1. Full Credit to the Penguins and Tristian Jarry
Compared to the eleven games last season that it took for the Jets to suffer their first shutout defeat of the season, it took this year’s team sixteen games to get shutout for the first time.
As Bowness indicated after the loss, it was a hard-fought contest but credit must be given when earned:
Pittsburgh and, goaltender, Tristian Jarry deserve full credit in this one. The Penguins denied the Jets of getting many great scoring opportunities. They limited the Jets’ time on attack and when the Jets had their chances, Jarry stood strong.
Both teams finished with 32 shots on goal, but I think Bowness had a fair and accurate assessment of the game (in the tweet above).
It will be interesting to see how the Jets respond to this defeat as they take on a tough defensive team in their next game. On Monday night the Jets will conclude this homestand with a matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes rank sixth best in the NHL in least amount of goals against per game with an average of 2.67.
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