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Game 34: Kings 4 Jets 1 post-game recap

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

Inside Staples Center1

After winning five straight and nine of their last 10 prior to tonight the Jets drop the first game of the road trip 4-1 to the LA Kings and fall to 22-10-2 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:

– Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff spoke for 25 minutes about a wide variety of topics.  Listen here.

– An unusual period.  Felt like Jets controlled but Kings got one that Connor Hellebuyck would definitely like to have back
– Kings led 1-0 after 20 with the Jets holding a 11-10 shot edge.

– Mathieu Perreault tied up the game less than two minutes into the middle frame with a nifty redirection;
– Kings appeared to take the lead on the PP but coach Maurice challenged for offside (ruled no goal);
– Shortly thereafter the Kings got the go ahead goal after Kopitar made a nice move to set it up;
– Jets almost tied it but it was LA extending their lead courtesy of Austin Wagner’s second goal of the game;
– Kings led 3-1 after 40 with the Kings taking the shot edge 12-9 and took the shot lead 22-20.

– The Jets couldn’t really generate much of anything in the final frame;
– They had a late PP opportunity and didn’t even get a shot on net;
– Kings Nate Thompson added an empty netter to stick a fork in this one;
– Kings win 4-1.  In that period LA outshot Winnipeg 9-8 and overall 31-28.


– Mathieu Perreault scored for the fifth straight game;
– Games 1-29 for Perreault (3 goals) vs games 30-34 (5 goals);
– Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Dustin Byfuglien and Patrik Laine had five-game points streaks come to an end.


Connor Hellebuyck

Mathieu Perreault

Coach Maurice:  How did he see the game?  Did it remind him of the Blues game?  On the saves made by Drew Doughty.  On the challenge in the 1st period.  On the Jets power play.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Up next:

The Jets head to northern California for their next game as they get ready to face the Sharks on Thursday night.  They are scheduled to practice at the SAP Center at 2 pm PT 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