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Recap: Winnipeg Jets win Tanev Bowl

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NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets won their second game in a row on the back of strong goaltending and timely goalscoring. Patrik Laine looked like Laine usually does and the top-six as a whole was rather impressive. However, the bottom-six is still a detriment and needs to be re-worked for the Jets to find more consistent success in the future.

Ten Thoughts

  1. Ray Ferraro doing colour commentary for the Winnipeg Jets this year, even if it is for only some of their games, is a ray of sunshine.
  2. The Jets might have allowed the first goal, but their response was perfect. Their goal was one that was based on teamwork, luck, and smart positioning. Ferraro rightfully pointed out that the CanucksSven Baertschi should have left for a change when he lost his stick as it put his team at a major disadvantage.
  3. The Jets second goal was a wondrous shot from Patrik Laine that led to Ferraro explaining how the passer does not have to find the passing lane to get him the puck, Laine gets into a position where there is a passing lane for the passer instead.
  4. Connor Hellebuyck is looking very good in goal right now. Of course, me saying this will mean he struggles for the rest of the season.
  5. The Jets are still being massively outshot. This is a problem that Hellebuyck is masking right now and they need to fix it ASAP.
  6. It is hard to remember a time when the Sedin twins were not the centre of the Vancouver Canucks offence and yet here we stand.
  7. Looking at the Canucks lineup hurts...looking at the Jets lineup I question why they purposefully make themselves weaker.
  8. How come Matt Hendricks has not been playing? I’m not complaining, just questioning after all the praise he received in pre-season.
  9. When Dustin Byfuglien returns to health, which Jets defenceman should leave the lineup and should it be Tucker Poolman or someone else?
  10. The Jets have two wins on the season and are inching closer to .500, but how much are those wins were contingent on goaltending and nothing more?