For a moment in the second things looked different. For a moment in the second the Winnipeg Jets started to play Jet hockey. For a moment in the second it looked like the Jets could split the Ducks in Anaheim.
…But then it all fell apart.
The Jets were severely out played in the first period. The game remained scoreless though with Ondrej Pavelec shutting the door.
Then the Jets came back in the second with new fire. They entered the zone with the puck, sustained pressure, and controlled the play. They even scored a goal from Adam Pardy. For the first time an Adam Pardy dangle led to a goal.
In the third things returned back to normal. Jets –a normally dominant 5v5 team– was dominated, out shot, and let in two third period goals from Patrick Maroon and Jakub Silfverberg.
Let’s break it down.
It was honestly the same game, and we have the same keys.
Bad Discipline – There were calls missed, on both sides, again. The Ducks missed calls may have carried more impact than the Jets though. Few minutes to go the Ducks got away with a too-many-men call. On the last goal Silfverberg only scored because he illegally held Bryan Little’s stick. Still, the Jets can only control their own sticks, and the Jets –see Andrew Ladd– struggled there.
Bad 5v5 Play (except the second) – The Jets first and third line played a much better game. Matthieu Perreault’s return brought life to the third. Jiri Tlusty playing on the fourth line made them at least less negative. Still, the Drew Stafford – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler line is bleeding scoring chances.
No Where to Go But Up, right??? RIGHT??? – Well, we said the Jets would have to be better… and they were a bit. Not good enough. Not done though until you loose at home.
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:
Shot attempt chart for all minutes:
Shot location chart: