Winnipeg 3, Boston 1

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 19-6-2-1 10-2-0-1 9-4-2-0 L2
Winnipeg 16-12-0-2 7-6-0-0 9-6-0-2 W1


Jets 3, Bruins 1:
Blake Wheeler scored a pair of goals against his former team and Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves as Winnipeg used a strong third period to overcome visiting Boston.

Evander Kane scored the go-ahead goal and Wheeler’s 14th tally went into the empty net as the Jets improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games and took over sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division.

Brad Marchand scored and Tuukka Rask turned aside 22 shots for the Bruins, who dropped their second straight overall and third in a row on the road.

Marchand scored eight seconds into the second period after the opening faceoff sailed toward the Winnipeg net and bounced off the boards right to the diminutive left wing. Marchand skated in and beat Pavelec with a back-handed shot for his 13th goal.

The Bruins had killed off 27 consecutive penalties before the third period, when Jordan Caron was called for hooking. The Jets cashed in the opportunity with Wheeler’s tip-in from the doorstep that knotted it at 1-1 with 8:16 left. Kane gave Winnipeg the lead 57 seconds later, knocking in a rebound of defenseman Grant Clitsome’s shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston C David Krejci (bruised right knee) did not play. Krejci had taken a slap shot off the knee on Sunday and is day-to-day. … Boston rookie C Ryan Spooner was recalled to take Krejci’s place and put two shots on goal in 15:29. … Jets D Dustin Byfuglien, who set up Wheeler’s first tally, has seven assists in his last five contests.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Winnipeg
Brad Marchand 1 Points Blake Wheeler 2
Brad Marchand 1 Goals Blake Wheeler 2
Brad Marchand 0 Assists Zach Bogosian 1
N/A Power Play Goals Blake Wheeler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tuukka Rask .917 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .964
Tuukka Rask 22 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 28 1 0-4 1-2 4 27
Winnipeg 25 3 1-2 4-4 8 24

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Washington. The Jets have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Bruins have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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