Recap: Ten Thoughts about Game 1


It’s important to be good to be fortunate and fortunate to be good. The Winnipeg Jets had been the latter in recreation certainly one of their playoff collection towards the Edmonton Oilers. They seemed just like the staff that was not as prepared outdoors of the primary interval, however they nonetheless gained. They received fortunate and scored extra targets. The Oilers had been unable to capitalize on their probabilities and Connor Hellebuyck was the higher goalie. If they’ll do that for 3 extra video games, we will probably be speaking in regards to the second spherical (and hopefully higher occasions for video games).

Ten Ideas

  1. Neal Pionk has a historical past of holding Connor McDavid in examine. He undoubtedly introduced it within the first interval and the unusual battle continues. He simply has a means with stopping McDavid when he’s on. The sport of cat and mouse begins.
  2. Mark Scheifele might be not the suitable particular person to match up towards McDavid. Early on within the recreation and he was already flying the zone early. Not ideally suited when stopping McDavid is a staff effort.
  3. Connor Hellebuyck appears to be recreation prepared. The additional days off had been most likely ideally suited for the goalie who performed essentially the most minutes within the NHL and if I recall accurately, noticed a excessive variety of pictures as effectively.
  4. The Oilers actually turned it on for the second interval. They got here out on one other gear and the Jets couldn’t sustain with them. The Jets simply couldn’t sustain in any respect.
  5. Jesse Puljujarvi is essentially the most likeable Oiler for a lot of causes. He got here again to the NHL with the suitable mindset and embraced what Dave Tippett informed him. His enthusiasm is infectious. And the Edmonton media tried to kick him whereas he was down, however he has served them simply desserts. Oh, and he has an cute pet.
  6. The Jets had been capable of get the sport again to even due to what I wish to name The Mike Smith Equalizer. Dude simply stays Mike Smith. Tonight Tucker Poolman was the beneficiary which isn’t one thing I’d ever think about writing until there was a blue moon.
  7. This Oilers are outplaying the Jets and whereas the Jets have closed the hole, Connor Hellebuyck stays the most important distinction maker for the Jets and it isn’t even shut.
  8. Increase your hand you probably have Logan Stanley and Dominic Toninato combining for a aim. No, put your hand down as a result of nobody had them combining for a aim besides possibly their households. However the two of them got here collectively for a aim that was out and in of the online so quick we received the horn of doom for Toronto.
  9. The Edmonton Oilers had been horrid with the goalie pulled and it solely brings pleasure.
  10. That is essentially the most pessimistic recap you’re going to get after a win and if the Jets win on Friday will probably be much less pessimistic. However I can not precisely see how the Jets can win 4 video games once they had been by far the worst staff on the ice. So pessimism is the secret.


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