The Jets are now 39-17-9 with the 3-2 win over the Hurricanes as they kicked off this six-game road trip.
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.
– Patrik Laine had a second straight game of two goals (34, 35) as well as an assist (23);
– Laine has 10 goals (and six assists) in his last eight games;
– Paul Stastny had a two-point game with a goal (14) and assist (30);
– Blake Wheeler continues to lead the team as he picked up another assist (56);
– Wheeler is second in the NHL in assists just one behind the Flyers Voracek who has 57;
– Joe Morrow got his first assist as a member of the Jets;
– Connor Hellebuyck is now 34-10-8 with a 2.40 GAA and a .922 save %.
Coach Maurice: Starting off the road trip with a win/play of Laine line. Did he like the way they played over 60 minutes? Did he feel like they did a good job keeping the Hurricanes to the outside? Play of Chairot/Morrow. What faceoff success can do for the team. Preparing for Staal. Playing Myers/Kulikov with the Scheifele line.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.