You knew it wasn’t gonna be pretty when the Jets announced that Josh Morrissey was gonna be a late scratch due to an upper-body injury sustained during pre-game warm up skate. In came waiver wire acquisition Carl Dahlstrom who really didn’t have much time to practice with his new teammates.
The Jets had a good opening period outshooting the Islanders 15-9 but couldn’t solve Thomas Greiss. The Islanders scored twice early in the 2nd and then continued to pour on the pressure. They added another before Patrik Laine, who was switched to the top line, scored his first goal of the season. Despite Laurent Brossoit doing everything possible to keep his team in it the Jets allowed another goal and that’s how it would end with New York winning it 4-1.
For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats here are the results from this afternoon’s game via Natural Stat Trick.
– Patrik Laine scored his first goal of the season;
– Blake Wheeler picked up his first assist of the season;
– Anthony Bitetto also picked up his first point as a member of the Jets;
– Rookie Ville Heinola played over 23 minutes.
Coach Maurice: Status update on Josh Morrissey. His thoughts on Carl Dahlstrom’s debut. More on how Morrissey got injured. What did he think of Brossoit’s game tonight? Any theory on why Brossoit is good in high volume games? On the opening period and what switched in the middle frame. Did he like the switches he made? How the defensive group has handled themselves.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
For folks wondering about the status of Josh Morrissey after the game Coach Maurice indicated that Morrissey got dinged up in the warm up. Said it was precautionary. Listed it as day-to-day. He added that it occurred when Morrissey collided with another player.
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