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Game 44: Jets 4 Red Wings 2 post-game recap

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

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Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

The Jets kick off the first of three straight at home with a 4-2 win over the Wings to improve to 28-14-2 this 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.


– Just 13 seconds into the game Brandon Tanev got the fans up on their feet as he scored to make it 1-0;
– Mathieu Perreault was crushed by Darren Helm (from St. Andrews) and left the game (he later returned);
– Blake Wheeler was recognized for playing in his 600th game with the organization during a commercial timeout;
– With less than 1 second to go in the period Wheeler attempted a pass which deflected in to make it 2-0;
– 1st period would end with the Jets holding a 10-9 shot edge.

– During some 4 on 4 play Bryan Little put home a nice pass from Kyle Connor to make it 3-0;
– About five minutes later the Wings scored on a shorthanded 2 on 0 to make it a 3-1 game;
– Laurent Brossoit had to be solid as the Wings continued to apply the pressure as they tried to get back into the game;
– 2nd period ends with the Wings outshooting the Jets 15-9 and the visitors held an edge of 24-19.

– Wings continued to apply the pressure as they tried to get back into this game;
– Just seven minutes into the 3rd with Ben Chiarot in the box the visitors scored to cut the Jets lead to 3-2;
– Both teams had late power plays but neither team couple capitalize;
– Eventually the Jets found the empty net off Kyle Connor’s stick to make it 4-2 for Winnipeg.


– Brandon Tanev hits the 10 goal mark for the first time in his career;
– He also beat Wheeler, Little, Lowry, Copp and numerous others to the 10 goal mark (how many expected that?);
– Bryan Little’s goal was the 500th NHL point in his career (209 goals 291 assists);


– Kyle Connor 1G (16) 2A (17, 18)
– Blake Wheeler 1G (8) 1A (49)
– Laurent Brossoit improves to 9-1-1.


Bryan Little

Laurent Brossoit

Josh Morrissey

Coach Maurice:  Quicker start by the Jets, was that one of their better 1st periods?  When it was 3-1 did the Jets sit back?  Did five games in eight days factor in?  Putting into perspective what Laurent Brossoit has done.  On the play of Bryan Little.  Why have the Jets been so good 4 on 4?  What did he think of Niku’s game?  What did he think of the D overall?  Is he disappointed with the effort?  What effect has Brossoit’s play had on Hellebuyck?  Why was there a delay after Tanev’s goal?

Up Next:

The Jets are scheduled to practice Bell MTS Place at 12 noon on Saturday as they get ready to face the Ducks here on Sunday.  Be sure to start your day with the AM papers at 7 am on