Most of the individualized cheering was for Teemu Selanne, who started his NHL career with the original Winnipeg Jets back in 1992-93. Throughout the evening, Jets fans cheered for Teemu when he touched the puck and the Finnish Flash was also acknowledged on the scoreboard during the first frame.
The name "Andrew" was all over the stat sheet, with Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd counting the team's first two goals, both coming in an energetic first period. Ladd's first goal was a tip-in powerplay marker, originally credited to Blake Wheeler. The goal was quickly answered by Mathieu Perreault, off a garbage pickup form a Ben Lovejoy shot. The Jets finished the period with an unquestioned Andrew Ladd goal from the left circle, off a pass from Blake Wheeler. Bryan Little got the second assist.
Action slowed in the second period as penalties ruled the day. It was Anaheim Ducks' forward Andrew Cogliano who got the lone tally of the frame, potting a very good shot on Ondrej Pavelec. By period's end, the game was tied with the Anaheim Ducks toppling the Jets in shots 25-12.
The third period wound down and the Winnipeg Jets normally boisterous crowd was taken out of the game by the Anaheim Ducks' persistence in the . Teemu Selanne's ice time also seemed to be cut back in the frame. It took until the midway point of the period for either team to get into the game.
As the period wore on the Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks did what they could to solve the tie but the momentum wasn't found for either squad, at least until Corey Perry took advantage of a bad clearing attempt by Zach Bogosian and potted an easy wrister over a fallen Ondrej Pavelec.
Bogosian would next head to the sin bin on a boarding call, but the Winnipeg Jets were able to settle down and keep the puck effectively out of their end for the mostpart. With Ondrej Pavelec pulled, there were a few last breaths of hope but nothing came of it, as the Anaheim Ducks handed the home team their first loss of the season.
When the dust was settled, the Winnipeg Jets looked a lot more disorganized than they had just two days earlier. Changes will be made, unquestionably, with possible line shifts and defensive pairings; but for tonight, Teemu Selanne is the only name that matters in Winnipeg.