Winnipeg 5, Los Angeles 3

Friday, October 4, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 1-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 L1
Winnipeg 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W2

Recap


Jets 5, Kings 3: Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added an assist while Evander Kane also recorded a three-point performance as host Winnipeg matched its best start in franchise history.

Olli Jokinen netted his 300th career goal and Bryan Little added an empty-net tally to seal the win. Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 33 shots for the Jets, who improved to 2-0-0 for just the third time - with the previous two occurring when they were known as the Atlanta Thrashers (2003-04, 2009-10).

Jeff Carter converted a power-play chance for his second goal in as many nights and Justin Williams celebrated his 32nd birthday by cleaning up a rebound to trim the deficit to 4-3 with 4:16 remaining in the third period. Defenseman Matt Greene also tallied for the Kings, who fell to 1-3-2 in their last six meetings with the current Jets' franchise.

After Blake Wheeler's apparent goal was disallowed following a review, Jokinen answered in short order to give Winnipeg a 2-1 lead with 7:06 remaining in the second period. Jokinen, who was selected third overall in the 1997 draft by Los Angeles, settled a loose puck following a blocked shot and beat Jonathan Quick (23 saves) for his first goal of the season.

Kane forged a 1-1 tie with 4:15 remaining in the first period, solving Quick with a blast into the top corner of the net. Setoguchi gave Winnipeg a 3-1 advantage with a power-play tally at 2:22 of the third and completed his two-goal effort by scoring on a wraparound nearly three minutes later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles G Ben Scrivens relieved Quick and stopped all five shots he faced. ... Greene opened the scoring 14:17 into the first period, when his shot caromed off Winnipeg D Dustin Byfuglien and past Pavelec. ... Jets D Grant Clitsome sat out with an undisclosed injury. 

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Winnipeg
Jeff Carter 1 Points Devin Setoguchi 3
Jeff Carter 1 Goals Devin Setoguchi 2
Matt Frattin 1 Assists Evander Kane 2
Jeff Carter 1 Power Play Goals Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Scrivens 1.000 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .917
Jonathan Quick 23 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 33

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 36 3 2-5 5-6 17 40
Winnipeg 33 5 1-6 3-5 15 23

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Jets have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Kings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.