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JNGD.46 Recap: Wildly Unfortunate Loss

This was most certainly not the best game for the Jets. For the majority of the game, the Wild held the momentum, out chanced, and outplayed the Jets. While it looked as if the Jets could muster up some offense in the 3rd, it wasn’t enough as the Wild continued to push, and stretched their lead to the eventual final score of 4-1.

SCORING SUMMARY

GIF RECAP

HOW DID THEY CORSI?

(Charts and numbers courtesy Corsica.Hockey)

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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.

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

For Winnipeg: Mathieu Perreault or Connor Hellebuyck – Mathieu Perreault was one of the players who stuck out to me while watching, and he scored the Jets lone goal. Hellebuyck may have let in 4 goals, however he was facing an onslaught from the start. The Wild out chanced the Jets in High Danger Scoring Chances 17-4 throughout the game. The Jets allowed way too many shots from high danger areas, and Hellebuyck held up for the most part.

For Minnesota: Matt Dumba – Dumba had 2 goals in tonights Wild victory, both of which came in the 3rd period. On top of his 2 goals, Dumba had just over 24 minutes of ice-time, and 6 shots on goal.

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TALKING POINTS

  • After his 7-game point streak ended last night in Chicago, Blake Wheeler picked up where he left off, recording his 53rd point of the season with his assist on Mathieu Perreault’s powerplay goal.
  • The Jets were outshot 23-5 in the 1st period tonight. From what I’ve heard, that isn’t ideal.
  • The transition game for the Jets seemed to struggle for the majority of the game. There was a window at the start of the 3rd period where it looked like they were establishing some play in the neutral zone, but was snuffed out rather quickly.
  • The Jets continue to be undisciplined with their sticks, taking another two stick infractions tonight. They had two last night in Chicago
  • This was the final game before the NHL mandated bye-week, so the players will have a few days to rest up, get healthy, and go fishing somewhere off the coast of Florida or something like that.

NEXT FLIGHT

The Jets are off for a week, but return next Saturday, January 20th, as they visit the Calgary Flames for a 2:00 PM CST puck drop.