October 29 2015 10:54PM
The Winnipeg Jets may have not been able to beat the Kings, but they did beat the champs.
The Jets got back to their winning ways tonight, beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 in the last game of their homsestand. They end their six-game homestand with a record of 3-2-1.
October 29 2015 10:30AM
It's October so it's a little crazy to say that a game against a divisional rival is a "must win" but one look at the standings where first through to sixth place in the Central division is separated by a mere three points and each team has three losses or less after at least eight games played... Suddenly divisional games in October carry a bit more important.
And it doesn't get any more important with the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in town!
October 28 2015 06:41AM
Last night's loss to the Los Angeles Kings aside, the Jets have started their season well. Nine games into the season, they are 5-3-1, just about keeping pace in the obscenely, painfully competitive Central Division.
This Jets team has always made up for what they lack in star power with depth and balance throughout the lineup. That isn't a shot at Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien, or Blake Wheeler. It's just that Tampa Bay might have as much name-brand star power on their second line as the Jets do on their whole roster.
But so far this season, the Jets have been decidedly unbalanced - especially at forward. While the top six has excelled, the Jets' third and fourth lines have struggled.
October 27 2015 09:25PM
The Winnipeg Jets were unable to stop the train that is the Los Angeles Kings, as the Kings rolled over the Jets to earn their sixth consecutive win.
The Kings controlled most of the shot attempts for 5v5 situations, although the Jets were able to keep many at the outside and keep the scoring chances somewhat even. It wasn't enough though as Milan Lucic pushed the Kings ahead late in the third and the Jets were unable to come back.
October 27 2015 11:56AM
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On the subject of Evander Kane, the Winnipeg Jets aren't mad. It's so funny that you'd think that. Indeed they're actually laughing right now at the idea, that's how silly it is to imagine that they've ever even once been mad online.
In reaction to some of Kane's pointed quotes to Ken Campbell of the Hockey News, Jets forwards Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler among others downplayed the recent comments and defended the family-like atmosphere in the Jets room.