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Game 63: Predators 6 Jets 5 post-game report

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

Preds 6 Jets 5

The Jets are now 37-17-9 with the shocking 6-5 regulation loss to the Predators.

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.

Notable:

1st:
– It wasn’t a high scoring period as neither side could solve the opposition netminder but lots of shots/chances;
– Preds out shot the Jets 13-11.

2nd:
– Matt Hendricks scored his fifth of the year on a nice pass by Joel Armia to open the scoring early in 2nd;
– Assists went to Armia and Copp.
– At just about the midway point the Preds evened it up when Smith put home a rebound to make it 1-1;
– Mark Scheifele scored his 20th of the season on a slick pass by Jack Roslovic to give the Jets a 2-1 lead;
– Assists went to Roslovic and Connor;
– Shortly thereafter Mark Scheifele scored his second of the game (21st of season) on PP to make it 3-1;
– Assists to Paul Stastny (his first as a Jet) and Blake Wheeler;
– Preds tied it up with two goals in two minutes;
– Nikolaj Ehlers took a puck and went into the Preds 1 on 1 and somehow beat Rinne to make it 4-3;
– Assists to Laine and Chiarot;
– Shots were 13-10 for the Jets in the middle frame.

3rd:
– Paul Stastny scored his first for the Jets on a nifty give and go with Ehlers to make it 5-3;
– Assists to Ehlers and Laine;
– Preds scored twice in next four minutes to tie it up 5-5;
– Preds newest player Ryan Hartman scored his first goal for the Preds with 1 minute left to make it 6-5.
– Preds captain Roman Rosi had the primary assist on Hartman’s goal which gave him five assists in the game;
– Jets came close but they couldn’t tie it up and lose to their division rival.
– Jets put up 15 shots to the Preds 9 in the final frame and the game finished 39-32 in favour of Winnipeg.

Numbers:

– Mark Scheifele had two goals (20, 21);
– Paul Stastny had a goal (13) and assist (29);
– Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal (25) and assist (23);
– Patrik Laine had two assists (21, 22);
– Connor Hellebuyck’s record is now 32-10-8 with a .922 save % and a 2.39 GAA.

Jets audio:

Coach Maurice

Nikolaj Ehlers

Paul Stastny

Blake Wheeler

Preds audio:

Coach Laviolette

Craig Smith

Roman Josi

Ryan Hartman

 

Morning skate for the Jets gets underway in 30 minutes.

Check out this chat focused on key battles in the final audition for Winnipeg.

https://illegalcurve.com/jets-setting-key-battles-in-the-final-audition-for-the-winnipeg-jets/

Headlines:

Jets opening roster coming into focus. Jets have some tough decisions to make. Dubois hopes his drive to win Stanley Cup will win over doubters. Cost to attend an NHL game in each Canadian city, ranked.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3642/

It is a triple game day for the hockey teams of Winnipeg:

Jets vs Flames in Calgary
Moose vs Univ of Regina in Regina
Ice vs Pats in Regina

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3642/

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