WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets will not hold a morning skate prior to this afternoon's game against the Dallas Stars.
Head coach Paul Maurice said after Saturday's practice that Connor Hellebuyck will get the start in goal. The Jets plan to use the same line-up they used to beat the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Bell MTS Place by a score of 4-1.
-- Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com
The Winnipeg Jets continue a four-game homestand this afternoon against the Dallas Stars…The Jets are 1-0-1 during the homestand after beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Friday night…Winnipeg finishes the homestand Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Nov. 8 vs. VAN - 4-1 W
Jets Scorers: Roslovic (3), Scheifele (6), Connor (6), Lowry (1)
Canucks Scorers: Miller (8)
Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (32 sv, 1 ga)
Canucks Goaltender: Demko (31 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-3
Jets PK: 2-for-2
Recap: After trailing 1-0 in the second period, the Jets scored four unanswered goals to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Friday night…Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist to lead the Jets, while Mark Scheifele tallied the game-winning goal in the second period…Patrik Laine led the Jets with five shots…Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves, including 13 in the first period.
Three Stars: 1. Hellebuyck 2. Connor 3. Roslovic
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The Jets have points in four consecutive games (3-0-1) and five of their past six games (4-1-1)…It's their best run since winning four of five games from Oct. 4-12 earlier this season…The Jets have points in three consecutive games in which they are the home team for the first time this season.
Tomorrow marks Winnipeg's third game of the season against a Central Division foe…The Jets are 2-0-0 against divisional opponents this season after wins against the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks in October…Winnipeg plays four of their next six games against Central Division opponents, including a return match against the Stars in Dallas on Nov. 21…The Jets are 7-3-0 against the Western Conference this season, including three consecutive wins.
The Jets are a perfect five-for-five on the penalty kill during the homestand…Winnipeg is also 10-for-11 (90.9%) on the penalty kill in their past five games…The Jets have risen to 72.2% on the penalty kill for the season after starting the campaign 56.2% on the penalty kill in their first nine games.
Home Becoming Sweet Again
After starting the season 1-3-0 at home, the Jets are 3-1-1 in their past five games in which they are the home team…Friday's 4-1 victory against Vancouver marked just the second time this season that the Jets have scored more than three goals in a game on home ice…During the past four seasons, Winnipeg is 61-23-7 on home ice, which is third in the NHL.
Winning When Trailing
The Jets won for the sixth time this season on Friday when trailing first…Winnipeg's six wins when trailing first are tied for the NHL lead…Three of the Jets past four victories have come when their opposition scores first.
Tomorrow is Winnipeg's first afternoon game of the season…The Jets play 14 afternoon games this season, including three in November…Winnipeg has six afternoon games at home and eight on the road…Last season, the Jets were 4-3-0 in afternoon games.
The Jets remain the least penalized team in the NHL this season with an average of 4.6 penalty minutes per game…Winnipeg has taken just 34 minor penalties in 17 games this season, which is less than half the 77 minor penalties the NHL-leading Calgary Flames have taken…The Jets have taken two penalties or less in 12 of their 17 games this season…Dmitry Kulikov (12) is the only Jets player with double-digit penalty minutes.
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has stopped 92% or more of the shots he has faced in eight of his past nine starts…He has a .966 save percentage in his past three starts, stopping 114 of 118 shots…He has allowed two goals or less in four of his past five starts…Hellebuyck is tied for fourth in the NHL with a .933 save percentage…His 405 saves are second in the league.
Heating Up in November
Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist on Friday to boost his November totals to an NHL-leading seven points and five assists in four games…Three of his four games this month have been multi-point efforts…During his career, Connor has been the most productive in November with 32 points (11G, 21A) in 41 games…He had 13 points (4G, 9A) in 12 games last November.
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 (2) - Dahlstrom, Sbisa