p.m. CT. Check back later for updates on tonight's lineup.
--MItchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com--
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game Pacific Division road trip today against the Anaheim Ducks...The Jets claimed a 2-1 overtime victory against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night in Regina at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic...The Jets continue the trip Friday against the San Jose Sharks.
Oct. 26 vs. CGY - 2-1 OTW
Jets Scorers: Morrissey (1), Little (1)
Flames Scorers: Lindholm (7)
Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (29 sv, 1 ga)
Flames Goaltender: Rittich (43 sv, 2 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-5
Jets PK: 2-for-3
Recap: Josh Morrissey and Bryan Little each scored their first goals on the season on Saturday night, as the Jets downed the Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime...Morrissey tied the game on the power play with 4:11 remaining in the third period, while Little scored 3:04 into overtime...Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to earn the win in goal...Dmitry Kulikov led the Jets with five hits.
Three Stars: 1. Little 2. Rittich 3. Morrissey
The Jets have allowed just four goals in their past three games after giving up 14 goals in their previous three games...Winnipeg has surrendered two goals or less in five of their past nine games...On the other side, the Jets have scored two goals or less in six consecutive games...It's the longest streak of scoring two goals or less since a six-game streak from Feb. 7-19/13.
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Party in the Pacific
Tomorrow is the fourth of six consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents...The Jets are 2-2-0 against the Pacific Division this season after going 16-6-2 against Pacific Division opponents last season, which was the most wins against the division by a team outside the division...Winnipeg was 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes in 2017-18 and is on a 27-9-4 run in their past 40 games versus the Pacific...Since 2017-18, Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 42 points (8G, 34A) in 52 games, while Kyle Connor has a team-leading 21 goals...In goal, Connor Hellebuyck is 29-7-4 with a 2.44 goals-against average and .920 save percentage during that time against the Pacific.
Bryan Little's overtime winner on Saturday was his seventh career overtime game-winning goal, which is tied for third in franchise history...Little's goal lifted Winnipeg to 4-0 in games decided in overtime or a shootout this season...Dating back to last season, Little has scored two of Winnipeg's past four overtime goals.
Career Pace for Pionk
|Defenceman Neal Pionk is on pace for a career season in his first campaign with the Jets after being acquired from the New York Rangers during the summer...Pionk leads Jets defencemen in scoring with eight points (2G, 6A) in 12 games and has gone back-to-back games without a point just once this season...Pionk is averaging a career high .17 goals, .5 assists, and .67 points per game.
Despite the Jets going 2-3-0, Connor Hellebuyck has a 1.99 goals-against average and .937 save percentage in his past five games...Hellebuyck has faced at least 35 shots in four of his nine starts this season...He's faced 297 shots this season, which is fifth in the NHL...The Jets are averaging 2.55 goals for in games Hellebuyck has played this season, compared to 3.27 goals for last season.