ST. PAUL - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate ahead of this afternoon's 1 pm CT puck drop against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
-- Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com
The Winnipeg Jets visit the Minnesota Wild today in the first game of a four-game road trip...The Jets lost 6-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday in their first game of 2020...Winnipeg continues the road trip on Monday at Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.
Jan. 2 vs. TOR - 6-3 L
Jets Scorers: Connor, (21), Laine (15), Scheifele (19)
Maple Leafs Scorers: Nylander (18, 19), Kapanen (10), Dermott (4), Engvall (5), Marner (11)
Jets Goaltenders: Connor Hellebuyck (12 sv, 5 ga), Laurent Brossoit (10 sv, 1 ga)
Maple Leafs Goaltender: Frederik Andersen (45 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-2
Jets PK: 3-for-4
Recap: The Jets battled back from a 2-0 first period deficit, but lost 6-3 to the Maple Leafs at Bell MTS Place on Thursday night...Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg, while Patrik Laine paced the Jets with 13 shots.
Three Stars: 1. Nylander 2. Kapanen 3. Scheifele
READ TODAY'S GAME NOTES
On the Road
Winnipeg is 12-7-1 on the road this season, which is tied for seventh in the NHL...Tomorrow the Jets begin 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 24 points (8G, 16A) in 20 games, while Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers each have 11 goals.
The Jets are 6-1-0 in afternoon games this season, including 3-1-0 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 seven games, while Mark Scheifele has a team best five goals, including three game-winning goals.
Consistent Power Play
The Jets have scored a power play goal in five of their past six games...Winnipeg is 5-for-16 (31.3%) on the power play during the six games...The Jets are averaging a power play goal per game since Dec. 8, going 11-for-35 (31.4%) on the power play during that time...Kyle Connor has scored Winnipeg's past four power play goals, which have all been assisted by Mark Scheifele...Scheifele has factored into 10 of Winnipeg's 11 power play goals since Dec. 8 (4G, 6A).
Shots for Everybody
Winnipeg outshot Toronto 48-28 on Thursday, which marked the first time in five games that the Jets outshot their opposition...All 18 skaters registered at least one shot in the game...The Jets fired 23 shots in the second period, which is the most in a period this season...Winnipeg is 7-10-1 when outshooting their opponent this season, but 14-6-3 when being outshot.
Hot After the Break
Kyle Connor (6G, 1A) and Mark Scheifele (2G, 5A) lead the Jets in scoring since the Christmas break with seven points in four games...Both players have multiple points in consecutive games.
Patrik Laine had a career high 13 shots on Thursday, which is the most by a player in a game in the NHL this season...His previous high for shots in a game was eight...Thursday marked the third time in franchise history a player had 13 or more shots in a game and was three behind Marian Hossa's record 16 shots on Nov. 1/06 when the franchise was in Atlanta.
Connor Hellebuyck had an assist on Thursday for his first point of the season...It's his sixth career assist, which ties him with Ondrej Pavelec for the most assists by a goaltender in franchise history...Nine different goaltenders have registered a point in franchise history, which have all been assists.
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