Jets Nation Recap: Winnipeg Jets increase streak to three with shootout win

Garret Hohl
March 19 2015 09:18PM


Make it three in a row!

The Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues in the cointoss after a game that was a dominant effort by the Jets, where Brian Elliot and the post were the only things keeping the Blues in the game.

The game started with a tight checking and scoreless first period, with neither team holding a major advantage over the other.

This all changed in the second. The Jets dominated in terms of scoring chances and puck possession, but Elliott kept on stopping everything the Jets threw at him. David Backes then opened up the scoring from a nice cross-ice feed by Paul Statsny.

The Jets continued pressing into the third after what could have been a disheartening moment. Their diligence paid off with Drew Stafford scoring on a backhand about midway in the third.

With nothing solved in overtime, the Jets moved to the shootout. Goals from Drew Stafford and Andrew Ladd with Ondrej Pavelec stopping two of three ultimately gave Jets the win.

Let's break it down.

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Winnipeg Jets sign Jan Kostalek to ELC

Garret Hohl
March 19 2015 04:27PM

The Winnipeg Jets have announced their signing of 2013 fourth-round pick Jan Kostalek, a defenseman with Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL, to a three-year Entry Level Contract.

So who is this 20-year-old Czech-born defenseman? Let's break it down after the jump.

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Playoff Push #71: Jets to renew division rivalry with first-place Blues

Angelo Montilla
March 19 2015 11:05AM

The Winnipeg Jets haven't had much success against the St. Louis Blues.

Having dropped all three previous meetings this season, the Jets will look to stay in the playoff picture Thursday night when they host the Blues at MTS Centre.

The Jets (35-23-12), winners of their last two games, hold the final wild-card spot in the West with 82 points -- one ahead of the surging Calgary Flames.

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Jets' Ondrej Pavelec will make 3rd consecutive start Thursday vs. Blues

Thomas Drance
March 19 2015 10:02AM

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Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets appear to be giving Ondrej Pavelec one last shot to run with the starter's mantle.

After years of subaverage goaltending performances Pavelec was usurped as Winnipeg's everyday starter in midseason by Michael Hutchinson. It would seem though that Hutchinson's recent struggles have opened the door enough for Pavelec, and the Czech-born netminder will make his third consecutive start on Thursday night against the NHL's third most potent offensive team, the St. Louis Blues, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.

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IceCaps Numbers Recap - March 19th, 2015

Josh W
March 19 2015 07:00AM

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Courtesy: StJohnsIceCaps.com

Welcome to the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly activities of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers weekly article, we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.

Continue past the jump to read what went down.

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