Who else…Josh Morrissey with the OT winner…Deja VU as the Jets win it 5-4 in extra time and improve to 12-6-1 on the season.
For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats click here to see the results from the game via Natural Stat Trick.
Tonight was Blake Wheeler’s 844th game for the Jets/Thrashers franchise which moves him one spot ahead of Bryan Little on the all-time games played list. (Jets 2.0 alone he stands alone at 820 games. Next closest is Mark Scheifele at 660).
Cole Perfetti scored his first goal since the end of October to open the scoring in the game just 1:32 into the 1st period. That meant Perfetti hits double digits for points for first time in his career.
A great forecheck by Mikey Eyssimont led to the first goal of the season for Jansen Harkins.
Good time for Adam Lowry to score his first goal in seven games as he gave Winnipeg their third lead of the game in the middle frame.
With the four goal of the game, Kyle Connor moves into a tie for 7th on the all-time Jets/Thrashers points list with 361. He is now tied with Nikolaj Ehlers. The duo are tied for 5th on the Jets 2.0 list. Next up the big man Dustin Byfuglien who sits at 363 (with Jets 2.0).
Somehow the refs allowed the Stars game tying goal with 18.5 seconds left in the 3rd to stand despite the fact that Connor Hellebuyck’s helmet fell off.
Josh Morrissey looking every bit the part of Josh Norrisey with his 20th point of the season and his second straight OT GWG.
Multi Point Game:
Adam Lowry 1G 1A
Dylan DeMelo 2A
Blake Wheeler 2A
Illegal Curve Post-Game Show:
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