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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, 09.8.2013 / 1:45 AM CT / 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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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