A gutsy, hard-fought, must needed win by the Jets scoring the only goal of the 3rd period, and winning 3-2. Series is evened up at ones.
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.
– Jansen Harkins scored his first playoff goal in first playoff game;
– Adam Lowry with 1G 1A and has been instrumental through two games;
– Nikolaj Ehlers scored the go ahead goal (his first NHL playoff goal in 23 games);
Blake Wheeler & Adam Lowry Topics:
1. What makes it such a special win? (Wheeler & Lowry)
2. How big a lift was it to the bench to see Harkins score & to see Ehlers get first playoff goal? (Wheeler).
3. Does it mean more when Ehlers scores that type of goal? (Wheeler).
4. On the Jets winning battles. (Lowry).
5. What was said after the 2nd period? (Wheeler).
6. Impact on Shaw and Bourque had on the game? (Wheeler).
7. The confidence boost provided by Connor Hellebuyck? (Lowry).
8. The numbers of penalties called after two games. (Wheeler).
Nikolaj Ehlers & Jansen Harkins Topics:
1. The roller-coaster of emotions for him in the game. (Ehlers).
2. How much did it mean to make an impact in first playoff game? (Harkins).
3. Scoring a dirty type goal and whether it showed what it takes in playoffs. (Ehlers).
4. Trying to execute their gameplan. (Ehlers and Harkins).
5. What was the conversation like with Paul Maurice on Sunday? (Harkins).
6. The emotions of scoring his goal. (Ehlers).
7. Behind the scenes insight into Harkins. (Ehlers).
8. The interaction with Tkachuk. (Ehlers).
Coach Paul Maurice topics:
1. Where does that win rank?
2. How much did it mean to the team and Nikolaj Ehlers to score?
3. Ehlers scoring a greasy type of goal and it being part of the journey.
4. His thoughts on Adam Lowry?
5. Impact that Dylan DeMelo had on the hockey game?
6. Are there any updates on his injured players?
7. The impact of the three players inserted into the lineup?
8. Harkins earning this opportunity.
No rest for the wicked as the Jets and Flames will do battle tomorrow evening in a crucial game 3. You can kick start your Tuesday with the AM Jets papers which go live at 7 am on illegalcurve.com.