Looking back at the regular season, there was no shortage of unforgettable moments. Joining the Jets along the way at home and at the Heritage Classic was photographer Jonathan Kozub of Point Shot Photography, the official photographer of the Winnipeg Jets.
We asked Kozub to identify and describe his top ten photos from the regular season, listed below:
October 22, 2019 - "Kyle Connor scores his fourth goal of the season against the Los Angeles Kings. I shot this photo from 200 feet away and was lucky enough to have nobody in my way. KC has a very quick release and when he received the pass from Bryan Little he made no mistake bulging the twine. In this frozen moment I'm very happy to have caught the puck en route to the net, Drew Doughty tried to dive in front of it and the eyes of goaltender Jonathan Quick are just staring at the puck as he tries to react. The puck was release so fast that even fans haven't reacted yet."
November 12, 2019 - "Posed or unposed? Beaulieu and Pionk are probably among the most photogenic guys on the team... they look good in every photo. I get about 45 seconds to focus on the bench prior to the start of the game trying to generate some unique content. I always catch them locking eyes with the camera. My question is: did they both plan to give me this great pose?"
February 9, 2020 - "What a night this was, the Jets found themselves trailing the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 when the boys got it together and scored five straight goals to win 5-2. In this photo, Andrew Copp scores the Jets' third goal in what would be the game-winner. I just love this photo because we've frozen a moment just a split second before the building would erupt in some deafening noise from the fans. Nobody covered Andrew as he received a sweet pass from Jack Roslovic and just walked right in to beat goaltender Corey Crawford. Absolutely unreal!"
October 22, 2019 - "When I shoot a game, my intention is to slow down the action and capture a nice frame. Sometimes that can be really deceiving. In this photo, Neal Pionk has the puck on his stick and appears to have a wide-open net. In reality, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is sliding across the crease and there are three other opponents applying pressure, and unfortunately, the puck would stay out of the net. This whole play happened in a fraction of a second."
February 16, 2020 - "Jack Roslovic deflects a Dmitry Kulikov point shot into the net for a second-period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks. This shot has everything I could hope to capture in a goal photo: the scoring player's jubilation, the defending team's dejection, and the excitement of the fans. This is a textbook celly shot!"
October 26, 2019 - "Bryan Little emerges as the hero and scores the historic OT winner to give the Jets their first outdoor game victory at the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic defeating the Calgary Flames 2-1. What can I say, I would have preferred to capture this photo a lot closer, but fortunately, 3-on-3 overtime gives me a lot more open ice work with. So it worked out pretty well."
December 3, 2019 - "Kyle Connor shows off those gorgeous Heritage Classic jerseys in front of a home crowd as he deflects a Josh Morrissey shot past Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin in what would hold up to be the game-winning goal. The Jets won the game 5-1."
January 2, 2020 - "Jets Equipment Manager Jason McMaster shows that players aren't the only ones who need quick hands in this game. Patrik Laine's stick broke and Jason can be seen handing him a new one on-the-fly. This particular shot took me years to get. I just happened to be above the bench at the precise moment."
October 26, 2019 - "The Jets salute the crowd in Regina, Saskatchewan following a 2-1 a victory against the Calgary Flames. This was just one of those feel-good moments I think Jets fans will always remember. A special photo from a special night!"
October 10, 2019 - "It was the Jets Home Opener, we were in a 1-1 tie in the second period when Mark Schiefele makes a beauty pass to Patrik Laine who, in turn, scores an equally impressive one-timer goal on Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk. What I love about this shot is the fans... it just shows that when the Jets score our fans come out to celebrate. Love it!"
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