WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game homestand today by entertaining the Nashville Predators at Bell MTS Place...The Jets are coming off a successful 2-1-1 road trip, which ended with a 5-4 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday...The middle game of the homestand goes Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks.
Jan. 9 at BOS - 5-4 L
Jets Scorers: Connor (22), Copp (7), Pionk (4), Scheifele (22)
Bruins Scorers: Pastrnak (33, 34, 35), Debrusk (12, 13)
Jets Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit (31 sv, 5 ga)
Bruins Goaltender: Jaroslav Halak (17 sv, 4 ga)
Jets PP: 2-for-2
Jets PK: 3-for-4
Recap: The Jets held the lead three times, but lost 5-4 to the Boston Bruins in a back-and-forth affair on Thursday...Mark Scheifele (1G, 1A), Kyle Connor (1G, 1A) and Nikolaj Ehlers (2A) each had two points for the Jets, while Neal Pionk and Andrew Copp had the other goals...Anthony Bitetto led the team with six hits.
Three Stars: 1. Pastrnak 2. DeBrusk 3. Connor
Home, Sour Home
The Jets are winless in their past five home games, going 0-4-1...The winless streak comes after a five-game winning streak from Nov. 23-Dec. 15...The Jets have been outscored 27-13 on home ice during the winless streak, but outscored their opponents 24-10 during the five-game winning streak...Overall, the Jets are 10-9-0 at home this season, which ranks 28th in the NHL...Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home with 22 points (11G, 11A) in 21 games...He's the only Jets player to surpass 20 points at home this season.
The Jets are 6-1-1 in afternoon games this season, including 3-0-0 at home...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 13 points (3G, 10A) in eight games, while Mark Scheifele has a team best six goals, including three game-winning goals...Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has played all eight afternoon games, posting a 2.00 goals-against average and .937 save percentage.
All four games during Winnipeg's recent road trip were decided by one goal, including two in extra time...The Jets are 14-3-4 in one-goal games this season, which is tied for the third most wins in the NHL.
Power Play Getting Hot
The Jets went a perfect 2-for-2 on the power play on Thursday...It marks the third time in 13 games since Dec. 15/19 that the Jets have scored multiple power play goals in a game...Winnipeg is 13-for-35 (37.5%) on the power play in the 13 games...Five different players have scored the Jets past five power play goals.
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The Jets are 7-4-3 against fellow Central Division teams this season, which places them third in intra-division games...Winnipeg is 1-1-2 in their past four Central Division games...Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring against the Central Division this season with 17 points (7G, 10A) in 14 games...Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor each have a team best eight goals.
Patrik Laine and Andrew Copp each reached a 100 milestone on Thursday...Laine reached 100 career assists, while Copp reached 100 career points...Laine is the third member of the 2016 NHL Draft class to reach 100 assists and is the 40th Finnish-born player to reach the milestone in NHL history...A fourth-round selection in 2013, Copp is the only player from the 2013 NHL Draft selected after the third round to reach 100 career points.
Blake Wheeler has an assist in four consecutive games to match the season high by a member of the Jets for longest assist streak this season...After having 12 points (5G, 7A) in his first 23 games this season, Wheeler has 28 points (9G, 19A) in his past 22 games.