The Winnipeg Jets are still winless since the All-Star break, following Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Read past the jump for everything you need to know about the game.
60 Second Recap
The Jets finally lost
tonight when non-tender candidate Luca Sbisa capitalized off of a 2-on-1 just 36 seconds into the extra
period. Winnipeg has now lost five games
since the NHL All-Star break.
At the mid-way point of the first, Blake
Wheeler opened up the scoring for the second time in as many nights, when he
received exiting pass on the Jets blueline from Ben Chiarot. Wheeler would then
chip the puck around Dan Hamhuis and use his speed to outskate the Canucks
rearguard. Wheel made no mistake when he fired the puck right past Eddie Lack
for his 15th goal of the season.
Vancouver would answer back just under
three minutes later as Alex Burrows was on the good end of a tic-tac-toe
passing play from the Sedin twins.
The Jets were a parade to the sin bin
in the first period, They were on the PK four times in the period as Anthony
Peluso earned nine penalty minutes for cross-checking, boarding and a fight.
Dustin Byfuglien (tripping) and Zach Bogosian (holding) each had a penalty in
the period as well. Winnipeg was also outshot 14-6 in after twenty minutes.
Both Pavelec and Lack were perfect
between the pipes in the second frame, turning away shots a piece for their
teams. Keeping the game a 1-1 tie heading into the final 20 minutes.
Winnipeg had a goal called back with
four minutes remaining in the second frame as Jacob Trouba came hustling in
towards the Canuck net, ran into Lack and dropped the puck in the slot. Jets
rookie, Adam Lowry picked up the loose puck and wired it into the twine.
Initially the goal was allowed, but the refs quickly waived it off after
discussing the situation.
Michael Frolik had a chance to break
the tie for the Jets as well in the final minutes of the period when he fired a
shot off the post to Lack’s right. The goal would have been Frolik’s fourth
shorthanded goal of the season.
The Jets continued their penalized
play into the second period as Wheeler (tripping), Andrew Ladd (cross-checking)
and Bogosian (roughing) found their way into the penalty box. The Jets would
get their first two power plays of the game during this period, but were unable
to capitalize on the opportunity.
In the third period, Bryan Little gave
his team the 2-1 lead off of a bizarre turn of events, when Alexander Edler had
his stick snap while he was trying to clear the puck from his zone. Ladd would
pick up the puck in the corner and feed the pass into the slot right to a
waiting Little, who rifled the puck over Lack’s right shoulder.
Vancouver would once again answer back
ten minutes later when Ronalds Kenins scored his second goal of the season on
Ondrej Pavelec. Tying the game at 2-2 and forcing overtime.
Goal of the Game
Some Charts and Stuff
Jets Individual 5v5 individual statistics:
Individual scoring chances (iSC), shot attempt differential (Corsi +/-), non-blocked shot attempt differential (Fen +/-), and offensive zone faceoff as percentage of all non-neutral zone faceoffs:
Shot attempt chart for all minutes:
Stat of the Game
The Jets were able to kill off every
Canucks power play, despite the setback. Vancouver had six power plays compared
to Winnipeg’s three but were unable to capitalize with the man advantage. This
is the first game where the Jets didn’t give up a power play goal since January
21, which was the Jets last win and finally game before the All-Star break.
The Jets return home Friday to host
the Chicago Blackhawks (31-18-2) in the first matchup of a three game home