The Jets concluded their 3 game road trip with a 5-0 loss in Vegas which means they fail to clinch a playoff spot, and coupled with the Preds shootout loss, the Jets’ lead atop the Central Division shrinks to 2 points. They slip to 44-26-4 on the season.
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.
1. Jets 92 points (74 games)
2. Predators 90 points (75 games)
3. Blues 86 points (74 games)
4. Stars 82 points (74 games).
Coach Maurice: Assessment of the game. On the shorthanded goal. When they were down by two with 40 remaining, was there a sense of frustration? How much better are Vegas with that new look 2nd line? Any concern with the top line?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Laurent Brossoit left the game and didn’t return. According to coach Maurice he indicated “He took himself (out of the game). Injury, lower-body.” When asked if he had any concern he added “We’ll look at it tomorrow. We’ll need to.”
The Jets are off on Friday but will return to action on Saturday as they kick off the final homestand of the regular season when they welcome the Nashville Predators to town for some Saturday night puck. Kick start your Friday with the AM Jets papers which go live at 7 am on illegalcurve.com.