March 26 2015 09:20PM
The Winnipeg Jets are back to placing tallies in the win column after a momentary hiccup in Vancouver.
Despite what the scoreboard says, the Jets actually struggled early. They allowed quite a few glorious chances for the Montreal Canadiens early. Thankfully Ondrej Pavelec kept the Jets in the game with a tonne of saves in the first.
Dustin Byfuglien opened the scoring in the first off a nice drop-pass from Jim Slater. Mark Scheifele brought it up to two in the second, only for Andrei Markov to reply 41 seconds later. The second period ended after two more goals scored by Jim Slater and Blake Wheeler.
Things looked good for the Jets, who by the third period were back to their normal selves in defensive and transitional play while holding a 4-1 lead.
There was a moment of fear with Brendan Gallagher scoring off of a bad giveaway in front of Pavelec from Drew Stafford, but an opportunistic goal from Adam Lowry gave the Jets back their 3 point lead.
Let's break it down.
March 26 2015 12:27PM
The Winnipeg Jets have announced their signing of 2013 fourth-round pick Andrew Copp, the top-line centre and captain for the University of Michigan, to a three-year Entry Level Contract.
So who is this 20-year-old collegiate alumni? Let's break it down after the jump.
March 26 2015 11:37AM
The push for the post-season just got a little tougher for the Winnipeg Jets.
With eight games remaining in the regular season, the Jets (38-24-12) still hold the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with 86 points heading into action Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens.
But the Los Angeles Kings are moving up fast, sitting just two points behind the Jets.
The Jets begin a four-game homestead where they'll face three of the top teams in the National Hockey League.
March 26 2015 11:27AM
the latest instalment of the IceCaps 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 25 2015 10:15AM
NHL Equivalent point production has flaws in it, many of which we at Nations Network hope to improve upon in the near future. Still, they are a good way to get a general idea on player developmental trends and offensive upside.
Generally speaking, at their fifth post-draft season (Draft+5) a prospects potential and probability of NHL success is all but determined, since point production peaks around the Draft+7 season.
The Winnipeg Jets have a well respected prospect pool and most junior and NCAA seasons are wrapped up. Let's take a look at the numbers after the jump.