When: 4/25/16 vs. Winnipeg Jets @ 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, CBC Sports Network, TSN, Sportsnet and SNES channel 4
The Winnipeg Jets have won two of their past three games against the Edmonton Oilers.
Their only other loss came in Edmonton last weekend.
In fact, the Jets are 2-1-0 in their past six games against Edmonton.
The Jets are coming off their best game of the season, a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
It was the Jets first win over an opponent in the first game since Oct. 31, 2014, at the Calgary Flames.
The Oilers are coming into this contest with the worst record in the league at 3-8-1.
“They’ve done everything they can to try and put themselves in a position to win,” head coach Todd McLellan said.
“Their first period was their worst.
They had no offensive zone start, and they couldn’t get their puck up, so they were really lacking a lot of offense.
We have to play a little better.
But I think the biggest thing is, we just didn’t play well enough tonight.
We didn’t have the puck. “
The biggest thing we need to get fixed is our play.
We didn’t have the puck.
We could have had a couple more offensive zone starts, and we could have scored a couple goals.
I think it’s one of those nights where it was really hard to win the game for us.”
The Oilers were outshot 32-15 by the Jets.
The first goal came off a great shot by Connor McDavid.
Edmonton’s first goal in the second period came off the stick of former Edmonton forward Taylor Hall.
McDavid put the puck into the slot and beat Connor again to put the Oilers up 2-0.
“He got his first career goal in front of us,” Oilers coach Todd MacLean said of Hall.
“We’re really pleased with the way he’s playing.”
The Jets had a goal in just under two minutes of the first period.
The second period saw them give up the one goal in three periods they’ve scored this season.
Connor Hellebuyck scored his first NHL goal on a power play at 5:25 of the third period, but the Jets were unable to capitalize on that chance.
“I thought we did a good job getting back to the puck and finding some openings to get the puck out there,” MacLean added.
“It was a big win.
We’ll need to put a lot more energy into that.
We’re going to have to get better on that tonight.”
After getting a big lead, the Oilers came back and scored the game’s lone goal.
“Our power play was great,” MacLeod said.