Some Number of Thoughts:
Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels remain two of my favorite names in hockey.
Ondrej Pavelec started consectutive games for the first time in a long, long, looooooooooooooooooooooooooong time and he rewarded Paul Maurice for his good faith. Ondrej stopped 38 of 40 shot tonight en route to a Winnipeg Jets victory. The coaches comments suggested that could be enough to keep him in net. Nothing wrong with that, so long as he keeps it up.
Mark Scheifele was a beast tonight. He was easily one of the Jets' best players. None too shabby for a 22 year old playing first line minutes versus some real quality opposition. The fact that he finished with a goal two assists is even more impressive. The Jets miss Bryan Little, but Scheif isn't shying from his new responsibilities. His line was easily the Jets' most productive tonight.
Blake Wheeler was no slouch either. He finished with four shots on goal, tied with Schiefele for the team lead. Wheeler finished with two goals and an assist. He was a big factor in the Jets win.
The third Wheel on that line, Drew Stafford, was far from a slouch. He finished with two assists and was a key cog in both goals. He has accumulated 10 points in 14 games with the Jets. Gotta love it.
The other former Buffalo Sabre, Tyler Myers, had himself a decent night as well. He flashed some high end puck skills and showed multiple times how much more capable he is with the puck than Zach Bogosian. I recall watching Zach in the face of fore-checking pressure almost assuredly giving the puck away when pressured and force to double back. Myers has no issue in the face of pressure. His skating and puck skills get him out of many sticky situations.
Chasing goalies is fun and Antti Niemi is no exception. Bye, bye Niemi, you ain't my Antti.