Jets on a Deadline – Jets 2 Lightning 1
Winnipeg Free Press: Little nets winner for Jets over Lightning.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets ground Lightning in Tampa.
National Post: Bryan Little’s late heroics lifts Jets over Lightning.
Jets site: Jets drop Bolts.
Tampa Bay Tribune: Lightning can’t build on win, lose to Jets.
Coach Noel post-game quotes:
– “I thought we played a strong game. Thought our goalie made some key saves for us.”
– “For us the turning point in the game was the 5 on 3.”
– “Montoya was really good. He looked comfortable. He looked like he could really see the puck. He was good all night for me.”
– “I thought that the bench was alive. I thought that our guys were into the game. I thought we were good.”
Players post-game quotes:
Al Montoya: “It was a great game. Right out of the gate we knew they were going to come but we knew we had to bring our best. It is a tough building to play in and we were neck and neck with them the whole way.”
Bryan Little: “I just thought our work ethic was a lot better. A lot of people were saying that we didn’t have a good effort and we were getting outworked by teams and guys really took that to heart. No one ever wants to hear you are getting outworked. Tonight I thought we had a really good bounce back. We needed this one.”
Zach Bogosian: “I thought we had a better effort tonight. Other than a few defensive lapses I think we played hard all three periods”.
NHL.com 3 Stars
1. Al Montoya
2. Evander Kane
3. Steven Stamkos