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Game 33: Jets 5 Lightning 4 in OT post-game recap

Post-game from the Jets dressing room as well as from Coach Maurice.

Scheifele OT winner

Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

And for a third straight game the Jets win it in OT. Mark Scheifele’s 21st goal of the season gave the Jets a 5-4 OT win over the Lightning which means the Jets improve to 22-9-2 on the season.

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.

Game play:

– The Bolts opened the scoring with a beauty goal by Alex Killorn on the power play;
– Mathieu Perreault answered back late (17 seconds left) to tie it (also on the power play);
– Shots favoured the Jets by a 12-11 margin.

– Brandon Tanev gave the Jets a 2-1 lead as he finished off an Adam Lowry chance;
– Steven Stamkos quickly tied it on a one-timer blast past a screened Connor Hellebuyck;
– Tyler Johnson was left alone in front of Connor Hellebuyck and regained the lead for the visitors;
– Nikolaj Ehlers tied things up late in the frame as he buried the Mark Scheifele pass acorss;
– Shots continued to slightly favour Winnipeg by a 16-14 edge (overall 28-25 for the Jets).

– Nikita Kucherov gave the Bolts a 4-3 lead on the power play;
– Nikolaj Ehlers buried his second of the game to tie it up with just over five minutes left.

– Both teams had chances to end it but late in the extra time Mark Scheifele made no mistake to bury the winner.


– Mathieu Perreault has a goal in four straight games (Games 1-29 = 3 goals.  Games 30-33 = 4 goals).
– Brandon Tanev is now one goal off his career high in 33 games. Last season he had 8 goals in 61 games.
– Adam Lowry picked up the 100th point of his NHL career on Tanev’s goal.
– Five game point streaks for Scheifele (5G 9A), Wheeler (1G 7A), Byfuglien (1G 7A) & Perreault (4G 1A).
– Jets improve to 11-4-0 when giving up the first goal of the game (8-0-0 when tied after 40) (via Jets notes).


– Nikolaj Ehlers had 2G (12) 1A (12).
– Mark Scheifele had 1G (21) and 2A (24, 25).
– Dustin Byfuglien had 2A (22, 23).

Jets audio:

Mark Scheifele

Nikolaj Ehlers

Blake Wheeler

Coach Maurice: Was it a fun game to be involved in as a coach?  How does he like the way his team handled their recent schedule?  The way the team is playing in extra time this season vs last year.  On the confidence his team has even when down a goal.  On the physicality of the game.  On the Jets play against a top team and whether the win has extra meaning.  On the play of the goalies despite it being a 5-4 game.  Is that the way it has to look to beat Tampa?  On the play of Mark Scheifele.  On Nikolaj Ehlers game tying goal.  How confident is he in this team to be able to play the game any way it is dealt?

Up next:

The Jets are off to L.A. tomorrow as as they will play the Kings on Tuesday night.  Before they depart they are scheduled to practice at 12 noon at Bell MTS Place and we will have a Practice Report with all the latest news and audio.  However, you can get your day started with the morning papers at 7 am on