The Jets won their first match in a tour of the Global Series in Finland by beating Florida 4-2. The hero of the match was Patrik Laine, who was marked by a hat trick in the arena in Helsinki. The return to their homeland had a very favorable effect on the right-winger of the Jets, who was able to interrupt the goalless five-match series. The Jets Captain noted that young Laine is sometimes too critical of himself and his game but it certainly helps him to develop.
The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t have a lead until the dying minutes, but still rallied to defeat the Jets 4-3 on Tuesday at Bell MTS Place.
The two teams traded goals back and forth until the Penguins scored with just over five minutes remaining to take their first lead of the night.
Wheeler had two assists in the loss, setting up both of Mark Scheifele’s goals. Brandon Tanev had the other marker for Winnipeg. Sidney Crosby, Riley Sheahan, Derek Grant, and Zach Aston-Reese scored for Pittsburgh. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 of 30 shots but was lamenting the Penguins’ third goal on a shot that seemed to fool the Jets netminder.
Patrik Laine was held in check as his four-game goal-scoring streak came to an end. He remains one goal shy of 100 for his career.
Casey DeSmith made 24 stops in goal for the Penguins.
The Jets conclude their mini two-game homestand on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Winnipeg Jets is an amazing team and has a huge army of fans and supporters, which give big support for the team at every game, and fans can get rewarded with the team win or with a much better gift. Thanks to Patrik Laine and the amazing game he showed last weekend, one lucky Jets fan is now $1 million richer, it is actually $50,000 a year for 20 years.
The last game was a great success for the Winnipeg Jets as Laine scored a very rare five goals against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
A five-goal game means a Million Dollar prize through Safeway/Sobey's Score & Win contest plus $100,000 for the fourth goal, and $1,000 in gift cards for the third goal, for whoever is in the draw that night.
On Saturday, November 24th that happened to be Christopher Haley of Winnipeg, the company tweeted Saturday night, a great night for the team and the fans.
Congratulations to our fellow Winnipegger and let's hope for the win in the next game! Go Jets Go!