4-2 Loss, the Jets Not Strong Enough Against The Bruins
The Saturday night Winnipeg Jets & Boston Bruins game was exciting because it didn’t end 1-1 – and if it’s not soccer then it better have goals, and a lot of them.
After the first period the Jets led 2-1, with goals scored by Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglienbut. They started fast and seemed light on their skates. Boston couldn’t touch them till the second period where they failed to hold onto their lead, losing the game 4-2.
Just coming off a win in Carolina the previous night, Winnipeg ran out of gas in the second half of the game. They gave the puck over in the neutral zone as well as their territory, and wore themselves out with 4 penalties in the second period. By the time the third came around, we all knew who was the dominate force in the game.
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Boston was also tenacious around their net. In my mind, the Bruins are viciously jealous of anyone in their zone and willing to do whatever it takes to block or clear or control the puck. They’re like a farmer in need of diesel when there’s a shortage and the crops are ready to go, or a bad politician who kept no promises and is up for reelection. He will win, as the farmer will get his diesel. Not because either of them are cleverer than the opposition. But because they WILL put their bodies on the line for the tangible possibility right in front of their noises. And Boston knows all about the tangible possibility – they won it last year in 7.
On the other hand, Winnipeg has never won a Stanley Cup. That, however, is neither here nor there for the Jets as they face off against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at home.
By :Aaron Talbot
ProHockey-fans.com Staff Writer
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