Jets Nation Recap: Jets come close to comeback, but crash in St. Louis

Garret Hohl
March 10 2015 09:37PM

The Winnipeg Jets came close to a miraculous come from behind win, but then it all fell apart.

The Jets opened the scoring from a semi-flukey goal off the stick of Michael Frolik. The Blues then responded with four consecutive goals, leading coach Paul Maurice to switch up the goalies. Out was Michael Hutchinson and in was Ondrej Pavelec.

The Jets started off strong in the third, scoring early and quick. Back-to-back goals from Andrew Ladd and Lee Stempniak made the game seem winnable once again.

The Jets fell into penalty troubles, but strong play from Pavelec and a beauty short-handed by Blake Wheeler put the Jets tied with the Blues.

Unfortunately it was not to be. Barret Jackman scored on a floater just outside the blueline with 1:03 left in the game, and the Blues went away with a win.

Let's break it down.

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Playoff Push #67: Winnipeg Jets continue road trip in St. Louis

Angelo Montilla
March 10 2015 12:27PM

The Winnipeg Jets have a little breathing room in the Western Conference playoff race as they prepare to face the St. Louis Blues on the road Tuesday night.

The Jets (33-21-12, 78 points) hold the second wild-card spot in the West and sit three points ahead of the surging Los Angeles Kings.

Already without defenceman Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little, Jets captain Andrew Ladd missed practice on Monday with what head coach Paul Maurice described as a "maintenance day."

Ladd, who leads the team in scoring with 53 points in 66 games played, is expected to be in the lineup against the Blues.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 9: Tangents on Tangents

Rhys Jessop
March 10 2015 11:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

Back on the usual Monday/Tuesday schedule, Garret and Rhys try to talk about how injuries have affected the Canucks and Jets and their upcoming schedules and playoff chances, but get sidetracked and discuss why plus/minus is terrible instead, among other fun things. There's also some good old prospectin' too, so join us on the other side of the jump!

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Future NHEhlers - March 10th, 2015

Josh W
March 10 2015 09:00AM

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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Performance of different line combinations.

Garret Hohl
March 09 2015 10:12AM

David Johnson has recently produced an application for producing WOWYs (with or without you) statistics for player combinations above the traditional two threshold. The super WOWY application is here at Puckalytics.

One must be careful when splitting variance and usage impacted data into even smaller samples, but trends can be interesting.

How have different combinations for the Jets performed?

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