April 04 2015 05:02PM
The Winnipeg Jets out score the Vancouver Canucks in what ended up a crazy shooting gallery for both teams.
The first period saw five goals as the netminders gave a what-not-to-do goaltender clinic. Jim Slater opened the scoring from a sweet backdoor pass from Jiri Tlusty. The Jets then brought it up to a two goal lead with Michael Frolik picking up his 18th of the season, only to have each of the Sedin's score to tie up the game. The period ended with Lee Stempniak scoring with less than two minutes remaining.
The second period was much of the same, but with less goals scored. The teams traded goals, with the Jets' coming from Mark Scheifele and the Canucks' coming from Alex Burrows.
In the third Stempniak scored the insurance goal with a nice deke into Eddie Lack's five-hole. Burrows got his second of the game with Lack pulled, but the Canucks were unable to get the game tying goal.
Let's break it down.
April 04 2015 11:56AM
Back-to-back heartbreaking losses has the Winnipeg Jets on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.
The Jets will try to get back into post-season position when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Winnipeg (39-26-12) has 90 points but slipped out of the final wild-card berth after the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
With just five games left in the regular season, there's no room left for error.
“Mathematically, we hold our playoff destiny in our own hands,” Jets coach Paul Maurice told the team's official website. “You can say what you want about other teams’ opponents or ours, but the puck is going to drop and away we go.
April 04 2015 10:47AM
Hey Jets Nation!
Playoff hockey is nearly upon us and the Nations Network is holding a playoff pool draft for charity.
Do you like hockey? Do you like hockey drafts? Do you like hockey pools? Do you like hockey playoffs? Do you like helping charities?
If any or all of these apply, you should check out The Nation Draft Prize-a-Palooza after the jump.
April 03 2015 03:48PM
Nothing is guaranteed.
Indeed while the Winnipeg Jets have their best shot at making the playoffs in the version 2.0 era, there remains a good chance that the club will miss the playoffs yet again for the fourth consecutive time since relocating to Manitoba.
Banish such darks though though because today we turn our series looking at how the Jets match up against their next most likely playoff opponents. Next up is the Nashville Predators.
Let's take an an in-depth look at the matchup after the jump.
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April 03 2015 06:30AM
The Oilers tank continues, Leafs draft plans, Flames luck and new arena plans, Byfuglien suspended for brutal cross-check, the Calder Trophy race, 2015 draft prospects and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.