Jets Fly By Ducks

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks continued their road trip against the Winnipeg Jets. John Gibson was in net opposite of Laurent Brossoit.

The Ducks would be without Radko Gudas (upper-body) who was slammed into the boards against the Wild the night before and did not finish the game. Mason McTavish (lower-body) would also not be available for this contest either. The Ducks would go with a 11-7 lineup as a result.


The Jets opened the scoring with just under four minutes left to go in the first period. Kyle Connor scored when he tipped a point shot by Dylan DeMelo. The Ducks had two power play chances in the first period, but couldn’t’ convert. The Jets led 1-0 after the opening 20 minutes.

Pavol Regenda was called for interference about six minutes into the second period and the Jets scored to make it 2-0. Nate Schmidt‘s shot deflected off not one, but two Ducks players and past Gibson. Anaheim got a power play halfway through the period and again couldn’t take advantage. Winnipeg led 2-0 after two periods.

The Jets scored four times in third to make this a 6-0 shutout. DeMelo scored about five minutes into the period to make it 3-0. Tyler Toffoli scored twice within in a span of three minutes to make it 5-0. Winnipeg added a late goal on the power play by Mason Appleton for good measure.


The shorthanded Ducks were able to hang with the Jets for two periods and found themselves only down 2-0. In third period, the wheels came completely off for Anaheim. Winnipeg out shot Anaheim 17 to 4 in the final frame resulting in four goals.

Special teams was once again problematic for Anaheim. They had three power plays and did not score on any of them. The Jets also had three power plays and they scored on all of them. The Ducks also turned over the puck 11 times and the Jets won 74% of the face-offs.

Anaheim has not scored a goal in the last seven periods. The Ducks last scored at the 1:51 mark in the second period against Chicago. So that’s 158 minutes and 9 seconds without a goal. Something has to change and quick.

What’s Next?

Ducks visit St. Louis Sunday for a 4 PM matchup.

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March 16th, 2024


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