Sean Monahan Shines in 2023-2024 Season: Jets Secure Victory, Playoffs Await

2024-04-19 02:32:00

Far from being spared from damage in recent years, Sean Monahan recovered in the 2023-2024 season, even playing one more game than any other player in the Bettman circle.

THE Winnipeg Jets shared early Thursday evening that by participating in the meeting in front Canucks from VancouverMonahan was thus the only player this season above the Bettman circuit who has participated in 83 games.

The last one ended with a 4-2 victory for the Jets, an eighth in a row to end their regular schedule and give themselves good momentum towards the playoffs. They have only conceded 199 goals this season, the lowest total in the league.

Monahan played 49 games with Montreal Canadiens before being traded to the Jets on February 2nd. The forward went on to make 34 appearances to close out the regular schedule with the Manitoba team, hence his total of 83.

You have to go back to the 2016-2017 season to see Monahan in uniform for the team’s 82 games in a season. Since the 2020-2021 campaign, he has participated in 50, 65 and 25 games as he has often been hampered by injuries.

He has 59 points under his belt during the current campaign and will be looking to continue contributing to the success of the Jets in the playoffs, who will faceColorado Avalanche in the first round.

The Jets rested some regulars tonight, giving Brad Lambert and Nikita Chibrikov the chance to make their NHL debuts. The latter made this day even more memorable by scoring his first career goal, which proved to be the winner.

Lambert also grabbed a first point by contributing to Gabriel Vilardi’s net.

Cole Perfetti scored a double, first hitting the target under a surplus with a good wrist shot into the top corner, then completing the scoring in a gaping cage. Monahan did not collect a point in this 83rd game.

Conor Garland and Elias Lindholm were the only ones to prevent Laurent Brossoit, who faced 20 shots.

The Kraken end the season in style

Tye Kartye deflected a shot from Oliver Bjorkstrand into the goal to break a tie with 2:40 left in regulation and the Seattle Kraken defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3.

Yanni Gourde scored in an empty net for the Kraken before seeing the Wild cut it back to one goal. Ryan Hartman scored on six to four with 65 seconds left and goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury on the bench. However, Kraken goaltender Joey Daccord was finally able to close the door at the end of the game.

Brandon Tanev, who had assists on both Gourde goals in the third period, blocked a shot at the very end of the game and writhed in pain on the ice.

Kirill Kaprizov scored his 46th power play goal of the season in the first period and Mats Zuccarello tied the score at 2-2 midway through the third period for the Wild.

Matty Beniers tied the game 1-1 for the Kraken in the second period on the power play.

Daccord stopped 21 shots in front of the Kraken net. For his part, Fleury made 23 saves.

Interesting plateaus for Coleman and Weegar

Blake Coleman reached 30 goals for the first time in his career, MacKenzie Weegar reached 20 and the Calgary Flames ended the season by beating the Calgary Flames 5-1.

Weegar is the first Flames defenseman to score at least 20 goals since Mark Giordano in 2015-2016.

Oliver Kylington, Adam Klapka and Kevin Rooney also scored for the Flames.

Fabian Zetterlund scored the Sharks’ only goal, denying Dustin Wolf his first NHL shutout with just nine seconds remaining.

The Sharks finished the season at the bottom of the general classification with just 47 points.

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