Jets’ Jacob Trouba leaves game on stretcher

For the second night in a row an NHL player was ushered off the ice on a stretcher. In Friday night’s contest against the St. Louis Blues, Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets fell awkwardly into the end boards, landing face first. He lay on the ice for several minutes until being carried off by medical officials. View video of the Trouba incident here, courtesy of CBS Sports.

It appears as though the Jets’ 19-year old went to move around Blues’ defender Jordan Leopold and his feet got tied up, causing him to flip forward into the end wall, hands down, face exposed. It was a freak accident.

Trouba did not get up using his own strength, however, he was moving his arms and legs. The Winnipeg Jets Twitter account tweeted the following regarding Trouba’s status:

 

 

Jets come back from two down to win in shootout

With just under seven minutes remaining in the 3rd period, Jets’ forward Evander Kane tallied to draw his club within one. At the 18:06 mark, defenceman Tobias Enstrom scored to complete the comeback. Overtime solved nada, forcing a seven round shootout. Olli Jokinen scored the winner, ensuring home ice victory for the Jets.

The crowd at MTS had Trouba in their thoughts as they chanted his name in celebration of the win.

 

 

Watch full game highlights by clicking the following link to NHL.com.

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