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Jets vs Canucks Preview (Mar 1 & 2, 2021)

Continuing a 4 game homestand, the Winnipeg Jets will play another 2-game series versus the Vancouver Canucks starting tonight. The Jets will be tested on the road in the coming weeks, as they will play 12 out of 17 games away from Bell MTS Place during the month of March. It will be a very busy month for this Jets team.

Winnipeg is riding a season-high 4-game winning streak, 2 of their victories were earned in overtime. While playing on their home rink, the Jets are 8-3-1 and are victorious in 5 out of their past 6 games at home in Winnipeg.

Nikolaj Ehlers’ goal and assist from Saturday nights matchup versus the Montreal Canadiens propelled the former Halifax Moosehead to tie Mark Scheifele for the team lead with 11 goals. On a 3-game point streak with 1 goal and 3 assists, Ehlers will look to continue his streak.

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Kyle Connor is the only other Jet that has broken double-digits in goals, currently with 10. 

With a save percentage of .951 during his home games this year, Connor Hellebuyck will look to add victories to his 7-2-1 home record. The Vezina Trophy recipient has allowed 2 goals or less during his 5 past home starts.

Milestone Watch

Adam Lowry is 2 games away from passing Andrew Ladd’s 429 games in Jets franchise history for 10th place all-time.

Mathieu Perreault is 1 assist away from earning himself his 200th during his NHL career.

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Mark Scheifele, who is just 1 power-play goal away from passing Slava Kozlov, whose 51 power-play goals are good enough for 4th all-time for the Franchise.

Captain Blake Wheeler can reach 200 power-play points as a Winnipeg Jet. With 198 and counting, these 2 games versus the Vancouver Canucks give him the ability to reach the milestone before the week is out. Also, Wheeler is just 1 game-winning goal away from passing Bryan Little’s 32 for 2nd place in the organization.

Projected Lineup

GO JETS GO!

Keith McKnight

Keith is an avid sports lover with passions in hockey, basketball, and more.

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