Jets on a Deadline – Islanders 5 Jets 2
Winnipeg Free Press: Islanders send Jets packing.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets lose fourth straight game.
Globe and Mail: Islanders victory over Jets vaults New York in playoff position.
Winnipeg Jets: Grounded on Long Island.
Players post-game quotes:
- Andrew Ladd: “Surprised to see Dustin Byfuglien on his line to start the 3rd period.
- Dustin Byfuglien: “Grew up as a defenceman and forward is not too out of my element. Whatever I can do to help the team”
Coach Noel post-game
- It was a tough game for us. We looked slow. Looked like they had the puck. We struggled to get it. We managed to stay in it.”
- (on inserting Buff as fwd): There was no cohesiveness whatsoever. It was hard to find guys that I could put out there.
- (on keeping Buff as fwd): Well we have got to win games. I will determine that later.
- We look like we are a fatigued group. We have played most games in the league and it looks like it is wearing on us.
- No update on Antropov. Said he hasn’t checked.
NHL.com 3 Stars
1. Frans Nielsen
2. Anders Lee
3. Paul Postma