After a long day on Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets looked to put the boots to the sputtering Edmonton Oilers only to be derailed by a horrid, and I mean absolutely horrid, second period. While the loss was painful with a literal last second goal taking victory from the jaws of overtime, the game was truly lost in the second period when the Jets just played badly and the Oilers played well.
The Jets were truly good and dictated the pace of the game. They widely outshot the Oilers and in general looked to be in control. They were out shooting and out chancing the Oilers and if Mikko Koskinen didn’t have a horseshoe up his butt the Jets would have had a bigger lead. In fact, they scored two goals with one being called back because of contact with the Koskinen’s glove (they say there was contact). Alas, things don’t always work out.
Do we even have to or can I put in the same amount of effort as the Jets and leave it at this?
The Jets were pretty horrible in the second period. At one point I looked at the shot count and the Jets only had three shots after the halfway mark through the period. It was very much not a good time for the Jets. Thankfully, they got out of the period only down by two goals and were able get out of the period somewhat unscathed.
The Jets came out much better this period and it showed up on the scoreboard a little past the halfway point in the period when Nikolaj Ehlers continued his excellent play and scored for the second game in a row. The Jets then followed it up with the go-ahead goal by Blake Wheeler on the power play. But all that is good cannot last and the Oilers answered with a goal from Kailer Yamamoto and then in the most heartbreaking fashion after successfully killing a late penalty, Leon Draisaitl scored with 1.7 seconds left in the game to give the Oilers the win. Good times were had by all.
There will be none today as I am tired.