December 03, 2013

Dobber Sports


The Winnipeg Jets beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Monday likely putting an end to the Cam Talbot experiment by Alain Vigneault. Talbot started his second straight game for New York, but never really was a realistic threat of vulturing starts away from Henrik Lundqvist in the long-term. Expect Lundqvist to regain his regular workload quickly.

Michael Del Zotto showed some encouraging signs with four shots and two hits against the Jets. However, he failed to pick up a point and went minus-3. He just can't get it going and now has just a point in his last six contests.

Marc Staal is another defenseman that's struggling and hasn't picked up a point in his last 10 games now. He played just seven seconds with the man advantage against Winnipeg.

Brad Richards added an assist against the Jets and now has a four-game point streak going.

Ryan Callahan and Rick Nash each had seven shots for the Rangers.


Olli Jokinen had two goals and an assist to go along with five shots on Monday. Jokinen had just one point in his last five coming into the game against the Rangers and hadn't recorded a shot in his last three contests, so this was an encouraging performance.

Devin Setoguchi chipped in with two points and is now up to 15 on the year. He's got four points in his last four.

Jacob Trouba and Chris Thorburn both had a pair of helpers.

Ondrej Pavelec is on quite the run between the pipes right now for the Jets. Pavelec hasn't given up more than two goals in four straight starts an