Jets clinch playoff spot with 2-1 win on Tuesday
March 26, 2014
Janesville goalie Brock Kautz was solid in a 2-1 win on Tuesday, making 26 saves in helping Janesville clinch a playoff spot.
Janesville Jets 2 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 1 – The Janesville Jets clinched a spot in the Robertson Cup Playoffs thanks to a 2-1 win in Springfield over the Jr. Blues in the lone NAHL game on Tuesday night.
The scoring got started late in the 1st period as Tyler Rehm crashed the net on a 2 on 1 and got a cross-ice feed from Adam Winborg to tip a shot past Jr. Blues goaltender Stefanos Lekkas for a 1-0 lead. Alex Shuchuk also assisted on the goal.
The Jr. Blues brought things to even early in the 2nd period as some good cycling in the Jets zone kept the play alive to the point where Trevor Stone found defenseman Alex Baskakov streaking in the from the left point and Baskakov let go a shot from the high slot that beat Jets goalie Brock Kautz over the glove to tie the game at 1-1. Logan Wendling picked up the second assist on the goal.
The eventual game-winning goal came later in the 3rd period as with 6:29 to go, Kyle Patava got a pass from Robin Hoglund and streaked in down the right wing and snapped a shot through the legs of Lekkas for the game-winning goal, which eventually sent the Jets into the playoffs.
Kautz picked up the win, making 26 saves, while Lekkas also made 26 saves in the loss.