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Game 74: Jets 3 Ducks 2 in OT post-game report

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

Jets 3 Ducks 2 in OT

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Jets are now 45-19-10 with tonight’s 3-2 OT win over the Ducks to hit 100 points for the first time in this franchises history (either Jets or Thrashers).

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.


– Ducks struck first with a goal late in a power play to take a 1-0 lead;
– Shortly thereafter Nikolaj Ehlers tied the game with a wicked shot that beat Gibson;
– Assists to Scheifele and Wheeler;
– It was all Winnipeg in the opening period with shots finishing up 17-4 for the Jets.

– Early into the middle frame Mark Scheifele rips home a Wheeler inadvertent assist to make it 2-1;
– Assists to Wheeler (obviously) and Morrissey;
– The ice remain tilted in the Jets favour for most of the period;
– Ducks had one good chance when Andrew Cogliano got open in front of Hellebuyck but hit the post;
– Other than that it was all Winnipeg including another dominant shots period 16-6 for total of 33-10 after 40.

– After dominating for the first 51 minutes of the game the Ducks caught a break and tied it up;
– Aside from that it was all Winnipeg for the majority of the final frame;
– Shots were 8-6 in the final 20 minutes of play to give Winnipeg a 41-16 shot edge at end of regulation.

– Jets deservedly won this one after Kyle Connor scored the OT winner for the second straight game;
– Shots finished 42-18 for the Jets.


– Nikolaj Ehlers scored his 28th goal of the season;
– Mark Scheifele scored his 22nd goal of the season and added two assists (33, 34);
– Kyle Connor scored his 28th of the season;
– Blake Wheeler added to his team leading assist count with #63 & #64 on the season (tied for league lead);

Jets post-game audio

Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor

Mark Scheifele

Coach Maurice:  Did he like the way the team stuck with the game plan?  On what Kyle Connor is doing well right now.  Did he like the way Patrik Laine played tonight?  What did he see in Laine’s skating tonight?  On the Jets decision making  during 3 on 3 OT.  On how the team didn’t get frustrated.  On his assessment of the game and what it says about the maturity of his team.  The weapons the Jets have with young guns.  On the team reaching 100 points.  Update on Enstrom?