After weathering a 1st period storm that saw Winnipeg get outshot 8-0 the Jets and Blues played an even 2nd period and then Winnipeg tossed everything they had at the Blues to send the game to OT where they defeated St. Louis in an epic Game 4. This evened the series at 2-2. Kyle Connor with the first playoff OT game winner in Jets 2.0 history and the Jets top line of Kyle Connor, Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele accounted for all the points in this one (Connor 1G 1A, Wheeler 2A, & Scheifele 1G 1A).
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.
Coach Maurice: Mark Scheifele’s impact on the game. Being better as the game progresses. Impact of the Lowry line. What they were doing effectively on the penalty kill. On the overall play of the Jets. No lull after the Blues first goal against. Was it the Blues making mistakes or something the Jets were doing well (getting pucks out of their zone).
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Audio courtesy of KMOX.
The Jets will now turn their attention to preparing for game 5 against the Blues in Winnipeg on Thursday night. They will be traveling back to Winnipeg on Wednesday so there will be no player or coach media availability. But you can still start your day with the Jets Papers which go live at 7 am on illegalcurve.com.