WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets redeemed themselves after a dismal effort Friday night with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues last night at the Enterprise Center.
The Jets had to play catch-up after a late first period goal by David Perron. In the second, Kyle Connor fed Nikolaj Ehlers perfectly for the tying goal. It looked like the air was going to be let out of the Jets' tires when Vladimir Tarasenko put the Blues ahead by scoring a goal with 27 seconds left in the period to send the teams to their dressing rooms with St. Louis in the lead. Most of the third was controlled by the Jets and they capitalized with goals 63 seconds apart from Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor. St. Louis sent the game to overtime with Brayden Schenn’s goal with the extra attacker. Pierre-Luc Dubois won the game for Winnipeg at 2:24 in the extra frame.
The Jets outshot the Blues 37-31 with Connor Hellebuyck making 28 saves for the win. The Jets return home Tuesday with a game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Puck drop is 7pm (TSN3, 680 CJOB/Power 97).
Earlier in the day, I attended the 2022 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic in Hamilton, where the Buffalo Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2. Technically, it was a Sabres home game but 95% of the well lubricated fans were cheering for the Leafs. The NHL takes a lot of criticism (some well-warranted) but what they really do well is big events like the outdoor games and yesterday afternoon was no exception.