March 12 2015 12:55PM
The Winnipeg Jets will try put a heartbreaking loss behind them as they attempt to stay in the playoff picture Thursday night.
With 14 games remaining in the regular season, the Jets (33-22-12, 78) are hanging on to the final wild-card spot heading into action against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.
The Jets rallied from a 4-1 deficit against the St. Louis Blues before a Barrett Jackman shot from near centre ice sailed over the glove of goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and into the net with 1:03 left in the game.
“There was a minute left and I thought (Jackman) was going to dump it in,” Pavelec told the Winnipeg Sun. “I lost the puck in the stands and it just went in. Stuff like that happens."
The road won't get much easier against the playofff-hungry Panthers, either.
March 12 2015 09:32AM
the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly
activities of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg
Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers
weekly article, we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.
Continue past the jump to read what went down.
March 10 2015 09:37PM
The Winnipeg Jets came close to a miraculous come from behind win, but then it all fell apart.
The Jets opened the scoring from a semi-flukey goal off the stick of Michael Frolik. The Blues then responded with four consecutive goals, leading coach Paul Maurice to switch up the goalies. Out was Michael Hutchinson and in was Ondrej Pavelec.
The Jets started off strong in the third, scoring early and quick. Back-to-back goals from Andrew Ladd and Lee Stempniak made the game seem winnable once again.
The Jets fell into penalty troubles, but strong play from Pavelec and a beauty short-handed by Blake Wheeler put the Jets tied with the Blues.
Unfortunately it was not to be. Barret Jackman scored on a floater just outside the blueline with 1:03 left in the game, and the Blues went away with a win.
Let's break it down.
March 10 2015 12:27PM
The Winnipeg Jets have a little breathing room in the Western Conference playoff race as they prepare to face the St. Louis Blues on the road Tuesday night.
The Jets (33-21-12, 78 points) hold the second wild-card spot in the West and sit three points ahead of the surging Los Angeles Kings.
Already without defenceman Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little, Jets captain Andrew Ladd missed practice on Monday with what head coach Paul Maurice described as a "maintenance day."
Ladd, who leads the team in scoring with 53 points in 66 games played, is expected to be in the lineup against the Blues.
March 10 2015 11:00AM
Back on the usual Monday/Tuesday schedule, Garret and Rhys try to talk about how injuries have affected the Canucks and Jets and their upcoming schedules and playoff chances, but get sidetracked and discuss why plus/minus is terrible instead, among other fun things. There's also some good old prospectin' too, so join us on the other side of the jump!