The point of a stick lift is just to get it off the ice. That's all Zdeno Chara was trying to do it to Mark Scheifele on the Jets' power play – that they lifted it into the netting was just a happy accident. That Chara wasn whistled for interference was a happier one for Boston … for about 40 seconds.
"Who knows how that wasn was called," said Scheifele. "But I think the hockey gods were our side there and that's what happens."
"That" being Scheifele chasing down his stick after it crashed back
Scheifele added two assists in the 4-3 win, while Blake Wheeler has a goal and an assist and Patrik Laine added a pair of helpers.
"Yeah, I 'm not just a shooter, I guess." Winnipeg's top line remains one of the league's best; I was a pretty decent passer as well, ”said Laine, who was tempted to shoot at the second goal
“ I thought I was going to shoot, too. Yeah, if I don't know what I'm doing, I don't think the goal is going to know what I'm doing. I thought I was going to shoot it, I was pretty close. But then I saw Scheif back door, ”he said.
Still, this is the Scheifele who is the engine of this line and this team. His team-leading 33rd goal also represents a new career high for the centerman, who has benefited from a self-employed season. One of the guy's the shooter, 'Scheifele said of Wheeler. “We all do the work, we do what needs to be done. "When you 're the guy to score, you' re the guy to score.
The Jets, The Jets in hand