The Jets went with a young squad in Minnesota and despite the strong play of Connor Hellebuyck, who was only beaten once, Winnipeg was unable to really generate a lot of offence. Perhaps the biggest consequence from the loss was that Joel Armia didn’t play the 3rd period with the team indicating that he had suffered a lower-body injury. Often in pre-season the team may hold a player out simply for precautionary reasons so the magnitude of this is unknown at this time.
Via Natural Stat Trick: At even strength the Jets won the Corsi for % battle 56.06% to 43.94%. The Fenwick for % was also in the Jets favour at 54% to 46%.
Here is the heat map showing offensive zone unblocked shots:
Chase De Leo
Coach Maurice: Did he see what he wanted from his young group? What did he like from his team and who stood out for him? On the expectations Kyle Connor faces. Thoughts on the play of Connor Hellebuyck. On taking the little details out of this game. What are some of the things he looks for from the guys on the bubble looking to get separation? What went into the decision to bring in retired referee Paul Devorski? Update on Armia.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.