March 19 2015 07:00AM
the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly
activities of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg
Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers
weekly article, we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.
Continue past the jump to read what went down.
March 18 2015 11:50AM
With Mathieu Perreault still out with injury and the recent subtractions of Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets have pushed some skaters above their optimal depth placement.
How have they performed?
March 17 2015 09:43PM
The Winnipeg Jets win yet again. They move one closer to the playoffs, which looks to be a very tight race.
The Jets started hot. Dominating the San Jose Sharks early in both goals, shots, and shot attempts. Three early goals by Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele, and Andrew Ladd sent Antti Niemi packing.
Combination of score effects and the Sharks waking up created a rough ride for the Jets over the next two periods. The Sharks pressed hard and scored two goals from the stick of Joe Pavelski, only for Blake Wheeler to score two of his own in between Pavelski's.
Let's break it down.
March 17 2015 01:03PM
The Winnipeg Jets strength in their blueline has always been their amazing depth on the right side. Things look bleak for the playoff push though with Tyler Myers, Dustin Byfuglien, and Paul Postma all injured.
The Jets though may have two returning today, with one for sure:
Paul Maurice says Dustin Byfuglien will be a game-time decision tonight. #NHLJets— Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming) March 17, 2015
Maurice confirms Tyler Myers is in tonight's lineup. #NHLJets— Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming) March 17, 2015
March 17 2015 11:49AM
The Winnipeg Jets are getting healthy at the right time as they try to stay in the playoff hunt Tuesday night.
Defencemen Tyler Myers and Dustin Byfuglien both returned to practice and are closer to returning to the lineup as the Jets open a three-game homestand against the San Jose Sharks at the MTS Centre.
Myers, who missed one game with an upper-body injury, declared himself fit for action. Byfuglien, however, may need a few more days to fully heal from his upper-body injury.
The Jets (34-23-12, 80 points) are one point behind the Los Angeles Kings for the final wild-card spot.