The Jets are now 27-13-7 after 47 games on the season and back into 1st in the central division.
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.
– Mathieu Perreault opened the scoring for Winnipeg with his 14th of the season;
– Bryan Little (19) and Nikolaj Ehlers (16) picked up assists on the Perreault goal;
– Flames goalie Mike Smith was spectacular for Calgary;
– Little & Wheeler both scored in the shootout for the Jets;
– Patrik Laine almost scored the goal of the year in OT;
– Connor Hellebuyck was excellent in the win, improving to 24-6-6 on the season.
Coach Maurice: Thoughts on how his team played. On the Jets not losing focus. On the goal that was called back. On the challenge. On the Jets developing a playoff mindset. Did he like the way they managed the 3 on 3 OT? How close is the PK to where he would like it to be? Is he thinking about starting Hellebuyck again tomorrow?
The Jets play the Canucks on Sunday in Winnipeg at 7 pm.