What can you say about this Jets team? Who would have thought that a team that lost five straight on the road would manage to sweep through this short central division road trip (against the top two teams in the Western Conference)? That’s just what they did after leaving Chicago this evening with a 2-1 win on the strength of a Bryan Little opening goal, an Andrew Copp game winner and 25 of 26 saves by Connor Hellebuyck.
Player post-game audio:
Bryan Little: A draining experience this weekend? Could they have written it up much better this weekend? Did they feel with the chances they generated they could have had more of a cushion? On playing with the young guys (Ehlers and Laine). What did he think of their play in the defensive zone?
Connor Hellebuyck: On the weekend the Jets had. On the sacrifices the team is making to win the games. How tense were those last two minutes? Was there any benefit to the earlier game he played against Chicago? Was this a “need” for him to bounceback? On fatigue in the game. On the confidence in the way the team is playing defensively. What does a weekend like this do for the team?
Mathieu Perreault: On the win. On creating an urgency with this team. On what Blake Wheeler has been able to do transitioning to centre. On the confidence picking up wins in St. Louis and Chicago.
Coach post-game audio:
Paul Maurice: What stands out for him from his team in that game? On the Jets play in the D zone. How meaningful were those four points this weekend? On Wheeler at centre. Could he see him staying there? How happy was he for Andrew Copp? More on Wheeler. On Hellebuyck’s play.