Winnipeg Jets beat Carolina Hurricanes in a very difficult match with the score 3-1.
All goals in the match were scored only in the third period. Patrick Lane scored the first goal, and Brian Little scored a goal 2 minutes before the end of the third period. In the final seconds of the match, Connor threw the last puck into the empty net of the opponent. Michael Ferland was the only scorer for Carolina.
It should be noted that in the first period Carolina put serious pressure on the opponent. They beat Jets on shots with the score 18-6, constantly keeping the goalie Laurent Brossoit in suspense.
In his interview after the game, Jets captain Wheeler noted how difficult the victory was for them. At the same time, he stated that in the team dressing room there was no panic about the result. The players were confident that they will find the way to score the necessary points.
Wheeler promised the fans that the team will improve its performance and will play faster during the next game.
Jets head coach Paul Maurice supported his captain and noted that the game was not entirely in line with their scenario, largely due to the successful actions of the opponent. He stressed that Carolina Hurricanes is in good shape because this defeat was only the first defeat for them in a regular season.