July 5, 2015


Record: 43 – 26 – 13

Winnipeg Jets Logo

Winnipeg Jets

Special air quality statement in effect

Highlight Reel Bruins 5/ Jets 3

Big picture

Against the defending Cup champs, the Jets did much right but to get the points, much more was required. The defeat left the Jets 1-3 on their four-game road trip to start January, not a particularly positive follow-up to a fine December. The Jets remained in ninth in the Eastern Conference, one point back of the eighth-place Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

Little picture

Three Wininpeg leads were not enough to make the Bruins go away. Not by a longshot. Jets goals by Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler and Eric Fehr, with his first of the season, had the visitors in the lead through two periods, at 3-2. But Nathan Horton (eight seconds in), Tyler Seguin and Benoit Pouliot scored within the first 6:41 of the third, all on a variety of soft plays by the Jets, to decide the affair.

 

Game-changer

The Jets' line of Bryan Little, Ladd and Wheeler did not get the coverages right on the opening faceoff of the third, and Johnny Oduya and Toby Enstrom on defence were unable to diffuse the situation that saw David Krejci collect a puck in the Jets corner and make a spin pass to Horton for the goal after just eight seconds. That turned the tide decidedly.

Free Press ★★★

★ Nathan Horton, Bruins. Two goals, including the key one.

 

★★ Patrice Bergeron, Bruins. Set up two huge plays in the third.

 

★★★ Blake Wheeler, Jets. Still skating well, still producing.

 

FIRST PERIOD

1. Winnipeg, Ladd 14 (Bogosian, Enstrom) 16:53

2. Boston, Horton 13 (Lucic, Krejci) 19:20

Missed penalty shot -- Thorburn Wpg, 5:57.

Penalty -- Ladd Wpg (holding) 1:42.

 

SECOND PERIOD

3. Winnipeg, Wheeler 9 (Enstrom, Bogosian) 0:31

4. Boston, Thornton 4, 5:16 (penalty shot, sh)

5. Winnipeg, Fehr 1 (Stapleton) 11:11

Penalties -- Thornton Bos (illegal check to head minor) 3:05, Ference Bos (hooking) 4:38, Stuart Wpg, Thornton Bos (fighting) 10:17, Ference Bos (goaltender interference) 16:30.

 

THIRD PERIOD

6. Boston, Horton 14 (Krejci, Lucic) 0:08

7. Boston, Seguin 17 (Bergeron) 3:06

8. Boston, Pouliot 8 (Bergeron, Peverley) 6:41 (pp)

Penalties -- Ladd Wpg (interference) 5:25, McQuaid Bos (interference) 10:31, Jones Wpg (tripping) 13:05.

Power plays (goals-chances) -- Winnipeg: 0-4; Boston: 1-3.

Attendance -- 17,565 (17,565).

 

-- Tim Campbell

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 11, 2012 D3

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

NHL

Scroll down to load more

Top