Jets score four in a row after giving up the first couple of goals of the game, and they defeat Arizona 4-2. The win improves the home side to 36-28-6 on the season and they move back into a playoff position. Huge regulation win. That was their sixth straight win at home and they conclude this three-game homestand a perfect 3-0-0.
For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats here are the results from the game via Natural Stat Trick.
Nikolaj Ehlers finishes with one goal and two assists on the night. The two assists means he has now passed Marian Hossa for ninth all time in franchise assists with 141.
Tucker Poolman had one goal and one assist which was the first multi point game of his career in the NHL.
Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves for the victory.
Cody Eakin scored his first goal as a member of the Jets and it proved to be the game winner.
Cody Eakin and Tucker Poolman
Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry
Coach Maurice: What did he like most about that game? With how the 1st period ended did he have to try and get them “confident” heading into the 2nd. How surprised was he by Adam Lowry’s first shift? Play of the Jets second line. Nikolaj Ehlers speed and what does he like about his game right now? Would the soccer game be back in the good books after Ehlers pass on the game winning goal. How quickly do they move past this game? How do they leave a “big win” in the past? What has allowed Tucker Poolman to be more involved offensively? How do you quantify the physical element that Lowry brings to the game? Morrissey-DeMelo being the minutes munchers and does that allow him to reduce the load on Pionk? D pairs paired to the lines in front of them.
The Jets are scheduled to practice on Tuesday at 12 noon before they head to Edmonton to kick off three games on the road. You can kick start your day with the AM Jets papers which go live at 7 AM CDT on illegalcurve.com.