The Jets scored 4
Then the Habs scored 4
Then the Jets scored 4
Lots of goals and lots to discuss after the Jets defeat the Habs 8-4 here in Winnipeg to kick off the homestand.
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.
Blake Wheeler played in game number 800 in his career with the Jets/Thrashers. He joined Bryan Little (843)as the only other member of the 800 club for the combined franchise.
Prior to puck drop Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus of Winnipeg gave a powerful performance of the Ukrainian (and Canadian) national anthems before puck drop (watch it here). I could be wrong but I wonder if this is the first time (at an NHL game in North America) a national anthem (other than the Canadian or American) has been sung pre-game.
Mathieu Perreault played 455 games in a Winnipeg Jets uniform which puts him 7th overall for Jets 2.0. Tonight is his first visit to Winnipeg wearing a Habs jersey after seven season playing in Manitoba. He got a warm welcome back to the province which you can watch here.
Both Adam Lowry and Evgeny Svechnikov have scored a goal in three straight games.
Seven straight seasons for Mark Scheifele with at least 20 goals or more.
Mark Scheifele 2G 1A
Pierre-Luc Dubois 1G 2A
Evgeny Svechnikov 1G 1A
Nate Schmidt 1G 1A
Andrew Copp 1G 1A
Adam Lowry 1G 1A
Kyle Connor 2A
Blake Wheeler 2A
Illegal Curve Post-Game Show:
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