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Game Blog: Jets vs Canadiens

Up-to-the-minute updates from tonight's Jets-Canadiens game.

Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 7:38 PM / Blogs
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Game Blog: Jets vs Canadiens
Up-to-the-minute updates from tonight\'s Jets- Canadiens match up.

GAME PREVIEW

With one game remaining in their regular season, the Winnipeg Jets (24-20-3) are facing a true must-win situation for the first time this year when they take on the Montreal Canadiens (27-14-5) at MTS Centre on Thursday night. The ninth-place Jets are trailing the Senators and Rangers by a single point. Meanwhile, the Canadiens have one more game after Thursday as they try to clinch the Northeast Division title. Despite losing 5-3 in Washington on Tuesday, the Jets are 6-1-1 in their last eight games. The Canadiens have hit a rough patch of late, losing five of their last six. The two previous matchups this season between these clubs have taken place at Bell Centre, where Montreal won by scores of 4-3 and 4-1.


FIRST PERIOD

Starting Lineup: Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, Derek Meech and Ondrej Pavelec in net.

      James Wright and Blake Wheeler have both had decent chances using their speed to their advantage but Price up to the task.       @IllegalCurve
9:10: JETS GOAL: James Wright put the Jets on the board first on a nice one-timer wrist shot, 25 feet in front of Carey Price. Chris Thorburn dug the puck out from behind the net and was able to find Wright waiting patiently for the pass. 1-0 Jets.

      #NHLJets D Ron Hainsey is back after a pit stop in dressing room. He blocked a shot in a sensitive area, it appeared. He's back on ice       @WiebeSunSports

The first period came to an end with the Jets leading the Canadiens 1-0. Shots favoured the visitors 7-4.

SECOND PERIOD

9:54: HABS GOAL: After a mad scramble in front of Ondrej Pavelec, Rene Bourque pulled the Canadiens even with the Jets. Alex Galchenyuk was able to find the loose puck in the crease and quickly pass to Bourque to make no mistake snapping it into an open space. 1-1

Minutes later...Blake Wheeler with a breakaway attempt but...

      Carey Price stones Blake Wheeler on a breakaway. The Habs tender has been sharp. #NHLJets       @WFPEdTait

14:43: JETS GOAL: Blake Wheeler puts the Jets back on top as he pokes one through the legs of a sprawled out Price in front of the net. Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien pick up the assists on another mad scramble play. 2-1 Jets.

      19th goal of the season for Wheeler, who poked rebound through legs of Price. #NHLJets showing some urgency here       @WiebeSunSports
Through 40 minutes, the Jets led the Canadiens 2-1. Shots through two were 19-14 in favour of Montreal.

THIRD PERIOD

2:07: HABS GOAL: Brendan Gallagher ties the game 2-2 early in the final period as he blasted a hard slap shot from the point that bounced off of Pavelec's body up and over him and trickled across the line.

6:21: Andrew Ladd took a roughing minor putting the Habs on a power play...

7:18: Jets take a too-many-men penalty putting the Jets down two men.

7:59: HABS GOAL: David Desharnais makes the Jets pay on the 5-on-3 oppportunity after PK Subban blasted a shot from the point that was turned aside by Pavelec but Desharnais was there at the back door to tap the rebound into the open net. 3-2 Habs.

10:51: HABS GOAL: Max Pacioretty picks up his second of the night, and widens the gap to 4-2 as he blasted a shot from the point that beat Pavelec.

That's how things would end at the MTS Centre tonight as the Jets fell to a 4-2 final in their final regular season game. Final shots were 30-25 in favour of the Canadiens.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Little 63 24 26 9 50
A. Ladd 63 20 30 12 50
B. Wheeler 61 16 28 12 44
D. Byfuglien 63 15 26 6 41
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 63 10 25 4 35
M. Frolik 63 13 19 3 32
D. Stafford 57 10 17 -18 27
J. Tlusty 53 13 10 -17 23
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 18 7 5 .920 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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