Jets Triumph In Heritage ClassicThe Winnipeg Jets (6-6-0) start a three-date road trek after beating the Calgary Flames in the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday. Bryan Little (1 goal, 2 points this year) buried the overtime winner at 3:04 of the extra session after Josh Morrissey (1 goal, 7 points) tied the game at 1-1 during power play with 4:11 remaining in regulation. It was Winnipeg’s second victory in the past three contests (2-1-0) following a three-game losing run prior (0-3-0). Both victories were decided past regulation.
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves, taking his current performance status to 5-4-0 for the year with a 2.21 GAA and a .933 save percentage. He has posted a 5-0-1 career total against the Anaheim Ducks with a 1.94 GAA and a .932 save percentage. The Jets, meanwhile, are netting the 5th lowest quantity of goals per game (2.50), while conceding the 15th highest amount in their defensive zone (3.08). They are 22nd in power play (16.3%) and bottom of the league in penalty kill (64.0%).
Ducks Fail To Beat Knights In VegasThe Anaheim Ducks (7-6-0) rounded off their latest four-game road trip with a 1-3-0 record after bowing out with a score of 5-2 to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf (5 goals, 7 points this year) and Adam Henrique (7 goals, 8 points) both lit the lamp for the Ducks, who were outshot by more than a triple (49-15). They have lost four of their past five fixtures (1-4-0) after starting the season with six victories in their first eight matchups of the 2019-20 campaign (6-2-0).
Goalie John Gibson stopped 44 shots and has now gone 4-6-0 for the year with a 2.52 GAA and a .923 save percentage. He is 2-3-3 against the Winnipeg Jets in previous encounters with a 3.20 GAA and a .892 save percentage. The Ducks, meanwhile, are scoring the 5th lowest number of goals per game so far this season (2.46), while allowing the 4th lowest amount on the defensive end (2.38). They are 26th in power play (9.7%) and 20th in penalty kill (78.7%).
- Ducks are 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
- Ducks are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Jets are 0-5 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Jets are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record.