Beginning tonight (February 15, 2021), the Winnipeg Jets will commence a 4 game road trip. Tonight’s game is the first of 2 against the Edmonton Oilers before the team will head to Vancouver to visit the Canucks.
This will be an ultimate test for the Jets to earn victories away from home. Out of their next 22 games, 16 will be on the road. This comes after playing 10 out of 14 games at Bell MTS Place. Only playing 4 games away from home ice thus far, the Jets are 2-1-1 on the road. Both of their road victories came against the struggling Ottawa Senators. Monday night games for Winnipeg has seen the Jets come out on the losing side, hopefully, they can improve on their 0-1-1 record. Since their return to Winnipeg, the Jets are 7-4-0 against the Oilers in Edmonton, and in their past 4 meetings, Winnipeg is 3-1-0.
Both of these teams seem to get a lot of shots off when playing. During their past 11 meetings, the winning team managed to score 4 or more goals in 9 of those contests.
On a 6-game point streak that includes 3 goals and 5 assists, Mark Scheifele will look to continue his MVP calibre play. Nikolaj Ehlers is tied for 4th place in the league for scoring with 9 goals, and versus the Edmonton Oilers he is riding a 3-game point streak, with 2 goals and 4 assists. Connor Hellebuyck holds his own against the Oilers. The netminder holds a solid 8-1-1 record versus the Oilers with a GAA of 2.58 and a .913 save percentage in his past 10 starts against Edmonton.
Winnipeg has avoided losing consecutive games in regulation time so far this season. With a 3-0-1 record in games after a loss in regulation, the Jets have not lost 2 games in a row since the 22nd and 23rd of February 2020.
Mason Appleton can reach 100 NHL games played on this road trip if he is to be on the roster for all the next 4 contests.
Trevor Lewis is 5 assists away from 100 for his young career.
Mathieu Perreault hopes to reach 200 assists, as he is at 198 currently.
Head Coach Paul Maurice is one victory shy of passing Lindy Ruff’s 740 for 6th place for most head coach victories in the history of the National Hockey League.
GO JETS GO!