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NHL Preview: Boston Bruins (50-11-5) at Winnipeg Jets (38-27-3)



  • The Bruins visit the Jets tonight in the 2nd and final game between these teams this season and the Bruins’ lone game at Canada Life Centre.
  • They are 50-11-5 overall this season and they are 23-8-2 on the road … The Bruins are 22-4-2 vs Western Conference opponents.
  • This is the 12th 50-win season in Bruins history … It is their second straight 50-win campaign and the most since 4 straight from 1970-71—1973-74 … The total at the 64-game mark were the fastest 50 wins in NHL history.
  • The Bruins play game 3 tonight in Winnipeg of a 5-game road trip (0-2-0), continuing the trip in Minnesota on 3/18 and Buffalo on 3/19.


  • The Bruins are 1-3-0 in their last 4 games, with a 3-2 loss vs. Edmonton on 3/9, a 3-2 win vs. Detroit on 3/11, 5-3 loss in Detroit on 3/12 and 6-3 setback in Chicago … That followed a 10-game win from 2/14-3/4 which was tied for the 5th-longest win streak in team history.
  • The Bruins had their 7-game road win streak snapped with their last 2 losses and are 16-4-2 in their last 22 road games, also including a 9-0-1 road point streak from 12/11-1/24.
  • The Bruins are 8-2-0 in their last 10 home games.
  • Boston 3 vs Detroit 2 … The Bruins came back from a 2-0 deficit with 3 straight goals by Hampus Lindholm, Patrice Bergeron (PP) and Garnet Hathaway (GW and 1st as a Bruin) … Linus Ullmark won his 8th straight win in net … SOG: Bos 38, Det 31 … PP: 1/4 … PK: 1/2
  • Boston 3 at Detroit 5 … The Bruins fell into a 4-0 deficit and Matt Grzelcyk (1-1=2 totals), Jake DeBrusk, and David Pastrnak (1-1=2 totals) attempted the comeback before falling short … Pavel Zacha had 2A … Jeremy Swayman had the loss in net … SOG: Bos 33, Det 26 … PP: 0/3 … PK: 2/3
  • Boston 3 at Chicago 6 … The Bruins suffered consecutive regulation losses for the 1st time this season … Hampus Lindholm (1-1=2 totals), Trent Frederic and Pavel Zacha gave Boston a 3-2 lead, but fell to 4 unanswered … Linus Ullmark had his 8-game win streak halted … SOG: Bos 42, Chi 29 … PP: 0/2 … PK: 0/3

INJURIES (Total man-games lost in 2022-23: 92)

  • Taylor Hall: Lower body (LTIR)
  • Nick Foligno: Lower body (IR)


  • The Bruins and Jets are meeting for the 69th time in their histories with the Bruins having a 41-18-2-7 record and 217-91 scoring advantage in those games.
  • The Bruins are 17-13-0-9 lifetime in Winnipeg with a 97-95 scoring edge in those 34 contests.
  • The Bruins have won their last 5 games vs. the Jets at 6-0-1, including a 3-2 win in Boston on 12/22 in the 1st game this season.


  • The Bruins currently have 25 players on their roster (1 IR, 1 LTIR) … 12 were drafted by the team, 7 were acquired in trade and 6 were signed as free agents.
  • The Bruins play 16 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 8-2-1 record in afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play 14 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 8-0-2 in the 1st game of those sets and are 7-3-0 in the 2nd games so far.
  • The Bruins are playing game 7 of their 15-game March schedule tonight (9 hm/6 rd, 3-3-0) … They will play 7 in April (3 hm/4 rd) … They went 8-1-0 in October, 11- 2-0 in November, 9-1-4 in December, 10-3-1 in January and 9-1-0 in February.

Mar. 11: Jakub Lauko recalled from Providence/AHL on an emergency basis and returned to Providence/AHL.
Mar. 13: Jakub Lauko recalled from Providence/AHL on an emergency basis.


Scene Setter
The Winnipeg Jets make a pitstop at home to host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Winnipeg lost 5-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night to end a three-game road trip, which included wins against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. After Thursday’s game, the Jets play back-to-back in Nashville and St. Louis on Saturday afternoon and Sunday night.

Tale of the Tape
68 GP 66
38 W 50
26 L 11
2 OT 5
79 PTS 105
212 GF 248
194 GA 148
21.5% PP 22.5%
82.9% PK 85.3%

Next Five Games
Date Opp TV Radio
Mar. 16 BOS TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 18 At NSH SN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 19 At STL TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 21 ARI TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 23 At ANA TSN CJOB/Power 97

Recent Five Games
Date Opp SC Res Streak
Mar. 6 SJS 3-2 OTL 1L
Mar. 8 MIN 4-2 L 2L
Mar. 11 At FLA 5-4 OTW 1W
Mar. 12 At TBL 3-2 W 2W
Mar. 14 At CAR 5-3 L 1L

Broadcast Information
Play-By-Play: Dan Robertson
Analyst: Kevin Sawyer
Rinkside: John Lu
Radio: 680 CJOB/Power 97
Play-By-Play: Paul Edmonds
Analyst: Jamie Thomas
Host: Kelly Moore

Upcoming Schedule
Thursday, March 16
Morning Skate 10:30 a.m.
Jets vs. Boston Bruins 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 17
Practice – Canada Life Centre 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 18
Jets at Nashville Predators 1:00 p.m.
All Times Local

Last Game
Carolina Hurricanes 5
Winnipeg Jets 3
Jets Scorers: DeMelo (4), Ehlers (7), Niederreiter (22)
Hurricanes Scorers: Slavin (6), Skjei (13), Kotkaniemi (13, 14), Drury (1)
Jets Goaltender: David Rittich (20 sv, 4 ga)
Hurricanes Goaltender: Frederik Andersen (21 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-1
Jets PK: 2-for-2
Recap: The Jets scored twice in the third period to make it a one-goal game twice, but lost 5-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Dylan DeMelo scored in the second period for the Jets to tie the game, while Nikolaj Ehlers and Nino Niederreiter had third period tallies. Nate Schmidt led the team with four shots, while Neal Pionk had a team best three hits and three blocked shots.

Home Pitstop
Thursday’s game is the first of two games Winnipeg has at home in a stretch of 10 games… Their other home game is Mar. 21 vs. Arizona… The Jets have played 34 games at home this season, which is one off the league lead, while playing 34 on the road as well, three off the league lead… Winnipeg’s 68 games played this season is one behind the New York Islanders for the most in the NHL.

Backend Production
Jets defencemen have combined for 164 points (41G, 123A) this season, which is fourth in the NHL… A defenceman has been in on 16 of Winnipeg’s past 23 goals… Josh Morrissey (67), Neal Pionk (26), Dylan DeMelo (21), and Brenden Dillon (20) have all reached the 20-point mark, while Nate Schmidt has 16 points… The Jets join the Arizona Coyotes, Washington Capitals, and Carolina Hurricanes as the only teams in the NHL this year to have four defencemen hit the 20-point mark.

Beasts from the East
The Jets are 13-16-0 against the Eastern Conference this season… Winnipeg hasn’t posted a winning record against the East since going 18-12-2 in 2018-19… Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring against the Eastern Conference with 28 points (13G, 15A) in 29 games… Mark Scheifele has 15 goals in 29 games against the East this season… Thursday’s game ends a stretch of the Jets playing four consecutive games against an Eastern Conference opponent.

Home Comforts
The Jets are 21-11-2 at Canada Life Centre this season, which is sixth in the NHL and second in the Western Conference… Kyle Connor (15G, 26A) leads the team with 41 points in 34 home games… Mark Scheifele’s 19 goals at home leads the team and has him five goals behind his career high 24 goals he had at home during the 2018-19 season… Connor Hellebuyck has been stellar on home ice this season, going 17-9-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and three shutouts… Winnipeg is 250-160-38 all-time at Canada Life Centre and have posted a .500 record or better at home in six consecutive seasons.

PK Prowess
Winnipeg is fourth in the NHL with a penalty kill successful 82.9% of the time… Winnipeg has been perfect on the penalty kill in four of its past five games… The last time the Jets had a penalty kill better than 82% was in 2013-14 when they finished the season at 83.2%… The franchise record for penalty kill percentage in a season is 85.2%, which occurred in Atlanta during the 2003-04 season.

Jets vs. BOS Records
Overall Record
68 25 34 9

Home Record
34 17 16 1

Away Record
34 8 18 8

Jets vs. BOS Notes
Season Series
The Jets and Bruins square off at Canada Life Centre in their second meeting of the season… Winnipeg lost 3-2 in Boston on Dec. 22.

Recent History
The Jets have lost five consecutive games to the Bruins after going 3-0-1 in the previous four contests. Four of the five losses have come by one goal, while Winnipeg has been limited to two goals or less in the past four games… Three of the Jets past six wins against the Bruins have come in a shootout… Since going 2-for-2 on the power play on Jan. 9/20, the Jets are 0-for-17 with the extra man in the four games against the Bruins since.

In Winnipeg
Winnipeg is 7-5-0 all-time against the Bruins at Canada Life Centre, but have lost the past two games. Ten of the 12 games between the Jets and Bruins in Winnipeg have been decided by two goals or less.

Player Notes
Blake Wheeler has 17 points (7G, 10A) in 24 games against the Bruins, the team with which he started his NHL career… Mark Scheifele has notched 13 points (4G, 9A) in 17 games during his career against the Bruins… Karson Kuhlman has only played his former team once, registering an assist.

Jets vs. BOS Past 10 Games
11/19/2016 @Bos L 1 4 12 4 0 10 38 4 1 10
12/21/2017 @Bos SOL 1 2 38 3 0 6 33 3 0 6
03/27/2018 Bos SOW 5 4 32 1 0 11 32 5 3 2
01/29/2019 @Bos SOW 4 3 27 2 1 16 39 3 1 14
03/14/2019 Bos W 4 3 24 2 1 2 39 1 0 4
01/09/2020 @Bos L 4 5 21 2 2 8 36 4 1 4
01/31/2020 Bos L 1 2 38 6 0 35 25 4 2 39
01/22/2022 @Bos L 2 3 24 4 0 14 32 2 1 18
03/18/2022 Bos L 2 4 29 5 0 28 45 4 1 10
12/22/2022 @Bos L 2 3 27 2 0 8 39 4 1 4

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