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Game Blog: Jets 4, Flyers 1

Jets down Flyers 4-1 to snap five-game skid and take over Southeast Division's top spot

Saturday, 06.04.2013 / 2:43 PM / Blogs
Winnipeg Jets

GAME PREVIEW

The Winnipeg Jets (18-19-2) and Philadelphia Flyers (17-17-3) are both sitting just outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture entering their third and final meeting of the regular season on Saturday. The Jets have lost five straight, dropping from the third seed down to 10th in the East on Thursday. The Flyers were 14th in the Eastern Conference on Mar. 30, but have since won four straight to sit in 11th place. One year after the Jets went 3-0-1 against the Flyers, their fortunes have reversed. The Flyers have taken both meetings between the clubs this season with a 3-2 win in Winnipeg on Feb. 12 and a 5-3 decision on Feb. 23 in Philadelphia.


FIRST PERIOD

Starting Lineup: Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Rob Hainsey, Zach Bogosian and Ondrej Pavelec.

      The MTS Centre is electric this afternoon. Will the team help the crowd sustain this high level? We shall see soon enough.            @IllegalCurve
11:07: FLYERS GOAL: Ruslan Fedotenko put the Flyers on the board just past the midway mark of the opening period as he tipped home a shot from Kent Huskins on the point. 1-0 Flyers.

First period comes to an end with the Jets trailing the Flyers 1-0. Shots on net are 13-4.

SECOND PERIOD

      #NHLJets have had 5 shots in the first 5 mins of 2nd. Had 4 shots all first period.            @RickRalphTSN
12:38: JETS GOAL: Grant Clitsome ties things up on the power play for the Jets after Bryan Little sent a nice cross-ice feed onto Clitsome's stick in the slot to wire the puck into the back of the net.

13:05: JETS GOAL: Kyle Wellwood scores another power play goal to give the Jets their first lead of the night just 27 seconds after the tying goal. Evander Kane attempted a wrap around but the puck trickled out in front of Ilya Bryzgalov and Wellwood was there to shovel home the rebound.

      just got pretty loud up in here. best period #nhljets have played in about two weeks            @garylawless


14:44: JETS GOAL: Evander Kane scores his 14th goal of the season and increased the Jets lead to 3-1 after Mike Santorelli made a nice play driving to the net trying to sneak the puck in at the post.  The puck spit out for Kane in front to snap the puck past Bryzgalov.

19:06: JETS GOAL: Bryan Little widens the gap to 4-1 as he sent a hard wrist shot past Bryzgalov after Blake Wheeler dished him a nice backhand feed at the blueline.

      At the end of the 2nd period, #NHLJets lead #Flyers 4-1. SOG: 18-16 for Flyers. "After 40" with @RickRalphTSN is up next on TSN 1290.            @TSN1290Radio


Through two periods, the Jets have a demanding 4-1 lead over the Flyers. Shots are 18-16 Flyers.

THIRD PERIOD

Steve Mason is in net to start the third period for the Flyers.

2:03: Chris Thorburn and Jay Rosehill drop the gloves at centre ice early in the third period to keep the crowd involved and add some energy to both benches. Both would sit for five minutes.

      This game is getting rough. Hartnell nails Blake Wheeler and then Bogo takes a penalty after going at Hartnell. Big PK here for Winnipeg.            @ICEzzyG

Time counted down on the third period and the Jets would soar to a 4-1 final over the Philadelphia Flyers to take back their Southeast Division lead and snap a five-game losing skid.

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