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Jets snap skid, top Red Wings 4-2

Nov 4, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

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The Winnipeg Jets came into Monday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings looking rudderless, but they came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 4-2 in impressive fashion.

The Jets out-shot the Red Wings by at least five shots in each period, generating a whopping 47-28 disparity. That eventually proved to be too much for Jimmy Howard & Co. as Michael Frolik, Matt Halischuk and Andrew Ladd generated three unanswered goals.

Meanwhile, Al Montoya is putting together an increasingly convincing argument for more starts. By stopping 26 out of 28 shots, Montoya improved his 2013-14 record to 2-1-0 and is now 5-2-0 during two sparse seasons with the Jets. May the franchise decide to move away from mediocre starter Ondrej Pavelec after nights like these?

That’s a question worth asking, but in the meantime, the Jets are probably happiest that their three-game losing streak is over.

  1. uscthom78 - Nov 4, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Al “The Portuguese Man of War” Montoya is just incredible. Give him more starts.

  2. 19to77 - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Montoya’s always been a heavily underrated guy. Years of playing on terrible Isles squads have really held him back. Definitely he should be seeing more starts in Winnipeg, especially if Pavelec continues to put up dismal numbers like he has.

    • neeza06 - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      He only played 2 years on the island and never started even 30 games in a season so that comment is a bit misleading.

  3. pone27 - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    While I will agree, Montoya has always been a very underrated guy, he really has not shown much up until these past few starts with Winnipeg. His potential has always been very high, but he just doesn’t get enough of a consistent run to maintain his creditability (sp?)

    Heres to hoping he gets his chance (finally,) but I almost feel like its too late.

    Prove me wrong, Al.

  4. neeza06 - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    I will say he had a great 20 games for NY after we picked him up his first year and has shown he can play a bit here and there from at least a numbers standpoint. on the other hand hes never shown he can sustain any long term success at any level since being drafted. not a good sign when your a top ten pick (by the rangers not the islanders) and have never been able to sustain a full time starting job almost 10 years later(not even with an islander team in a full blown rebuild).

    Every time you watch this guy play he looks shaky he made me nervous with every start but you i guess you cant really argue with numbers. It doesnt matter what you look like if you can keep the puck out of the back of the net. Pavelec is clearly not a long term answer and montoya has played well so far so why not roll with the hot hand

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