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Frolik powers Jets’ comeback win against Oilers

Oct 2, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

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Mikhail Grabovski might have had the best debut night statistically on Tuesday, but Michael Frolik wasn’t a slouch himself … and his team won.

Frolik scored two goals to help trigger the Winnipeg Jets’ come-from-behind 5-4 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Both goals happened during a rally in which Winnipeg scored three unanswered goals to snatch the victory from Edmonton.

Here’s the first one:

The second tally was especially nice, as Eric Tangradi set him up with a nifty no-look backhand pass:

There were some tough moments for some of Edmonton’s younger pieces. Many threw Taylor Hall under the bus for a turnover, Nail Yakupov played less than two minutes in the second period and Devan Dubnyk suffered from an uneven night.

It all caps a staggering evening of scoring, as tonight’s three games combined for a whopping 26 goals. That, more than anything else, is good evidence that you shouldn’t assume that the rest of 2013-14 will be like opening night.

  1. earpaniac - Oct 2, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    Even a good night night for ex-Blackhawks. Congrats Fro!

  2. jhuck92 - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    As a ‘Hawks fan I’m sad to see Frolik go, but it looks like he’ll do just fine along with Big Buff and Ladd.

  3. bildomac07 - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    If only Edmonton had a few more leaders Eh (A)?

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