The Jets overcame penalty trouble against the Habs to win it 4-3 and improve to 2-1-0 in the pre-season.
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Couple of Manitoba Moose regulars had an impact courtesy of goals by Evan Polei and Cole Maier who helped the Jets to a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Lots of penalties took a game that Winnipeg was in control of at 5 on 5 and opened it up in the final frame. At one point the Jets were being outshot 14-1 in the 3rd period.
It wasn’t even clear as to whether Jets 2022 1st rounder Brad Lambert would play tonight. He did in fact make his Jets exhibition debut scoring a goal, adding an assist while looking fast and quite crafty out on the ice. And apparently his moniker is “Big Bad Brad” as per Nate Schmidt in his post-game comments.
Speaking of Nate “don’t call me Bate” Schmidt (see here to understand reference) he scored the game-winning goal with seconds to go in the 3rd period. Given his media availability yesterday is there any question that this was the way the game was going to end?
The Jets are off tomorrow. The Morning Papers which will go live tomorrow at 7 am on illegalcurve.com.