Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

TaitJokinenSpotlight

  • Print

"ï"ï HIS NUMBERS:

Goals: 0 Assists: 0 Pts: 0

"ï"ï HIS ICETIME:

Twenty shifts totalling 18 minutes and 17 seconds.

First Period:

Solid first impression for the big Finn. Working on a line, as expected, with Evander Kane and Kyle Wellwood, the trio did generate chances in their first period together. Fed Kane for a rush on his second shift that saw the big winger clang one off the post.

Second Period:

An uneventful second for the most part, although he was on the ice when Chris Neil banged in the go-ahead goal and finished the night minus-1. Saw some power-play time with his line and his four minutes and 25 seconds on the man advantage was the most of any Jet forward, trailing only Toby Enstrom (6:34) and Dustin Byfuglien (6:23).

Third Period:

Again, nothing that jumps out immediately. Jets' coach Claude Noel attempted to find any line combination that could create some sustained pressure, but left the Jokinen-Kane-Wellwood trio intact.

"ï"ï WHAT WE LIKED:

The first period was especially effective for Jokinen and his new linemates. They cycled the puck well, were quick on the counterattack and flashed some of the chemistry that seemed obvious from the moment they first started skating together at the start of the condensed training camp.

"ï"ï WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE:

As the game progressed, the chemistry here disappeared, A lot of individualism, and a couple of turnovers by No. 12 himself.

"ï"ï SYNOPSIS:

He'll be much better as the season progresses and the plusses that were evident in the first period with Kane and Wellwood only figure to grow the more they play together. Jokinen only registered one shot, however -- Kane had four and Wellwood one.

-- Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 20, 2013 B5

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

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.

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 April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Eddie the fat cat has dropped two pounds on diet

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • A group of Horese pose for the camera in the early evening light at Southcreek Stables in Stl Norbert Wednessday. Sept  14, 2011 (RUTH BONNEVILLE) / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who do you think will win NHL's Calder Trophy for rookie of the year?

View Results

Ads by Google