Playoff Push #78: Jets battle for post-season lives against Canucks

Angelo Montilla
April 04 2015 11:56AM

Back-to-back heartbreaking losses has the Winnipeg Jets on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.

The Jets will try to get back into post-season position when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Winnipeg (39-26-12) has 90 points but slipped out of the final wild-card berth after the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

With just five games left in the regular season, there's no room left for error.

“Mathematically, we hold our playoff destiny in our own hands,” Jets coach Paul Maurice told the team's official website. “You can say what you want about other teams’ opponents or ours, but the puck is going to drop and away we go. 

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The Nation Draft Prize-a-Palooza: Impress your friends and win some prizes while helping a charity!

Garret Hohl
April 04 2015 10:47AM


Hey Jets Nation!

Playoff hockey is nearly upon us and the Nations Network is holding a playoff pool draft for charity.

Do you like hockey? Do you like hockey drafts? Do you like hockey pools? Do you like hockey playoffs? Do you like helping charities?

If any or all of these apply, you should check out The Nation Draft Prize-a-Palooza after the jump.

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Playoff Push: How would the Winnipeg Jets matchup against the Nashville Predators?

Garret Hohl
April 03 2015 03:48PM

Nothing is guaranteed.

Indeed while the Winnipeg Jets have their best shot at making the playoffs in the version 2.0 era, there remains a good chance that the club will miss the playoffs yet again for the fourth consecutive time since relocating to Manitoba.

Banish such darks though though because today we turn our series looking at how the Jets match up against their next most likely playoff opponents. Next up is the Nashville Predators.

Let's take an an in-depth look at the matchup after the jump.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 03 2015 06:30AM


The Oilers tank continues, Leafs draft plans, Flames luck and new arena plans, Byfuglien suspended for brutal cross-check, the Calder Trophy race, 2015 draft prospects and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Dustin Byfuglien suspended for four of Jets final five games

Garret Hohl
April 02 2015 02:36PM

Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets All-Star defenceman, has been sentenced to a four game suspension after a telephonic meeting with the Department of Player Safety for a crosscheck to the neck by on New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety previously announced that Byfuglien's actions would be evaluated in a hearing. 

Read on past the jump.

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