Nation Radio - March 10, 2012

March 11 2012 09:10AM

It's that time of year again - you know, the one where Oilers fan's thoughts turn to prospects and the draft lottery while other fans are embroiled in playoff battles and scoreboard watching. Lowetide covers all the bases this week by talking Flames, Canucks and the 2012 entry draft.

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Game 68 - Flames vs Jets Sven Chat

Kent Wilson
March 09 2012 06:17PM

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Canucks beat Jets 3-2 - Advanced boxscore

Cam Charron
March 08 2012 11:41PM

The Vancouver Canucks were a tough opponent for the Winnipeg Jets, and they didn't escape the West Coast alive, blowing a third period lead despite a strong performance from Ondrej Pavelec and a beauty goal by Blake Wheeler to put the team ahead. 

Welcome to the advanced box score—we will provide scoring chance details, who took or set up chances for either team, as well as the Statistical Three Stars and its companion, the Statistical Three Goats, which is based on a player's actual performance during a game and not necessarily the results.

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Eastern Conference Bubble Watch: March 8th Edition

Jonathan Willis
March 08 2012 08:57AM

The Winnipeg Jets went 5-2-1 in their latest home stand, an eight-game run that helped the team into the final post-season berth in the Eastern Conference. The bad news is that the home stand is now over, and the Jets are forced to head out on the road – starting with a game in Vancouver against the Canucks tonight. Is the shift from home games to road games going to cost the Jets that playoff spot?

The Toronto Maple Leafs on the other hand have a fairly solid road record, even including last night’s distressing defeat. Is that enough for them to pull out of their recent nosedive?

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Crunch Time

Mitch Calvert
March 07 2012 01:58PM


With 15 games left on the regular-season schedule, the Jets are sitting above the playoff line. Sure, their position changes day-to-day, but as precarious as their two point lead on ninth-place Washington is, the fact they are still in the hunt at this stage of the game has to be considered a minor victory of sorts.

After an off-season of minimal additions or subtractions, the Jets closely resembled the Atlanta Thrashers team from a year ago that crashed and burned down the stretch en route to another missed post-season. Jets fans young and old held out hope that they'd somehow take their game to another level this season, but getting over that hump was contingent on a number of "what ifs", none bigger than the need for its young core of stars-in-the-making to take the next step.

And that, to the joy of Jets fans, has largely materialized as a young group of players has fuelled the Jets success through 67 games.

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