After being on the road for 4 games in Western Canada, the Winnipeg Jets are back at Bell MTS Place. The Jets will host the Montreal Canadiens for 2 games to open up a 4-game homestand in which the last 2 games will be against the Vancouver Canucks. Going 0-3-1 versus the Montreal Canadiens in their past 4 contests at BellMTS Place, the Jets did manage to earn a victory against the Habs at the Bell Centre last year.
Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele tied his career-high point streak of 10 games (7G, 9A) this past Sunday versus the Canucks in Vancouver, making him a player to watch when Montreal rolls in with all the music behind them. Scheifele, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blake Wheeler, earned 3 points each in their most recent win. Scheifele and Nikolai Ehlers are among the league’s top 10 in goals, both being tied for 5th place with 10 goals each.
Neal Pionk sits tied for 6th place league-wide amongst D-men with 15 points. His 12 assists and 3 goals continue to be a huge factor for this Winnipeg Jets team, and Pionk is on a 4-game point streak with 2 goals and 3 assists.
Kyle Connor will look to continue with his aggressive shooting. He has managed to get off a career-high 7 shots in 2 of the previous 3 games.
Connor Hellebuyck’s home-ice production is impressive this year so far, the netminder holding a record of 5-2-1 in the ‘peg. During his past 3 starts at home, he has allowed 2 goals or less. His save % in those 3 starts is .958. With numbers like that, a Vezina Trophy repeat could be in the works.
Mathieu Perreault will look to earn his 200th career assist during this Jets homestand. Perreault is just 2 assists shy of reaching the milestone.
Mark Scheifele is one power-play goal away from passing Slava Kozlov for 4th place in franchise history.
GO JETS GO!