Jets Nation Recap: Jets win and goaltending drought ends

The Winnipeg Jets won a game, a game where the Jets were out shot, out chanced, and out possessed. What’s this goaltending thing?

The game started pretty exciting with some back-and-forth. For once the Jets were not the team getting caught with an offensive zone penalty and Bryan Little potted one on the power play.

After the first the Dallas Stars controlled most of the play, and brought the game to a tie with a goal from Eric Cole. Jets though leapt ahead with goals from Adam Lowry and Dustin Byfuglien.

Michael Frolik got the empty netter, fortifying the Jets win, despite Jason Demers sneaking one in afterwards.

Let’s break it down.

Three Keys

Goaltending? What?! – Seems like it’s been forever since the Jets could say their goaltender out played their opposition, yet that’s what happened. Hutchinson had received goal support bailing him out the last few games, so it is nice that he could return the favour for his teammates.

Goaltending disaster, on the other side – Enroth carried a save percentage of 0.875. Nice for that to be on the other side for once. Another way to look at it was the Jets shooters scored 12.5 percent of the time. Either way you look at it, who cares. Jets win!

Bad 5v5, not surprised – Given the current situation, it’s hard to really slash the Jets on this one. The team is missing key cogs in Blake Wheeler and Mathieu Perreault. The Jets are essentially carrying two fourth lines, making the workload even harder on the top two. Hopefully Wheeler gets better and/or support is around the corner. Maybe try someone like Eric O`Dell on the third line in place of Chris Thorburn.

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 face off as percentage of all non-neutral zone face-offs:

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Shot attempt chart for all minutes:

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Shot location chart:

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(Courtesy: war-on-ice)

Gif Recap

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I’m so happy, I feel like Oprah!