Game 11: Jets 2 Wild 1 post-game report
The Jets overcame some early adversity when an apparent power play goal was called back by the zebras. Kyle Connor (2) from Mark Scheifele (8) and Tyler Myers (2) managed to put the Jets up for real in the 1st period.
Then Nikolaj Ehlers (7) unassisted gave the Jets a two goal lead a minute into the 3rd. The Wild got one back about five minute later but Connor Hellebuyck continued his strong play making 28 of 29 saves (.966 save %) to preserve a 2-1 win. Hellebuyck runs his record to an impressive 6-0-1.
The Jets are now 2/2 against Minnesota which is important when factoring in divisional games later in the season Two of the next three games are against another divisional opponent in Dallas. It is early but the Jets are now 5th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Central Division.
For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats here are the results from tonight’s game via Natural Stat Trick.
Jets post-game audio:
Coach Maurice: Thoughts on the win. Thoughts on the Jets top line. Jets penalty kill. Facing the Wild. On the disallowed Jets goal in the first minute of the 1st period. Teachable moments from the 3rd. 14 of 22 points after first month, where does he asses his club at? On the Jets defending.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.