Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 11/28/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
★ Mark Stuart, defenceman, Jets: Contributions are infrequent, at least offensively, and this one was key. Also plus-three.
★★ John Tavares, centre, Islanders: It’s clear on most nights, like Wednesday, who the Islanders’ best player is.
★★★ Devin Setoguchi, right-winger, Jets: What looked like a harmless redirect ended up being the winning goal. It’s the kind of stuff the Jets hoped they’d acquired when they traded for him last summer.
Jets 3 at Islanders 2
Penalties -- Jokinen Wpg (interference) 10:39, Frolik Wpg (slashing) 16:16.
1. Winnipeg, Stuart 1 (Wright) 11:27
2. Winnipeg, Ladd 7 (Wheeler, Little) 14:39
3. Winnipeg, Setoguchi 6 (Ellerby, Scheifele) 16:42
4. N.Y. Islanders, MacDonald 2 (Vanek, Tavares) 17:49 (pp)
Penalties -- Jokinen Wpg (boarding) 17:07.
5. N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 11 (Carkner, Nelson) 14:01
Penalties -- Vanek NYI (tripping) 6:37, Trouba Wpg (hooking) 14:54, Bouchard NYI (hooking) 17:44.
Referees -- Kelly Sutherland, Darcy Burchell. Linesmen -- Derek Nansen, Matt MacPherson.
Attendance -- 12,008 (16,070).
The Jets made the numbers work in their favour in several ways on Wednesday. They're now 8-2-1 this season when scoring first. They've got a fine 6-1-1 mark against teams from the Eastern Conference. And much of that has come against the Metropolitan teams, as in 4-0-1 against them. And of note, Winnipeg's other two wins cross-conference have been against Detroit, not exactly one of that pack's doormats.
As of most of Wednesday's play, Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien's recent offensive outbursts have lifted him to tied for second in NHL scoring among defencemen. He's at 21 points, five back of Ottawa's Erik Karlsson.
Byfuglien and Karlsson are the only two defencemen with more than 100 points since the start of the 2011-12 season.
LIST IS SHORTER:
Courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau comes this interesting tidbit: Now that Ondrej Pavelec has reached 100 wins with the Jets/Atlanta franchise, that leaves just Tampa Bay and Columbus as the only teams without a goalie who has 100 franchise wins.
Jets at Philadelphia, Friday 10:30 a.m., TSN Jets, TSN1290.
-- Tim Campbell
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 28, 2013 0
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Step in right direction
Lowry bags first NHL goal
Jets apply tourniquet
Jets make roster changes for Hurricanes game to turn around recent nosedive
Ex-Duck Perreault knows value of resilience
Jets boss Maurice mad enough to start cussing
Pavelec not the problem
Paul Maurice is frustrated after Jets' four-game losing streak
Home team did things their way, until 2nd period started
Jets can't stand success
Jets better than they look
Has it already gone sideways on Jets?
Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames, Oct. 19, 2014
Jets go down against Flames, 4-1
Move brings back memories for Perreault
Lowry man in middle
Simple things seen as the keys
Wakey-wakey, sleeping Jets
Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets, Oct. 17, 2014
Crash landing for Jets at home
Enemy no more
Line juggling to solve Jets' early woes
Gary Lawless & Tim Campbell on the Jets' inconsistency - Jets This Week Oct. 16
'You contest every puck'
Jets ready to face 'rock star' ex-teammate
Tonight: PREDS @ JETS
Jets hope to feel energized — not nerves — at home opener
PK is A-OK, power play is MIA
Postma snaps return-to-sender streak
Jets ready for season after facing league's heavy hitters: Maurice
Jets assign Cormier to IceCaps