April 20 2015 10:33AM
The Jets will need a little extra push on Monday night as they look to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in their first-round series against the Ducks.
"There's a long history of down 2-0, feeling pretty down about yourself, and coming back and winning the series," Maurice told CBC News. "These have been tight, tight games and we just need to find a little more of that confidence that will keep us moving quick through 60 minutes."
Maurice is right, the games have been tight. But what has separated the two teams so far is the Jets' inconsistency and the inability to stop the Ducks' big guns — Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.
Let's take a look at how Game 3 will break down.
April 19 2015 05:52PM
Let's cut to the chase right off the bat. The Winnipeg Jets are in a hole. Being down 2-0 isn't insurmountable, but the Jets would have much preferred coming back to Manitoba with a split against the Anaheim Ducks. It didn't happen so the Jets come back from Orange County empty-handed.
April 19 2015 12:00PM
You can't win em all, and it turns out if you're Buffalo you literally can't win anything. But YOU have won and your reward is another First Star, Worst Star!
April 18 2015 11:57PM
For a moment in the second things looked different. For a moment in the second the Winnipeg Jets started to play Jet hockey. For a moment in the second it looked like the Jets could split the Ducks in Anaheim.
...But then it all fell apart.
The Jets were severely out played in the first period. The game remained scoreless though with Ondrej Pavelec shutting the door.
Then the Jets came back in the second with new fire. They entered the zone with the puck, sustained pressure, and controlled the play. They even scored a goal from Adam Pardy. For the first time an Adam Pardy dangle led to a goal.
In the third things returned back to normal. Jets --a normally dominant 5v5 team-- was dominated, out shot, and let in two third period goals from Patrick Maroon and Jakub Silfverberg.
Let's break it down.
April 18 2015 08:46AM
Hopefully the playoff jitters are out of the way for the Winnipeg Jets.
Now, it's back to business.
Trailing 1-0 in their best-of-seven series, the Jets will look to get even when they face the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 Saturday night at the Honda Center.
The Jets (version 2.0) made their post-season debut since relocating to Winnipeg from Atlanta three years ago and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Ducks.
The game featured a combined 83 hits as both teams brought a high level of physicality.
"You got your money's worth from (Game 1)," Jets head coach Paul Maurice told the team's website on Friday. "If you want to see two teams go at it, that was a good, physical hockey game, and it was fun to be a part of."
Let's break down Game 2.