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'Antropov' answer to trivia question

Big forward scores first goal for new-era Jets, would swap it for 'W'

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Nik ANTROPOV has found a special spot in the Winnipeg Jets' history books.

But the big Kazakh forward would easily trade being known as the player who scored the first goal in the new history of the Jets for something that would have been a tad more memorable.

A win.

"From the personal side it's great, but it doesn't matter for me," he said. "It's a team game and we were going out there to get two points and we didn't. We came up short. So it's disappointing.

"We want to give our fans a good day and end it with a win but, unfortunately, it didn't happen. They've been waiting for this day for the last few months."

Antropov buried a rebound on a point shot from Mark Stuart behind Carey Price for the historic marker, a goal that cut the Habs' lead to 2-1 in the third period. But the Canadiens were far more opportunistic in capitalizing on their chances.

In the end, some of the woes of the Atlanta Thrashers from a year ago seemed to have travelled north. The Thrashers finished 20th in scoring a year ago and 29th in goals against. Both those maladies were evident Sunday at the MTS Centre.

"I was happy with my team before. I still love our team today, just as much as I did yesterday and all the other days," said head coach Claude Noel.

"I still feel the same about our group. I still think we're going to be a good team.

"I think they're disappointed. I'm disappointed. But I'm not going to measure this game by the score. I saw a lot of things I liked and some things I didn't. But I know one thing: our guys care about winning."

ed.tait@freepress.mb.ca Twitter: @WFPEdTait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 10, 2011 C5

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Updated on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8:19 AM CDT: Fixes cutline.

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