Ottawa scored first, but not again. The Jets scored two sets of goals in short order & one more in the 3rd to come away with an efficient 5-1 victory. That is their third win in a row as they improve to 32-25-5 on the season which puts them into a playoff spot.
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.
Mark Scheifele broke out of his 12 game scoring slump with three goals on the night. He also added an assist to make it a four point game. That was the 23rd hat trick since relocation and Scheifele’s first since November 2017 (his third ever).
Kyle Connor scored his team leading 30th goal of the season. Third straight season he has scored at least 30 goals.
Patrik Laine and Neal Pionk both added two assists on the night. For Pionk it means he goes up and over the 40 point mark for the first time in his career.
Coach Maurice: Relief for him that Mark Scheifele broke his goalless streak? What did the power play do to have success? What conversations did he have with Scheifele during this streak? Kyle Connor hits 30 goal mark for third straight season. His thoughts on Dylan DeMelo’s first game with the Jets. Did he expect that? DeMelo’s penalty kill work. Overall team toughness. The goal against.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
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