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Jets snap their six game road losing streak in Will Smith-ian fashion.

Connor Hellebuyck poses majestically before slaying the San Jose Sharks
Connor Hellebuyck poses majestically before slaying the San Jose Sharks
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The Winnipeg Jets kicked off the new year much better than they ended the last year with a 4-1 slaying of the San Jose Sharks.Tomorrow night the Jets head down to Orange County for another edition of the Teemu Selanne bowl against the Ducks.

Some Thoughts:

  • Good play does not erase the bad penalties. Despite the scoreboard, Dustin Byfuglien and Toby Enstrom's early penalties really put a damper on a good night. It seems however that the penalties are finally becoming less frequent.
  • I can't say this enough. Connor Hellebuyck is good. A .964 save percentage tonight brings him to .929 on the year. Beating both of the other goalies this season by .023. There's still a chance though that he is sent down to the AHL once Pavelec is healthy, but the odds are getting slimmer each game.
  • Special congratulations to Joel Armia for his first NHL goal. Was originally given to Matt Halischuk, but changed in the third period.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers is back! Kind of. He ended his scoring drought with a beautiful empty netter to end the game. (Seriously. He bounced it off the board to himself).
  • Speaking of beautiful, Matthieu Perreault's snipe.
  • Not so beautiful, Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little both getting roughed up. Both returned but regardless, Joe Pavelski should expect a call from Player Safety soon about that hit on Little.

Corsi Recap: (Courtesy of war-on-ice.com and @amatoudi)

Good Performances:

Tyler Myers - 3C/5F

Bryan Little - 3C/2F

Dustin Byfuglien - 3C/2F

Bad Performances:

Mark Stuart - -6C/-1F

Ben Chiarot - -7C/-2F

Joel Armia - -4C/-3F

What did you think of tonight's game? Ready for tomorrow's? What should Chevy do about the goalie situation? Let us know down in the comments!