February 16 2015 09:15PM
The Winnipeg Jets outplayed the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, even if they required a shootout to defeat a lottery-bound opponent.
That's hockey. Sometimes you stomp a team otherwise, but fail to protect the slot well enough and get burned. That's essentially what happened to the Jets on Monday night.
Luckily for Winnipeg, Michael Hutchinson found his form late and the Jets persevered to emerge with a shootout victory.
February 16 2015 08:31PM
Jets are falling like flies on Monday night against the Edmonton Oilers.
Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left Monday's game in the first period with an apparent left leg injury (officially a lower-body ailment). Then in the third period Drew Stafford left with what Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun suspects is a hand issue (officially an upper-body ailment). He will not return, according to the club.
Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres last week in the blockbuster Evander Kane deal, Stafford has played well in his three games with Winnipeg. Playing a middle six role he's scored a goal and averaged better than three shots per game.
Hopefully Stafford's injury isn't too serious. Jets don't too well without wings.
February 16 2015 07:46PM
Dustin Byfuglien is the biggest, baddest man around.
In the second period of Monday night's game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers, Byfuglien absolutely demolished Oilers enforcer Luke Gadzic with a vicious hit. Gadzic was injured on the play, and we don't want to romanticize or celebrate a guy getting hurt, but this hit was clean enough to eat fried eggs and hash off of.
Let this stand as a not-so-gentle reminder that Byfuglien is at the absolute apex of the NHL food chain.
February 16 2015 06:26PM
Just as the Winnipeg Jets managed a blockbuster trade that served to restore some semblance of forward depth to their roster, it appears that they may be without the services of forward Mathieu Perreault for a while.
February 16 2015 05:30PM
The Winnipeg Jets are back in action this evening as they host the Edmonton Oilers at the MTS centre in downtown Winnipeg. This is the second of the Oilers-Jets three game series, with the Jets beating the Oilers 3-2 in overtime with the previous bought.
The Jets enter today's game holding onto the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference with a record of 29-19-10, while the Oilers have the last spot in the West with a 16-32-9 record. Both teams have struggled over their last 10, with Jets being 3-5-2 and the Oilers being 4-6-0.