The Winnipeg Jets plowed the Anaheim Ducks 9-3 tonight, lead by Jack Roslovic who scored himself a hat trick with three beauties. Another guy that was good, Brenden Lemieux. They both deserve more ice time.
Jack Roslovic had himself a wild night, scoring three goals and adding an assist for a four point night. Not only did Roslovic put three behind the Ducks, but he generated many offensive opportunities as well. Roslovic is a very fast player who can be very dangerous, which he clearly showed off tonight.
Brendan Lemieux is in his first full season in the NHL on the Winnipeg Jets. The start was rocky, for sure. I was a bit worried about the Jets depth earlier in the year when Lemieux wasn’t playing nearly as well as he is now, but he’s managing to turn the season around for the best. He’s making the best of the second half, with three goals in January and one already in February.
These two players have begun to see themselves getting more ice time as of late. Lemieux picked up a season high time on ice in a single game tonight with 13 minutes and 33 seconds. He’s no longer being a benchwarmer with the 4 minute games, and has generally been playing around anywhere from 7 to 11 minutes a game.
Roslovic wasn’t taking the ice much earlier on in the year, but has found himself paying some games with 14:30 TOI. His average for January was 13 minutes, however. In my opinion, he struggled to put up points earlier in the season due to a lack of ice time and because he was stuck on a fourth line which wasn’t really doing too well.
Now, Roslovic is playing much better a stonger second line with Bryan Little and Patrik Laine (Who’s really been struggling lately). In his last four games, Jack has 5 goals and one assist. He’s on a roll.
These guys have been getting extra ice time that is well deserved and I think that should continue. The Winnipeg Jets should give these two guys more time to have more opportunities to rake in some points.
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The next game for these two to show the Winnipeg Jets they will continue to deserve of more ice time will be on Tuesday, February 5th against the San Jose Sharks at home.