The game of the day in the National Hockey League took place in Winnipeg, where the home team Jets managed to defeat the Boston Bruins, 4-3.
In one exhilarating and exciting game at Bell MTS Place, the hosts had more nerves and they clinched a huge win over one of the best teams from the Eastern Conference.
It was Mark Scheifele’s night, as the hosts’ center produced a goal and two assists, putting him in the first plan.
The game couldn’t start better for the Jets than it did last night. After just 68 seconds, Blake Wheeler scored a goal to lift his team, and to shock the Bruins who came here in desperate need of a win.
During the middle of the opening period, the advantage was doubled, after Scheifele scored his first game after four straight in which he hasn’t. The Jets used a powerplay situation they had in the best possible way.
It was his 33rd of the season.
With 2:38 until the end of the halftime, Charles McAvoy cut Bruin’s deficit and gave some hope to the guests.
Now things became interesting when Joakim Nordstrom leveled the score exactly at the middle of the second period.
All this indicated an interesting third period which was precisely how it was. Yet, the home team managed to break Bruins’ defiance and to put down an incredibly important triumph.
Jacob Trouba and Nikolaj Ehlers scored during the middle of the final period in the space of four and a half minutes, to give a 4-2 lead to Winnipeg, while Charlie Coyle gave some hope to the guests with 2:56 before the end of the game.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 15, 2019
After losing three in four, this comes as a breath of fresh air to the Jets (41-25-4). They are now third in the West, but leading the Central division with 86 points, one more than Nashville Predators and with two games fewer.
Bruins (42-20-9) posted their third loss in a row, and they now have only two points more than the Capitals, and four than the Maple Leafs, who have a game in hand.
They will be hosting Columbus this Saturday, while on the other side, Jets stay in Winnipeg for one more game, against Calgary Flames also on Saturday.