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Recap: Jets Deviled by New Jersey

New Jersey Devils v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

The Winnipeg Jets fell in the shootout to the New Jersey Devils in a game that was significantly less adventurous than their last game against the Devils or the last game they played against the Vegas Golden Knights. Both games featured bigger comebacks and more offence.

Three Thoughts

  • The slow starts are becoming a pattern. Almost every game that I am able to watch has the Jets being outplayed in the first period. It appears to be a common occurrence and one that the Jets need to solve as soon as possible. The Jets were able to turn things around in the second period, but that is not an always thing. There are times when the game gets out of hand in the first period and they cannot catch up to the opposing team. Not every team is like the Vegas Golden Knights where they sit back and let a team come at them for two periods.
  • Bryan Little appears to have another head injury. Hopefully he is back on his feet soon, but his health is more important and if he is out for a while, so be it. The scene featured a decent amount of blood and ended with Little skating off with assistance.
  • Murat Ates floated the idea of Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor, and Nikolaj Ehlers on the ice for 3 on 3 in overtime. While I don’t know if I would go with those three together, going with three forwards is definitely the type of things I want to see a team actually try especially if they buy into giving it a few games to see if it will actually work.
  • Not an actual thought, but I had to laugh when Kevin Sawyer said that it was rare to see Dmitry Kulikov give the puck away by passing it into traffic unless he was referring to Kulikov rarely passing the puck to a player in traffic.