It wasn’t always pretty, but it seemed like the Winnipeg Jets might squeeze out a standings point or two against the San Jose Sharks tonight, even with a threadbare defense.
That held true for much of Monday’s game, yet it was all for naught as Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored in the waning moments to give San Jose a 3-2 regulation win (and Winnipeg zero points for its troubles):
This marks the Sharks second win in five tries while the Jets have dropped three of their last four games.
As strong as Michael Hutchinson was in net at times on Monday, Winnipeg left the game empty-handed (and probably muttering a few choice words).
One situation to watch for San Jose is Tomas Hertl’s health. He took a wayward Logan Couture puck to the face while sitting on the bench and needed to leave for repairs.