3 Talking Points: Winnipeg Jets Lose 2-1 to Golden Knights in Overtime

Connor Hellebuyck #37, Blake Wheeler #26, Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Connor Hellebuyck #37, Blake Wheeler #26, Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Mark Stone #61, Vegas Golden Knights; Connor Hellebuyck #37, Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Winnipeg Jets finished their road trip with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. Here are three talking points from the loss.

Last night, the Winnipeg Jets finished their three-game road trip with a matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights at the T-Mobile Arena.

This was the Jets’ second trip to Las Vegas this season and they were looking for a better showing this time around. During the first meeting between these sides, the Jets allowed four first period goals and lost 5-2 to the Golden Knights.

The Jets only made one lineup change from their 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday for this game as Connor Hellebuyck got the start in goal after Rittich got his first win of the season on Friday.

3. A Successful Road Trip

This road trip has been extremely interesting for the Jets. In their first game, against the Los Angeles Kings, the Jets were outshot 44-19, were dominated for points in the game, and somehow won 6-4.

Then last night, again the Jets were second best on the night, this time getting outshot 48-24, and they earned a point in the overtime loss.

Just looking at the results, this was a successful trip for the Jets. Winnipeg picked up five of a possible six points and they now sit in a tie with the Dallas Stars for first place in the Central Division with 11 points in 9 games.