A Nikita Zaitsev level shot with 1:13 left within the third interval gave the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Monday evening. The loss for the Jets strikes their dropping streak in regulation to 7 video games, the longest because the franchise moved to Winnipeg.
Winnipeg had their alternatives, together with a 10-minute stretch to open the second interval the place they outshot Ottawa 11-0. Additionally they completed the evening 0-for-6 on the powerplay regardless of 13 photographs on aim with the person benefit.
Filip Gustavsson was the one making life troublesome for the Jets as he made 25 straight saves earlier than Winnipeg broke his shutout halfway by means of the third interval. He completed the evening with 28 saves because the Jets outshot Ottawa 29-18 within the sport. It was the rookie goalie’s first begin since April 1 and simply the fifth of his profession.
Ottawa ahead Connor Brown opened the scoring with a shorthanded effort on the 8:30 mark of the primary interval. Teammate Nick Paul was capable of beat Winnipeg’s Neal Pionk and Paul Stastny to search out Brown in entrance of the web, wristing it over the blocker of Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit. That was Brown’s fourth shorthanded aim of the season and moved his level streak towards Winnipeg to 5 video games.
Whereas taking a 1-0 lead into the break, Ottawa would lose a key participant within the interval. Defenceman Thomas Chabot took a success from Jets blue-liner Logan Stanley round eight minutes into the sport and he wouldn’t return as a consequence of an upper-body damage.
The Jets did all the things however rating within the second interval. Winnipeg opened the body by outshooting Ottawa 11-0 within the first ten minutes and 17-4 for the interval.
However they nonetheless couldn’t get one previous Gustavsson because the rating remained 1-0 for Ottawa by means of 40 minutes.
Winnipeg would lastly break by means of halfway by means of the third interval. On a four-on-four scenario, some extent shot from Josh Morrissey simply barely bought previous Gustavsson to even the sport at a aim apiece. Morrissey additionally led the sport with 9 photographs on aim.
However Ottawa would discover a solution to retake their lead. Zaitsev’s game-winner got here on a slap shot from the blueline that went by means of two Jets gamers and over the shoulder of Brossoit with simply over a minute left to play.
Brossoit made 16 saves on 18 Ottawa photographs within the loss, his first begin since April 14.
Winnipeg’s loss mixed with Montreal’s 3-2 additional time win towards Toronto means the Jets (27-21-3) and Canadiens (24-18-9) are even within the standings at 57 factors by means of 51 video games.
The Jets look to finish the dropping skid as they shut out their three-game street journey on Wednesday evening towards the Calgary Flames. You’ll be able to hearken to the sport reside on 680 CJOB with Kelly Moore, Paul Edmonds, and Jamie Thomas with the pregame present beginning at 6:30 p.m. and puck drop simply after 8:30 p.m.
Adam Lowry was again on his typical line with Andrew Copp and Mason Appleton as he made his return to the Jets lineup.
Lowry final performed April 22 towards Toronto, leaving that contest after taking a success from Maple Leafs ahead Alex Galchenyuk.
The 28-year-old centre performed 17:57 with 3 hits, 2 photographs on aim and went 67 per cent within the faceoff circle.
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