Report: Dustin Byfuglien's cross-check on Rangers' Miller receiving 'extra examination' from Player Safety Dept.

Thomas Drance
March 31 2015 10:01PM

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The NHL's Department of Player Safety is reviewing Winnipeg Jets swingman Dustin Byfuglien's vicious cross-check on Rangers forward J.T. Miller from Tuesday night's game, and they're reviewing it hard. Beyond being reviewed, the cross-check is receiving "extra examination" at the NHL's New York office on Tuesday, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Will Dustin Byfuglien receive a multi-game suspension? Might he be put on double secret probation? Let's review after the jump.

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Jets Nation Recap: Heartbreak in Winnipeg as Jets drop second ROW in a row

Garret Hohl
March 31 2015 09:46PM

Two games in a row now where the Jets carried the play but loss on the scoreboard.

The Winnipeg Jets started off hot once again. They dominated the territorial battle while getting an early goal from the fourth line and the stick of Jim Slater. The New York Rangers though tied up not long thereafter with a neat goal from Mats Zuccarello.

The Jets brought back the pressure early in the second, with former Ranger Lee Stempniak scoring off a sweet drop pass from Mathieu Perreault. Unfortunately the Rangers had a response yet again, with Derick Brassard picking up the games only power play goal.

For the second game in a row a late goal deflated the Jets chance at pulling out some points.

Let's break it down.

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Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn: The diminishing returns of impact with lower lines

Garret Hohl
March 31 2015 01:28PM

The Winnipeg Jets have started to get healthy, as Bryan Little and Mathieu Perreault look to make an impact on the Jets final playoff drive.

With players returning from injury, others must take a seat in the pressbox. Liittle and Perreault have caused Matt Halischuk and Eric O`Dell to become scratches.

Meanwhile, the Jets are still playing two marginal hockey players in Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn.

What is the difference in expected impact between these players. Check after the jump.

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Playoff Push #77: It's crunch time for the Jets as they prepare to host Rangers

Angelo Montilla
March 31 2015 11:14AM

It's do-or-die time for the Winnipeg Jets.

With six games left in the regular season, the Jets (39-25-12) are clinging to the final wild-card spot in the West at 90 points heading into action against the New York Rangers.

The road to the post-season won't be an easy one for the Jets down the stretch as four of their final six games will be against playoff-bound clubs. The L.A. Kings -- just two points behind the Jets -- have a much favourable schedule with two of their final six games coming against the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings also have games against the Avalanche and Sharks.

This is why it's do-or-die time for the Jets.

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Jets' Bryan Little set to return from 11-game absence Tuesday vs. Rangers

Thomas Drance
March 31 2015 11:03AM

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The Winnipeg Jets will get a major boost when they face the New York Rangers on Tuesday night with top-line centre Bryan Little set to make his return from an 11-game absence, the result of a still-undisclosed injury.

"The good thing is I'm going to have a lot of energy tonight," Little told the media, via the Jets' official team website. "I might be a little rusty with the puck but i'm going to go out there play hard and try and play with the puck as much as possible."

Read on past the jump for more.

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