March 24 2015 11:07PM
The Winnipeg Jets won four games in a row prior to their bout against the Vancouver Canucks. They went .500 on a two-game road trip, with the loss coming on a second of a back-to-back. Things could be worse... of course, they could be better too.
The Jets started off strong. They kept even in terms of possession and scoring chances. The Jets even scored the first two, one each from Jiri Tlusty and Blake Wheeler. The Canucks picked up one from Chris Higgins, but things were still okay.
Then something happened.
Whether it be fatigue, or rallying from the opposition, or some mix thereof, the Canucks came back.
The Canucks generated another quick goal and shut down the Jets. The Jets struggled to create anything thereafter and the Canucks picked up another two on the empty net.
Let's break it down.
March 24 2015 01:12PM
Welcome back to another edition of Future NHEhlers, where we review all
the latest in news and play for the Winnipeg Jets (non-AHL) prospects.
We dig into all the game reports from the CHL, NCAA, and Europe to let
you know how all of your future favourites are progressing.
Without further ado, let's move to the numbers!
March 24 2015 11:21AM
The Winnipeg Jets are in the stretch run and a post-season berth is within reach.
The high-flying Jets -- winners of their past five games -- will try to make it six in a row on Tuesday night when they wrap up a mini Western road trip against the Vancouver Canucks.
With nine games left in the regular season, Winnipeg (38-23-12) holds the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference -- four points ahead of the Los Angeles Kings.
"We want to continue to keep this thing rolling," forward Drew Stafford told the Canadian Press after the Jets' 4-1 win over the Oilers. "We're not looking any further than tomorrow night against a desperate Vancouver team. They need the points as much as we do, the race is tight."
March 23 2015 10:55PM
The Jets continue amassing wins and bring their current streak up to four-in-a-row.
The Winnipeg Jets went into Edmonton and turned the away game into a home game. They dominated early, got on the score board, and got the visiting Jets fans loud and excited.
The Jets brought it to the Oilers early, pouring the shots at Ben Scrivens. Eventually the dam collapsed, with Drew Stafford picking up his 16th of the season.
The Jets did not stop there. The momentarily put their foot off the gas, only to pick it up once again in the second. The Jets experienced long moments in the Oilers defensive zone and picked up another two goals, these from Lee Stempniak and Tyler Myers.
Early in the third Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his 23rd of the season, but it was too late. Michael Frolik scored the insurance goal with eight minutes remaining off of fortunate bounce.
Let's break it down.
March 23 2015 01:02PM
Ondrej Pavelec was named the NHL's first start of the week after a solid performance, going a perfect 3-0-0 and posting a 0.970 save percentage.
Goalies are voodoo and there are always ups and downs, but how fantastic has Pavelec's recent performance been?
Check after the jump to see.