October 20 2011 09:47PM
The Jets come into Ottawa after a rough shootout loss the previous night, and make it 0-1-1 on their Ontario mini road-trip, falling to the Senators 4-1.
-Robert Cleave in his Jets Game Day post earlier today noted Craig Anderson's struggles with making stops at even strength, but it appears the Winnipeg Jets were a victim of Anderson's regression. Despite heavily out-shooting and out-chancing the Ottawa Senators at even strength, the Jets were out-goaltended. Again, nothing on Ondrej Pavelec, who didn't have a chance on either of the goals, but another game goes by where the Jets face significantly better goaltending at the other end. Anderson made saves on 35 of 36 Winnipeg shots.
October 20 2011 01:50PM
On the heels of a somewhat disappointing outcome in the Big Smoke last night, Winnipeg's two game roadie finishes this evening with a game versus one of the few teams likely to be looking up at them by season's end. Our nation's
sump hole for tax dollars capital hosts a very bad hockey team, one that seems a clear favourite to have the best shot in the Nail Yakupov derby next spring.
October 20 2011 11:32AM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been very good early in the 2011-12 season, but he isn’t the only player from his draft class making an NHL splash. After the jump, a quick recap of the players selected in 2011 currently playing in the NHL.
October 20 2011 10:20AM
The Jets, after a strong start, blew a 3-1 third period lead and lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the shootout...
-You can't fault Ondrej Pavelec on either of the three regulation goals, but on the tying marker by Phil Kessel, Bryan Little who was supposed to control Dion Phaneuf at the left point, fell way out of position because he dropped his stick in the opposite corner. Rather than play without his stick, the young Little went to retrieve it, leaving Mark Stuart to cover both Kessel and Phaneuf, who made a terrific pass, albeit through not much traffic to Kessel who took an excellent shot in a classic scoring position.
October 20 2011 09:16AM
Despite watching their 3-1 lead in Toronto evaporate faster than you could blink, the Winnipeg Jets can take away alot of positives from the game against the Leafs Wednesday night.
First of all, they came out of the gate and took the play for the most part to the Leafs for the most of the game until the final 11 minutes of the third.
They also did take it pretty hard to the Leafs at times in overtime, but their first shootout was not a success as both Kyle Wellwood and Bryan Little could not cash in on James Reimer.