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NHL Preview: New Jersey Devils (7-5-1) at Winnipeg Jets (7-5-2)




Colin Miller Lower-body Oct. 20 10

Nico Hischier Upper-body Oct. 29 6

Jack Hughes Upper-body Nov. 5 3

2023-24 Total Man-Games Lost : 30


New Jersey led the NHL with 26 comeback wins last season, which set a new franchise record. The team passed the 2017-18 team’s 23 comeback wins, which was the previous franchise record in a single season. Per NHL Pr, the most comeback wins in a single season for NHL history is shared by the Panthers (29 in 2021-22) and Lightning (29 in 2018-19).


MET: 1-2-0

ATL: 3-1-0

CEN: 3-2-1

PAC: 0-0-0

EAST: 4-3-0

WEST: 3-2-1


Overall: 3-2-1

First game: 3-0-0 | home: 1-0-0 | road: 2-0-0

Second game: 0-2-1 | home: 0-1-1 | road: 0-1-0

New Jersey logged a 15-8-1 record in back-to-back games last season. The Devils were 6-5-1 in first half games played and 9-3-0 in second half games played for this matter in 2022-23. New Jersey’s next back-to-back set is scheduled for Nov. 24-25, CBJ/BUF


The Devils and Winnipeg face-off for the first of two matchups this season. Remaining matchups: Mar. 21, vs WPG, 7:00 P.M. E.T. New Jersey logged a 1-1-0 record vs Winnipeg in 2022-23.


Record: 34-24-3-8

Home: 17-11-1-6

Road: 17-13-2-2


Scene Setter

The Winnipeg Jets play the middle game of a five-game homestand on Tuesday night when they welcome the New Jersey Devils to Canada Life Centre for the lone time this season. The Jets are 1-1- 0 on the homestand so far after a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday afternoon. Winnipeg finishes the home stretch with games against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday and Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.


Since starting the season 1-3-0, the Jets are 6-2-2 in their past 10 games to sit tied for second in the NHL’s Central Division… Winnipeg has scored at least three goals in seven of the 10 games, while holding their opponent to three or less eight times… The Jets haven’t lost consecutive games in regulation since their third and fourth games of the season.

Beasts from the East

The Jets play their next two games against Eastern Conference teams… Winnipeg is 2-0-2 against the Eastern Conference this season… The Jets went 15-17-0 against the Eastern Conference last season… Winnipeg hasn’t posted a winning record against the East since going 18-12-2 in 2018-19… Kyle Connor led the Jets in scoring against the Eastern Conference last season with 31 points (15G, 16A) in 32 games… Mark Scheifele had 16 goals in 32 games against the East.

Back at Home

Winnipeg is 3-3-1 at home to start the season, but have yet to win consecutive games at home… Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring at home through seven games this season with 11 points (2G, 9A), while Kyle Connor has nine points (6G, 3A) and Cole Perfetti is averaging a point per game with seven points (2G, 4A)… The Jets went 26-13-2 at Canada Life Centre last season, which was tied for fifth in the NHL… The Jets won 26 games at Canada Life Centre in a season for just the second time (2018-19)… Winnipeg is 258-164-39 all-time at Canada Life Centre and have posted a .500 record or better at home in seven consecutive seasons… Dating back to last season, the Jets are 8-4-1 in their past 12 home games.

Finding the Power

After going four consecutive games without a power play goal, the Jets are 5-for-18 (27.8%) on the power play in their past five contests… Tuesday’s game against St. Louis marked the second time this season that Winnipeg had two power play goals in a game… Kyle Connor leads the Jets in power play points this season with six (2G, 4A).


The Jets have outshot their opponent in six consecutive games… Winnipeg is averaging 33.1 shots per game this season, which i s seventh in the NHL… The Jets have allowed 27.6 shots per game, which is fifth fewest in the league… Winnipeg’s plus-42 shot differential this season is tied for second in the NHL.

Scoring Duo

Jets scoring leaders Mark Scheifele (1G, 7A) and Kyle Connor (5G, 3A) are each on three-game point streaks, which they each extended with an assist on Saturday… Scheifele (5G, 12A) and Connor (11G, 6A) lead the Jets in scoring with 17 points in 14 games… Scheifele has a point in 11 of the 14 games this season, while Connor has a point in nine of the 14 contests… In the Jets 2.0 era, the duo are second and third in franchise scoring behind Blake Wheeler… Scheifele has 662 points (277G, 385A) in 737 games, while Connor has 441 points (220G, 221A) in 480 games… Connor was selected as the NHL’s second star of the week on Monday after posting five goals and three assists last week.

Goal Perfetti

Cole Perfetti scored for the third consecutive game on Saturday to extend his point streak to six games (3G, 6A)… It’s the longest point and goal streaks of his career… Drafted 10th overall in 2020, Perfetti ranks sixth among the 2020 NHL Draft class with an average of 0.58 points per game.

From the Point

Brenden Dillon has four goals in his first 14 games to start the season… He’s two goals away from the career high six goals he tallied during the 2012-13 season with the Dallas Stars… The last time he had five goals on a season was in 2017-18 with the San Jose Sharks… Dillon has a 23.5% shooting percentage this season, up from his career average of 3.7%.


The Jets are 1-2 in overtime and shootouts this season, including 1-1 in games decided in overtime… The Jets went 10-3 in overtime (9-2) and shootouts (1-1) last season, which led the NHL with an .769 winning percentage… Winnipeg played in just two shootouts last season, going 1- 1… It’s the fewest shootouts they’ve played in franchise history… Six of Winnipeg’s nine OT winners came in the first two minutes of the extra session… Mark Scheifele holds the franchise record with 13 OT winning goals… During the past four seasons, Winnipeg is 21-10 in games decided in overtime.

Jets vs. NJD Notes

Season Series The Jets and Devils play each other twice this season… The return meeting goes Mar. 19 in New Jersey.

Recent History

Winnipeg is 16-2-3 in their past 21 games against the Devils… Nine of the 21 games have been decided by one goal… The Jets have scored two power play goals in their past 12 games against New Jersey (2-for-26, 7.7%).

In Winnipeg

The Jets are 9-2-1 in 12 games all-time against the Devils at Canada Life Centre, including 8-4 and 6-1 wins in the past two meetings.

Player Notes

Mark Scheifele has 23 points (11G, 12A) in 16 career games against New Jersey… Nino Niederreiter has scored two of his six goals against the Devils on the power play… Nikolaj Ehlers has posted 14 points (7G, 7A) in 14 games against New Jersey… Connor Hellebuyck is 7-2-1 in 10 career starts against the Devils, while sporting a 2.27 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.

Jets vs. NJD Past 10 Games


11/18/2017 NJ W 5 2 34 0 0 4 36 2 0 0

03/08/2018 @NJ W 3 2 24 1 0 8 43 4 0 2

11/11/2018 NJ W 5 2 28 1 0 10 36 3 0 6

12/01/2018 @NJ W 4 3 38 1 0 8 39 3 1 4

10/04/2019 @NJ SOW 5 4 30 2 0 4 39 2 0 4

11/05/2019 NJ SOL 1 2 33 1 0 6 32 3 0 2

12/03/2021 NJ W 8 4 40 4 1 4 37 2 1 8

03/10/2022 @NJ W 2 1 30 2 0 6 34 3 1 4

02/19/2023 @NJ L 2 4 25 3 0 4 29 2 0 6

04/02/2023 NJ W 6 1 27 3 1 6 32 3 1 6

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