Winnipeg Jets Press Release
Winnipeg, MB - As a steward of the game of hockey, the National Hockey League is celebrating Green Month in March. As part of the NHL's Green initiative, the Winnipeg Jets will host Go Green Night at Bell MTS Place (BMP), Sunday, March 25 when the team welcomes Nashville. Game time is 6 p.m. CDT.
Go Green Night promotes the responsibility of True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE) and the league in protecting our planet. Through its sustainability program, the NHL aims to ensure that the sport of hockey thrives for future generations. Winnipeg Jets forward Shawn Matthias will serve as the team's Go Green spokesman for this initiative.
WINNIPEG - There's just something about Patrik Laine and the Dallas Stars.
The 19-year-old continued his great play against the Winnipeg Jets' Central Division rival, scoring twice (his 42nd and 43rd of the season) to help the Jets to a 4-2 win over the Stars on Sunday night.
Laine now has 14 goals and 18 points against the Stars in nine career meetings.
"I think I'm just pretty lucky against Dallas," said Laine. "I don't know why. It's too bad we're not playing against Dallas any more this season. There's a chance we might meet in the playoffs, so why not."
Be sure to catch the JetsTV Live Pre-Game Show with Jamie Thomas, Mitchell Clinton & more beginning at 6:00pm CT right here on WinnipegJets.com and the Jets mobile app, as well as YouTube and Facebook Live.
WINNIPEG - Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry return to the line-up tonight as the Winnipeg Jets (42-19-10) take on the Dallas Stars (38-26-8) in the second game of a six-game home stand.
Scheifele has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury, while Lowry has been out for the past 19 games with an upper-body ailment of his own.
The two bring even more depth to the centre position, which had been tested heavily due to injuries throughout the line-up.
"You add in (Matt Hendricks) and (Andrew Copp), there are a lot of capable centre men. Especially with the addition of (Paul) Stastny, we really have a real dangerous line up one through four. That really bodes well for us moving forward," said Lowry. "It allows any of our lines to play against any team's lines, and be successful. You're going to need that depth and the scoring through four lines in the playoffs, and I think we have that."
WINNIPEG - Much like the weather in Winnipeg, the Jets' injury situation continues to improve by the day.
On Saturday morning at Bell MTS Iceplex, Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry took part of a full contact practice and came out of it feeling positive about their chances to play against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Scheifele has missed five games with an upper-body ailment after colliding with teammate Blake Wheeler in a road game against the New York Rangers back on Mar. 6.
"It's definitely a possibility," said Scheifele when asked if he could play Sunday. "I feel good. It's good to finally get a practice in with the guys, so it's a good step forward, for sure."
WINNIPEG - Another long-term injury has hit the Winnipeg Jets roster.
Dmitry Kulikov will have surgery on his back, and will be re-evaluated after eight weeks.
Head coach Paul Maurice said it is a reoccurrence of the injury that limited him to 47 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season.
"We waited for the inflammation to go down, there were a couple of different ways to do it," said Maurice. "But everybody agreed in the end, I don't know if it's the fastest, but certainly the best for the player long-term is to get it done and get it fixed."