February 27, 2013
Tough guy Peluso produces big bang for Jets in Big Apple
Forward shines in Broadway debut
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Winnipeg Jets right wing Anthony Peluso (L) fights with New Jersey Devils right wing Krys Barch in first period of their NHL hockey game in Newark, New Jersey, February 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

Anthony Peluso made sure his first trip to The Big Apple was a memorable one.

Just two days after winning his first NHL fight, Peluso picked up his first two NHL assists in the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 triumph over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

“It’s pretty sweet. As a kid you always dream about it and for it to happen is incredible,” said Peluso, who has only three NHL games under his belt.

“It hasn’t really sunk in. A bunch of the guys were saying they got their first points here. It’s a special building and it’s a good feeling.”

Peluso, who was plucked off waivers from the St. Louis Blues on Jan. 16, took only nine shifts for 7:36, but looked comfortable and had a big impact on the game.

“Outstanding,” said Jokinen. “He works hard every day and it’s great to see a guy like him get rewarded and get a couple of points. He keeps his game simple, but he’s got very good hands, he can shoot the puck, he’s got the size."



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