I spend a fair amount of time on the Twitter machine and I gotta say it was a lot quieter than I had expected from Jets fans on Friday. Maybe part of it was due to it being a holiday. Maybe Jets fans were still trying to come to grips with what happened on Thursday night, or maybe they already had and there just wasn’t much left to say.
Certainly the first tweet in our little social media recap is how I envisioned a lot of Jets spent their Friday…
— Robson Fletcher (@CBCFletch) April 19, 2019
— Kyle (@kylekehler) April 19, 2019
If Thursday’s loss wasn’t heartbreaking to some, then it felt like a different body part might have been involved…
— Spinorama 🔄 Hockey (@spinohockey) April 19, 2019
— Brian Finlayson (@YWGBrian) April 19, 2019
Ok, ok… I think we got the gist of what Jets fans went through Thursday night and into Friday morning. No doubt the end result stung and many wanted to lay blame at the feet of Jacob Trouba or Josh Morrissey or Paul Maurice, it’s worth nothing that the actual play that beat the Jets in the last 15 seconds of the game was quite remarkable.
Interesting that Schwartz said he was lucky and the puck just hit his stick. Brian Burke just now on TV said the Blues could try that tip play 100 times and not be successful but acknowledged it was a great play by Schwartz. Also said hockey gods smiling on #STLBlues#NHLJets
— Aavco Cup (@AavcoCup) April 19, 2019
Life is this game of inches…
Scoring chances (5-on-5)
High danger scoring chances (5-on-5)
Goals (all situations)
— Tommi Seppälä (@TommiSeppala) April 19, 2019
Two things jump out at a person when they see this. One obviously is the edge the Jets have in these critical categories other than the last one which unfortunately at this point in time is the most important. A second point though can be made of how close this series has been. There have been moments the Jets have been out-played by the Blues sure, but the Jets have also had their fair share of dominant play and really as crazy as it sounds, one or two bounces the Jets way (that puck that was heading into the net for a 3-0 lead before a stick – maybe Kevin Hayes’ own stick – cleared it off the line) and this is a much different series.
That said, as Friday carried on some continued to choose to believe.
— Yuri G (@YuriGelfat) April 19, 2019
Not gonna lie..woke up a lil bit ragey today because of that horrible #NHLJets third period yesterday. That L hurt. But Jets are still in it. We’ve won 2 in a row in this serious already. Jets need to clutch up and get these W’s!!
— 🇹🇹 Azaro 🇨🇦 (@TriniKP) April 19, 2019
— Jason Oliver (@jasonpauloliver) April 19, 2019
While we all geared up (braced ourselves?) for game six, a notable “fan” made it clear he wasn’t on the bandwagon…
Leafs fans out here hoping there's no Bieber curse…
(Jets just out here looking to get some love 😂) pic.twitter.com/6wZD5u2oe9
— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) April 19, 2019
Funny, he didn’t have issues wearing the jersey in the past.
— James Crampton (@JimCramptonWPG) April 20, 2019
Whatever. At least it’s not Drake wearing a Jets jersey. Now Toronto can carry the burden of both Biebs and Drake, the Jets have enough to deal with in figuring out what’s causing the third period curses.