2. Flames Shorthanded Goal is the Difference
The Jets had a great opportunity in the final two minutes of the second period when they went on the man advantage. The game was tied at 2-2 and the Jets had the chance to take their first lead of the game.
Winnipeg won the faceoff back to Kyle Connor who released a quick shot to the net, but the shot was blocked by Noah Hannifin. The Flames’ defenseman then lifted the puck high into the neutral zone and it became a two-on-one for the Flames against Josh Morrissey.
As Mikael Backlund entered the offensive zone, Morrissey slid to disrupt and pass, but Backlund made a great pass to former Jets player, Trevor Lewis who had a mini-breakaway.
Lewis then made a slick move as he faked a shot on his forehand to force Hellebuyck to slide to his glove side, and then move the puck to his backhand to evade Hellebuyck and put the puck into the net.
Lewis’s goal proved to stand as the game winner in this one. In all, the Jets’ powerplay struggled in the loss.
Winnipeg’s man advantage went zero for three on the night and Winnipeg did not even record a shot on the man advantage, which included over a minute of a five-on-three powerplay.
Currently, the Jets’ powerplay has an 18.6% success rate which is the ninth worst in the NHL.