Jets Nation Recap: Jets Come Close But Can't Dig Themselves Out Of An Avalanche

Jeremy Wiebe
January 18 2016 09:19PM

It was frustrating, nerve-wracking and in the end, disappointing. The Winnipeg Jets played well for 40 minutes but a bad second period and a brilliant goaltending performance by Semyon Varlamov was enough to bury the Jets as they fell 2-1 to the Colorado Avalanche.

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#FreePostma: The Jets third pair just doesn't cut it without Postma (or Pardy)

Garret Hohl
January 18 2016 10:10AM

The Winnipeg Jets recently paired Jacob Trouba and Dustin Byfuglien together, despite both being right handed shots. The results have been pretty good with the two on the ice. There has been a negative byproduct though.

The Jets have been forced to place Ben Chiarot on his off-handed side with Mark Stuart. And that is a problem.

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JGD 46: Jets Face Avalanche In Critical Battle

Jeremy Wiebe
January 18 2016 09:45AM

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. We all know Charles Dickens opening words to A Tale Of Two Cities but it does describe the Winnipeg Jets situation. The Jets have won two straight, scoring important victories over divisional foes Nashville and Minnesota on back-to-back nights. 

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JN AirMail: Janurary 18, 2016

Art Middleton
January 18 2016 08:30AM


You know how to get your questions into us. Send us an @ mention to 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 page, or you can send an e-mail to

But we'll start with a question asked in the comments of last week's AirMail...

Michael asks: For the disallowed goal (versus the Sharks last Tuesday) it's hard to tell but it seems possible that Wheeler's leg actually only hit Pavelski's leg, which was up against Stalock's. If this were the case, is that still incidental contact, by means of another player, the same way you can have goaltender interference by pushing a defender into the goalie? Again, if Wheeler never made direct contact, is it still possible to incur a tripping penalty?

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets Win 1-0, Praise Hellebuyck! (And Some Good Defense!)

Art Middleton
January 15 2016 10:06PM

This game had "doom" written all over it.

On the road in the second game of a back to back, missing 3 of their top 9 forwards due to injury, having to put defenseman Adam Pardy at fourth line forward, and starting Connor Hellebuyck again when numbers suggest that such a move may have been foolish.

Yet somehow the Jets played a steady enough road game and got very reliable goaltending to eek out a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Go fig.

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