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VIDEO: Jets Fly By Ducks
By Richard Gonzalez
The Anaheim Ducks faced the Winnipeg Jets. The Ducks haven’t played since Jan. 23, losing 5-1 to the St. Louis Blues. The Ducks would have the services of Cory Perry, Jacob Silfverberg, Patrick Eaves and Korbinian Holzer back in their line-up. Perry and Holzer make their season debuts and are the 43rd and 44th players to be playing on the Ducks. This game is the first one that the Ducks do not have any rookies playing tonight.
The Ducks would get scored on at the 2:07 mark when Andrew Copp wristed the puck behind John Gibson. The Ducks were then caught flat-footed on a penalty kill and allowed Jack Roslovic to walk right in and put one behind Gibson. Jets’ captain, Blake Wheeler would add to the lead by scoring the Jets third goal. The Jets completed the touch down with goals coming from Bryan Little, Roslovic again and Brendan Lemieux. After the sixth goal was scored, Ducks head coach, Randy Carlyle decided to pull Gibson and insert Chad Johnson in net. The Ducks were outshot, 14-4 and took two penalties from Silfverberg (hooking) and Nick Ritchie (Roughing).
The Ducks came out with a different tempo to start the second. They finally came ready to play or so we thought. Ritchie would get the Ducks on the board at the 1:32 mark of the second. Cam Fowler would get the primary assist. Daniel Sprong would give fans some hope when he scored the second goal with the assists coming from Ritchie and Holzer. The Jets would quickly respond when Tyler Myers scores in under a minute later. Roslovic would go on to complete his hat-trick by scoring the Jets eight goal. The Ducks’ Derek Grant and Sprong both took the second period penalties for tripping and interference. The Ducks were outshot, 10-9.
The Jets opened the period with a quick goal from Little. Just 54 seconds into the period. The Ducks start the period being down by a score of 9-2. The Ducks would finally get a call in their favor when the Jets’ Myers gets called for roughing against Brian Gibbons. The Ducks would not convert on their only power play of the game. The Ducks would get a goal from Devin Shore from Silfverberg and Michael Del Zotto. The Ducks did outshoot the Jets, 16-7 but the damage was too survive for the Ducks.
The Jets would set two franchise records with the most goals in a period with six and the most goals scored in a game with nine. The Ducks did not come ready to play at all. The nine days that they had off showed in today’s performance. Perry didn’t look too bad after missing significant time. He did get four shots on net. Holzer got an assist but didn’t seem like he was able to stay with the Jets forwards. I don’t know why it took Carlyle so long to pull Gibson. The Ducks didn’t seem to be responding anymore and are still in limbo on what is going to happen this season. This was by far the worst game the Ducks played this season. The Ducks will play again on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hopefully, the Ducks make some changes and come ready to play.
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