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Game Recap: Jets vs Oilers

The Winnipeg Jets rookies put on an impressive offensive show tonight as they beat the Oilers rookies 7-2.

Sunday, 08.09.2013 / 2:45 AM / News Articles
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The Winnipeg Jets rookies wrapped up their second game in style tonight, putting seven goals on the board to beat the Edmonton Oilers rookies by a score of 7-2. Both Scott Kosmachuk and tryout player Axel Blomqvist scored twice, while goaltender Eric Comrie made 36 saves to help lift the Jets to their second straight win.

“When you look at the lines I thought there was a pretty good balance,” said Jets’ prospects head coach, Keith McCambridge. “For our defensive guys, they also did a good job of adding to the offense. Overall it was a well-balanced game when you look at goals scored, it’s not just the guy that finishes, it’s the guy with the forecheck that causes the turnover and the defenseman that gaps up the neutral zone.”

Nik Petan didn’t waste much time getting the Jets on the board as he scooped up a loose puck in front of Oilers goaltender Philippe Cadorette and slipped it into the back of the net.

1:11 later, Kosmachuk picked up his second of the tournament after he undressed five Oilers before batting the bobbling puck out of mid-air up and over the Oilers netminder.

Mitchell Theoret widened the gap to 3-0 as he picked up a loose puck in front of the net in the middle of a flurry of jerseys and shoveled it across the line. Josh Morrissey and Petan picked up the assists on the play.

The pace slowed considerably in the second period as the Oilers tried to find some energy to get back in the game. Ryan Olsen put a stop to that when he added a fourth goal to the board midway through the period. Jacob Trouba made a nice pass just in reach for Olsen streaking up the middle. He split the D and tapped it through the legs of Cadorette.

Blomqvist and Kosmachuk added a fifth and sixth goal before the second period expired giving the young Jets a dominating lead heading to the final frame.

Oilers Kyle Platzer found some room at 4:55 of the third period as he blasted a hard shot from the top of the circle that just beat Comrie over the blocker, to make it 6-1.

With three minutes remaining in the game, the Oilers struck again. This time it was Greg Chase with a deflection that went up and over Comrie’s shoulder on the power play.

Blomqvist took back the goal after he made a nice steal right in front of the Oilers net with less than two to play in the game to seal the 7-2 victory.

The Jets play their third and final game against the Vancouver Canucks rookies on Monday afternoon. Game time is 1:30 pm CST.

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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