November 28 2015 11:56PM
That was fun while it lasted.
A day after playing a game in Minnesota much like they had all of last season with tight checking, disciplined play, the Winnipeg Jets regressed back to the form we have seen from them more often than not this season.
Less than ideal goaltending, bad turnovers and poor defensive coverage leading to early mistakes doomed the Jets to a 5-3 loss against the Colorado Avalanche.
November 28 2015 12:19PM
If anyone read yesterday's game preview, you will understand why I am so happy right now.
Not only did the Jets win 3-1 against a Minnesota Wild team who have been dominant at home and just had Zach Parise return to the lineup, but Connor Hellebuyck ended up making his NHL debut with his first NHL start and grabbed his first NHL win.
November 27 2015 08:11PM
The Winnipeg Jets hoped to take flight again after a tumultuous span that has seen them go (insert record) and lose goaltender Ondrej Pavelec to injury. Luckily some guy named Connor Hellebuyck was up to the task and led the Jets to a 3-1 victory over the Wild.
Lets take a look at the game.
November 27 2015 03:37PM
Photo Credit: Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports
Though Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has struggled offensively to start the 2015-16 campaign, his physical game has always been on point.
The young Jets defenseman often throws his weight around with reckless abandon, and packs a larger wallop than one would expect considering his stature. On Friday afternoon, Trouba threw a vicious shoulder check on Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund.
There was no penalty assessed on the play, but considering the level and force of contact that Trouba made with Granlund's head, it wouldn't be a complete shock if this hit were escalated for further review by the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
November 27 2015 09:54AM
A day after American Thanksgiving, Jets fans don't have too much to be thankful for. At least, in terms of our team.
Except for Nik Ehlers, obviously. Thank you for Ehlers, Denmark.
The Winnipeg Jets sit at a very mediocre 10-11-2 record through 23 games and sit sixth in the central division. However, they have a chance to regain some ground in the division, as they take on the Minnesota Wild in a Friday matinee game in Minnesota.