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Game Blog: Jets 3, Bruins 1

The Jets score twice in the third period to take a 3-1 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 19.03.2013 / 7:47 PM / Blogs
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
PRE-GAME NOTES

The Winnipeg Jets (13-11-2) find themselves in a dead heat with the New York Rangers (13-10-2) in the Eastern Conference, both sitting at near identical records with 28 points on the season. The Jets’ toughest opponent in 2011-12 was the Rangers, who they met and lost to four times. The 2012-13 season series is already off to a better start as the Jets have won the only meeting between the clubs – a 4-3 decision at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 26. Evander Kane and Olli Jokinen each scored twice in that game. Entering the Jets-Rangers rematch on Thursday, Kane is on a two-game goal streak.

 

FIRST PERIOD

4:37: Blake Wheeler came within an inch of making it 1-0 Jets as he danced around his check Dennis Seidenberg at the blueline and charged hard to the net. He pulled the puck to his forehand and snapped the puck past Tuukka Rask but unfortunately rang it off the post and it bounced out. Great play by Wheeler but the game remained scoreless.

     Have been some great chances in this one already for Wheeler, Antropov and Bergeron. And the shots are only 3-3.                                        @Ted_Wyman
9:29: James Wright took the game's first penalty of the night for hooking putting the Bruins on the power play. The Jets penalty kill went to work and did what it does best and killed off the two minutes with no harm done. Still 0-0, midway through the first.

Through 20 minutes of play, the Jets and Bruins were stuck in a scoreless tie. Shots were 10-9 in favour of the visiting Bruins. The Jets were on top in the hits column, leading 11-5.

SECOND PERIOD

0:08: Brad Marchand put the Bruins on the board just eight seconds into the second period after an unlucky bounce ended up on his stick right in Pavelec's crease. As the Jets defenseman attempted to zip the puck along the boards behind the net, it caught a seam and bounced out.  Unfortunately, Marchand happened to be in the right place at the right time to bury it. 1-0 Bruins.

     Last time Bruins were here, Marchand scored GWG :36 seconds in to 3rd prd. Tonight, he opens scoring :08seconds in to 2nd                                          @saraorlesky
15:23: The Jets finally got their first power play of the night as Dougie Hamilton went to the box for interference. The best penalty kill in the league went to work, and were successful yet again, shutting the door on the Jets special team and holding onto their one-goal lead.

     I believe the Bruins PK just hit 98% on the road. Came into the game vs at 97.9%, 97.959184 to be exact.                                        @RickRalphTSN

Through 40 minutes, the Jets still trailed 1-0. Shots were 19-16 for the Bruins.

THIRD PERIOD

     Bruins tight checking making it so tough for to even make simple passes in any zone. Stifling.           @Ted_Wyman

11:44: JETS GOAL: With Caron in the box for hooking, the Jets power play went to work...and Blake Wheeler made it count. Dustin Byfuglien sent a point-to-point pass to Zach Bogosian who wristed a hard shot on net. Wheeler was parked in the crease looking for the tip in and connected with the perfect redirection past Rask. 1-1 game with the PP goal.

12:41: JETS GOAL: Evander Kane kept the momentum rolling as he shoveled home a juicy rebound after Grant Clitsome's shot was spit out by Rask. Kane snuck in to bury the aftermath and put the Jets up 2-1.

     The have yet to win a game this season when trailing after 40 minutes (0-7). Could today be the night that changes?           @saraorlesky

19:53: JETS GOAL-EN: Blake Wheeler added the insurance the Jets needed to make it a 3-1 final over the Bruins. Andrew Ladd dished the puck to Wheeler streaking up the middle to bury his 14th of the season and second of the night. Bryan Little picked up his 14th assist on the play.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01