Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Winnipeg Jets regrouping after Game 2 loss
Jacob Trouba observed how Mark Scheifele became a star more than others.
Winnipeg Jets began their NHL career full-time in 2013-14, when Trouba was the beginning defender, and Scheifele was a large, skilled center that excelled in learning the intricacies of the game.
That's why Trouba is not surprised that Scheifele is on fire in the playoffs by publishing eight goals that put him at the top of this category in Monday's games. In Pittsburgh, Jake Guenzel and Sidney Crosby and Washington Alex Ovechkin were seven.
"I think everyone in this room knows that (Scheifele) is capable," Troyes said on Monday after some of the aircraft were available after their 5-4 two-time loss to two carnivores in Nashville on Sunday evening.
"I do not think that this surprises no one. He showed that over the years he is so able to play. He's a big player, and he has a lot of skills. "
The planes flew to Winnipeg at 3 am on Monday morning morning after the separation of the first two games of their second round with predators in Nashville. The best of the seven, established between the two top league clubs, continues Tuesday and Thursday at Bell MTS Place, where Winnipeg won 12 matches.
Scheifele scored a couple goals in each of the games in Nashville. Kitchener, Ont., The native also added help on Sunday. Combined with his points in five Winnipeg games, a win over the first round over Minnesota, the 25-year-old player has 10 points in seven games.
His post-series spark is followed by a regular season, which included two different injuries to the upper body, the first of which disabled him for nearly six weeks. Scheifele missed 22 games, but up to 60 points in 60 games.
"He is very busy with recovery and such things, so I do not think that I am surprised at how he did it and how well he recovered," said Truba. "It's just a testament. I think everyone knows how much he loves hockey, and that's part of what makes him. "
Scheifele anchors the line with the rookie left winger Kyle Connor and Captain Blake Wheeler.
Only a few planes took part in the extra skate on Monday, including injured players such as defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, and attackers Joel Army and Mathieu Perrault.
Scheifele did not meet with reporters, but after losing on Sunday, he was frank in his analysis of the game, which ended when Kevin Fiala's Raptors scored at 5:37 of the second extra period.
"We had our chances, they had their chances. It happens in overtime, "Sheifel said after the game. "It's definitely a sucking way to get on the bad side, but it's over."
He said he is studying things in his second playoff series in his career. In 2015, after the season, the Jets were swept in their first-round series against Anaheim. Shefele had one help.
Head coach Jets Paul Maurice said that Scheifele sees himself as a playmaker, but he has a gift for the hammered races.
"We completely leave him alone in terms of his decisions with what he does on the offensive side of the puck, but he seems to have now also changed in some situations to become a rifleman."
Winnipeg's "white" crowd inside the rink, and thousands more at the extended street party, could watch more dense matches. While the Aircraft went home 32-7-2 in the regular season, the Predators record was 25-9-7.