Jets young guns light lamp to down Red Wings 5-3
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DETROIT — A pair of third period goals by Jets forward Brandon Tanev — the first of his NHL career — gave the Winnipeg Jets a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings here at Joe Louis Arena Friday night.
Tanev scored the winner with just 1:16 remaining in the period, beating Wings netminder Peter Mrazek on a breakaway. The goal came just six minutes after Tanev had tied the game 3-3, beating Mrazek over the left shoulder.
Nikolaj Ehlers added an empty net goal with just five seconds remaining. Ehlers finished the game with a goal and three assists.
Justin Abdelkader beat Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stick-side from the left faceoff circle at 10:48 of the third period to give the Wings a 3-2 lead.
The Jets had trailed the Wings 2-1 heading into the third period, but Mark Scheifele tied the game 2-2 at 2:01 of the third period, banging a rebound under Mrazek who was sprawled inside the Detroit net. A video review showed the puck disappearing under Mrazek and was ruled a goal after a long look.
The Jets play again Sunday in New York against the Rangers.
Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg gave the Wings a 2-1 lead at 9:20 of the second period, batting a puck out of the air and past Jets netminder Hellebuyck. The goal was originally disallowed but that call was overturned after a huddle by on-ice officials and then confirmed after a video review.
Luke Glendening opened the scoring for the Red Wings at 3:04 of the first period, deflecting a point shot from Danny DeKeyser past Hellebuyck.
Patrik Laine tied the game for the Jets at 15:30 of the first, skating around a Red Wings defenceman who had fallen at the blueline and then beating Wings goaltender Mrazek five-hole. It was Laine’s team-leading seventh goal of the season.
Pregame report: Who’s in, who’s out for the Jets tonight in Detroit
The Winnipeg Jets are going to be without forward Joel Armia for what sounds like an extended time.
Jets head coach Paul Maurice said here Thursday afternoon that Armia, who sustained a lower-body injury Thursday night in Washington during a 4-3 loss to the Capitals, has returned home to Winnipeg and will be examined in the coming days.
“Joel went back to Winnipeg today. He’s going to get some tests the next couple days and we’ll have a better feel. It’s not a day to day situation. But we’ll have a better idea in a couple days,” Maurice said here at Joe Louis Arena, where the Jets will take on the Red Wings Friday evening.
Armia had a goal and three assists in 10 games this season and the former first-rounder seemed to have found a new gear this season playing on a line with Adam Lowry in a combination that seemed to make both men better players.
Maurice said the Jets will miss Armia’s contributions. “But I’m more disappointed for him at this time. But he’s going to heal and he’ll come back. And the way he’s been playing, he’s going to play for the Winnipeg Jets for an awfully long time.”
Jets centre Mathieu Perreault, who sustained an upper-body injury in Washington, also will not play Friday night, but he is being listed as day-to-day, said Maurice.
Chris Thorburn, who missed Thursday night’s game attending to a family matter, will be back in the lineup Friday and take the place of Armia. Nic Petan, who was called up from the Manitoba Moose earlier on Friday, will take Perreault’s spot in the lineup.
Meanwhile, Maurice wasn’t retracting comments he made following Thursday night’s game in which he termed a too-many-men penalty that was called on the Jets in overtime “horseshit.”
“One of the big challenges I have — and you may or may not believe this — is I try to be honest in my answers to people,” said Maurice.
“I’m not happy about the call when it happened and I’m not happy about the call now. But I’ve moved on to Detroit. Rolling in around 1,300 games, that’s not the first time I’m unhappy with a call and it’s not going to be the last.”
Maurice said he hasn’t yet heard from the league, but sounded like he expects to at some point. “They just send you a letter telling you they’re fining you, but I haven’t heard anything.”
Paul Wiecek was born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End and delivered the Free Press -- 53 papers, Machray Avenue, between Main and Salter Streets -- long before he was first hired as a Free Press reporter in 1989.
Updated on Friday, November 4, 2016 7:30 PM CDT: ads first period updates
Updated on Friday, November 4, 2016 8:30 PM CDT: Second period update
Updated on Friday, November 4, 2016 8:35 PM CDT: Update
Updated on Saturday, November 5, 2016 7:22 AM CDT: Final.