The Winnipeg Jets were dealt a favorable hand, drawing the San Jose Sharks the night after they played in Calgary. The Jets couldn't take advantage. They were out-played, out-shot and out-scored en route to a 4-1 loss.
1. The Jets roster really isn't great when Mark Scheifele is out of the lineup. Chris Thorburn is in the top 6 and they ice an extremely underwhelming second powerplay unit. This screams and shout to a lack of depth. The issue is painfully obvious and it makes me sad.
2. The first period was uneven. Both teams generated a number of quality chances on the back of poor defensive play.
3. The Sharks opened the scoring after Dustin Byfuglien flubbed a sloppy, lazy back hand pass on the powerplay. It was bad.
4. The Winnipeg Jets didn't sag after the ugly goal against. Nikolaj Ehlers got the Jets back on the board near immediately when he potted a sick dish off the stick of Drew Stafford. The goal was a powerplay marker and it left the Jets special teams even despite the shorty. It was good.
5. Unfortunately for the Jets, the first period scoring didn't end there. Joe Thornton potted a loose puck from in tight to lift the Sharks to 2-1 as the period neared an end.
6. The second period was relatively low event. My grandma texted me to tell me it was boring. I agreed and replied, "The Jets are bad." I was being somewhat bit disingenuous, but the lack of wins makes me sad.
7. Zero goals were scored in the second period. It was exhilarating.
8. The third period was more of the same, not much happened. The Jets were outplayed by just a little bit. The powerplay was bad and the goals didn't come and they started their usual penalty parade.
9. The penalties weren't all earned, but the penalties by Mark Stuart and Tyler Myers were flat out stupid. Blake Wheeler was victimized on a potential game changing call, but the Jets do nothing to earn the benefit of the doubt.
10. Can a Jet be a tank?