After losing a trio of players (Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine & Mason Appleton) in Game 1, the Jets were able to survive Game 2 relatively unscathed. They haven’t been so lucky so far in Game 3 as both Tucker Poolman and Mathieu Perreault left the ice in the 2nd period.
Poolman’s was a brutal injury as he slid to block a shot and took a puck to the face:
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Later in the middle frame Flames centre Sam Bennett laid this hit on Mathieu Perreault who was forced to leave the game without putting much weight on his right leg.
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During the 2nd intermission former NHL GM turned TV analyst Brian Burke couldn’t understand how both referees on the ice didn’t call a penalty on Bennett and felt the league would look into it.
Poolman initially didn’t come out to start the 3rd period but shortly after joined his teammates wearing a full cage while Perreault took a skate but then went back down the tunnel.
Following the 6-2 loss Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice was asked about the Bennett hit on Perreault. Maurice said had it made contact with Perreault’s head then he would have had a big problem with it. Maurice didn’t have an update on the status of the veteran forward for Winnipeg.