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Game Recap: Jets vs Sharks

The Winnipeg Jets rookies beat the San Jose Sharks rookies 5-3, in their first of three games, Friday night.

Friday, 06.09.2013 / 11:03 PM / News Articles
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content

The Winnipeg Jets rookies showcased their strength, speed and physicality in their first of three games Friday night as they took down the junior Sharks of San Jose, by a score of 5-3.

Mitchell Theoret (a Jets tryout) opened the scoring less than five minutes into the first period to put Winnipeg up 1-0. Portland Winterhawks forward, Nik Petan, tried to tuck the puck around Sharks goaltender Troy Grosenick and the loose puck spit out right onto the stick of Theoret waiting in the slot.

Konrad Abeltshauser managed to tie things up for the Sharks minutes later but it didn’t last long as Jets’ first rounder (13th overall) Josh Morrissey, picked up his first of the tournament on the power play to give back the Jets their lead.

The Sharks clawed back minutes later due to a costly turnover in front of the Jets’ net resulting in a first goal for Rylan Schwartz.

With less than three minutes to play in the opening period, Jets' J.C Lipon and Ian Lafrate exchanged words and dropped the gloves in an animated tilt resulting in a five minute time-out.

2013 seventh round pick Brenden Kichton, notched his first goal of the tournament as he slid one past Grosenick from the top of the circle with 90 seconds to play. The Jets hit the dressing room holding a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes and leading 14-7 in shots on goal.

Lukas Sutter kicked things off barely a minute into the second period by dropping the gloves with Kyle Bigos, hoping to keep the intensity level high with his group.

Sharks’ Schwartz picked up his second goal of the night at the 13-minute mark of the middle frame to tie the game at three.

Scott Kosmachuk scored his first goal of the tournament at 3:55 of the final period on a nice give-and-go play with Brassard to give the Jets the go-ahead goal.

Kichton sealed the deal by adding a fifth goal to the scoreboard (and his second of the night) at 13:53, as he blasted home a slap shot from the top of the circle.

Next, the Jets will take on the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. PT (9:30 p.m. CT). Be sure to watch the live feed on winnipegjets.com

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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