Monday, October 31, 2011
Jets Shoot Down Panthers in Shootout 4-3
The Winnipeg Jets squeaked out a thriller of a win Monday night in Florida on Halloween night no less.
Andrew Ladd and Kyle Wellwood would both score in the shootout en route to a 4-3 win for the Jets, their fourth of the season and first in a shootout this year.
With the shootout win, they better their shootout record to 1-1.
Despite the win, the Jets lost defenseman Tobias Enstrom due to a vicious check by Jack Skille on a play in the boards. Dustin Byfuglien tried to settle the score.
Later on in the game, captain Andrew Ladd dropped the flippers with Skille looking to send a message to both Skille and the Panther teams.
Evander Kane came out with his first two goal performance of the season, scoring his third and fourth goals of the season.
The Jets would have a 2-0 lead slip away from them and were able to tie the game late on Kane's second goal with 50 seconds left in the third period.
Wellwood also had a big night, scoring his team leading fifth of the season and added his third assist.
Zach Bogosian also was in on the scoring, collecting two assists while leading the team with 26:42 of ice time, and a +2 rating.
The top line of Ladd-Wellwood-Bryan Little was a combined +2 on the night. Little won eleven of 20 faceoffs on the night.
Ondrej Pavelec was a monster, stopping 39 of 42 shots during the regulation and overtime periods. He stopped both Kris Versteeg and Mike Santorelli in the shootout to help the Jets win in the shootout.
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