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Game 39: Jets 4 Lightning 2 post-game recap

Post-game recap and interviews with Jets players as well as head coach Rick Bowness.

The Jets win their fourth in a row as they defeat their old Southeast Division rival Lightning 4-2 and improve to 25-13-1 on the season.

For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats click here to see the results from the game via Natural Stat Trick.

Notable:

Big night for Pierre-Luc Dubois who played in his 400th NHL game.

A reluctant Rick Bowness accepted the congrats from Winnipeg fans for coaching in his 2600th game. This morning he wanted the focus on the game against the Bolts and not his own personal accolades.

The Southeast Division hate was strong between two teams that only face each other twice per season. It even looked like Connor Hellebuyck was gonna even join the fracas.

Josh Morrissey up to 39 assists in 39 games.

Kyle Connor is now the All-Time Jets/Thrashers game-winning goals leader with 41. He passed Ilya Kovalchuk (40).

Connor in 423 games
Kovalchuk in 588 games.

He had passed Blake Wheeler (39) for Jets 2.0 lead. And he had long passed Doug Smail (31) for Jets 1.0.

Adam Lowry set a new career high for assists with his 15th of the season. He’s up to 22 points in 39 games for the Jets and is on pace 46 points this season. He had 21 pts in 79 games last year. Career high was 29 pts in 2016-17.

Fun fact: Tonight the Jets won game 25 in their 39th game. Last year they won game 25 in game 57. Both times the win was against the Lightning.

Multi Point Game:

Josh Morrissey 3A
Pierre-Luc Dubois 2G
Kyle Connor 1G 2A
Mark Scheifele 2A

Player availability:

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Highlights:

Illegal Curve Post-Game Show:

Up next:

The Jets are scheduled to practice at 12 noon. Start your day with the Morning Papers which will go live at 7 am tomorrow on illegalcurve.com , then join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show which starts at 9 AM CST and then check back for the Practice Report.

Post-game Podcast:

It was a late night (early AM) post of the Jets game recap following the loss to the Flyers.

We've got the media availabilities with Adam Lowry, Brenden Dillon and head coach Rick Bowness.

We've also got the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-51-flyers-4-jets-0-post-game-recap/

Video:

Is Bowness' criticism towards the Jets' defensive difference makers justified? How pivotal is Nikolaj Ehlers to the Winnipeg Jets' success?

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3754/

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