April 10 2015 08:00AM
Last night was a glorious night for hockey in Winnipeg. Yes, the Jets lost in shootout and only picked up one point in the standings. The Los Angeles Kings though lost to the Calgary Flames in regulation time, which means the Jets are going to the big show.
The Winnipeg Jets are going to the playoffs, and they may be playing there with the best Winnipeg team to ever play in the NHL.
We will show you why after the jump.
April 10 2015 07:00AM
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!
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April 10 2015 06:30AM
Canucks, Jets and Flames all headed to the playoffs, Brendan Shanahan's tight ship, Kings miss, can the Oilers ever change, Keegan Lowe fights twice in NHL debut, breaking down trade deadline a month after the deals and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
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.