Wheeler, Kane Power Jets in Comeback Win Over Bruins

Wheeler, Kane Power Jets in Comeback Win Over Bruins

If the Winnipeg Jets proved anything in Tuesday night’s win against the Boston Bruins, that it’s not how you start but how you finish. The Jets used a three goal outburst in the third period to win 3-1 and now find themselves atop the Southeast Division.

After a scoreless first period, Boston scored quickly in the second to take a 1-0 lead. Brad Marchand scored the opening goal off of a turnover by Zach Bogosian 8 seconds into the second frame. The Bruins dominated for most of the period and the Jets were lucky to escape just down a goal.

The Winnipeg Jets had never won a game where they trailed after 40 minutes but found themselves on the powerplay ten minutes into the third. The Jets capitalized as Blake Wheeler deflected a Zach Bogosian shot past Tuuka Rask to tie the game at one.

It didn’t take long for the Jets to take the lead as Evander Kane scored just 57 seconds later putting them in front for good. Blake Wheeler would add an empty netter for his second of the game. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced to help move the Jets past the Carolina Hurricanes who lost 4-1 to the Florida Panthers earlier in the night.

The Jets find themselves in action next hosting the Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in back-to-back home games Thursday and Friday night.

Photo by Rob Buenaventura