December 21 2015 10:57PM
As far as "moral victories" go, this was a good one.
The Jets fell behind 2-0 halfway through the first period but came roaring back to fire 45 shots at Oilers goalie Cam Talbot who stopped 44 of them to secure a 3-1 Edmonton win.
Textbook moral victory for the Jets tonight, but sadly they count for the same amount of points as a regulation loss does.
December 21 2015 01:04PM
After a great 60-minute effort against the New York Rangers, where they came out with a 5-2 win, the Jets look to make it two wins in a row tonight as they head off to face another struggling team, the Edmonton Oilers.
This will be the first of three meetings between the Jets and Oilers this season.
Just a week ago, the Oilers were one of the hottest teams in the NHL. They were riding a six-game winning streak while beating some very good teams, including the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers.
December 21 2015 07:35AM
It was an interesting past week in Jets-land was it not? Some of you had questions and fortunately I have answers - or at the very least words that when put together in the sequence I have arranged them in, seem like they may be good answers.
You too can ask questions that I give answers to by @ replying JetsNation on Twitter with the tag #JNAirMail. You can also send us a DM on that same Twitter account, you can leave a message on our Facebook wall OR you can send an e-mail to JNAirMail@shaw.ca.
And now, on with the madness!
December 18 2015 09:56PM
The New York Rangers are a premier team in the NHL, but the Winnipeg Jets caught them at a bad time.
Well, bad time for the Rangers, very good time for the Jets.
The Rangers were coming into tonight's game at MTS Centre having lost their last six road games, including just last night against the Minnesota Wild. Having played the previous night and being in a bit of a slump as of late, the Jets knew they had to take advantage tonight.
December 18 2015 09:30AM
It's been a rocky week for the Winnipeg Jets as a pair of losses to Central division rivals over the last seven days along with reports of contract negotiations, possible ownership interference, a notable demotion to the AHL followed by a pair of call ups have only heightened the angst and feelings of panic with Jets fans.
But as the saying goes, "winning cures everything" and a Jets win over the New York Rangers tonight would help ease tensions for at least the weekend.
Well ok, maybe only the night.
Fine, for only two minutes after the final whistle and then we go back to freaking out about Andrew Ladd's next contract.