Shorthanded Goals Against a Disastrous Powerplay, What Are the Jets Doing About It?

Kevin McCartney
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?

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Jetstream Podcast Ep 8: Fair or Foul

Travis Hrubeniuk
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.

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Game 25 vs. Minnesota: Scoring Chances

Travis Hrubeniuk
November 24 2013 11:51PM

Fenwick Chart via

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.

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Game 25 vs. Minnesota: Pavelec and Entries

Travis Hrubeniuk
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.

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Jets Post-Game 25: Execution

Kevin McCartney
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. 

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