Dave Ellett Sets Franchise Record

 

Defense seems to have gone out the window for the Winnipeg Jets of late after surrendering 36 goals over their last eight games that has saw them post a 3-4-1 record over that span.  The club is hoping they are starting to right the ship with victories in consecutive games which included an 8-4 drubbing of the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

 

The victory had a lot of highlights including 35-year old Jari Kurri collecting his third hat trick of the season to reach 38-goals on the season and creep closer to that 40-goal mark.  Kirk Muller also collected three points to cross the 90-point mark for the third consecutive season.  Despite the offense from the forwards, the night belonged to captain Dave Ellett who scored in the third period to hit 21 goals on the season. 

 

On the weekend, Ellett became just the second defenseman in franchise history to score 20-goals (Don Sweeney, 1993) and Monday night he set the record for goals by a defenseman in Jets history with 21.

 

With nine games to go, Ellett will look to close the gap with Colorado's Mathieu Schneider to lead the defenders in goals this season and the Rockies player currently sits with 23.