WINNIPEG - It was a big night for a few members of the Winnipeg Jets with three players recording a trio of points, respectively, in an impressive 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
The Jets scored four goals in 4:17 which is the second-fastest time they have scored four times in franchise history. One of those four tallies came off the stick of Logan Shaw, which turned out to be his first goal since February 8, 2018. Shaw was with the Montreal Canadiens then, and he scored against, you guessed it, the Flyers.
"Absolutely, that one felt good, I know it was the fifth goal but that felt good," said Shaw on the JetsTV Live Postgame show presented by Budweiser.
"I actually forgot that my last one was against them, it was a long time ago. They all feel good, it was a bonus to get that one for our line. We're starting to get some chemistry together and hopefully it keeps going in that same direction."
Video: PHI@WPG: Shaw laces quick shot in the 2nd period
Shaw, Gabriel Bourque and Nick Shore have been together for a short time as Sunday marked their third full game together as a trio. Paul Maurice has liked having a more veteran presence on that fourth line and was also pleased that they were rewarded for their solid play.
"It has to happen because I'm not playing those guys enough and they have to score every once in a while, just to feel good," said Maurice.
"Since we brought Nick (Shore) in they are getting more opportunities in the offensive zone. They need that. They need to score. They need to feel like they are a part of it. There's not a lot of minutes."
Shaw believes things are starting to come together nicely in a short period of time.
"I think a lot of it has to do with experience. We're all used to playing that role (fourth line minutes). We know we're not going to get the 15-20 minutes like some guys," said Shaw.
"But we have to make the most of it every time we are out there. I think for us it's just about everything going forward, everything going north and try not to get stuck in the D-zone. The three of us, we're pretty vocal on the bench and that helps on the ice too. It's an extra set of eyes, the three of us are having fun out there."
They hope to continue their fun as four of their next five are at Bell MTS Place - a good thing as the Jets have now won five straight at home.
"With the (Manitoba) Moose you get those two weeks home, two weeks on the road. But for us since I've been up (in the NHL) I've felt like we've been on the road the whole time," said Shaw.
"I haven't spent much time in my own bed, but this little break is going to be nice. I'm calling it a break but we're playing every second night, but we're home for like ten days or so."