Jets Nation Recap: Jets Make History With 8-2 Win Over Dallas

What a night. There is so much going on in the world today, but lets talk about hockey and the Jets. 

The Jets have given Winnipeg fans hope. Not only has the powerplay clicked, the young guns provided the offence for the Jets. The Jets also have a record setting player on their roster. Yes, Patrik Laine has set a NHL first by having multiple hat tricks (2) in his first 14 games. What a player.

Things got a little testy at the end, but the Jets stood there ground and dominated the Stars with the 8-2 win.

Anyone excited for when both Bryan Little and Jacob Trouba are added to this lineup?

GAME NOTES

  • Patrik Laine. Need I say anymore? Hat trick, chemistry with his line mates and powerplay specialist. What a player.
  • Nic Petan is awesome. Did you see Petan’s feed to Scheifele for Scheifele’s powerplay goal? Did you the cross ice passing Petan and Laine were performing? Yeah, there’s lots to be excited about.
  • Youth movement. I don’t know if you noticed but the Jets are missing 3, 4 if you count Stuart, of their veteran players (Little, Stafford, Stuart, Matthias). Yet, this group just took on the Dallas Stars and manhandled them. Granted, the Stars are dealing with injuries, but so are the Jets. The question marks surrounding some of the youth are slowly being answered.
  • Connor Hellebuyck quietly went about his business tonight. He had a lot of goal support, but when he was called upon, Hellebuyck was good. He posted a .933 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average.
  • One thing I will note, is the defensive coverage is still a little bit suspect. There was one moment in the first period where there 2-3 Stars players open directly in front of Hellebuyck. Luckily, Hellebuyck made the save, but that could’ve made the game go in a vastly different direction.

HOT TAEKS

CHARTS AND STUFF

Thank you to our friends at hockeystats.ca for the charts.

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  • Eddie O rules!

    Anyone excited for when both Bryan Little and Jacob Trouba are added to this lineup?

    Hells ya!

    I’d be excited about having Perreault and Armia back!

    If the world were normal I’d be happy to get Matthias and Stafford back..

  • Dr. Rocktopus

    The way the call-ups are playing, I suspect the next two guys who return will bump Burmi and Thorburn. After that? Who knows. My vote would be to move Stafford to VAN for a draft pick.

    Ehlers – Scheifele – Laine/
    Connor – Little – Wheeler/
    Petan – Perreault – Dano/
    Matthias – Lowry – Armia/
    Burmistrov

    Trouba – Buff/
    Morrissey – Myers/
    Enstrom – Postma/
    Chiarot

    Hellebuyck/
    Hutchinson

    • FishWhiskey

      Doc, I sure like your idea for Stafford. That could fly. There are only going to be so many windows that the Jets could move him for a return and they should pounce on this one.

  • FishWhiskey

    Good time to see what the Jets can get for Stafford, Perreault, Thorburn, Stuart, Matthias, Pavelec and Burmistrov, or send them down to the Moose. The kids have shown they can play and I enjoy the speed and skill they display. I much rather see the Jets play a young lineup that may lose due to inexperience but will get better with playing in the NHL then a lineup that plays the older, experienced vets that lose due to lack of talent. What have the Jets won with those above mentioned players?