A little winter instrumental jazz music in the playoffs
“It was just such a beautiful winter night,” says Jordan Schultz, the director of operations for the New York Jets.
“It just felt like a family moment.
And the whole team got together, the guys got together.
The fans got together.”
Schultz was one of a handful of people on the Jets’ roster who gathered with family and friends for a moment of silence Sunday morning at the end of the game.
The moment came after the Jets lost in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game that ended 0-0.
“I just got up, put on my jacket, and started walking down the hallway,” Schultz says.
“And I just saw people, family members, friends, friends of my family that had died, people that I grew up with, people I’ve known my whole life, people who were friends of mine.
I just had this moment where I just kind of wanted to do something special.”
Schultz had a special day with family after a long weekend in Boston.
He says he has never had a good memory of a Winter Classic.
“That’s the greatest feeling,” Schultz said.
“You’ve got to give it to the fans.
That’s what I’ve always loved about it.”
The Jets had to settle for a loss in a wild-card game because of a blown call in the second period that ultimately cost them the Stanley Cup.
But the Jets did manage to make the playoffs.
They’re tied with the Colorado Avalanche for the second-most points in the NHL, after being a wild card team before the season.