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GAMEDAY: Jets at Ducks

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

by WinnipegJets.com Staff @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

ANAHEIM - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate prior to this afternoon's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

THURSDAY'S COVERAGE

-- Jamie Thomas, WinnipegJets.com

Game Notes

The Winnipeg Jets continue a three-game California road trip today with an afternoon tilt against the Anaheim Ducks...The Jets defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Wednesday night to open the road trip...Winnipeg ends the road trip Saturday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

Last Game

Nov. 27 at SJS - 5-1 W

Jets Scorers: Laine (7), Gustafsson (1), Scheifele (9), Roslovic (5), Connor (9)

Sharks Scorer: M. Karlsson (2)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (32 sv, 1 ga)

Sharks Goaltender: Aaron Dell (21 sv, 4 ga)

Jets PP: 1-for-3

Jets PK: 6-for-6

Recap: The Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Wednesday night...Patrik Laine led the Jets with a goal and two assists, while Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler had two assists...Anthony Bitetto led the Jets with five hits, while Luca Sbisa had four blocked shots...Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 32 of 33 shots for the win.

Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Scheifele 3. Connor

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On the Road Again

The Jets are 9-4-0 on the road this season and have won six of their past seven road games...The Jets are in the midst of playing eight of 10 games on the road...The eight games are being played across three time zones and on both coasts...The Jets have not lost consecutive road games this season.

Party in the Pacific

The Jets are 5-3-0 against the Pacific Division this season after going 16-6-2 against Pacific Division opponents last season, which was the most wins against the Pacific by a team outside the division...Winnipeg is on a 30-10-4 run in their past 44 games versus the Pacific...Since 2017-18, Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division with 49 points (24G, 25A) in 54 games.

Back-2-Back

The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the fourth of which is this weekend...The Jets are 2-1-0 in the first and 2-1-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season...Three of the four 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.

PK Thrills

The Jets went a season-best 6-for-6 on the penalty kill on Wednesday...The Jets were perfect when shorthanded six times or more in a game on three occasions last season...The Jets have given their opposition 11 power plays in their past two games after allowing 12 power plays in their previous four games...Adam Lowry leads the Jets with 51:08 TOI when shorthanded.

Leading Laine

Patrik Laine's fourth three-or-more-point game of the season on Wednesday vaulted him to tie for the team scoring lead with 23 points (7G, 16A) in 23 games...His 16 assists lead the Jets, which is four less than he had all of last season...Including his two assist effort on Wednesday, Laine has four multi-assist games this season, compared to two last season...He had a career high four multi-assist games during the 2017-18 season.

Busy Buyck

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has faced 30 or more shots in 13 games this season, which is tied for the NHL lead...He has a .939 save percentage when facing at least 30 shots and has made 30 or more saves in 12 of the 13 starts...Hellebuyck has faced 633 shots this season, which is second in the NHL, and is tied for sixth in the NHL this season with a .930 save percentage.

Connor Climbing

Kyle Connor's two points on Wednesday propelled him past Ray Ferraro for 19th in franchise scoring with 148 points (76G, 74A) in 203 games...He's 13 points away from catching Nik Antropov for 18th in franchise scoring...Connor is two points away from becoming the seventh player chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft to reach 150 points.

Road Warriors

Patrik Laine (4G, 11A) and Mark Scheifele (5G, 10A) lead the Jets in scoring on the road with 15 points in 13 games...Nikolaj Ehlers' eight road goals are tied for eighth in the NHL, while Laine's 11 assists are tied for sixth...Scheifele has eight points (3G, 5A) in his past seven road games.

How the Jets Were Built

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

Trade (3) - Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler

Free Agency (8) - Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Luoto, Perreault, Shaw

Waivers (2) - Dahlstrom, Sbisa

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