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Recap: Jets destroy Ducks, but fail to score 10

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The only problem with the Jets game tonight was they failed to score ten goals.

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Pre-Game

  • John Gibson has a snazzy helmet. That is the only nice thing I will say about him.
  • Jack Roslovic is good to go after leaving the morning skate early because of cramps meaning Nic Petan will sit again. This is what happened to Marko Dano last year; constantly being scratched does no one good.

First Period

The Winnipeg Jets went to town on the Anaheim Ducks and it was frankly embarrassing if you were a Duck. The Jets scored six goals including what seemed like three goals in three minutes which finally led to them pulling John Gibson with a couple minutes left in the period.

On the other hand, the Jets looked absolutely fantastic. They were flying on all cylinders and making the Ducks look like they had forgotten to play hockey. Now, the Ducks are coming off of their five day break, but that is no excuse for that first period. It was just bad.

Second Period

We got to start the period with a little rant from the colour commentator about how “unfair” the five day bye-weeks are, but I think it is good that the players are given a few days to rest sore muscles and gear up for the playoff push. Anyways, the Ducks look much better to start the second and they ended up scoring two goals to crawl to being only four goals away...until the Jets scored more goals.

Tyler Myers had a rare goal on a Brendan Lemieux rush. This is after Brandon Tanev went coast to coast in effort in the first. When you do this to yourself Anaheim, you deserve the score you have. Following the Myers goal was a wonderful hat trick goal from Jack Roslovic. Ah, for once I can watch the Jets and have no complaints.

Third Period

The Jets continued their strong play and while they did not score six goals, they still scored one goal and it was another goal by Bryan Little. The broadcast touched on the fact the Jets might be looking for a different second line centre on the trade market. While Little has been playing well lately, it has been a multi-season issue that him and Patrik Laine do not seem to have playing styles that gel well. This is not the reason for Laine’s slump, but it is probably a component.

Anyways, the Ducks scored one more goal and the Jets won in resounding fashion. The only person disappointed was me because I wanted ten goals. On the other hand, this was the reverse of the beatdown the Toronto Maple Leafs lay on the Atlanta Thrashers back in the day...where Brett Lebda somehow managed to finish the game -3 when the Leafs won 9-3.