November 25 2013 01:59AM
The dreaded four-skater goal celebration
After a shorthanded goal against sent the Jets into their 8th shootout of the season and sunk their Divisional record 3-9-2, patience for the league's 27th ranked powerplay is running thin.
Just how bad are the Jets' with the man-advantage? Do shorthanded goals against really matter? And what are the Jets doing about it?
November 25 2013 01:23AM
On this week's episode, the guys discuss Trouba's "selfishness," why canceling the Helmet Pardy was a missed opportunity and why the Western Conference is always so much better. All that, plus a new game we like to call Fair or Foul.
November 24 2013 11:51PM
Fenwick Chart via Extraskater.com
Well, they tried. Heck, they probably deserved to win that game. But when you play not to lose, that’s usually what ends up happening.
November 24 2013 11:48PM
An inability to finish really cost the Jets Saturday afternoon. Heck, when you look at the numbers, it is pretty clear that they controlled most of the game, from the neutral zone on out.
November 23 2013 05:09PM
The Wild came out flat for a Saturday afternoon contest north of the border. The Jets have done poorly in their typical game preparation of late, but jumped on the Wild early in this one to the tune of a 14-4 shot lead, and a 5-0 lead in scoring chances through 20 minutes.
A 17 minute break was all the Wild needed to fix things, however, and by three minutes into the second frame, the Wild had rested control away from the Jets. Mistakes piled up, turnovers mounted, and the Jets infuriating powerplay was beaten for their fourth shorthanded goal against to send the game to extra time and eventually the skills competition.
It was another object lesson in taking what is given in the Western Conference, in the need to execute on the chances you get.