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Overview of Anaheim vs. Winnipeg Series

So far, the Jets have yet to prove themselves in the series between them and the Ducks. Being the underdogs, they have continued to remain on the bottom. The series is not going in favor of the Jets but, from the Ducks standpoint the series has been successful so far. The standing is 3-0 in favor of the ducks. Will the Ducks sweep the Jets in the series or will the Jets be able to pull out a major comeback?

Game One:

The score was raised during the first game. The physical attribute of the game stayed strong like every playoff game. Each team scored once in the first. Approximately two minutes in, Sami Vatanen scored for the Ducks. For the follow up, Adam Lowry of the Jets scored around two minutes later. Only one penalty was given during the first to Ryan Kesler for hooking.


Drew Stafford of the Jets, upped the score into the Jets advantage to make it 2-1 exactly five minutes into the second. The score would remain 2-1 for the rest of the second and only one penalty would be received. Two minutes for roughing was given to Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele early on.

The game really picked up during the third period with three goals and five penalties. Spaced out between the period, the Ducks scored a total of three goals. Two were scored by Corey Perry, and one was scored by Ryan Getzlaf. Three penalties went out to the Jets scattered among the third. The first for Winnipeg went to Ben Chiarot for high sticking, following that came Michael Frolik’s penalty for boarding, and later came Blake Wheeler’s two minutes for roughing. During the same period, Anaheim only had two penalties. One was received by Clayton Stoner for high sticking and the other was given to Jakob Silfverberg for hooking.

The game ended with a score of 4-2 in favor of the Ducks.

Game Two:

Game two ended with a score of 2-1 in favor of the Ducks. Most people predicted that the Jets would be the stronger team overall in physical strength but, the Ducks proved this was an unfair statement. They matched the physical play right away, which made them engage deeper in the series.

The game stayed physical throughout while remaining a clean hockey game.  While the first period remained scoreless, it proved to be a fight. Just five minutes in, Adam Pardy of the Winnipeg Jets received a penalty for high-sticking and was sent to the box for two minutes. The next penalty came was  created by Tyler Myers and was the second two minute high sticking penalty for Winnipeg they were really creating opportunities for Anaheim. Two penalties were also given to Anaheim in the first. One was given to Hampus Lindholm for interference and the other was given to Ryan Kesler for an illegal check to the head. Both teams were given many chances on the power play but, both teams really pulled out all of their stops to prevent a power play goal.

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One goal was scored during the second period by Adam Pardy 15:43 into it. Winnipeg was now up 1-0. As for penalties, they were limited this period, but not by much. First, at 6:08 Kyle Palmieri of the Ducks received a penalty for slashing.  Again for slashing, Andrew Ladd of the Jets was sent to the box for two minutes. And with his second penalty of the night, Ryan Kesler took another two minutes in the box for elbowing. The score was still low at the end of the second and it was looking good for the Jets.

The Ducks came out with a bang after the second period! They would soon be up 2-1 over the Jets thanks to Patrick Maroon and Jakob Silfverberg. There were only two penalties in the last period. Both were given to the Jets who were vying for a chance at the win. One was given to Mark Scheifele for cross-checking and the other was given to Andrew Ladd for high-sticking, making it his second penalty of the night. The score didn’t change and the Ducks pulled out a win for game two. 

Game Three:

The first period ended as a draw between the two teams. One goal was scored for the Ducks by Cam Fowler, and one goal was scored for the Jets by Lee Stempniak. As for penalties, three were issued in the first. Two went to the Jets, one to Jacob Trouba for holding and the other went to Adam Lowry for roughing. The single penalty of the period for the Ducks was given to Ryan Kesler for roughing. Adam Lowry and Ryan Kesler were both sent to the box at the same time for roughing with each other. The series remained physical.

The second period was thrilling with five goals, and four penalties. Winnipeg scored three goals this period and they were executed by Tyler Myers, Blake Wheeler, and Bryan Little. Anaheim scored one less goal. Their goals were scored by Corey Perry, and Jakob Silfverberg. The score was now totalled at 4-3 in favor of Winnipeg. Two penalties went to the Ducks. Hampus Lindholm served two minutes for holding, and Kyle Palmieri served one for two many men on the ice. Winnipeg also served two penalties, both were taken by Dustin Byfuglien, one for roughing,  and the other for tripping.

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Anaheim dominated the scoreboard and the penalty box in the third with one goal and one penalty. The goal was made by Ryan Kesler at 17:46, and the penalty was given to Sami Vatanen for delaying game after sending a puck over the glass. The Ducks had now tied it up and the game went into overtime.

5:12 into overtime, Anaheim scored to end the game with a win. There was no time for penalties, and the final score tallied up to 5-4 Ducks.

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