— We played well for 60 minutes, and as a team we came back from yesterday’s game where we didn’t play well at all. I feel that the intensity and the team spirit and the overall game and the efforts of all the players were good tonight, he said after the match.
On Tuesday night, New Jersey lost to Washington 3-6, but away to Detroit, they managed a solid 6-2 effort.
The first goal signed by Bratt came via direct shot after a nice pass from Jack Hughes in numerical superiority, early in the second period. The second goal, the last of the game, sealed the victory and came on a quick counterattack, where Bratt received a pass at the center line and advanced to place the puck to the goalie’s right.
Jesper Bratt has become an increasingly important cog in the New Jersey machinery. Last year he won the domestic assist and scoring league (47 and 73 respectively), and was also joint top in goals (26), along with Jack Hughes.
Despite that, the Swedish 24-year-old signed for a mere one-year extension as late as the beginning of August. But he has shown that the Swede is still important to the club by being noted for points in every game so far, and is now also up in three multi-point games.
In total, there have been twelve points (three goals, nine assists) for the Trångsund-schooled Swede so far during the season.