Scheifele will not be heading to Slovakia for the 2019 IIHF World Championship, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Scheifele set new career highs this season in goals (38), points (84) and power-play points (23), but couldn't prevent his team from falling in the first round of the playoffs. With two 80-plus point campaigns in his last three seasons, and the other being cut short by injury, there is little reason to doubt the center will get back to the 80-point mark in 2019-20.
Scheifele scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Blues. Scheifele picked his corner and wristed a shot past Jordan Binnington to tie the game in the third period and help sent it to overtime. In the extra frame, the Ontario native picked up a rebound and dished it to Kyle Connor, who was waiting on top of the crease to knock it home. Scheifele now has five points through four playoff games. The Jets tied the series 2-2 and appear to have the momentum as they head back to their home barn.
Scheifele earned an assist and a plus-2 rating with two blocked shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 3 of their first-round series. Scheifele has three points and eight PIM in three games during the series, having gotten involved in a shoving match with Blues' defenseman Alex Pietrangelo late in the third period Sunday.
Scheifele scored a power-play goal and added an assist and four PIM in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blues for Game 2 of their first-round series. Scheifele's time in the sin bin didn't hurt the Jets -- Oskar Sundqvist's opening goal for the Blues came at 4-on-4 -- but Scheifele has now taken three minor penalties in two games. He had 38 PIM and 84 points in 82 regular-season games, so it's a little unusual to see him drawing the ire of the officials so frequently, not that fantasy owners will mind a little extra production outside of the scoring categories.
Scheifele posted two points -- a goal and an assist -- in Saturday's win over the Coyotes. Scheifele tied his previous career high of 82 points in his last game, and he outright eclipsed it in the season finale to bring him to 38 goals and 84 points on the season. A large part of Scheifele's success is because of his work on the power play, where he has 12 tallies and 11 helpers this season. The Blues provide a tough postseason matchup, as they've allowed the least goals per game (1.74) since the calendar flipped to 2019.
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