April 09 2015 11:20PM
The Jets did not win. The Jets did not score a single goal, not even in the shootout.
Still, they picked up a single point and with the Los Angeles Kings losing in regulation the Winnipeg Jets 2.0 will be going into the playoffs for the very first time in history.
Oh ya... and the Colorado Avalanche won the scoreless game in a shootout.
Let's break it down.
April 09 2015 12:07PM
Win and they're in. That's the situation the Winnipeg Jets find themselves in as a victory over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night can secure a playoff berth.
The Jets (42-26-12) hold the second wild-card spot with 96 points -- three ahead of the Los Angeles Kings, who need to beat the Calgary Flames Thursday to stay in the playoff hunt.
Either way, this is really good news for the Jets.
"We can handle our own destiny right now and that's a good feeling because we like the way we're playing," Jets head coach Paul Maurice told the Winnipeg Sun.
April 09 2015 12:05PM
Nikolaj Ehlers and Nic Petan displayed their clutch scoring abilities on Tuesday, sending their respective teams to the next round of the playoffs.
Check out the videos after the jump.
April 09 2015 09:27AM
It's nearly the end of the hockey season, and while we're starting to get excited at the prospect of the playoffs(!), we're also excited to announce the return of something we do every year at this time: the Nation Drafts playoff pool!
The Nation Drafts playoff pool is fun, inexpensive, proceeds benefit a worthy cause, and you could win prizes! What's not to love? Read on for more details.
April 08 2015 03:30PM
Chemistry in hockey is real. Different players have different skill sets and some of these may compliment other players. While overall skill and impact is still the major driving force of results, there are more ephemeral factors - like chemistry - that can push the needle one way or another.
One way to look at chemistry is by looking at how players perform with or without particular players (WOWYs) as well as at certain trends.
Let's use this tool to compare some of the Winnipeg Jets top defensive pairs.