WARNING: The following was written while intoxicated to the point of the inability to feel ones own mustache. Viewer discretion is advised.
The Winnipeg Jets went into Raleigh, N.C. to face off against their Southeast division rivals, the Carolina Hurricanes, and came away with 2 solid road points, giving them 3 out of 4 on their current 3 game road trip, which is not too shabby. the Jets appeared the be the better team throughout the contest and were rewarded with the W. Coach Claude Noel was juggling the lines a bit throughout the contest, giving the Canes a variety of looks that ultimately proved to be too much for them to handle. The 3-1 win was a good result that they really needed to get, as they not only pick up 2 points, but they don't allow a division rival to get any points either. This came on a night where Washington lost in regulation as well so things didn't turn out too badly for the Jets on November 25th.
Boxscore, Highlights and Game Thoughts will all be flying in your general direction after THE JUMP
The Jets were the better team tonight, and that's what showed up on the scoreboard. 3-1 would end up being the final score, though that came courtesy of a Bryan Little empty netter. The Canes really never seemed to be a terrible threat, especially on the powerplay, where they somehow looked worse than when they were competing at even strength. Go figure.
3rd Period: 19:51 WPG EN Goal Bryan Little (6) (Zach Bogosian)
- The Carolina powerplay really really REALLY sucked. I could not fathom how bloody ineffective they were. This was the one team the Jets have faced where taking stupid pnealties didn't bother me in the slightest because I knew the Hurricanes stood no chance of scoring. THAT is how bad they were.
- Flip side: Our PK unit shut them down hardcore
- Alexander Burmistrov saw 17 minutes of ice time and seems to be out of Chateau Bow Wow for the moment.
- Eric Fehr only saw roughly 8.5 minutes of ice time but was dangerous whenever he was on and registered 4 shots. He'll score soon. No doubt about it.
- Chris Mason didn't look all that rusty at all as he registered 20 saves in the Win.
- Winning on the road is always key, especially when facing a lesser opponent.
The Jets move on to face the Bruins...well it's later today actually. This will be a stiff test as the Bruins are a tough physical team, but win or lose the Jets should build some character from this one. The B's will be coming off a 3-2 Shootout loss to Detroit Friday afternoon, but won't be as tired as the Jets because both games are home games for them. We'll see how that goes.....oh balls I have to write a preview for that game. That sucks.
GO JETS GO!