Jets Nation Recap: Jets Win Rematch With Stars

Things got off to a rockin’ start with Myers smashing one past Niemi 15 seconds into he game (Armia was eventually credited with am assist). Playing with the lead looked quite a bit better than playing from behind and a quicker-to-the-puck Jets team seemed to be winning all the battles through the first period. The power play look a lot better, with one man-advantage registering 8 shots but no goals. Kyle Connor scored his first of the season on another slick set-up from Nikolaj Ehlers to put the Jets up 2-0. 

The second period was more of the same from the Jets as they just looked faster than the Stars. Laine put a laser of wrist shot in the far top corner 8 seconds into a power-play and gave a little stick spin to celebrate and the Jets were ahead 3-0 and never really looked back. Seguin scored a power play goal (high glove on Hellebuyck again) in the early moments of the third but the Stars didn’t really threaten after that. Laine blasted another pure sniper’s goal to tie him for the league lead with Auston Matthews at 6 goals apiece. Down 4-1, the Stars were pulling their goalie while on the power-play with five minutes left, but their desperation didn’t pay off. 

GAME NOTES:

  • After watching from the press box last night, and mentioning in his between-periods interview that he paid close attention to Benn and Seguin, Kyle Connor got his first NHL goal and looked quite pleased about it. Nikolaj Ehlers also seem pretty happy for him. Good to get that one under his belt.
  • The Jets power-play looked a bit tonight, going 2 for 7, but getting some high quality chances. Patrik Laine makes things pretty exciting each time there’s a man-advantage.
  • Antoine Roussel was his typical self in the third with what looked suspiciously like a slewfoot on Dustin Byfuglien, which left the big man down in a heap and sent him back to the dressing room for a short while. The Department of Player Safety might be taking a closer look at that one. Big #33 came back a few minutes later and seemed to be ok. 
  • Joel Armia looked especially good again, as he seems to every night that they let him play. Pick-pocketing players left and and right and very effective on the forecheck. I don’t think he will be seeing much of the pressbox any more.
  • Connor Hellebuyck was square and solid all night stopping 38 shots. That’s what we’ve been waiting to see. He’ll probably be up against the Sabres again on Sunday afternoon; let’s hope we can see it again.

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  • ktecACadaptor

    Laine is good at scoring goals.

    Nice to see some of Connor’s NCAA style finishing on that nice pass from Ehlers. Ehlers was wisely unselfish there and deserves credit for that alone – his playmaking has so far taken a huge step forward this year.

    Hellebuyck with a solid game.

    Is it just me or is it fun to win by more than one goal?

  • s8cc

    Laine scores on the PP from the top of the circle. Connor scores opposite side from bottom of the circle; these are the money spots for both kids. Let’s hope they can keep it going and expand their “danger zone”.

    Great game from Myers. Buff looked better with 3 less minutes than usual.

    • ChinookArchYYC

      Buff is looking very good right now but he could use some help in the near future. A couple years ago PoMo found Jay Harrison who did a great job for us.Trouba may be gone forever and we could use some assistance.

  • Dr. Rocktopus

    Something that I will enjoy a year or two down the road? The Jets #1 PP unit where Laine has the choice of shooting or feeding Connor in tight on the far side with one of his tasty cross-seam passes, with Scheif in front of the net to clean up the rebounds. This could be a realllllly dangerous group down the line.