The Jets began the 2018-19 season with a bang as they beat the division rival Blues 5-1 in St. Louis.
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.
– Patrik Laine scored a power play goal to open the scoring;
– Adam Lowry scored a short handed goal;
– Kyle Connor, Blake Wheeler and Brandon Tanev all scored 5 on 5 goals.
– Kristian Vesalainen picked up an assist in his first NHL game.
– Connor Hellebuyck made 41 saves to pick up his first win.
– Laine had a goal and assist;
– Wheeler had a goal and assist;
– Kyle Connor had a goal and assist;
Coach Maurice: Was it the three goals in 1:44 or his goalie tonight? The blocker save on O’Reilly. Going for the jugular. On Laine getting the first goal. On Vesalainen’s first NHL game. Did the bench get a lift from the top line?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.