Wheeler won't attend the 2019 IIHF World Championship, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Wheeler was clearly frustrated by the club's first-round exit based on his post-game comments to TSN, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him bow out of Worlds in order to focus on the offseason. The winger matched his 2017-18 numbers with a second straight 90-plus point campaign and should be capable of reaching that threshold again next year.
Wheeler dished out two assists in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Blues. Both of his Wheeler's points were secondary assists, as his line of Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor are absolutely rolling. In fact, each skater has five points over the last three games. Wheeler is a smart daily fantasy player moving forward as the Jets look to take a series lead Thursday in Game 5.
Wheeler earned an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 3 of their first-round series. Wheeler's helper came on a power-play goal by Kyle Connor, which gave the Jets a 3-1 lead in the second period. Wheeler has three points and seven hits in the series so far.
Wheeler scored a goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blues in Game 2 of their first-round series. The playmaking winger is coming off of a second straight 91-point season, with Friday's pair of points his first in the playoff run so far. Wheeler's line with Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor accounted for five points in the game, but it wasn't enough to avoid the Jets falling into a 2-0 hole in the series. The pressure will be on the captain Wheeler to step up in St. Louis, beginning with Sunday's Game 3.
Wheeler sent out an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Wild. Wheeler dished a pass to Jacob Trouba, who dangled a few defenders and put a shot between Devan Dubnyk's five hole. With that point, Wheeler has recorded 90 points for his second straight season, and he's just one point from his career high of 91 with two games remaining. He'll look to eclipse that mark either Thursday versus the Avalanche or Saturday versus the Coyotes.
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