Following Tuesday's trade to the Winnipeg Jets, Dylan DeMelo waited in Ottawa for his new teammates to arrive. The 24-year-old is a right shot defenceman which will help the Jets even things out on the backend as they only had Tucker Poolman and Neil Pionk in that department. The DeMelo deal has been well received by the head coach and his new teammates, including Blake Wheeler.
"We've got a collection of guys who are really capable back there to get the job done," said Wheeler on Tuesday night.
"They've done a heck of a job so far this year and he's going to add to that mix and just make us more formidable."
It was a blur, but when the dust settled after Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kings, the reunited line of Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers and Mark Scheifele torched Los Angeles for 8 points in a span of 19:58. Paul Maurice reunited the trio with about six minutes left in the second period and it was like they had been playing together all season. No one is happier about this news than Scheifele who ended up with two assists.
"It was awesome. Obviously you guys know I love playing with Blake," said Schefiele.
"It was great to see some productivity and it end up on the scoresheet."
CLASS OF 2015 PART 2
It will be interesting to see if the 'Class of 2015' line of Jansen Harkins, Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton can keep the good times rolling for a third consecutive game. The line was responsible for two goals on Sunday against Chicago and then added two more on Tuesday against Los Angeles.
"They made some really good plays but fast, they're not fooling around through the neutral zone," said Maurice Tuesday night.
"They're not trying to weave any magic there. They're very effective."
BACK TO LAURENT
Laurent Brossoit kicked off the Jets' six-game home stand with a 25-save performance in a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators back on February 8th, giving him his first win since December 10th. Brossoit gets the start on the first game of a four-game road trip against the Senators and looks for his first set of back-to-back wins since November.
The Arizona Coyotes lost last night and will play again this evening in St. Louis while the Calgary Flames are idle. Should the Jets win tonight, they will be in a playoff spot and if the Coyotes drop their game at Enterprise Center, Winnipeg would own the first wildcard spot in the West.