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NHL Preview: Edmonton Oilers(34-21-8) at Winnipeg Jets (35-25-2)

EDMONTON OILERS NOTES:

ALL-TIME RECORDS vs. WINNIPEG GP RECORD HOME (18) AWAY (18) GF GA
OILERS ALL-TIME vs. WINNIPEG 36 19-11-0-6 9-8-0-1 10-3-0-5 113 103
OILERS vs. WINNIPEG – 2022-23 2 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 7 5

QUICK FACTS
Saturday’s game will mark Edmonton’s third and final game against the Winnipeg this season and the lone game in Winnipeg. This game marks the second in a home and home, back-to-back matchup.

These teams met last night in Edmonton, with the Oilers winning 6-3. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 50 career points against Winnipeg and Mattias Ekholm has played a team high 36 career games against Winnipeg.

NEED FOR SPEED
With two goals in 40 seconds in the second period on Mar. 3 vs. WPG, Kailer Yamamoto recorded the fastest two goals by an Oilers since Taylor Hall scored twice in 8 seconds on Oct. 17, 2013.

POWER PLAY PROWESS
The Oilers have the top three power play point getters in the NHL, with McDavid (57), Draisaitl (x) and Nugent-Hopkins (x) ranking first, second and third respectively. Connor McDavid collected his 57th power play point of the season on Mar. 3 vs. WPG, tying him with Wayne Gretzky (1981-82) for the Oilers single season record. Leon Draisaitl scored his 24th power play goal of the season on Mar. 3 vs. WPG to equal his own franchise record for most PPG’s in one season, a mark he set in 2021-22. Only two active players have scored more than 24 PPG’s in a single season – Chris Kreider (26 in ’21-22 w/NYR) and Alex Ovechkin (25 in ’14-15 w/WSH).

GOALS BY PERIOD
The Oilers rank 1st in the NHL in goals for in the second period with 99. They also rank 2nd in the NHL in first period goals with 66 goals.

LAST 10 GAMES vs. WINNIPEG
Record: 4-3-3
GF: 26 GA: 28
2022-23 3/3/23 @ EDM 6-3 W
2022-23 12/31/22 @ EDM 2-1 L
2021-22 2/19/22 @ WPG 4-2 W
2021-22 11/18/21 @ EDM 2-1 W (SO)
2021-22 11/16/21 @ WPG 5-2 L
*2020-21 5/24/21 @ WPG 4-3 L (3OT)
*2020-21 5/23/21 @ WPG 5-4 L (OT)
*2020-21 5/21/21 @ EDM 1-0 L (OT)
*2020-21 5/19/21 @ EDM 4-1 L
2020-21 4/28/21 @ WPG 3-1 W
*Notes it was a playoff game

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Feb. 27 F Devin Shore loaned to Bakersfield
Feb. 28 F Devin Shore recalled from Bakersfield
F Jesse Puljujarvi was traded to Carolina
D Mattias Ekholm was acquired from Nashville, in exchange for Tyson Barrie

OILERS IN MARCH
Overall – 584 GP, 285-220-39-40 – 649 PTS
2022-23 – 2 GP, 2-0-0 – 4 PTS
2021-22 – 15 GP, 9-4-2 – 18 PTS

WINNIPEG JETS NOTES:

Scene Setter
The Winnipeg Jets return to Canada Life Centre on Saturday to host the Edmonton Oilers in the back half of their weekend home-and-home set… The Jets lost 6-3 to the Oilers in the first game on Friday in Edmonton… After this weekend’s games, the Jets host the San Jose Sharks on Monday and Minnesota Wild on Wednesday as part of a three-game homestand.

Tale of the Tape
WPG Stat EDM
62 GP 63
35 W 34
25 L 21
1 OT 8
71 PTS 76
190 GF 243
171 GA 209
21.4% PP 31.4%
84.2% PK 75.3%

Next Five Games
Date Opp TV Radio
Mar. 4 EDM SN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 6 SJS SN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 8 MIN SN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 11 At FLA SN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 12 At TBL TSN CJOB/Power 97

Recent Five Games
Date Opp SC Res Streak
Feb. 22 At NYI 2-1 L 1L
Feb. 24 COL 5-1 L 2L
Feb. 26 NYI 4-0 L 3L
Feb. 28 LAK 6-5 SOL 4L
Mar. 3 At EDM 6-3 L 5L

Broadcast Information
TV: Sportsnet
Play-By-Play: Harnarayan Singh
Analyst: Louie DeBrusk
Rinkside: Sean Reynolds
Radio: 680 CJOB/Power 97
Play-By-Play: Paul Edmonds
Analyst: Jamie Thomas
Host: Kelly Moore

Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, March 4
Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5
Day Off – No Media Availability
Monday, March 6
Morning Skate 10:30 a.m.
Jets vs. San Jose Sharks 7:00 p.m.
All Times Local

Last Game
Edmonton Oilers 6
Winnipeg Jets 3
Jets Scorers: Jonsson-Fjällby (5), Scheifele (35), Dillon (2)
Oilers Scorers: Draisaitl (37, 38), Nugent-Hopkins (29, 30), Yamamoto (7, 8)
Jets Goaltenders: Connor Hellebuyck (20 sv, 4 ga), David Rittich (7 sv, 2 ga)
Oilers Goaltender: Stuart Skinner (24 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-3
Jets PK: 7-for-9
Recap: The Jets scored three times in the third period, but lost 6-3 to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Axel Jonsson-Fjällby had a goal and an assist to lead the Jets, while Saku Mäenalanen tallied two assists. Mark Scheifele scored his team leading 35th goal of the season, while Brenden Dillon scored his second.

Winless
The Jets are winless in their past five games, which is the longest winless streak of the season… Winnipeg had two winless streaks of five games or longer last season… The Jets have allowed six goals against in consecutive games for the ninth time in franchise history,

Back-2-Back
The Jets are playing their 10th of 13 back-to-back sets on their schedule this season, having gone 12-7-0 so far… Winnipeg’s .632 points percentage in back-to-back games this season is 10th in the NHL.. The Jets were 7-4-2 in the first game of a back-to-back last season and 5-5-2 in the second game for an overall record of 11-9-4.

Home Comforts
The Jets are 20-11-0 at Canada Life Centre this season, which is sixth in the NHL and second in the Western Conference… Winnipeg is winless in three consecutive home games for the first time this season… Kyle Connor (15G, 23A) leads the team with 38 points in 31 home games… Mark Scheifele’s 18 goals at home leads the team and has him six 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 16-9-0 with a 2.25 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts… Winnipeg is 249-160-36 all-time at Canada Life Centre and have posted a .500 record or better at home in six consecutive seasons.

PK Prowess
Winnipeg is second in the NHL with a penalty kill successful 84.2% of the time… Winnipeg is 24-for-27 (88.9%) on the penalty kill in their past seven games… Winnipeg had to kill of a season high nine power plays on Friday in Edmonton… It was the first time since Oct. 11/18 at NSH that Winnipeg’s opponent had nine power plays in a game… 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.

Productive Thirds
The Jets’ three goals in the third period on Friday gives them 67 third period goals, which is their most productive period this season…Winnipeg holds a plus-nine goal differential in the third period, which is eighth in the NHL.

Jets vs. EDM Records
Overall Record
GP W L OT
48 21 24 3

Home Record
GP W L OT
23 10 12 1

Away Record
GP W L OT
25 11 12 2

Jets vs. EDM Notes
Season Series
This is the third of three games between the Oilers and Jets this season… Winnipeg won the first meeting on Dec. 31 with a 2-1 score, while the Oilers won 6-3 on Friday to even the season series.

Recent History
The Jets are 2-8-1 in their past 11 games against the Oilers, but 2-2-1 in the past five games… Winnipeg has scored on the power play in three consecutive games against the Oilers (3-for-12) and are 16-for-19 (84.2%) on the penalty kill as well.

In Winnipeg
The Jets are 5-5-1 in their past 11 games against the Oilers at Canada Life Centre… The past six games have been decided by two goals or more after the two teams played five consecutive one-goal games in Winnipeg.

Player Notes
Mark Scheifele has 22 points (11G, 11A) in 34 games against the Oilers, including six power play goals… Scheifele had a five-game point streak against the Oilers from Mar. 11/20-Feb. 17/21… Axel Jonsson-Fjällby’s two-point game on Friday gives him four points (2G, 2A) in four games against the Oilers.

Jets vs. EDM Past 10 Games
Date Opp Res G GA S PPO PPG PIM SA PPOA PPGA PIMA
03/18/2021 @Edm L 1 2 25 1 0 2 21 1 0 2
03/20/2021 @Edm L 2 4 31 3 1 16 37 3 0 6
04/17/2021 Edm L 0 3 26 3 0 12 25 6 2 6
04/26/2021 Edm L 1 6 37 2 1 2 30 1 0 4
04/28/2021 Edm L 1 3 30 1 0 6 27 3 2 2
11/16/2021 Edm W 5 2 35 4 1 8 34 4 2 8
11/18/2021 @Edm SOL 1 2 47 5 0 11 32 2 0 17
02/19/2022 Edm L 2 4 24 6 1 12 40 5 1 14
12/31/2022 @Edm W 2 1 17 3 1 10 32 5 0 6
03/03/2023 @Edm L 3 6 28 3 1 20 33 9 2 8

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