Jets shock Oilers, take game one 4-1 Featured

Thursday, 20 May 2021 04:18 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Edmonton, AB (NHN)-Dominic Toninato scored the game winner 9:14 into the third period, tipping a Logan Stanley slapshot past Oilers goaltender Mike Smith as the Jets posted a 4-1 win and a 1-0 series lead in the best of 7 opening round series against the Edmonton Oilers.

Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler each had a goal and an assist for the Jets.

Tucker Poolman had the other Winnipeg goal.

Nate Thompson and Mark Scheifele each had two assists for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves for Winnipeg, who picked up the win for Winnipeg.

Jesse Puljujarvi scored the lone goal for the Oilers.

Mike Smith turned aside 18 shots for Edmonton.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Jesse Puljujarvi opened the scoring 8:24 into the second, scooping up a rebound off a Tyson Barrie shot from the point and firing the disc past Connor Hellebuyck, beating him low glove side to make it 1-0 Edmonton.

The goal was his first of the playoffs.

Tucker Poolman tied it just over two and a half minutes later, pouncing on a rebound off a Blake Wheeler shot which handcuffed Oilers goaltender Mike Smith.

Dominic Toninato tipped a Logan Stanley shot past Smith 9:14 into the third, as the puck changed direction twice and appeared to hit the crossbar.

A goal was awarded after a video review determined the puck had entered the net.

The goal was his first of the playoffs.

Kyle Connor scored into an empty net at 18:13 and Blake Wheeler added another 32 seconds later to give Winnipeg a 4-1 win.

Game 2 goes Friday at 8PM CST in Edmonton.

SHOTS-WINNIPEG 22 EDMONTON 33

NOTES-Jet forwards Nikolaj Ehlers and Pierre-Luc Dubois were out with injury for game one. Their status is expected to be updated tomorrow.

Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.