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NHL game recap including Sean Monahan's 83rd game of the season

NHL game recap including Sean Monahan's 83rd game of the season

Aside from injuries over the past few years, Sean Monahan has recovered during the 2023-2024 season, even playing one more game than all the other players in Pittman's circle.

The Winnipeg Jets shared early Thursday evening that by participating in the game against the Vancouver Canucks, Monahan was the only player this season across the Bateman rink to have played in 83 games.

The last game ended in a 4-2 win for the Jets, their eighth in a row to wrap up their regular schedule and give themselves good momentum toward the playoffs. They have conceded just 199 goals this season, the lowest total in the league.

Monahan played 49 games with the Montreal Canadiens before being traded to the Jets on February 2. The striker went on to complete 34 games to round out the regular schedule with the Manitoba team, bringing his total to 83 appearances.

You have to go back to the 2016-17 season to see Monahan in uniform in 82 games for his team in a season. Since the 2020-2021 season, he has made 50, 65 and 25 appearances as he has often suffered injuries.

He has 59 points under his belt this season and will want to continue contributing to the success of the Jets in the playoffs, who will face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round.

The Jets rested a number of their key players tonight, giving Brad Lambert and Nikita Chebrikov the chance to make their NHL debuts. The latter made the day even more special by scoring his first goal of his career which proved to be the winner.

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Lambert also got the first point by contributing past Gabriel Vilardi.

Cole Perfetti scored a brace, first hitting the target during an over with a fine wrist shot into the top corner, then completing the score in an open cage. Monahan did not collect a single point in this 83rd match.

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

The Kraken ends the season in style

Ty Carty blocked Oliver Bjorkstrand's shot on goal to break a tie with 2:40 remaining in regulation and the Seattle Kraken beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3.

Yanni Jordi scored into an empty net for the Kraken before seeing the Wild cut the deficit to one goal again. Ryan Hartman scored at six-on-four with 65 seconds left and with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on the bench. However, Kraken goalie Joey Daccord was finally able to close the door at the end of the game.

Brandon Tanev, who assisted on both of Gourde's goals in the third period, blocked a shot late in the game and writhe in pain on the ice.

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

Matty Benners tied the game 1-1 for the Kraken in the second period with a power play.

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