Fresh off a frustrating shootout loss Friday night against the Buffalo Sabres, the Jets travel way out west to Vancouver to face Elias Pettersson and the Canucks. The Jets won their first matchup of the season back October 18th.
The Jets will be hoping to get some scoring going after being “goalied” by Carter Hutton Friday. The Jets were outshot in that game, but had a few good chances turned away. Brossoit played well for the Jets once again, but Hellebuyck will be back in the net tonight. As expected. After a slightly rocky start to the season he has come back to about where we expect him, still below that, but getting there. A .915sv% and 2.72 GAA is fine, but we do expect better of the former Vezina finalist. It will come.
We always talk about offence, well, the offence has been pretty good of late, ignoring the last game. It appears to be back on track. There are still some struggle 5 on 5 for certain players, again. Nothing to panic about yet. The scoring will come. One intriguing fact is the line of Perrault, Petan, and Roslovic. Since returning to the team Nic Petan, has been phenomenal, posting a 58.06 CF%, and boasting a 71.4e HDCF%. Obviously it’s a small sample of five games, but the underlying stats are indicating that goals and offence will come. It goes to show what playing with skill can do for a player.
The defence is still subject, but as I’ve said as long as they keep Buff, JoMo, and Jake healthy they can carry them, how far, well I’m not too sure about that. They need help on the backend desperately. #FreeNiku….
The Jets will likely face Jacob Markstrom tonight. Jets fans will get their first look at super rookie Elias Pettersson who had been putting up points, he ha slowed down a bit. But he is still fun to watch out there.