The Winnipeg Jets played their second game of a mini two-game preseason road trip last night in Vancouver after losing to the Oilers in Edmonton on Saturday night.
The Jets dressed an almost completely different lineup for both games and last night they dressed a much more inexperienced lineup compared to Saturday. The veterans in yesterday’s lineup were Andrew Copp, Jansen Harkins, Riley Nash, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Dylan DeMelo, and Nathan Beaulieu.
In comparison, the Cancuks’ lineup was closer to an NHL regular season lineup and was filled with many of their mainstays, although there was still a handful of Vancouver regulars that did not play.
The Vancouver Canucks were the better of the two sides as they skated to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets
Here are two talking points from the Jets 3-2 loss in Vancouver:
2. Logan Stanley Injury Scare
Logan Stanley came into this preseason looking to build on his outstanding rookie campaign where he stepped up in a huge way for the Jets.
With the Jets bolstering their defense this offseason and the return of Beaulieu from injury, Stanley has been in a battle for a lineup spot throughout this preseason.
Unfortunately, during yesterday’s game, Stanley suffered a lower-body injury and did not return to the game.
There was no indication of when the injury happened and Paul Maurice did not provide any updates on Stanley’s injury.
There should be an update on the severity of the injury in the coming days. Regardless, this is tough news considering the Jets are less than two weeks away from starting the 2021-2022 regular season.
1. Mikhail Berdin Makes His Preseason Debut and Impresses
The Winnipeg Jets’ top goaltending prospect, Mikhail Berdin was given his preseason debut in yesterday’s contest.
Unfortunately, Berdin did not have the greatest of starts as he made a bad mistake just over four minutes into the game.
The young netminder went to retrieve the puck from behind his own net and made a blind pass to the corner behind his backside. Tanner Pearson of the Canucks was the first player to the loose puck and he then made a nice pass to the slot where Bo Horvat was able to one-time the puck into the back of the net past Berdin.
But after that mistake, Berdin was able to settle down and played extremely well the rest of the game. Ultimately the twenty-three-year-old stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced and kept the Jets in the game.
In his post game press conference, Paul Maurice had great things to say about Berdin’s performance and said that he “was really happy with his game.”
The best goaltenders are great at shaking off mistakes and Berdin showed his resiliency yesterday in Vancouver.
Berdin has the chance to be the Jets goaltender of the future and with a performance like yesterday, Jets supporters should be extremely excited for the future with Berdin.
Want your voice heard? Join the Jets White Out team!Write for us!
Stay tuned to our site throughout today as the Winnipeg Jets are expected to announce more roster moves with the Manitoba Moose kicking off their training camp today.
Winnipeg Jets Fans: Which player from the Winnipeg Jets impressed you the most in yesterday’s game against the Canucks? Leave your comments below!
*All Stats and Videos Provided by the NHL*