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GAMEDAY: Jets vs Ducks

2:00 pm CT - TV: TSN 3; Radio: TSN 1290

by WinnipegJets.com Staff @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - With today's puck drop coming at 2 pm CT, the Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate.

SATURDAY'S COVERAGE

-- Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com

Game Notes

The Winnipeg Jets entertain the Anaheim Ducks today at Bell MTS Place in the first game of a two-game homestand...The Jets earned three of four points in a home-and-home set with the Dallas Stars last week, winning 5-1 at home on Tuesday and losing 3-2 in overtime on Thursday in Dallas...Winnipeg's homestand ends with a meeting against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, which is the first game of a home-and-home with Detroit.

Last Game

Dec. 5 at DAL - 3-2 OTL

 Jets Scorers: Wheeler (7), Scheifele (11)

Stars Scorers: Benn (6), Gurianov (5), Pavelski (6)

Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (36 sv, 3 ga)

Stars Goaltender: Ben Bishop (35 sv, 2 ga)

Jets PP: 0-for-3
Jets PK: 3-for-5

Recap: The Jets battled back from a 2-0 third period deficit to force overtime, but lost 3-2 to the Stars on Thursday night...Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets early in the third period before Scheifele tied the game with 45 seconds remaining in the third period...Scheifele led the Jets with eight shots, while Wheeler had seven...Luca Sbisa paced the Jets with four hits.

Three Stars: 1. Pavelski 2. Bishop 3. Hellebuyck

Home Ice

The Jets return to Bell MTS Place for consecutive home games for the first time in nearly a month...The Jets play six of the eight games they have remaining before the Christmas break at home...Winnipeg is 7-5-1 on home ice this season, but are 5-1-1 in their past seven home contests...The Jets have outscored their opponents 9-4 in their past two home games and can win three consecutive home games for the first time this season with a victory tomorrow...Winnipeg has dominated the face-off circle at home, winning 55.6% of draws, which is third in the NHL...Mark Scheifele (5G, 5A) and Patrik Laine (4G, 6A) pace the Jets at home with 10 points in 13 games.

Western Rivals

The Jets are 12-6-1 against the Western Conference this season, which is tied for the NHL lead in wins against the Western Conference...Tomorrow ends a stretch of eight of nine games for the Jets against the Western Conference...Winnipeg is on a 31-11-4 run in their past 46 games versus the Pacific Division...Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Western Conference with 18 points (8G, 10A) in 18 games.

Special Teams

The Jets have gone three games without a power play goal (0-for-9) and have a power play goal in just two of their past eight games (2-for-23, 8.7%)...Winnipeg has been perfect on the penalty kill in seven of their past nine games (22-for-27, 81.5%).

One Goal

The Jets are 11-2-2 in one-goal games this season, which is tied for the most wins...Winnipeg's 15 one-goal games is tied for third most in the NHL...The Jets past two losses have been by one goal, while their past three wins have come by three goals or more.

Streaking Fly

Nikolaj Ehlers' four-game point streak (2G, 3A) leads a contingent of six players on point streaks...It's his longest point streak of the season...Ehlers also has a three-game assist streak going.

Helping Hand

Patrik Laine assisted Mark Scheifele's game-tying goal on Thursday to reach 20 assists for the fourth consecutive season to start his NHL career...He's matched the 20 assists he had last season and is the first player in franchise history to have four 20-assist seasons before the age of 22...Laine leads the team in scoring with 28 points (8G, 20A) in 27 games.

Defensive Production

Defenceman Tucker Poolman has an assist in three consecutive games...He needs one more assist to reach 10 for the season and join Josh Morrissey (14) and Neal Pionk (11) as Jets defencemen with double digit assists...Only three teams in the NHL have three defencemen with 10 or more assists this season...Jets defencemen have accounted for 32.9% of the team's assists, which is 11th in the NHL.

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (13) - Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic

Trade (3) - Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler

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

Waivers (3) - Dahlstrom, Sbisa, Shore

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