December 11, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
1. Edmonton, Brown 1 (Gazdic, Acton) 2:21
2. Winnipeg, Scheifele 1 (Byfuglien, Enstrom) 3:25 (pp)
3. Winnipeg, Little 1 (Enstrom, Byfuglien) 16:12
4. Edmonton, Gordon 1 (Schultz, Hemsky) 18:08 (pp)
Penalties -- Petry Edm (delay of game) 2:45, Gordon Edm (tripping) 3:53, Byfuglien Wpg (tripping) 17:51.
5. Edmonton, Hemsky 1 (Hall, Smyth) 3:38
6. Edmonton, Joensuu 1 (Eberle, Arcobello) 7:53 (pp)
7. Winnipeg, Frolik 1 (Bogosian, Trouba) 16:18
Penalties -- Postma Wpg (delay of game) 7:31, Smyth Edm (holding) 9:44, Smid Edm (boarding) 13:24, Gazdic Edm, Thorburn Wpg (fighting) 17:40.
8. Winnipeg, Trouba 1, 11:06
9. Winnipeg, Frolik 2 (Tangradi, Byfuglien) 14:58
Penalties -- Byfuglien Wpg (delay of game) 1:58, Byfuglien Wpg, Joensuu Edm (roughing) 4:47, Stuart Wpg (slashing) 12:16, Winnipeg bench (too many men) 17:26.
Referees -- Kyle Rehman, Brad Meier. Linesmen -- Thor Nelson, Mark Wheler.
Attendance -- 16,839.
Jets coach Claude Noel wasn't about to nit pick the victory, but he did mention there are things to work on. He was more interested in talking about the team's comeback from down 4-2 mid-way through the game.
"We kept plowing away," Noel said. "We did a really good job of staying with it. i think our guys were a little demoralized (at 4-2). We had a lot of hockey to play. I think the guys thought being down 4-2 would be really tough and that's why the (first) goal by Frolik, to me, was a really big play.
The coach was also thrilled with his rookies on Tuesday, especially Trouba.
"I thought Trouba was outstanding," Noel said. "For a young player, his first NHL game, he was really solid."
Trouba's goal in his first NHL game had him grinning from ear to ear after it was over.
"It was a pretty cool experience," he said of his game-tying marker with less than 10 minutes to play. "I just shot it and I was turning to the bench to change.
"I think it was a knuckle-puck."
He said more than 25 minutes of icetime was no big deal.
"From the start of the pre-season I was playing quite a bit so it was something I was used to," the 19-year-old said. "I'm lucky they've given me the opportunity and I have to keep earning trust out there."
Frolik's game-winner came from a perfect "blind" pass from teammate Eric Tangradi in the slot.
"I kind of yelled. I was open," Frolik reported. "He said he heard me and he just put it there. It was a great play by him. Nice pass, I have the open net. I haven't had that many easy goals like that it my past."
-- Tim Campbell
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@Tim Campbell: offensive faceoff win, great pass from Tangradi turns into Michael Frolik's second goal of the night, 5-4 Jets with 5:02 to play 11:46 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: We're at the end of two, 4-3 Oilers. The Jets were way behind on the shot clock, but now trail only 24-22. 10:57 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Michael Frolik's first as a Jet, blocks Bogosian's shot and then fires a wrister in for 4-3. 3:42 left in the 2nd. 10:51 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Jesse Joensuu whacks in a mad scramble at the crease. Now it's 4-2 Oilers after their second PP goal. 10:33 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Ales Hemsky, very patient, whips in the 3-2 Oilers goal at 3:38 of the 2nd. 10:19 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Boyd Gordon, a tip-in goal on the power play and it's 2-2 late in the first. 9:52 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Bryan Little with the hard wrister, a 2-on-1 to start, and the Jets go ahead 2-1 9:47 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Ahem, Mark Scheifele apparently isn't as ordinary as many think. Great shot for the 1-1 goal on the power play, 3:25. 9:26 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Oilers strike first, 2:21, likely Luke Gazdic's goal, off a stick. 9:23 pm on Oct 1
@Tim Campbell: Welcome, folks. The long summer is officially over. Jets and OIlers will get underway about quarter past the hour. 8:53 pm on Oct 1
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