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Janesville and Coulee Region were tied at 3 at the end of regulation.
But as the postseason began last weekend, Janesville's defensemen went on the attack. Four of the team's six goals—including both game-winners—came from defensemen as the Jets beat Coulee Region twice to grab a stranglehold on the best-of-five first-round playoff series.
Frank Sullivan's unassisted goal at 17:05 of the third period lifted Janesville to a 3-2 win over Coulee Region at the Janesville Ice Arena.
It took two overtimes to do it, but Ekberg scored the final goal to bring the Jets a win.
The local North American Hockey League team logs thousands of miles on the road every season. Ride along on a trip to Springfield, Illinois, to play the Junior Blues.
Four players score goals in the Jets victory over Minnesota Magicians
Janesville won 5-3 at Coulee Region on Thursday night in NAHL action
Janesville snaps mini-slump with 4-1 win
A sellout crowd left the Janesville Ice Arena disappointed Thursday night.
Joe Marcoullier made 40 saves and Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup scored the only goal to lead Coulee Region to a 1-0 NAHL win over the Janesville Jets.
The Midwest Division-leading Jets improved to a staggering 37-9-0 overall, and with 77 points on the season, are third overall in total points.
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