The Jets are now 30-13-8 with the 3-1 win over the top team in the NHL in the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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.
– Michael Hutchinson played in his 100th NHL game;
– Patrik Laine scored his 23rd of the season (12th on the PP);
– Kyle Connor moved into third on the team with his 16th goal of the season;
– Jets outshot the Bolts 15-6 in the middle frame and scored twice;
– Bryan Little scored his 11th of the season to give Jets a 3-1 lead;
– Blake Wheeler had two assists (41, 42).
– Michael Hutchinson made 23 saves for his first win since last April.
Coach Maurice: Thoughts on the game. How did he like the way his defence played? Thoughts on Michael Hutchinson’s game? On Byfuglien being engaged. Play of the 4th line. Jets strong PK. Play of Tanev. Jets PP. More on Michael Hutchinson.