WINNIPEG - “Let’s be honest Jets fans. They didn’t deserve to win that game.” I couldn't agree more with @NorthEndRick on Twitter. The Boston Bruins defeated the Jets 4-2 last night at Canada Life Centre. The Bruins outshot the Jets 45-29 including a second period where Winnipeg managed only 4 shots vs. Boston’s 22 shots and 2 goals.
Winnipeg came to life for about 4 minutes in the third period with goals from Adam Lowry and Nikolaj Ehlers. The Bruins regained the lead when the Jets took back-to-back penalties. he Jets killed off a Logan Stanley interference call and then moments later, Brenden Dillon’s attempt at a clearing pass sailed over the glass for a delay of game call. With the man advantage, the Bruins Taylor Hall put the puck behind Connor Hellebuyck. Winnipeg had a glorious opportunity to tie things up when Bruins winger Erik Haula took a tripping penalty with 1:26 to go. With Hellebuyck on the bench, the Jets 6 on 4 attack was thwarted when the referees missed a egregious trip by Charlie Coyle on Josh Morrissey, allowing the Bruins to put the puck into the empty net. The Jets were so incensed with the missed call that both Morrissey and Pierre-Luc Dubois took misconduct penalties after chirping the referees.
The Jets were also 0-5 on the power play. In goal, Connor Hellebuyck made 41 saves while the Bruins Linus Ullmark stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced. Also scoring for Boston was Brad Marchand, Trent Frederic and Charlie McAvoy.
Winnipeg now hits the road for a game Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. This will be the third meeting of the season between the clubs, with each team having one win. Puck drop is 6pm (TSN3, 680 CJOB/Power 97).