WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate with this afternoon's puck drop at 4 pm CT.
Click below to view Saturday's coverage.
JETS GET 'BACK TO FAST' IN PREP FOR FLYERS
MAURICE HAPPY FOR GUSTAFSSON
WATCH PRACTICE INTERVIEWS
-- Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game homestand with this afternoon's game against the Philadelphia Flyers...The Jets are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, which split a home-and-home series between the two sides last week...Winnipeg's homestand continues Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dec. 12 at DET - 5-2 L
Jets Scorer: Connor (12, 13)
Red Wings Scorers: Helm (5), Fabbri (8, 9), Zadina (1), Hronek (7)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (29 sv, 4 ga)
Red Wings Goaltender: Jonathan Bernier (26 sv, 2 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-1
Jets PK: 2-for-4
Recap: Kyle Connor scored twice in his home state, but the Jets lost 5-2 to the Detroit Red Wings in Michigan on Thursday night...Mark Scheifele assisted each of Connor's goals...Connor paced the Jets with eight shots...Adam Lowry led the Jets with four hits.
Three Stars: 1. Fabbri 2. Connor 3. Larkin
READ THE GAME NOTES
Against the East
The Jets are 6-5-1 against the Eastern Conference this season, including 3-4-1 against the Metropolitan Division...Winnipeg is in the midst of four consecutive games against the Eastern Conference.
The Jets play five of their next six games at Bell MTS Place...Winnipeg is 9-5-1 on home ice this season, including 7-1-1 in their past nine home contests...The Jets have won four consecutive home games and have outscored their opponents 17-7 in the four victories...Mark Scheifele (8G, 5A) leads the Jets in scoring at home with 13 points in 15 games.
The Jets are 3-1-0 in Sunday games at home this season, having won three consecutive games on Sundays...All three wins have come by one goal, including one in overtime and one in a shootout.
The Jets are a perfect 4-0-0 in afternoon games this season, including 2-0-0 at Bell MTS Place...It matches the four wins the Jets have had in matinee games in each of the past two seasons when they went 4-3-0...The franchise record for most wins in afternoon games is six, which occurred 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 six assists, while Mark Scheifele has a team best three goals.
Mark Scheifele (5G, 3A) and Kyle Connor (3G, 5A) are riding five-game point streaks, which matches the season high by a Jets player...Scheifele's two assists on Thursday gave him his team leading eighth multi-point game of the season, while Connor is second with seven multi-point games.
Kyle Connor's eight shots on Thursday marked the second time this season he had eight shots or more in a game...He's the only Jets player with multiple eight-plus shot games this season...Connor is 14th in the NHL this season with 110 shots.
Patrik Laine tallied his 21st assist of the season on Thursday, which is one more than he had all of last season...With nine goals and 21 assists, 70% of Laine's points this season are assists, compared to 44.4% for his career...Laine is five assists away from reaching 100 career assists...Dating back to his career in Finland, the only season Laine hasn't had more goals than assists in a season came in 2014-15 when he had an even nine goals and nine assists in a season split between Tappara's Liiga and U20 teams and Leki of Mestis.
How the Jets Were Built
Drafted (11) - Connor, Copp, Ehlers, 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