November 11 2013 07:49AM
After watching the 4-2 win over Detroit early this week, Jets fans and pundits wondered aloud whether the Jets had turned a corner. It seemed like a whole new team - controlling of the puck, forceful, and dangerous offensively. The team's first back-to-back wins since games 1 and 2 of the season closed out the week, and the question has to be asked more formally.
Are the Jets getting better?
November 10 2013 09:51PM
The Jets came out strong and fought off adversity against a strong team in the San Jose Sharks tonight. The Jets managed to out shoot and out-Corsi a team that ranked second in the league in Corsi-For % coming into this game. It ranks among one of the biggest wins for the Jets this season, and will surely bring confidence into a dressing room that desperately needed some.
November 10 2013 04:42PM
What?!? Score effects working in the Jets favour? You don’t say!
November 10 2013 04:38PM
The Jets were finally able to slay the “monster” that was Carter Hutton Friday night against the Preds, finally getting a win against the new Division rival. The power play was still terrible, but Pavelec was excellent as the team put fans on the good side of blowing a team out.
November 10 2013 01:40PM
The Sharks come into Winnipeg as vulnerable as they've been this year, having lost four in a row dating all the way back to October 30th. (Even the Jets have won this month!) Of course, they collected three Champion points in the losses, and remain tied with St Louis for 5th in the West with a 10-2-4 record. The team also still boasts a league-leading +23 goal differential.
The most interesting number for the Sharks this year, however, is their shot attempts. This is a team in full swing of a 'corsi revolution,' assembling their roster according to corsi, and playing structurally with the intention to maximize corsi effects. Their successes and failures this season will speak volumes about the value of corsi as an evaluative tool within organizations.