After not being able to provide themselves any real scoring chances in a lackluster effort against the Devils, the Jets appeared to come ready to play tonight against the Sens.
Chris mason was not really tested all that much but did provide solid net-minding late to keep the Senators off the board during an inevitable late-game push.
The reason Mason had such an easy night - the Jets played what was probably their best all-around game of the season. They played good, defensive hockey in their own end, and showed some real determination and grit offensively.
Jim Slater opened the scoring early, off a nice pass from Chris Thorburn, and that goal seemed to lift the team. They continued to press the Sens at every opportunity and made it difficult on the home squad to get anything going offensively all game long.
Toby Enstrom made it a 2-0 lead 6:48 into the 2nd after some quality passing, and that would round out the scoring on the night.
The Jets now head to the swamp to take on the Devils.
If they can post this type of effort against New Jersey they will give themselves an opportunity to win. Anything short of that and it might be a tough night for the Jets.
Claude Noel will have a tough call to make in net against Jersey as although Mason wasn't really tested all that much against the Senators, he did post a shutout. Tough to tell a guy he is taking the back seat again when he puts up a goose egg.