Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jets Avenge Defeat To Hurricane With 3-1 Win At Home

A third period rally is all the sold out MTS Centre needed to get back into the game Wednesday night.

After a slow start to the game, including outshooting the Hurricanes 25-13 through the first two frames, Evander Kane took over in the third period, scoring the game tying goal at 10:45 of the third period on a strong drive to the net from Patrice Cormier and Zach Bogosian.

Blake Wheeler would break the tie 1:04 later when he took a pass from Bryan Little in the high slot and blew a wrist shot past the glove hand of Carolina goalie Brian Boucher with traffic in front.

Kane would ice the game with 33 seconds left with an empty net goal from Mark Scheifele and Bogosian.

With the assist Scheifele now has seven points in four games this pre-season.

Chris Mason went the distance for the Jets in their first pre-season home game since September 20th, making 17 saves off 18 Carolina shots.

Tim Brent opened the scoring for Carolina 54 seconds into the second period of a clear cut breakaway.

Boucher stopped 35 of 37 Winnipeg shots in the loss.

With the win, the Jets move to 3-3 on the pre-season, with two of their three wins coming at home in front of a crowd of 15,015 people at MTS Centre.

The Jets finish off their pre-season schedule Friday night at MTS Centre against Nashville.

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