February 9, 2013
Jets' Zach Redmond getting better
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

Jets' Zach Redmond celebrates his goal against the Maple Leafs during the second period of their game in Winnipeg on Feb. 7, 2013. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)

OTTAWA - As the kids like to say, Zach Redmond’s phone “blew up” on Thursday night after he scored his first NHL goal.

The rookie Jets defenceman received at least 75 text messages from friends and family members after wiring a shorthanded wrist shot over James Reimer’s shoulder to put Winnipeg up 1-0 in the second period.

The Jets failed to take advantage of scoring the game’s first goal, ultimately falling 3-2, but Redmond was still feeling pretty good about his tally a day later.

The odd part is he doesn’t know where the puck is. It made its way to the bench, so he trusts it’s in the hands of someone who won’t lose it.

“I don’t have the first point puck either,” said Redmond, who notched the first two points of his career on Tuesday against Florida. “I think someone’s taking care of it.”

Redmond said he hadn’t heard head coach Claude Noel’s words of praise for him following Thursday’s contest.



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