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Are roster changes coming after tough loss to Jets — SENATORS AFTERTHOUGHTS

Jets claim another win over Senators Sens close homestand with loss to Jets
Cary Erickson | 23 January, 2021, 21:50

Hogberg is 5-19 with a 3.21 GAA in his carer overall and is 0-1 with a 3.60 GAA against the Jets in three games (one start).

Thompson was injured in the "lower body" in the victory against the Ottawa Senators Thursday.

"Lots of quickness", said Jets head coach Paul Maurice.

With Thursday's game out of hand, Smith did loosen the leash on some of the younger players a bit.

Ehlers helped make it a 2-0 game early in the second period.

LW Kyle Connor leads the way with seven points and a plus-3 rating.

"Everyone was united and we worked as a group", said goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck. "There was no one slacking". Everyone wanted to play and everyone got involved quickly.

Chris Tierney scored Ottawa's lone goal with 2:57 left in regulation.

The Senators (1-2-1) looked limp and made too many careless mistakes.

On opening night, the Senators, to their credit, took advantage of a Toronto Maple Leafs squad that stopped working midway through the game.

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Eleven people are now in hospital for treatment of the virus in the health authority, and six more are receiving critical care. To date, a total of 104,901 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province, including 1,680 second doses.

The Jets swept away the honors of the two-game series between the two teams in Ottawa, after their win of 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night.

Ehlers was the first to find the back of the net, 11:50 of the initial cut-off, thanks to a wrist shot unchecked from the top of the slot. The puck went between the legs of netminder Matt Murray, who was partially screened.

Murray made 22 saves in the fist two periods. Nikolaj Ehlers (2nd of the year), Mark Scheifele (2nd), Adam Lowry (2nd), and Blake Wheeler (2nd) all scored in the win.

Derek Forbort made a crafty bank pass off the side boards to spring Trevor Lewis, who deked Murray but watched the puck hit the post. Lowry banged it in.

An Ottawa timeout did little to stem the momentum.

About six minutes later, it was Wheeler's turn to hit the target, completing a three-way game with Connor and Scheifele. They have bounced back to win their last two, which are the first two games in this series.

The Jets have added defenseman Dylan DeMelo to their active lineup.

Ottawa rookie Tim Stutzle and Winnipeg sniper Patrik Laine were out with injuries.

The teams will face off again Saturday at Bell MTS Place. They played the previous three games on the road, suffering a 3-1 defeat at Toronto along with those two wins at Ottawa.