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JNGD -4 / Recap: Jets Lose Again, It’s Not As Bad As It Looks

The Oilers blitzed the Jets for four third period goals and made the result of this game a laugher in the end, beating Winnipeg by a 6-2 score.

It’s kind of a shame that the game ended the way it did and that it means the Jets are still winless in the preseason, because the Jets played an okay first period and a pretty good second period, maybe the best they’ve had thus far in the preseason.

If the Jets are guilty of anything overly bad it’s the following two things:

1 – The kinda stopped skating after the Oilers fourth goal which came moments after a potential Jets third goal was waved off (see below) and you could just see the air go out of the Jets balloon at that point.

2 – They didn’t have a Connor McDavid.

Otherwise the Jets, for the lineup they sent out there tonight on the road did fairly well all things considered. The fact they had a poor third period is cause for concern. The fact they still have yet to score an even strength goal in four preseason game is a cause for greater concern.

But, it’s only preseason.. These games don’t matter…

Right?

SCORING SUMMARY

First Period

WPG (4:51) – M. Spacek (PP) (1) from Lemieux (1) and Petan (1)
EDM (8:28) – J. Jokinen (2) from Benning (1)
EDM (8:45) – B. Malone (1) from Russell (1) & Kelly (2)

Shots: WPG-7 EDM-12

Second Period

WPG (8:33) – J. Lipon (1) from Byfuglien (2) & Hutchinson (1)

Shots: WPG-9 EDM-7

Third Period

EDM (2:21) – C. McDavid (1) from Puljujarvi (1) & Simpson (1)
EDM (7:03) – J. Puljujarvi (1) from Letestu (2) & McDavid (3)
EDM (11:46) – B. Malone (2) from Jones (2)
EDM (15:36) – J. Puljujarvi (2) from Khaira (1) & McDavid (4)

Shots: WPG-6 EDM-21
Total Shots: WPG-22 EDM-40

Winning Goalie: Cam Talbot – 20 saves on 22 shots / .909 SV%
Losing Goalie: Michael Hutchinson  – 34 saves on 40 shots, .850 SV%

GIF RECAP

HOW DID THEY CORSI?

All charts courtesy HockeyStats.ca

NEXT UP…

The Jets will undergo a round of cuts on Sunday (let the speculation begin!) and then will host the Calgary Flames on Monday night.