The Jets defeat their former head coach and his Panthers club 5-2 to improve to 16-7-1 and move into 1st in the Central.
For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats click here to see the results from the game via Natural Stat Trick.
Connor Hellebucyk played in his 400th NHL game. The 5th rounder of Winnipeg from 2012 also has 88 AHL games under his belt with the Ice Caps & Moose. He is the franchise leader: Wins (213) Shots Against (12233) Saves (11210) Save % (.916) Shutouts (31).
Since Hellebuyck came into the league in 2015-16 no NHL goalie has played more games, faced more shots, made more saves or picked up as many shutouts for their team.
Kyle Connor tied fellow Michigan alum Jacob Trouba on the all-time games played list for Winnipeg playing in game 408 this evening. That moves him into a tie for 10th on the list.
Paul Maurice and Jamie Kompon were given a warm welcome back to Winnipeg.
Give Josh Morrissey 22 assists in 24 games for the Winnipeg Jets. He is just four assists off his career high (which he got in 65 games in 2019-20). He is on pace for 75 this season.
Goals are nice but the Winnipeg starting a “Brady’s better” chant here at Canada Life showed that Winnipeggers have chosen which Tkachuk brother they prefer after Matthew speared Brenden Dillon.
Adam Lowry is quietly on pace for his most productive season as a pro.
If he can maintain this pace:
His career highs are:
15 goals (16-17)
14 assists (16-17 & 20-21)
29 points (16-17)
Mark Scheifele‘s career high for goals was 38 which he accomplished in 82 games back in 2018-2019. He’s on pace for 50+ this season.
Last season the Jets picked up their 16th win of the year in game 32. This season they did it in game 24.
Multi Point Game:
Pierre-Luc Dubois 3A
Kyle Connor 2G 1A
Mark Scheifele 2G
Illegal Curve Post-Game Show:
The Jets are scheduled to practice tomorrow before they head out on the road. Start your day with the Morning Papers which will go live at 7 am tomorrow on illegalcurve.com and then check back for the Practice Report.