April 23 2015 07:00AM
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.
April 22 2015 11:14PM
It was what it was, and now it's over. The Anaheim Ducks have swept the Jets.
Bryan Little opened up the scoring for the Jets to a very loud cheer, only to have Emerson Etem tie it up a few minutes later.
The Jets stepped up the pressure early in the second, holding the Ducks without a shot for the first seven and a bit minutes of play. Frederik Andersen stood strong though, shutting the door and weathering the storm. Not long thereafter Andrew Cogliano scored his first goal of the series to give the Ducks the lead.
Early in the third Ryan Kesler --the thorn in the Jets side-- picked up his second goal for the extra insurance. It seemed like all was lost at this point, but the Jets did not give up. Mark Stuart brought the Jets within one.
It was not meant to be though, as Ryan Kessler picked up the goal on the empty net, eliminating the Jets from the playoffs.
April 22 2015 10:37PM
It had been a long, long time since Winnipeg has hosted an Stanley Cup playoff game. The fan base has been patient. We do not mind waiting a little while longer for our first win.
Here we lament the Winnipeg Jets end of a season, but also celebrate the season it was.
April 22 2015 11:43AM
The Winnipeg Jets are in a three-game hole heading into Game 4 of their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks.
Win and they get to fight another day. Lose and it'll be a quick playoff exit for these Jets, who made their first playoff appearance since relocating from Atlanta in 2011.
While coming back from a 3-0 deficit seems like a daunting task, the Jets are staying upbeat before Wednesday night's puck drop.
"You look at the big picture and it might seem overwhelming," winger Blake Wheeler told the Winnipeg Free Press. "But that's one thing about our team, we've been able to focus on one game all year and pour everything we have into it. That's the one thing that brings me confidence and excitement about the game, it is just one game."
It is one game — and one the Jets must win in order to stay alive.
Let's break down Game 4.
April 21 2015 04:37PM
The Winnipeg Jets currently hold a three game deficit in a best of seven series versus the Anaheim Ducks.
The Jets have been out shot, out played, and outscored. It is a confusing matter since the Jets were rarely out done in all three conditions during the regular season. These are not the same Jets of the regular season and now they are in very real danger of being swept.
Now let's look at what changes could fix the Jets and what the numbers say they should do.