Janesville Jets goalie Matt Jurusik might not ever give up a goal again.
Jurusik got a minimal offensive effort from his Jets teammates this weekend in Springfield, but it was enough for him to get two shutouts.
The Jets beat the Jr. Blues 2-0 in regulation Friday night and 1-0 in overtime Saturday.
Both games went into the third period scoreless. Zach Yoder got the game-winner Friday night with less than 8 minutes to go in the third, with Nills Rygaard potting an insurance goal with 1:56 left. Adam Winborg, off a Jr. Blues turnover following a defensive zone draw, ripped a shot from the near side past Blues goalie Niko Della Maggorie to win the Saturday game for Janesville.
Jurusik, the La Grange, IL native in his first NAHL season, now has had four consecutive shutouts. The last game he gave up more than one goal in a game was over a month ago. The Jr. Blues put 53 shots on net this weekend.
The players with the hardest luck were the Jr. Blues goalies. Della Maggorie stopped 31 shots, while Dryden McKay kicked out 37 pucks. Both goalies played stellar in net.
Although both games were similar in terms of offense, Saturday’s game had more fireworks. One penalty was called the entire game on Friday, while Saturday’s had 32 PIMS. However, neither team could capitalize on five power play chances.
The Jets, continuing their big season, have now won 24 of their last 25 games, clinching the top spot in the North Division.
The Jr. Blues, in one of their worst offensive slumps this season- 19 goals scored in 11 games- next play in an arena where they’ve had some of their best success offensively this season in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Three games against the Eagles await the Blues as they start a two-weekend road trip. They scored 13 goals in their last trip to the Upper Peninsula and won 2 of 3.
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