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Game 5: Jets 6 Senators 3 post-game recap

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

Not the cleanest of starts for either team but Connor Hellebuyck made a couple of saves early, followed by a Nathan Beaulieu fight with Michael Haley and eventually Nikolaj Ehlers would keep his hot streak alive with a power play goal to give the Jets a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The middle frame was a see-saw affair with the Sens tying it, Kyle Connor giving the Jets a lead followed by two straight goals that  Connor Hellebuyck would likely want back to give Ottawa a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Early in the final frame Paul Stastny made a nice move to keep himself open and then dished it to Andrew Copp who initially put it off the post and then deposited it into the back of the Sens net to tie the game 3-3. And from there the Jets exploded for three more goals as Paul Stastny got his first on the power play, Andrew Copp scored his second of the game and Mark Scheifele ended it with a empty net goal.  The win improves the Jets to 4-1-0 as they sweep the three-game series with the Senators.

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

Game Highlights:


Kyle Connor has a five-game points streak going (4G 5A)

Nikolaj Ehlers has scored in three straight games

Blake Wheeler picked up his 500th assist in the NHL.

Paul Stastny picked up his first point of the season.


Paul Stastny 1G 2A
Mark Scheifele 1G 2A
Blake Wheeler 3A
Andrew Copp 2G
Nikolaj Ehers 1G 1A
Kyle Connor 1G 1A

Player interviews:

Coach availability:


1. Is there any concern with the team’s ability to fight back leading to complacency in starts?
2. How did he feel that his team handled the events of today?
3. What did he take out of the mini-series experience after playing Sens three in a row?
4. On Nikolaj Ehlers being able to put forth that type of effort.
5. Where did Dylan DeMelo make his greatest impact in the game?

Up next:

No rest for the Jets on Sunday as they will face the Oilers for the first time in Winnipeg in the second game of this seven game homestand.  You can kick start your Sunday with the Morning Papers which go live at 7 am on