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Jets on a Deadline – Jets 5 Leafs 4 in shootout

Game recaps, post-game quotes from coach and players, video highlights and the 3 Stars of the night.

Jets beat Leafs in shootout

Game Stories:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets beat Leafs 5-4 after 10-round shootout.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets shoot past Leafs 5-4.

TSN:  Jets down Maple Leafs after very long shootout.  Jets blow lead, but get past Leafs in long SO.

Jets site:  Jets edge Maple Leafs.

Globe and Mail:  Leafs stage furious comeback but lose fifth straight as Jets win in shootout.

National Post:  Returning Joffrey Lupul makes impact in losing cause as Leafs fall to Jets.

Toronto Star:  Leafs lose to Jets in shootout.

Picture of the game:
If this picture doesn’t show that Jets owner Mark Chipman cares about winning, nothing does.Mark Chipman cares

Coach Noel post-game quotes:

–  “It was a good game for Hockey Night in Canada.  A good game for the station.  I think it was exciting from that stand point.  A little bit too exciting for our liking. We are happy we got the win.”

– “We did some good things.  We did a lot of good things in the 2nd.  It was a little upsetting to see that 4-1 lead go to 4-3 and I think we didn’t manage things there as well as we would have liked to and we should have managed things better which we discussed with our team, which I am not going to discuss with you.  Other than that it was good, we managed it and we got the two points.  And it was a huge two points for us.”

–  “Once a stallion, always a stallion” when asked how he decided to choose Zach Bogosian during shootout.

– “We’ve played well of late, our group has really come together nice.  We’re doing some things good.  Do we still have a ways to go?  Yes!  But you know what, we believe in ourselves and the way we play and we’re happy that we’re at the top, at least for the time being and puts a big price on that game tomorrow.”

To listen to the full audio of coach Noel’ post-game from the ACC click here.

Player post-game quotes:

– Evander Kane:  “We realize the position we are in and we don’t want to let that slip out of our hands”.

– Zach Bogosian:  “Evander’s on the ice to score goals.  He is a huge asset to our team and he is a lot better player on the ice than in the box.  It’s just part of being a team, sticking up for each other and I’m not the first guy to do it so we are all in this together and we have to go forward as a group.”

Video Highlights: 3 Stars

1.  Blake Wheeler

2.  Joffery Lupul

3.  Zach Bogosian