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JNGD 16 Instant Recap: Beating The Coyotes Ugly

It wasn’t a pretty start to the game, but it was a fine finish for the Winnipeg Jets as they were able to wrap up their three game road trip through America’s south-west with a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Everything that didn’t happen for the Jets last night in Vegas happened against the Coyotes. They got some clutch goaltending from Steve Mason who ended up stopping 29 of 30 shots faced and kept the Jets in the game early despite falling behind 1-0 after the first period. That sluggish first period could have been much worse for the Jets had it not been for Mason’s netminding.

The Jets also got a little bit of secondary scoring from Matt Hendricks who picked up his first of the season a little over the midway point of the game and roll your eyes if you must, but it did seem to give the Jets a little bit of a spark from that point on.

In the third, the top line for the Jets took over as they got goals from Scheifele and Connor and an empty net goal from Patrik Laine who now has five goals in as many games.

It was a righting of the ship against an ideal team for the Jets to right the ship against and now a 2-1-0 record on the three game trip makes for a happy flight home as opposed to what a 1-2-0 record would have.

Scoring Summary

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How did they CORSI?

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  • The first period the Jets played down to the Coyotes level, but as the game continued they started to play much better. I know a lot of Jet fans would disagree but I still think that Petan would be a great fit between Ehlers and Laine. He has the speed, skill and vision to complement them and give the team a second skilled line. Little would give the team a start of a good 3rd line. Matthias and Tanev are not a 3rd line players. Other than Lowry the Jets have a lot of good 4th line players on their roster, none of which have stepped up to fill in the 3rd line.

  • Renegade

    Petan between Ehlers and Laine would be interesting offensively however would get destroyed defensively. Petan was not very good defensively at centre so was tried at the wing. Also, Ehlers has been turning the puck over a lot this year as well.