Game 33: Blues 2 Jets 0 post-game report

Posted by David Minuk in post-game report,Winnipeg Jets on December 16, 2017 — No Comments

The Jets are now 18-10-5 on the season.

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.

Notable:

– Blues goalie and Thunder Bay product Carter Hutton was sensational with a 46 save shutout;
– Jets goalie Steve Mason was also excellent making 28 of 30 saves;
– Jets out shot the Blues 21-6 in the 2nd period;
– Both Blues goals were power play goals;
– Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and assist;
– Jets are 0-4-2 in last six games on the road;
– Jets are 1-4-1 in last six games;
– These teams will meet Sunday night in Winnipeg to close out the home and home series;

Goalie:

Coach Maurice confirms that Connor Hellebuyck will start on Sunday.

Audio:

Blake Wheeler

Steve Mason

Coach Maurice:  Thoughts on Steve Mason’s game.  Happy with the overall performance with the team despite the loss?  As a staff how do they keep the team up during the game?  On not pressing when down.  How does he handle things with younger players when things appeared to come so much easier early in season?  Concern with top end guys in a drought?  Switching Lowry & Hendricks.  Message to team for tomorrow.  Mason’s game.  Who starts tomorrow?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.