Backstopped by Jussi Olkinoura, the Winnipeg Jets prospects beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 in OT. The game started out really rough for the Jets, but they were able to score 4 straight goals before score-effects kicked in and the Vancouver Canucks scored 3 straight to tie the game. Overtime was ended when Nic Petan decided it should end. The Jets were without top prospect Nikolaj Ehlers, who has a groin injury.
1. Jussi Olkinoura looks decidedly un-Ondrej-like in the first. From what I saw, the un-Ondrej-like play continued into the second. Jussi looked shaky in the third, as did the rest of the Jets. Seems like score-effects became a major thing.
2. The Jets started off slow, taking a penalty just over a minute into the game. About halfway through the period, the Jets' forecheck started working for them and the flow of play became more even.
3. Nic Petan to Scott Kosmachuk for a pretty power play - yes, I said power play - goal.
4. Fancy cheese break time. Stuff will happen, I am sure, but I'll be eating cheese.
5. Austen Brassard has looked really good this game. Hopefully his career is back on track after he seemed to have a tough year last year.
6. Two unnecessary fights in one period. Why?
7. Nic Petan is good at hockey.
8. Can't say Zach Bell has been impressive for the Jets. Can't see him getting an invite to main camp.
9. Canucks scored late in the third. The Jets were looking scrambley and all over the place for large stretches of the game.
10. Overtime was exciting, and the extended length allowed for more offensive flow. Nic Petan ended it on a gorgeous individual goal.
11. Overall, a good showing for the Jets' prospects. There were some rough moments, but they looked really good on special teams and the forecheck was strong at some points. I did not notice Josh Morrissey this game, but that may have something to do with the fact that I could not put names with numbers.