October 27 2013 09:35PM
The Jets played a much better road game than many would have expected. On paper, their back-up net minder played on the second game of a road back-to-back against the league's second place team - a team with a +18 goal differential in just 10 games coming into tonight. In that light, a 3-2 loss is a near win in an up-hill battle.
Scrambly play by Semyon Varlamov, and a few wild-bounce chances for the Jets gave the viewer a sense that the game was close. We wanted it to be close, and there's a fair argument that the Jets were a few bounces from a "W." But with calm reflection, it was another classic Jets outing - out shot, out possessed, and out played. They needed profound luck to get a sniff.
October 27 2013 05:01PM
Hm. Pavelec kind of made me look silly after my comments last game didn’t he?
October 27 2013 02:45PM
We heard during last night's broadcast that the Jets are tired of hearing about what's wrong with them. In honour of their win, and waking up on a Sunday in a good mood, this Game Day is only going to deal with the positives.
October 26 2013 09:29PM
Ondrej Pavelec played hero in this game. A mystifying decision to go to a passive forecheck while tied in the third period led to a number of dangerous chances for the Stars. Pavelec bailed his defencemen out on turnovers, and while short handed where the team played run-and-gun hockey.
The top Defensive pairing (in minutes) of Byfuglien and Clitsome only avoided being burned on account of Pavelec, as they gave up 16 and 14 even strength shots respectively. Meanwhile, James Wright played 16 minutes and was the team's best corsi player after Matt Halischuk. Mark Stuart was the team's best corsi defender.
It must be Halloween.
October 26 2013 02:26PM
The good guys are in the Lone Star State tonight. Their focus is on the here and now - a desperately needed 'W' and some respect in the Division. We're left looking for suspects in the making of another frustrating season for the Jets.