Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler Scores Twice in 15 Seconds, Throws Down on Ice

October 10th, 2014 by Dan Carson Leave a reply »

Blake Wheeler had an eventful start to the NHL season Thursday night. 

The Winnipeg Jets' right winger tallied two goals in a 15-second window against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period. He also managed to get his face thoroughly pummeled later in the game, making it a full, laugh-think-cry kind of day for the 28-year-old.

Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky spotted video of Wheeler’s goals, the first sneaking under Mike Smith’s pads and the second coming on a shot deflection soon after.

Fifteen seconds. Two scores. And Wheeler wasn’t done for the night.

The Jets' alternate captain also tallied an assist in Winnipeg’s 6-2 plastering of Arizona, but his offensive potency was only matched by the beatdown he incurred at the hands of Coyotes forward Shane Doan.

Later in the first, Arizona’s 38-year-old captain dropped the gloves on Wheeler and gave the winger several judicious punches to the face. The two hit the ground in a tumble before being separated.

So...good night for Wheeler! Two scores, an assist and a (received) but ...

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