Final: Jets 3, Flyers 5

Winnipeg Jets | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

The Winnipeg Jets were looking to make it three in a row on the road as they took on Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. Evander Kane opened the scoring putting his team on the board early in the first period but penalties caught up to them later in the game and they fell to a 5-3 final.

Olli Jokinen snapped a nine game pointless drought and Alex Burmistrov tallied his third of the season. Brayden Schenn notched two goals and an assist to help lift his team over the visiting Jets.

The Jets will be right back at it tomorrow in New Jersey against the Devils who fell 5-1 to the Washington Capitals Saturday. Watch that game at 4:00 CST on TSN Jets and on TSN Radio 1290.


The Jets were off to another good start as Evander Kane picked up the first goal of the day at 4:48 of the opening period. Nik Antropov dug the puck out from behind the net, and sent a nice to Kane at the post to finish the play and make it 1-0.

Moments after Kane's goal, Timonen took the game's first penalty, going off for interference putting the Jets on the power play. The power play went to work with Andrew Ladd making a nice play to dance around his defender and get to the net. Close, but no cigar as the Jets couldn't solve Bryzgalov this time.

Chris Thorburn and Wayne Simmonds dropped the gloves to shake things up and try to ignite the crowd. After the even draw, both went off to serve their 5 minute majors.

It was all Jets through the first half of the period, as they lead 11-1 on the shot clock. The Flyers finally put on some pressure with just over seven minutes to play in the period but Pavelec was up for the test and made three big saves in a row to keep the door closed.

The Flyers finally found the back of the net at 15:18 of the period as Brayden Schenn. Daniel Briere blasted a shot on net that Pavelec kicked out but Schenn was there to put home the rebound. 1-1.

With 3:03 to play, Kane and Schenn went head to head in a fight and would sit for the rest of the period.

It was all Flyers in the second half of the period as they banked 13 shots in a row and challenged Pavelec, who was in the zone, making some huge saves keeping the game tied. Shots ended up 16-12 through 20 minutes.


A good start for the Jets in the second period as Olli Jokinen made it 2-1 at 2:35. Blake Wheeler made a nice pass to Jokinen inside the circle. He spun around and fired a hard shot that ripped right through Bryzgalov. Jokinen's goal snapped a 9 game pointless drought for him.

Alex Burmistrov later made it 3-1 after he tipped home a point shot from Grant Clitsome. It all started with a face-off win by Nik Antropov. Dustin Byfuglien fed Clitsome who blasted the hard shot on net. Burmistrov, trying to get out of the way, reached back and conveniently connected with a perfect tip.

With just under six minutes to play in the period, the Jets found themselves down two men for 1:58 seconds as Byfuglien and Slater both went off seconds apart for high-sticking. The Flyers power play went to work and made the Jets pay as Claude Giroux fired a laser of a shot from the slot that flew past Slater and under the arm of Pavelec into the net. 3-2 Jets.

The Jets killed off the remaining minute of the penalty and successfully killed off the remaining minutes in the middle period and headed to the dressing room leading 3-2. The Flyers have not won a game this season when trailing after two periods.

Shots were 31-26 Flyers after two.


The Flyers tied things up at 6:18 of the third period with Brayden Schenn picking up his second of the game and sixth of the season on the power play. Jakub Voracek made a nice pass onto the tape of Schenn open in the slot who snapped a quick shot that beat Pavelec. 3-3 tie.

Then at 7:49 of the third, Kane and Hartnell each took two minutes for roughing but Kane was awarded an extra two minutes for cross-checking. The Jets struggling penalty kill went back to work and again, the Flyers made them pay. This time Schenn made a nice play down low sending a backhand pass to Simmonds at the back door. With the wide open net, Simmonds buried the puck to give the Flyers their first lead of the game.

The Jets earned a late power play to try to tie things up but couldn't get too much going and failed to pull even with the Flyers in this one. The Flyers added an empty net goal to seal the deal and take the 5-3 win at home Saturday afternoon.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:48WPG Evander Kane (6) ASST: Nik Antropov (5), Dustin Byfuglien (5) 1 - 0 WPG
15:18PHI Brayden Schenn (5) ASST: Daniel Briere (6), Wayne Simmonds (8) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
02:34WPG Olli Jokinen (3) ASST: Blake Wheeler (8) 2 - 1 WPG
11:13WPG Alexander Burmistrov (3) ASST: Grant Clitsome (2), Dustin Byfuglien (6) 3 - 1 WPG
14:24PHI PPG - Claude Giroux (6) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (9), Jakub Voracek (13) 3 - 2 WPG
3rd Period
06:18PHI PPG - Brayden Schenn (6) ASST: Jakub Voracek (14), Claude Giroux (12) 3 - 3 Tie
08:57PHI PPG - Wayne Simmonds (7) ASST: Brayden Schenn (11), Jakub Voracek (15) 4 - 3 PHI
19:59PHI EN - Zac Rinaldo (2) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (10) 5 - 3 PHI
Three Stars of the Game
Brayden Schenn
Brayden Schenn
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 13:09
Jakub Voracek
Jakub Voracek
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 20:05
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 5
+/-: -1TOI: 12:47
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:49PHI Kimmo Timonen  Interference against  Bryan Little
09:07WPG Chris Thorburn  Fighting (maj) against  Wayne Simmonds
09:07PHI Wayne Simmonds  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Thorburn
16:57PHI Luke Schenn  Fighting (maj) against  Evander Kane
16:57WPG Evander Kane  Fighting (maj) against  Luke Schenn
2nd Period
01:13WPG Alexander Burmistrov  Cross checking against  Scott Hartnell
01:13PHI Scott Hartnell  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Alexander Burmistrov
06:54WPG Bryan Little  Cross checking against  Kimmo Timonen
08:29PHI Daniel Briere  Too many men/ice - bench
09:03WPG Kyle Wellwood  Too many men/ice - bench
13:22WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Hi-sticking against  Daniel Briere
13:24WPG Jim Slater  Delay Gm - Face-off Violation
3rd Period
03:43PHI Ruslan Fedotenko  Hooking against  Chris Thorburn
06:00WPG Alexander Burmistrov  Tripping against  Erik Gustafsson
07:49WPG Evander Kane  Cross checking against  Nicklas Grossmann
07:49WPG Evander Kane  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell
07:49PHI Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Evander Kane
16:11PHI Braydon Coburn  Interference against  Bryan Little
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/43/6
Faceoff Wins3726
Blocked Shots1317
Penalty Minutes2622
4P. PostmaD00-11011:10
5M. StuartD00-10013:56
6R. HainseyD0012021:47
8A. BurmistrovC1021419:00
9E. KaneL1024918:13
12O. JokinenC10-16016:32
13K. WellwoodC00-2109:18
16A. LaddL00-12019:10
17J. WrightC0000011:10
18B. LittleC0002220:35
19J. SlaterC0000211:01
22C. ThorburnR000055:07
24G. ClitsomeD0122019:18
26B. WheelerR0101017:11
27E. TangradiL00-11011:05
33D. ByfuglienD0215225:39
44Z. BogosianD0007025:25
80N. AntropovC0122015:26
31O. Pavelec3438.89558:29
5B. CoburnD00-21222:34
8N. GrossmannD00-21018:58
9M. KnubleR000008:56
10B. SchennC21-12013:09
14S. CouturierC0012018:28
15T. McGinnL000207:38
17W. SimmondsR11-12512:47
19S. HartnellL00-15414:54
22L. SchennD0014518:47
25M. TalbotC0011018:16
26R. FedotenkoL0000212:32
27B. GervaisD0002013:57
28C. GirouxC11-16026:00
29E. GustafssonD0011018:55
36Z. RinaldoC1014014:18
44K. TimonenD0201221:22
48D. BriereC010308:43
93J. VoracekR03-12020:05
30I. Bryzgalov3437.91959:41