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April 17 2015 06:30AM
The first round, Leaf's mass firing, Canucks defense could be problematic, Jets least likely to win Cup, Jay Feaster's Flames, a look at Mac T's first 2 years as Oilers GM and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
April 16 2015 11:53PM
Welcome to the playoffs Winnipeg.
In what was a very underwhelming night where the Winnipeg Jets were almost immediately outplayed by the Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg suffered it's first NHL playoff loss in many, many years.
The Jets and Ducks traded goals early in the first two minutes, with the scoring coming from Sam Vatanen and Adam Lowry. After the first two goals the game tightened up a bit, and the physicality went up a lot.
The second period only saw one goal, coming from the stick of Drew Stafford. The Jets picked up the lead and some were starting to get optimistic about the Jets...
...and then came the third. Late in the second the Ducks started to really pick up the pace and they did not slow down. Two goals from Corey Perry and a goal from Ryan Getzlaf and the Jets were out of luck.
Let's break it down.
April 16 2015 06:00PM
Garret battles narcolepsy while Rhys tries to not talk about where every junior player ever played their peewee hockey. And somehow, we even found time to preview every NHL playoff series and share their picks!
Click past the jump to see who we think is going to make some noise these playoffs.
April 16 2015 04:53PM
April 16 2015 02:22PM
The last playoff game in Jets history was 6928 days ago.
So long ago, it seems that time should have healed that wound, leaving just a faint scar. But that playoff loss on home ice did not come under normal circumstances, that was the day the Jets played their final game in Winnipeg before leaving Manitoba to the Arizona desert.
The last playoff game in Jets history was one of the most painful memories in Canadian hockey history.