Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night continued a pleasant tradition of starting a new season with a victory, winning the fifth debut match in 6 years.
The outcome of the match with St. Louis Blues was decided in the third period when the players of Jets were able to score 3 goals in 1 minute 44 seconds. Adam Lowry scored a goal at 5:51 of the third period, after 64 seconds Blake Wheeler increased the advantage, and at 7:35 Kyle Connor finished off an opponent.
Brandon Tanev and Patrik Laine also scored for Jets. Assists are in the account of Laine, Wheeler, Connor and Scheifele. Also, the reliable play of Winnipeg goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck is worth attention. He was able to make 41 saves and made a significant contribution to the victory of the team.
The Jets players Robert Thomas, Jordan Kyrou and Kristian Vesalainen made debut in NHL in this game.
Recently, the Blues have been very comfortable rivals for Winnipeg. The Jets have won 9 of their last 11 matches with this team. The total score in the confrontation of these two teams 32-18 in favour of the Jets.