The point of a stick lift is to just get it from the ice, where it is in a prime position to narrow a shot from the point. That's all Zdeno Chara tries to do here with Mark Scheifele on the strength of the Jets game – that he lifts it in the net is a fun accident. That Chara was not whistled for interference was a lot more fun for Boston … for 40 seconds.
"Who knows how it is not called," said Scheifele. "But I think hockey deities are on our side and that's what's happening."
"That" was Scheifele to chase his stick after it fell back into the ground and marking a strange man rushing when the play came back down to Scheifele adding two assists to 4-3 win, while Blake Wheeler had one goal and one assist and Patrik Laine a pair of assistants. Winnipeg's leading line remains one of the finest leagues, and the result is especially exciting for Laine, stopping at a goal-breaking goal but still contributing.
"Yes, I'm not just a shooter, I guess I'm a pretty decent passer as well, as we see in this game," Laine said, who was tempted to shoot before dashing off Scheifele for the second goal.
"I thought I was shooting too, yes, if I did not know what I was doing, I did not think goalie did not know what I was doing, I thought I would take it, I'm pretty close. then I saw Scheif behind the door, so it can also be passed, sometimes, "he said.
However, Scheifele is the engine of this line and this team. His 33rd goal team also represents a new high career for centerman, benefiting from a particularly unbeaten season with right wing Blake Wheeler's 66 assists are two shy in his own career. "It's never been 'a man passed, a man shooter, & # 39;" says Scheifele about Wheeler. "We do all the work, we do everything to do." When you're the guy on the score, you're the guy that points. When you are the person who passes, you are the person who passes. "
The Jets, one year removed from the failure of a game shame at the conference final, is a point in the Predators with two games at hand.