Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

The Winnipeg Jets gave up 12 minor penalties, and 39 minutes of total PIM against the Sabres who had 15 minutes of penalized minutes tonight. They pick up a single point but drop a wild 6-5 OT decision in Buffalo Tuesday night.

"We need to keep the game five on five," said Head coach Claude Noel. "You can't give the other team 12 penalties and expect to get two points.

"We would have liked to get two points here and it was within our grasp. I think we shot ourselves in the foot because we were in the box most of the time."

Bryan Little finally found the scoreboard tonight as he picked up a pair of goals and seven shots in 22:20 minutes of play tonight.

Tanner Glass picked up a Gordie Howe hat-trick on the night with a goal, assist and a fight while Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler each added a pair of points in the loss.

The Jets will head home after their long road trip to take on the Florida Panthers Thursday night. Game time is 7:30 pm on TSN-JETS.


Mark Flood got the ball rolling for the Jets at 4:48 of the first period. Jim Slater started the play on a Sabres turnover, passed the puck behind his back to Tanner Glass who dished it over to Flood in the slot. Flood made no mistake to put that one past Ryan Miller.

Just 66 seconds later, off a face-off beside Miller, Blake Wheeler was behind the net and was able to feed Bryan Little in front of the net who fired the puck into the back of the net to give the Jets a 2-0 lead. Andrew Ladd picked up the second assist on the play.

Less than a minute later, Alex Burmistrov took the game's first penalty of the night for charging. The Jets were able to kill off the penalty only for Nik Antropov to get the gate just after it expired putting the Sabres back on the powerplay.

Derek Roy got the Sabres on the board on the power play thanks to a Tyler Myers slap shot going wide. Just 11 seconds later, Corey Tropp took a shot on net and sent his own rebound to the back of the net fooling Pavelec and tying the game at 2-2.

Then at 11:25, Tanner Glass put the Jets back on top 3-2 from Kyle Wellwood.

Then with Jordan Leopold in the box for the Sabres giving the Jets their first power play of the night, Dustin Byfuglien got caught in the neutral zone and turned the puck over to the Sabres. Jason Pominville raced in on net and snapped one past Pavelec to tie the game shorthanded at 13:06.

The Jets found themselves killing off a 5-on-3 penalty to finish off the first period but the game remained tied 3-3. Shots were 19-12 in favour of the Sabres.


Bryan Little gets the Jets back on top scoring his second of the season and second of the night. Byfuglien blasted a slap shot on net that sailed wide and bounced off the boards and onto Little's stick. Little sends the puck into the net at 1:07 on the PP. Stapleton draws the second assist on the play.

Later in the period, Glass and Cody McCormick dropped the gloves in the slot creating even more energy on the ice than there already was. Glass threw a nice right hook and split open McCormick. Both take five minute fighting majors.

With Ladd in the box for holding, Thomas Vanek was able to even things up  4-4 for the Sabres at 15:48. The second period came to a close with the game knotted at four. The Sabres led 28-24 on the shot clock.


Byfuglien doesn't waste much time to get the Jets back on top as he beats Miller high glove side just 48 seconds into the final frame. Wheeler picks up the assist on the Jets fifth goal of the night.

The Jets continued their penalty troubles as they put themselves down two men for the third time of the game. Roy fires one under the crossbar on the two man advantage with 7:09 to play in the game. Roy's second goal of the night, ties the game once again at 5-5.

Time ran out on regulation to force overtime. Shots after 60 minutes were 42-30 in favour of the Sabres.


With under a minute to play in overtime, Wheeler took a hooking penalty giving the Sabres yet another chance on the power play, this time a 4-3 opportunity. Thomas Vanek was able to capitalize on the Jets 12th penalty of the night as he redirected a shot from Jason Pominville to take the OT winner on the PP.

After 64:35, the shots on goal were 45-31 for the Sabres.

The Jets will finally head home after a long 14 day road trip to take on the Florida Panthers Thursday night at the MTS Centre. Game time is 7:30pm on TSN-JETS or on TSN-Radio 1290.
Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:48WPG Mark Flood (2) ASST: Tanner Glass (5), Jim Slater (1) 1 - 0 WPG
05:54WPG Bryan Little (1) ASST: Blake Wheeler (6), Andrew Ladd (2) 2 - 0 WPG
09:05BUF PPG - Derek Roy (3) ASST: Tyler Myers (4) 2 - 1 WPG
09:16BUF Corey Tropp (1) ASST: Nathan Gerbe (6), Paul Gaustad (3) 2 - 2 Tie
11:25WPG Tanner Glass (3) ASST: Kyle Wellwood (5), Johnny Oduya (3) 3 - 2 WPG
13:06BUF SHG - Jason Pominville (6) ASST: Paul Gaustad (4) 3 - 3 Tie
2nd Period
01:07WPG PPG - Bryan Little (2) ASST: Dustin Byfuglien (6), Tim Stapleton (3) 4 - 3 WPG
15:48BUF PPG - Thomas Vanek (9) ASST: Brad Boyes (5), Derek Roy (5) 4 - 4 Tie
3rd Period
00:48WPG Dustin Byfuglien (2) ASST: Blake Wheeler (7) 5 - 4 WPG
13:52BUF PPG - Derek Roy (4) ASST: Jason Pominville (11), Christian Ehrhoff (7) 5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
04:35BUF PPG - Thomas Vanek (10) ASST: Jason Pominville (12), Marc-Andre Gragnani (5) 6 - 5 BUF
Three Stars of the Game
Jason Pominville
Jason Pominville
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 26:19
Derek Roy
Derek Roy
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 24:36
Bryan Little
Bryan Little
G: 2Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:20
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:39WPG Alexander Burmistrov  Charging against  Andrej Sekera
08:47WPG Nik Antropov  Cross checking against  Marc-Andre Gragnani
12:25BUF Jordan Leopold  Holding against  Nik Antropov
17:39WPG Evander Kane  Holding against  Andrej Sekera
18:14WPG Zach Bogosian  Hooking against  Thomas Vanek
2nd Period
00:30BUF Nathan Gerbe  Holding the stick against  Mark Stuart
03:52WPG Andrew Ladd  Interference against  Nathan Gerbe
08:16BUF Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj) against  Tanner Glass
08:16WPG Tanner Glass  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McCormick
09:08BUF Nathan Gerbe  Tripping against  Evander Kane
15:26WPG Andrew Ladd  Holding against  Thomas Vanek
19:18BUF Luke Adam  Hooking against  Blake Wheeler
20:00WPG Evander Kane  Holding against  Nathan Gerbe
3rd Period
03:40WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Holding against  Drew Stafford
04:04BUF Tyler Myers  Interference against  Alexander Burmistrov
11:14WPG Johnny Oduya  Cross checking against  Paul Gaustad
12:51WPG Zach Bogosian  Hi-sticking against  Luke Adam
13:35WPG Mark Stuart  Roughing against  Derek Roy
OT Period
04:05WPG Blake Wheeler  Hooking against  Nathan Gerbe
04:05WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/54/12
Faceoff Wins2550
Blocked Shots177
Penalty Minutes3915
4Z. BogosianD0013428:50
5M. StuartD0021224:20
8A. BurmistrovC00-14218:18
9E. KaneL00-10417:50
13K. WellwoodC0123014:30
14T. StapletonC010007:04
15T. GlassL1121510:32
16A. LaddL0101419:23
18B. LittleC2017022:20
19J. SlaterC0112014:54
22C. ThorburnR000009:30
23K. McArdleL000005:10
26B. WheelerR0214214:28
29J. OduyaD0101224:22
33D. ByfuglienD11031222:29
36M. FloodD1011017:00
53B. FesterlingD0010010:27
80N. AntropovC00-10218:42
31O. Pavelec3945.86764:35
3J. LeopoldD0001217:31
8C. McCormickC00-1152:30
9D. RoyC21-25024:36
10C. EhrhoffD0114025:59
17M. GragnaniD0103019:31
21D. StaffordR00-12019:54
22B. BoyesR0102016:17
23V. LeinoL00-22018:30
24R. RegehrD0010018:45
26T. VanekL20-15023:47
28P. GaustadC0225015:54
29J. PominvilleR12-16026:19
37M. EllisL00-1005:17
42N. GerbeC0111415:05
44A. SekeraD00-31015:58
57T. MyersD01-31222:55
72L. AdamC0004213:13
78C. TroppR100207:45
30R. Miller2631.83964:32