October 23 2015 10:43PM
The good news is it looks like the Winnipeg Jets have gotten over their overly poor starts to games. The bad news is it looks like they still haven't quite figured out how to put a full 60 minutes of hockey effort together.
A good first period followed by a poor second and an exciting third led into a very frantic and all too brief 3 on 3 OT where the Jets lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3.
October 23 2015 12:27PM
The Winnipeg Jets will play the third game of their six-game homestand tonight as they welcome to town Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Jets last played on Sunday in a hard fought 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. It was a close game throughout. The Jets never lead during the game, but equalized the score twice. However, they were unable to get even it a third time and a late power play goal secured a 4-2 Blues win.
The Lightning are currently on a four-game road trip. They began their road trip with a stop in Nashville on Tuesday. Like the Jets, they played a close, hard fought game, but came up short with a 5-4 shootout loss.
Both teams will be looking to get back to their winning ways tonight and prevent themselves from losing two in a row.
Jets Nation recently took a look at the Jets defensive woes so far this season. They rank significantly below league average in unblocked shot attempts, shots on goal, scoring chances, and high-danger scoring chances. The Jets are also in the top third of the league in minor penalties taken.
This is interesting to not because, with the Lightning coming to town who have a ridiculously deadly offense, they will need to be better defensively and stay out of the box. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to come out with a win tonight.
October 23 2015 10:00AM
In the first part of this PCS pre-season draft ranking series, I looked at players whose 16 year-old seasons were so off the charts that they did not have peers in our PCS database. Now I'll look at some other consensus first round picks who put up monster 2014-15 seasons in the eyes of PCS.
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October 23 2015 06:45AM
Babcock is who Leafs thought, Canucks Army picks player goal songs, what the numbers say about the Jets, Glencross retires, pondering an All-Alberta team, the brief history of Bennett and McDavid, baby vs blogger, the 2016 NHL Draft pre-season rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
October 22 2015 10:27AM
Yesterday we discussed: how concerned the Jets should be with their early defensive numbers?
The Jets last season were one of the most dominant 5-on-5 teams, outscoring opponents (controlling 53.1 per cent of goals) while out-attempting opponents as well (controlling 53.2 per cent of shot attempts).
The Jets this season have outscored (controlling 58.8 per cent of goals) but they have been out attempted (controlling 49.5 per cent of shot attempts).
Let's talk about this...