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Game Story: Jets 2, Devils 3- Final SO

The Winnipeg Jets wrap up their road trip in NJ against the Devils, Sunday night.

Sunday, 10.03.2013 / 7:54 PM / News Articles
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Game Story: Jets 2, Devils 3- Final SO
Jets wrap up their road trip in NJ against the Devils, Sunday night.

PRE-GAME NOTES

The Winnipeg Jets (12-11-1) wrap up a four-game road trip with a Sunday evening visit to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils (11-8-5*). This will be the third and final meeting this season between the Jets and Devils. The Jets have handled the Devils both on the road (Feb. 24 at NJD, 4-2W) and at home (Feb. 28 vs. NJD, 3-1 W). Winnipeg is currently 2-1-0 on their current road trip and 7-2-0 over their last nine away from home. The Devils are coming off a 6-3 loss in Carolina Saturday night.

FIRST PERIOD

8:47: Ryan Carter puts the Devils on the board first after a crazy bounce on a clearing attempt that landed in front of the net. Travis Zajac tossed the puck through the crease behind Pavelec and Carter was there to backhand the puck into the wide open net. 1-0 Devils.

10:12 Stephen Gionta made it 2-0 less than two minutes later. A costly turnover ended up with Kovalchuk sending a long cross ice pass onto the tape of Gionta. He charged into the Jets zone, moved the puck around his check and flipped it into the back of the net. 2-0 Jets.

16:17: Mark Stuart closes the gap with his second of the year from Nik Antropov and Antti Miettinen. Stuart sent a fluttering puck from the top of the point that found it's way up and over the shoulder of Hedberg.

17:59: Grant Clitsome took the game's first penalty of the night for holding, putting the Devils on their first PP of the night. Despite only tallying one shot on net, the Devils put huge pressure on the short handed Jets, ringing one off the post and another just missing the net.

After a Devils-dominated first period, the Jets head to the dressing room trailing 2-1. Shots through 20 minutes were 11-5 Devils.

SECOND PERIOD

7:00: Blake Wheeler found himself on a two-on-one with Andrew Ladd as they raced across the line into the Devils zone. Wheeler took a look and fired a wrist shot that just hit the top of Hedberg's shoulder and bounced up and behind the net. Good chance by the Jets top line but they remained down 2-1.

     Smart play by Jets look a lot better in this period. Winning some puck battles and getting scoring chances.                                                            @Ted_Wyman

17:44: A big Devils turnover in the neutral zone results in a nice long lead by Stuart for Evander Kane. Kane picked up the pass along the boards and set himself up at the top of the left circle, he wound up and blasted a laser that flew past Hedberg to tie the game at two.

THIRD PERIOD


1:03: The Jets got their first power play chance of the night early in the third period as Ilya Kovalchuk went off for tripping The Jets put on a little bit of pressure in their advantage but weren't able to capitalize and the period continued all tied at two.

     It appears as though 8 hasn't seen the ice yet in the third for the #NHLJets. Only had one shift in the second.                                                            @RickRalphTSN
After end to end action through the third period, the Jets and Devils were still knotted at two apiece after 60 minutes. This one would need overtime to hand out the extra point.

OVERTIME

Another five minutes of end to end action however, no goals were scored in extra time and it would take a shootout in this one.

SHOOTOUT

-JETS: Pavelec save on Kovalchuk.
-NJD: Hedberg save on Wheeler.
- JETS: Pavelec save on Clarkson.
-NJD: Save on Kane.
-JETS: Elias Scores
-NJD: Hedberg saves Ladd.

Devils win by a 3-2 score in a shootout.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 65 22 30 13 52
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
B. Wheeler 63 17 29 13 46
D. Byfuglien 65 15 27 6 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 65 10 26 2 36
M. Frolik 65 14 20 5 34
D. Stafford 59 11 17 -20 28
J. Tlusty 55 13 11 -19 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 8 5 .918 2.34
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.57
 
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