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VIDEO: Ducks Can’t Ground The Jets
By Michael Walters
The Anaheim Ducks finished their four game road trip in Winnipeg agains the Jets. The Ducks went with the 11-7 lineup because they only had 11 healthy forwards. Anthony Stolarz was in net against Connor Hellebuyck.
The Ducks started out playing decent and had the first six shots on goal. The Jets got the first power play of the game and they didn’t convert. They did almost scored right after the penalty expired with a shot of the post.
The Ducks then got back-to-back power play chances and didn’t score on either one. They did score right after the second power play expired. Jakob Silfverberg to go a rebound and scored in a wide open net to make it 1-0.
In the beginning of the second period the Ducks made it 2-0 . The Jets won a face-off, but then fumbled the puck to Brett Leason who was off to the races on a breakaway. He scored beating Hellebuyck stick side.
The Jets would answer with a pair of goals. First, Nate Schmidt was behind the net and found Saku Maenalanen in front for the score. Winnipeg would then tie it up on a point shot by Dylan Samberg that somehow floated threw traffic and over Stolarz into the back of the net. The goal was reviewed to see if it was hit with a high stick, but eventually it was deemed a good goal.
The teams started the third period tied up at two and the score would remain that way for most of the final frame.
The Jets took he lead with 5.37 left in the game. Lowry would break in toward the net and find Morgan Barron for an easy score. The Jets would score again as Mark Scheifele fired one over Stolarz’s glove to make it 4-2. In less than a minute, Anaheim find themselves down by a pair of goals.
The Ducks pulled Stolarz for the extra attacker, but Kevin Shattenkirk took a penalty. The Jets would add one more goal to make it a 5-2 final.
The Ducks had a solid start to this game and built a 2-0 lead less than halfway through the contest. Unfortunately, the second half didn’t go the Ducks way. The Jets were able to tie up the game in the second period and then pulled away in the final minutes.
Anaheim had 22 shots on goal to 13 for Winnipeg halfway through the game. The Ducks were then outshot 27 to 8 in the second half of the contest. They were running out of steam and appeared they might be able to survive regulation to force another overtime, but they can’t hold off the Jets.
In terms of special teams, the Ducks were 0-for-3 on the power play, but did score after their second one. The Jets were able to score on one of four of their chances. The Jets held the edge in face-offs winning 53% of them. The final shot on goal count was 40-30 in favor of the Jets.
The Ducks return home to host the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday at 7 PM.
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December 4th, 2022