Tuesday, 18 October 2011

We Got One!!

Winnipeg saw their NHL team win for the first time since April 26, 1996 last night, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.  After watching the first three games, it seemed like it was never going to happen, but finally the Jets prevailed; and better yet, it was in our own barn.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the nerves got the best of them in game one against the Canadiens, being blown 5-1.  Game two against Chicago looked like it had some promise when the Jets got out to an early 2-0 lead against the Hawks.  But the experience on the Chicago team ended up being too much for the Jets as they lost that one 4-3.  And game three in Phoenix?  Well let's not even talk about that one.  But last night's victory?  Oh how sweet it was! 
Kyle Wellwood started the night off on a very high note, scoring just eight seconds into the game, tying the an Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets franchise record for the fastest goal scored in a game.  Tanner Glass deposited the second, and game-winning goal for the Winnipeg.  The Jets also got a glimpse of what Ondrej Pavelec is really capable of as he stopped 28 Pittsburgh shots in the victory. 
Some might say (in fact some are saying) that we can't be that proud of the win as the Penguins two stars, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were out due to injury.  I say that is a bunch of buuullllogne.  Pittsburgh still had their cup-winning goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury between the pipes, as well star players like; Jordan Staal, Kris Letang, and James Neal.  Plus, one of our better players, Evander Kane was sitting on the sidelines after blocking a shot in the game against Phoenix on Saturday.

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