Jets Game Recap: Byfuglien’s Bullet Tames the Wild…by Geoff Brookes

Winnipeg Jets Recap –
Buff’s Bullet Tames the Wild
(c) Geoff Brookes

The Winnipeg Jets looked solid as they defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 at the MTS Centre last night.

Andrej Pavelec was sharp, stopping every shot he faced, until Michael Hutchinson took over half way through the 2nd period. “Hutch” was also sharp.

But it was Dustin Byfuglien who delivered the key moment, scoring on the power play half way through the third period. It looked like Andrew Ladd was bothering Ilya Bryzgalov a little. But that would be assuming “the Bryz” could have stopped it anyway. The way Buff’s shot hit the net, it might have gone right through Bryz’ glove. Heck, it could have gone through the earth, right to China.

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Bryan Little played very well, working hard, making things happen. Little drew the penalty that led to Buff’s goal. Little also scored the Jets’ second goal, with some persistent second effort, scoring on his own rebound.

Tyler Graovac scored for Minnesota, with only 14 seconds left.

The Jets young stars looked good. Morrissey, Petan, Lowry all impressed. Morrissey made some nice passes. Brendan Kichton looked a little shaky in his own end.

Nikolaj Ehlers might have boatloads of talent, but he had a rough second period. He was manhandled, and the level of competition seems to het higher and higher. On the other hand, he threw a few hits of his own late in the second period, and he got better as the third period continued.

Matthieu Perrault added some playmaking skill for the power play unit.

Overall – two thumbs up!

Go Jets Go!!!

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