Jets Sweep Oilers

Jets Sweep Oilers

I am sorry.

I am sorry I predicted the Oilers would win in 5 games.

I am sorry that I suggested the Jets should not tinker with the lineup and keep Ehlers and Dubois out.

I am sorry I wrote that Kevin Cheveldayoff should of traded Paul Maurice for John Tortorella.

I am not sorry about sleeping in on Monday morning so I could stay up past 1am to watch a thrilling playoff hockey game between the Jets and the Oilers.

Kyle Connor took a bank pass from Neil Pionk at 6:52 of the 3rd overtime period and scored his second goal of the game as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 and now wait for the winner of the Toronto/Montreal series. The Jets 4-0 series sweep erased memories of the 1990 series when Winnipeg blew a 3-1 series lead and were defeated by the eventual Stanley Cup winning Oilers.

The Jets took an early lead last night when Mark Scheifele scored at 6:16 of the first. The Oilers bounced back about a minute later when Connor McDavid beat Connor Helleybuyck for his only playoff goal. The Jets took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission after Mason Appleton beat Mike Smith. The second period was all Edmonton where they took the lead with 2 goals. The Jets looked lifeless in the second, but came out strong in the third when Scheifele lit the lamp for the second time. The 46 minutes of overtime was a seesaw battle with both teams having some excellent opportunities.

The Jets beat the Oilers decisively, with all players contributing. The Oilers, who haven’t won a playoff series since 2017, just couldn’t figure out a way to beat Helleybuyck consistently who put up a .958 save percentage in the series.

With the last 3 games all going into overtime, the Jets will now be able to rest at least until Saturday and wait for their next opponent.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Jets

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