Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks Preview: Hall of Fame Game

Teemu Selanne #13, Winnipeg Jets. Photo by Jason Halstead /Getty Images)
Teemu Selanne #13, Winnipeg Jets. Photo by Jason Halstead /Getty Images) /

The Winnipeg Jets are back at the Canada Life Centre tonight as they kick off a three-game homestand with a matchup against the Anaheim Ducks. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. central time.

Winnipeg returns home after a short two-game back-to-back road trip this past weekend. On Friday night, the Jets had their three-game winning streak and seven-game point streak snapped as they lost 3-2 to the Calgary Flames.

The next night, the Jets looked destined to lose again as they were trailing 2-1 in the last ten seconds of the game against the Seattle Kraken. Fortunately, Blake Wheeler was able to tie the game with five-seconds remaining and Mark Scheifele scored a beautiful overtime winning goal to give the Jets a 3-2 victory.

The Winnipeg Jets host the Anaheim Ducks who are in last place in the Western Conference

Through 16 games this season, the Ducks have a 5-6-1 record which gives them eleven points, which is tied for the lowest amount of points in the NHL.

One interesting thing to note about the Ducks season is that they have yet to win a game in regulation. That may sound surprising, but out of the Ducks’ five wins, three have come in overtime and the other two have required a shootout.

The Ducks are coming into this one after snapping a three-game losing streak on Tuesday night as they beat the Detroit Redwings 3-2 in Overtime, courtesy of a Ryan Strome goal. Anaheim is winless in its two games against the Central Division.

The Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame Game

Before today’s game, there will be a special ceremony as the Winnipeg Jets will add two members to their Hall of Fame.

Teemu Selanne and Teppo Numminen will become the two newest members of the Jets Hall of Fame tonight. Selanne played four seasons with the Jets, where he played in 231 games and had 147 goals and 159 assists for 306 points.

Numminen played his first eight seasons in Winnipeg before they relocated to Phoenix and then played another seven seasons with the Coyotes. During those eight seasons in Winnipeg, the defenseman played in 547 games and had 267 points.

The Season Series

This is the first of three matchups between Winnipeg and Anaheim. The sides will meet again in Winnipeg in early December and then will finish their season series on March 23 at the Honda Center.

Last season, the Jets and Ducks played three times during the month of October. The Jets won two out of the three games against the Ducks.

Where to Catch the Game


Radio: 680 CJOB

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Game two of this homestand will be on Saturday night when the Jets host the Pittsburg Penguins.

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