From Sportsnet, here are the highlights of the aforementioned game.
Jon Gillies' save on Andrew Copp was ridiculous, and it showed some good strength and flexibility to keep that puck from sliding across the line. Gillies is a long shot to make the Flames with their current three-headed goaltending problem, but he's making a strong case to carry the reins in Stockton, California this season with play like that. It also helps that he's 6'5" and is coming off a standout season with Providence College, but that save was pretty impressive.
Overall, there were some mistakes made by the Jets' rookies that hung both Hellebuyck and Comrie out to dry, but there were a few Jets who had good nights including Brendan Lemieux and Dylan Olsen. The line of De Leo-Copp-Kosmachuk generated a couple of chances, but they were few and far between. If these pieces on the ice tonight are the foundation of the Manitoba Moose, it could be a long season for Winnipeg's AHL franchise.
Hellebuyck surrendered all three goals while Comrie stopped all sixteen shots he faced as the two combined for 33 saves on the night. Comrie stopped a penalty shot and looked sharp. In Hellebuyck's defence, the Jets appeared to be in "summer mode", as stated by head coach Keith McCambridge, in the opening period, and it cost the Jets a few goals. The Jets will have to play a tighter game in their own zone and get a better start if they hope to down the Canucks' rookies on Sunday.
I will tell you this: it feels good to write about actual games again.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!