Jets get 'C' grade for first quarter

The shootout scoring of captain Andrew Ladd has been one of the biggest highlights of the Jets...

The shootout scoring of captain Andrew Ladd has been one of the biggest highlights of the Jets season so far. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:30 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The first quarter of the Winnipeg Jets 2013-14 season is officially in the books.

Naturally, I took a moment to ask Jets head coach Claude Noel what stands out so far?

“We’ve got to keep growing and moving,” Noel said shortly after his team defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday. “Sitting here at 20 games, we didn’t know how it would go. We’ve had some adversity — a fair bit of it in different areas, but we’ve persevered through the stuff and got a little streak going.”

That little streak is a season-high three games long and helped the Jets get back to .500 at 9-9-2, giving the Jets 20 of a possible 40 available points.

Every team is going to encounter adversity over the course of 82 games, but it’s how a club deals with the bumps in the road that ultimately defines them.

With 62 games remaining, the story of the Jets remains very much in the formative stages.


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