The Winnipeg Jets won 4:2 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kyle Connor was one of the better players in the match as he scored and assisted. Connor is happy with his stats, but he also emphasized how competent the league is. "It's a tough league," Connor said for nhl.com.
"A close game like that, everybody gets competitive and everybody wants to win. That's what it comes down to." Winnipeg coach Rick Bowness is happy with his team's performance. Everyone gave their best and did what the coach asked of them.
"That was a great hockey game, right from the beginning to end,"-Rick Bowness said. "That's a great hockey team over there, as you can see. They move the puck really, really well. … That was a [heck] of a hockey game. The fans got their money's worth tonight." Lightning coach Jon Cooper is disappointed with his team's performance, considering the many mistakes they made.
"It's a complete lack of discipline, it was embarrassing what we did," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "How many 5-on-3s you're up against in one season, you count on maybe one hand, and we give them two minute-and-a-half 5-on-3s in one game.
Unacceptable. That shouldn't happen. And good on Winnipeg."
Ian Cole on the penalties
Lightning defenseman Ian Cole emphasized which segment of the game they need to improve. "Penalties have been an issue for our team up and down the lineup,"-Ian Cole said.
"Just too many. I am certainly a part of that. I can be way better. Fact of the matter is, I think our PK has been really good the past little bit. I mean, maybe not the past couple games, but the past two months or so. But what it does is it takes our best players off the ice." Dubois believes that this match could be one of the most important.
"We knew it could be a one-goal game, a 1-0 game," Dubois said. "It's a good measuring stick for us … a big team win for us. The penalty kill did a fantastic job in killing all those penalties. This game we could look at it, and it could be a game we remember at the end of the season for us."