March 23 2015 10:57AM
The Winnipeg Jets are feeling really good heading into a two-game road trip that starts Monday night against the Edmonton Oilers.
Winners of four straight games, the Jets (37-23-12) have a cozy four-point lead over the Los Angeles Kings for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with just 10 games remaining.
That being said, Winnipeg can't take its foot off the gas pedal against the lowly Oilers.
"We believe we're going to make the playoffs, but it would be a mistake to be too high. We feel really good about ourselves, but that's it," Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec told the Winnipeg Sun.
March 23 2015 10:45AM
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.
March 22 2015 01:00PM
Spring is finally here!! *Looks out window. Can't see due to snow covering window* Ehh.... Well we may have to wait a little longer on that one, but no need to wait for this weeks edition of First Star, Worst Star!!
March 21 2015 08:16PM
What was three, is now four.
The Winnipeg Jets hosted the Washington Capitals in what was both a fun and stressful game to watch for fans.
Chances were about even through the first two periods but Ondrej Pavelec out played Braden Holtby, with Pavelec stopping 28 shots for the shutout. Mark Stuart scored the game winning goal in the first, with Mark Scheifele getting the second for a two point night.
The Capitals pressed hard in the third with the Jets collapsing intensely around the net. Score effects took over and the Caps heavily shelled the Jets in the third with shots from the outside to no avail. Pavelec held on strong and Adam Lowry rang a short handed goal nearly full length of the ice away with Holtby pulled for the extra man.
Let's break it down.
March 21 2015 12:39PM
The wild-card race in the Western Conference is heating up but the Winnipeg Jets aren't buckling under the immense pressure.
The red-hot Jets will search for a fourth-consecutive victory when they host the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
With 11 games remaining in the regular season, the Jets (36-23-12) hold the second wild-card spot with 84 points -- two ahead of the Los Angeles Kings.
"We expect it to be tight all the way to the end," Jets defenceman Tyler Myers told the Winnipeg Free Press. "We're a team that believes we can do some damage in the playoffs."
The Capitals (39-23-10), also winners of their last three games, sit in the second wild-card spot with 88 points.