Game #12 -- Flyers 3 Jets 2
The Jets were good, but this was a "not good enough" game. They had the better scoring chances and outshot the Flyers, but they couldn't buy a goal. They couldn't finish. As many quality chances as they got, the Jets were very sloppy in the offensive zone. Firstly, they couldn't establish zone time for the majority of the game. I can't even remember an extended shift outside of the end of period two. Secondly, when they did get into the zone, they would turn it over. Antropov's inability to keep the play alive stood out. Just all around sloppy offensive zone play. The Flyers controlled the majority of the game which is a complete shocker since it was the second game of their back-to-back.
One other aspect that REALLY stood out were the absolutely brutal penalties going against Winnipeg. I have absolutely no idea how Peluso got called for "charging" on one shift. There was also a terrible, momentum-staggering interference call on Stuart. Stuart barely grazed him. The non-calls also stood out. Montoya got ran over about three different times. Rinaldo instigated about twelve different times. No calls. Makes you wonder about officiating sometimes.
Bryzgalov played good, sure. But half of the chances were fanned on or missed. The Jets played good enough to win, but it was their inability to score that cost them in this one.
-Ladd scored twice.
-Byfuglien made his return. Clitsome sat.
-Peluso debuted tonight. Thorburn sat.
-Montoya started, but was pulled after two because of a lower-body injury.
As for the Jets, they go under .500 yet again this season. This team just cannot put together any sort of win streak. Win, lose, win, lose, win, lose and so on. This will cost them as the season progresses. They aren't winning close games right now and it seems every game there's a new aspect that disappears. Tonight was the goal scoring and inability to finish.
The Jets fall to 5-6-1 on the season. With 12 games in the books, that means 25% of the season is in the books. The Jets are a bubble .500 team right now. They still have plenty of recurring issues that have to be fixed.
Jets will remain at home on Friday night against the Penguins. Bogosian could make his return in that one.
Last edited by AtlantaSportsFan; 02-12-2013 at 11:09 PM.