Tuesday, April 23, 2024

NHL Preview: Winnipeg Jets (38-26-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (43-14-8)


Scene Setter
The Winnipeg Jets finish what has been a perfect three-game road trip so far by facing the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Jets won consecutive games on the weekend – 5-4 in overtime against the Florida Panthers on Saturday and 3-2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday – in the first two games of the trip. After Tuesday’s game, the Jets return to Winnipeg to host the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

Tale of the Tape
67 GP 65
38 W 43
26 L 14
2 OT 8
79 PTS 94
209 GF 217
189 GA 165
21.6% PP 21.4%
82.7% PK 83.9%

Next Five Games
Date Opp TV Radio
Mar. 14 At CAR TSN CJOB/Power 97
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

Recent Five Games
Date Opp SC Res Streak
Mar. 4 EDM 7-5 W 1W
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

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

Upcoming Schedule
Tuesday, March 14
Morning Skate 11:30 a.m.
Jets at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15
Day Off – No Media Availability
Thursday, March 16
Morning Skate 10:30 a.m.
Jets vs. Boston Bruins 7:00 p.m.
All Times Local

Last Game
Winnipeg Jets 3
Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Jets Scorers: Schmidt (7), Niederreiter (21), Barron (7)
Lightning Scorers: Killorn (20), Cirelli (10)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck (33 sv, 2 ga)
Lightning Goaltender: Andrei Vasilevskiy (19 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 1-for-2
Jets PK: 3-for-3
Recap: Nino Niederreiter and Morgan Barron scored in the second period to lift the Jets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Sunday night. Nate Schmidt tied the game at 1-1 in the first period for Winnipeg. Dylan DeMelo led the Jets with three shots, while Barron paced the team with seven hits. Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves to earn his second win in as many nights.

Consecutive Ws
For the first time in a month, the Jets have won consecutive games… Winnipeg’s most recent winning streak was three games from Jan. 30-Feb.
14… The Jets went 2-7-2 in the 11 games between streaks.

Slimmest of Margins
Winnipeg’s past two wins have come by one goal… The Jets are 14-7-3 in one-goal games this season.

Backend Production
Jets defencemen have combined for 162 points (40G, 122A) this season, which is tied for second in the NHL… A defenceman has been in on 14 of Winnipeg’s 20 goals… Josh Morrissey (67), Neal Pionk (26), and Dylan DeMelo (20) have all reached the 20-point mark, while Brenden Dillon is one point away with 19 points this season and Nate Schmidt has 16 points thanks for a four-game point streak (2G, 2A)… The Arizona Coyotes, Washington Capitals, and Carolina Hurricanes are the only teams in the NHL this year to have four defencemen hit the 20-point mark.

Beasts from the East
The Jets have improved to 13-15-0 against the Eastern Conference this season with the two wins on the weekend… 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 28 games… Mark Scheifele has 15 goals in 28 games against the East this season… The Jets are in the midst of playing four consecutive games against an Eastern Conference opponent.

March of the Power Play
The Jets are 25.0% on the power play in March going 5-for-20… It matches the five power play goals the team scored in 32 opportunities in nine games in February… The Jets power play was also more than 25% in November (27.0) and December (28.3).

Road Record
The Jets are 17-15-1 on the road this season… Winnipeg is 8-11-0 in their past 19 road games after starting the season 9-4-1 away from home… Kyle Connor (12G, 20A) leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 32 points in 33 games… Mark Scheifele has a team leading 19 goals, which is tied for sixth in the NHL… Nikolaj Ehlers has 16 points (5G, 11A) in 16 road games this season and has a point in 10 of the 16 games.

PK Prowess
Winnipeg is seventh in the NHL with a penalty kill successful 82.7% of the time… Winnipeg has been perfect on the penalty kill in three of its past four 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. CAR Records
Overall Record
95 37 45 11

Home Record
48 15 26 7

Away Record
47 22 19 6

Jets vs. CAR Notes
Season Series
The Jets and Hurricanes play twice this season… The Jets won the first meeting at Canada Life Centre 4-3 on Nov. 21.

Recent History
November’s win ended the Jets four-game losing streak to the Hurricanes… Winnipeg won the previous four games prior to the streak.

In Carolina
Dating back to 2009, the Jets franchise is 12-5-2 in Carolina, but have dropped the past two games and are 2-4-0 in the past six trips.

Player Notes
Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Hurricanes with 38 points (14G, 24A) in 41 games. Four of Wheeler’s 14 goals are game-winning goals… Nikolaj Ehlers has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 12 career games when facing Carolina… Kyle Capobianco had two assists in his lone game against Carolina last season while he was a member of the Arizona Coyote.

Jets vs. CAR Past 10 Games
11/20/2016 @Car L 1 3 29 3 0 18 40 7 2 10
10/14/2017 Car W 2 1 21 2 0 8 29 4 1 4
03/04/2018 @Car W 3 2 23 2 1 6 35 3 0 4
10/14/2018 Car W 3 1 26 2 1 4 43 2 0 4
03/08/2019 @Car W 8 1 29 2 1 10 29 3 0 6
12/17/2019 Car L 3 6 33 2 1 4 28 2 2 4
01/21/2020 @Car L 1 4 17 4 0 21 29 5 1 17
12/07/2021 Car L 2 4 18 5 1 6 34 3 2 23
04/21/2022 @Car L 2 4 22 2 0 12 46 5 1 6
11/21/2022 Car W 4 3 23 3 0 4 27 2 0 6


The Hurricanes suffered a 3-0 loss against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Sunday, suffering their second shutout defeat in as many nights. Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 20 of 23 shots faced in net but fell to 1-2-0 against the Devils in 2022-23.

Jalen Chatfield, upper-body, missed three games (3/9-3/12)
Jake Gardiner, upper-body, missed 65 games (10/12-3/12)
Ondrej Kase, concussion, missed 64 games (10/14-3/12)
Max Pacioretty, torn Achilles, missed 20 games (1/21-3/12)
Antti Raanta, lower-body, missed three games (3/9-3/12)
Andrei Svechnikov, knee, missed one game (3/12)
2022-23 Man-Games Lost Due to Injury: 252

March 13 Recalled Jack Drury from Chicago (AHL)
March 10 Acquired Jack Dugan from New Jersey in exchange for Zack Hayes
March 8 Recalled Pyotr Kochetkov from Chicago (AHL) on an emergency basis
March 1 Acquired Shayne Gostisbehere from Arizona in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft
Feb. 28 Acquired Jesse Puljujarvi from Edmonton in exchange for Patrik Puistola

March 14 Winnipeg 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 17 at Toronto 7 p.m. BSSO/NHLN HRN
March 18 at Philadelphia 5 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu HRN
March 21 at NY Rangers 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 23 NY Rangers 7 p.m. BSSO HRN

  • All times are Eastern | BSSO = Bally Sports South | HRN = Hurricanes Radio Network

March 14 Tuesday PNC Arena 10:30 a.m.
March 15 Wednesday PNC Arena 12 p.m.
March 16 Thursday PNC Arena 11 a.m.
March 17 Friday Scotiabank Arena 11:30 a.m.
March 18 Saturday No morning skate

  • All times are local. Times and locations are subject to change.

Carolina Hurricanes: Media Notes
— The Hurricanes are facing the Jets in the second and final meeting between the teams during the 2022-23 season.

— Carolina and Winnipeg are meeting for the 96th time in their regular-season histories. Carolina holds a 54-29-4-8 overall record, including a 24-18-1-4 home record. The Hurricanes’ .632 points percentage against the Thrashers/Jets is their highest against any franchise (min. 5 GP).

— The Jets lead the season series 1-0-0 in 2022-23 (Hurricanes: 0-0-1), but Carolina is 4-0-1 in the teams’ last five matchups.

— Carolina suffered a 4-3 overtime loss against Winnipeg at Canada Life Centre on 11/21. Jaccob Slavin, Andrei Svechnikov and Martin Necas each scored with an extra attacker to force overtime, and Pyotr Kochetkov made 19 saves in net.

— Sebastian Aho has tallied 13 points (3g, 10a) in 11 career regular-season games against Winnipeg.

— Brent Burns has recorded 25 points (6g, 19a) in 30 career regular-season games against the Jets.

— Seth Jarvis is a Winnipeg native and played youth hockey with the Tuxedo Lightning, Assiniboine Park Rangers, Winnipeg Monarchs and RINK Hockey Academy. He has posted three points (1g, 2a) in three career regular-season games against the Jets.

— Jordan Martinook was born in Brandon, Man., and has earned three assists in 14 career regular-season games against Winnipeg.

— Paul Stastny played parts of three seasons with the Jets in 2017-18 and from 2020-22, registering 87 points (38g, 49a) in 146 games. He also added 17 points (7g, 10a) in 23 playoff games with Winnipeg, including 15 points (6g, 9a) in 17 games in 2018 as the Jets advanced to the Western Conference Final. He has also tallied 22 points (6g, 16a) in 33 career regular-season games against Winnipeg.

— Jordan Staal has recorded 27 points (18g, 9a) in 39 career regular-season games against the Jets.

— Saku Maenalanen registered eight points (4g, 4a) in 34 regular-season games with Carolina in 2018-19 and added one assist in nine games during the playoffs. He also skated in 31 AHL games with Charlotte that season, posting 14 points (7g, 7a).

— Nino Niederreiter was acquired from MIN in exchange for Victor Rask on 1/17/19 and posted 137 points (69g, 68a) in 234 games with the Hurricanes from 2019-22. He also recorded 12 points (7g, 5a) in 43 playoff games with Carolina.

— Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell served as General Manager of the Atlanta Thrashers from 1998-2010 and also served as Thrashers President in their final season in Atlanta in 2010-11. Jets Vice President and Assistant General Manager Larry Simmons worked alongside Waddell in the same role with the Thrashers from 2004-11.

The Hurricanes went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill at NJD (3/12), holding the opposing team scoreless on the power play for the 20th time in their last 25 games (1/10-3/12) and improving to 65-for-70 (92.9%) on the kill over that span. Carolina has now allowed a power-play goal in any of its last 11 contests (2/18-3/12: 27-for-27), tied for the third-longest such streak in franchise history. The Hurricanes rank second in the NHL in penalty kill percentage (83.9%) behind only BOS (85.6%).

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