Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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NHL Preview: Winnipeg Jets (36-26-3) at Florida Panthers (33-27-6)


Scene Setter
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game, four-day road trip on Saturday when they visit the Florida Panthers. Winnipeg is coming off a 1-1-1 three-game homestand, which ended with a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. The Jets play their second game in as many nights on Sunday when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning before end the trip on Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes

Tale of the Tape
65 GP 65
36 W 32
26 L 27
2 OT 6
75 PTS 70
201 GF 221
183 GA 218
20.7% PP 21.2%
83.6% PK 74.2%

Next Five Games
Date Opp TV Radio
Mar. 11 At FLA SN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 12 At TBL TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 14 At CAR TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 16 BOS TSN CJOB/Power 97
Mar. 18 At NSH SN CJOB/Power 97

Recent Five Games
Date Opp SC Res Streak
Feb. 28 LAK 6-5 SOL 4L
Mar. 3 At EDM 6-3 L 5L
Mar. 4 EDM 7-5 W 1W
Mar. 6 SJS 3-2 OTL 1L
Mar. 8 MIN 4-2 L 2L

Broadcast Information
TV: Sportsnet
Play-By-Play: Mike Luck
Analyst: Jamal Mayers
Rinkside: Sean Reynolds
Radio: 680 CJOB/Power 97
Play-By-Play: Paul Edmonds
Analyst: Jamie Thomas
Host: Kelly Moore

Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, March 11
Morning Skate 11:30 a.m.
Jets vs. Florida Panthers 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 12
Jets at Tampa Bay Lighting 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 13
Practice – Carolina 12:00 p.m.
All Times Local

Last Game
Minnesota Wild 4
Winnipeg Jets 2
Jets Scorers: Stanley (1), Niederreiter (20)
Wild Scorers: Foligno (6), Gaudreau (12), Hartman (10), Shaw (5)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (19 sv, 3 ga)
Wild Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (46 sv, 2 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-1
Jets PK: 3-for-3
Recap: Logan Stanley scored his first goal of the season and Nino Niederreiter notched his 20th of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. Adam Lowry and Kyle Connor paced the Jets with six shots as the team fired a season high 48 shots on the opposing team’s net. Lowry also won 8-of-11 faceoffs.

The Jets are playing their 11th of 13 back-to-back sets on their schedule this season, having gone 13-7-0 so far… Winnipeg’s .650 points percentage in back-to-back games this season is eighth 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.

Beasts from the East
The Jets are 11-15-0 against the Eastern Conference this season… Despite the below .500 record, the Jets are 85.5% on the penalty kill 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 25 points (13G, 12A) in 26 games… Mark Scheifele has 13 goals in 26 games against the East this season… The Jets play their next four games against an Eastern Conference opponent.

Road Record
The Jets are 15-15-1 on the road this season… Winnipeg is 6-11-0 in their past 17 road games after starting the season 9-4-1 away from
home… Kyle Connor (12G, 17A) leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 29 points in 31 games… Mark Scheifele has a team leading 17 goals,
which is tied for 10th in the NHL… Nikolaj Ehlers has 13 points (4G, 9A) in 14 road games this season and has a point in nine of the 14 games.

PK Prowess
Winnipeg is third in the NHL with a penalty kill successful 83.6% of the time… Winnipeg is 3-for-3 in their past two 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. FLA Records
Overall Record
95 51 31 13

Home Record
47 27 12 8

Away Record
48 24 19 5

Jets vs. FLA Notes
Season Series
This is the second of two meetings between the Jets and Panthers this season… Winnipeg won the first meeting on Dec. 6 5-2.

Recent History
Winnipeg’s win in December against Florida ended a two-game losing streak to the Panthers…The Jets are 6-4-0 in the past 10 meetings… Winnipeg is 4-for-12 on the power play in their past five games against Florida and 8-for-9 on the penalty kill in the past three games.

In Flori da
The Jets have won three of their past five games in Florida… Winnipeg has scored four goals in four of the five games.

Player Notes
Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Panthers with 30 points (9G, 21A) in 41 games… Pierre-Luc Dubois has 13 points (3G, 10A) in 12 games against Florida during his career, including a pair of power play goals.

Jets vs. FLA Past 10 Games
12/15/2016 Fla SOW 4 3 32 2 0 12 44 3 3 10
01/04/2017 @Fla W 4 1 39 1 0 10 32 4 0 4
12/07/2017 @Fla L 4 6 39 7 1 10 36 4 2 16
02/18/2018 Fla W 7 2 34 2 1 8 27 4 2 4
11/01/2018 @Fla W 4 2 36 6 2 12 38 5 1 14
11/02/2018 Fla L 2 4 34 1 1 23 26 5 3 19
11/14/2019 @Fla W 4 3 30 0 0 6 37 3 1 0
01/25/2022 Fla L 3 5 35 3 1 8 32 4 0 6
12/06/2022 Fla W 5 2 31 4 2 13 41 4 1 13



  • F Patric Hornqvist | Games Missed: 41
  • F Givani Smith | Games Missed: 6
  • F Anthony Duclair | Games Missed: 1
    Total Man Games Lost Due to Injury: 201

Panthers 4, Blackhawks 3 [OT] – March 10 – FLA Live Arena
FLA Goals: Bennett (16), Reinhart (22-PPG), Luostarinen (16), Montour (12)
CHI Goals: C. Jones (3), Katchouk (3)
FLA Goalie: Bobrovsky (W) – 21 Saves
CHI Goalie: Mrazek (L [OT]) – 39 Saves
FLA Shots: 43
CHI Shots: 24
Notes: Brandon Montour (1-1-2) scored his 2nd career OT winner…Matthew Tkachuk (0-3-3) notched three assists for the 5th time this season…Tkachuk reached 84 points on the season, surpassing Sam Reinhart (82 points in 2021-22) for the most by a Panthers skater in their first season with the team…Sergei Bobrovsky earned his 102nd win with Florida, surpassing Tomas Vokoun for 3rdmost in franchise history…Reinhart scored his 10th power-play goal of the campaign, tied with Tkachuk for the team lead…FLA PP: 1-4, FLA PK: 6-6


  • March 3: F Zac Dalpe loaned to Charlotte (AHL)

ALL-TIME vs. WPG: 39-38-5-13
ALL-TIME HOME vs. WPG: 23-18-1-6
2022-23 vs. WPG: 0-1-0


  • Mathew Tkachuk has produced 17 points (7-10-17) over 22 career games vs. Winnipeg
  • Brandon Montour’s OT goal March 10 vs. CHI represented Florida’s 11th home OT win since 2021-22, trailing only MIN (13) for most among NHL teams.
  • Florida’s win against Chicago marked their 10th multi-goal comeback victory since the start of the 2021-22 season, behind only NJD and LAK (11 each) for the league lead over that span.

The Panthers play the fifth game of a season-long seven-game homestand tonight against Winnipeg. Florida owns a 3-1-0 record over their past four home contests, surrendering just seven goals against and outshooting their opponents by on average 37.5 to 25.5 since March 2. The Cats own a 10-5-0 record over their past 15 games at FLA Live Arena and have secured a win in each of their past three home games. Florida leads all NHL teams with 38.9 shots on goal per game at home and their 117 home goals rank sixth.

Florida faces off against Winnipeg for the second and final time this season. The Panthers have won two of their past three matchups against Winnipeg since Jan. 25, 2022, and since the franchise relocated from Atlanta at the start of the 2011-12 season, Florida owns an 8-3-3 record against the Jets on home ice. Panthers Head Coach Paul Maurice owns the Jets’ franchise record for both games coached (600) and wins (315), helping lead the club to an appearance in the 2017-18 Western Conference Final.

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