Tuesday, 1 November 2011

What Just Happened?

I am past the point of being confused about our young Jets team.  Can anybody tell if they are actually team that can score, and score consistently.  Let's recap the week. 

First they lose a hard-fought game to the NY Rangers in a low-scoring game, 2-1, the only goal coming from their now leading point-scorer, Nik Antropov.  Back-up goalie, Chris Mason played excellent, only allowing 2 goals (the second one, a week one off Zach Bogosian's skate).  Then they fly to Philly and win the game 9-8 with nine different players tallying a goal.  In this game the goaltending from both team's goalies were a  little bit shaky but what really baffles my mind was score in their next game.  How does a team go from scoring 9 goals in their previous game to scoring zero in the game after that?  Don't get me wrong, Tampa Bay's Dwayne Roloson stood on his head, but I thought the Jets still could have popped in at least one.  C'mon!

But I also have to congratulate the boys on the big win last night against the Florida Panthers.  That was huge!  Even after the Jets gave up their 2-0 lead, they managed to tie it up in the dying seconds of the third, 3-3.  Last night there were a few who players really impressed me, showing a ton that they can play with a ton of fight and emotion.  Evander Kane was one of those players, scoring two goals (including the game-tying goal) after many fans were beginning to worry about his slow start.  There was also talks of him wanting to be traded from Winnipeg last week.  I think last night was enough proof to show that he's here to stay.  Hells yeah!  Kyle Wellwood was another guy who showed that he can be one of the team's top players after scoring the first goal of the game and eventually the shootout winner.  And our captain, Andrew Ladd played his best game so far this year last night.  He showed he can really be this city's captain picking a fight with former teammate, Jack Skille laid a dirty hit on defenseman, Tobias Enstrom.  Ladd was another player who also scored in the shootout.

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