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Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers turns drought into a streak with goals in back to back games

Back to back games with a goal for the Dynamic Dane.

After going 22 playoff games over the course of three seasons without scoring a goal, Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers finally busted that streak in Monday’s Game 2 victory over the Calgary Flames as he put home the game-winner in the third period.

Ehlers about to shoot

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Dashing Dane doesn’t have an issue putting the puck in the net during the regular season as he scored 20+ goals each of the last four seasons (and was on pace for around 30 goals this year had it concluded).

In the post-game last night Jets captain Blake Wheeler spoke about the impact scoring would have on Ehlers.

“….You guys have no idea what a lift that is, especially when you got to answer the same question postseason after postseason about why you’re not producing, especially a guy that’s used to doing it.  He’s gonna have a good sleep tonight and like I said we’re going to see some fireworks out of him, hopefully tomorrow.”

Fast forward 30 or so hours later and the speedy Nikolaj Ehlers has turned his goalless drought into a scoring streak as he opened the scoring in Game 3 with this nifty goal.

And the pass by Dmitry Kulikov to spring Ehlers deserves mention as it was lights out.

Time for some Saturday night hockey in downtown Winnipeg between the Jets and Oilers.

We are getting closer to return of the Illegal Curve Post-Game Shows.

Game recap will be up on https://illegalcurve.com/ after final buzzer.

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ICYMI: There are 31 players left in Jets training camp.

They'll need to get down to 23 ahead of the season opener.

https://illegalcurve.com/a-look-at-the-31-players-remaining-at-winnipeg-jets-training-camp/

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