WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate prior to tonight's tilt against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Stay tuned to WinnipegJets.com for all up-to-date line-up information as it comes available.
-- Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com
The Winnipeg Jets host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg's third game in four nights...The Jets came back to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime last night...Tonight's game begins a five-game homestand for the Jets, which continues Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes.
Oct. 12 at CHI - 3-2 OTW
Jets Scorers: Ehlers (2), Copp (1), Scheifele (2)
Blackhawks Scorers: Saad (1), Seabrook (1)
Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (27 sv, 2 ga)
Blackhawks Goaltender: Lehner (30 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-4
Jets PK: 1-for-2
Recap: The Winnipeg Jets overcame a 2-0 first period deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime at United Center last night...Mark Scheifele scored the game-winning goal 47 seconds into overtime, while Nikolaj Ehlers scored his second goal of the season in the second period and Andrew Copp tied the game with his first tally of the season in the third period...Connor Hellebuyck turned away 27 of 29 shots for his third consecutive victory.
Three Stars: 1. Scheifele 2. Connor 3. Saad
READ THE GAME NOTES
Getting Comfy at Home
The Jets are back home for five consecutive games and are the home team for six consecutive games including the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic on Oct. 26 against the Calgary Flames...Winnipeg plays nine of their next 13 games at Bell MTS Place...In the 2019 calendar year, the Jets are 13-6-2 on home ice and have outscored their opponents 81-61.
The Jets have 10 back-to-back sets this season, the second of which is tonight against Pittsburgh...The Jets are 1-0-0 when playing their second game in as many nights this season...Winnipeg went 6-3-0 in the first game and 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.
After allowing 14 goals against in their first three games, the Jets have allowed just five goals against in their past three games...The Jets are averaging 3.17 goals against this season, which is 14th in the NHL.
Come Back Again and Again
The Jets have trailed first in all six games to start the season and have come back to win four of those games, which leads the NHL in wins when trailing first...The Jets are the only team in the NHL so far to trail first in their first five games to start the season...Last season, the Jets won 18 games when trailing first, which was second in the league...Blake Wheeler has a share of the NHL lead this season with three game-tying goals.
Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and an assist to lead Winnipeg's come back last night...It's his second multi-point game of the season after posting three assists on opening night...Ehlers is averaging 1.17 points per game this season after averaging 0.60 points per game last season.
Mark Scheifele scored his seventh career overtime goal last night, which ties Dustin Byfuglien for the second most overtime goals in franchise history...Scheifele has scored or assisted 10 of Winnipeg's past 20 overtime goals.
Getting His Shots
Kyle Connor paced the Jets with seven shots last night...It was one shot shy of his career high of eight shots in a game (Mar. 25/19 vs. NSH)...Connor is second in the NHL with 28 shots this season...He's averaging 4.67 shots per game this season, compared to 2.77 shots per game last season.
How the Jets Were Built
Drafted (14) - Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Heinola, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (3) - Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (6) - Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault
Waivers (1) - Dahlstrom