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JNGD 17 Instant Recap: Baby I’m Howlin’ For You

On Dale Hawerchuk Night, the Jets got some support from their “bottom six” forward group as goals from Andrew Copp, Joel Armia and Adam Lowry helped pace Winnipeg to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Brian Little also added a goal for good measure on a nifty steal of the puck and breakaway score, which hopefully is a sign that his struggles to start this season are becoming a thing of the past.

Connor Hellebuyck bounced back from a tough game in Vegas to stop 32 of 33 shots faced to pick up the win.

Two games against the Arizona Coyotes and two wins. Exactly what we should have expected from the Winnipeg Jets in this little stretch.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on the game below in our comments section! What did you like about tonight’s game? Was there anyone who you thought should have been better?

SCORING SUMMARY

GIF RECAP

HOW DID THEY CORSI?

Charts and numbers courtesy of Corsica.Hockey

Matchups are limited to 5-on-5 situations. Tile size is scaled by Time On Ice and colour is scaled by adjusted Expected Goals differential. Blue represents a home team advantage and red represents a road team advantage.

  • AB

    I know theyre winning now but when do the possession numbers start to become a concern? Are they doing something specific outside of good goaltending thats leading to the wins and fewer goals against?

    • High and Wide

      I was just about to comment with something similar. I love that they’re winning, but looking at the accompanying stats suggests that high shooting and save percentage are the contributing factors rather than actual dominating performances. Perhaps there is something that I’m not seeing, but it looks to me like the wheels are destined to fall off the bus sooner or later.

    • Suiteswing

      It would be nice to see Corsi reflected relative to the score (while leading, while trailing, while tied). It makes sense that when a team is trailing, that their Corsi would go up since they would be launching more shots at the net to tie the game.

      I’ve been noticing that sort of a trend for the Jets on the Corsica chart, but it’s a small sample size and I don’t want to portray a recency bias.

      • KB

        It seems to me that the Jets are trying to keep everything to the outside and allow easier shots, rather than in years past where teams would get chances all over the place. This is especially evident on the PK where the team pretty much allows the opposing PP to blast shots from the outside. It does allow more shots (and corsi) but it seems to be easier on the goalies. So they do get outshot, but they seem to take more dangerous shots than the opposition.

  • KB

    It seems to me that the Jets are trying to keep everything to the outside and allow easier shots, rather than in years past where teams would get chances all over the place. This is especially evident on the PK where the team pretty much allows the opposing PP to blast shots from the outside. It does allow more shots (and corsi) but it seems to be easier on the goalies. So they do get outshot, but they seem to take more dangerous shots than the opposition.