Winnipeg 3, New Jersey 1

Monday, November 25, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 11-11-1-3 7-6-0-3 4-5-1-0 W1
New Jersey 9-10-1-4 4-3-0-2 5-7-1-2 L2


Jets 3, Devils 1: Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane ended lengthy goal-scoring droughts as visiting Winnipeg won for the first time in five games (1-2-2).

Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 25 shots and Devin Setoguchi added an empty-net tally as the Jets beat New Jersey for the second time in as many meetings this season. Scheifele notched his first goal in 25 contests and Kane ended an 11-game drought in the opener of a six-game road trip. 

Patrik Elias scored for the second straight game and Martin Brodeur made 19 saves for the Devils, who dropped their second in a row following a three-game winning streak.

Scheifele, whose first goal came in the season opener, finally doubled his total when he accepted a cross-ice feed from Michael Frolik and whistled a high shot past the glove of Brodeur from the inside edge of the right circle with 3:59 left in the first period. Kane appeared to extend the lead just over seven minutes into the second but it was immediately waved off and a video review confirmed the puck did not cross the line. 

It turned out to be a brief respite for the Devils, as Kane scored off the faceoff two seconds later from the top of the left circle, beating Brodeur short side. New Jersey finally dented Pavelec midway through the third period when Elias deflected defenseman Andy Greene's shot from the left point to get within a goal, but Setoguchi scored with 27.1 seconds left to ice it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jets D Dustin Byfuglien collected a pair of assists, giving him nine points in his last six games. ... Devils D Jon Merrill was recalled from Albany on Monday and appeared in his second NHL game. His league debut on Nov. 3 lasted only three shifts when he suffered facial lacerations after he tripped into the boards. ... Jets D Jacob Trouba played 25 shifts in his return to the lineup following a 14-game absence after suffering a neck injury on Oct. 18.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   New Jersey
Dustin Byfuglien 2 Points Patrik Elias 1
Evander Kane 1 Goals Patrik Elias 1
Dustin Byfuglien 2 Assists Steve Bernier 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .962 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .905
Ondrej Pavelec 25 Saves Martin Brodeur 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 22 3 0-2 2-2 4 29
New Jersey 26 1 0-2 2-2 4 21

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Devils have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .438 after a loss.
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