Playoff Push #72: Jets close out homestand against Capitals

Angelo Montilla
March 21 2015 12:39PM

The wild-card race in the Western Conference is heating up but the Winnipeg Jets aren't buckling under the immense pressure.

The red-hot Jets will search for a fourth-consecutive victory when they host the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

With 11 games remaining in the regular season, the Jets (36-23-12) hold the second wild-card spot with 84 points -- two ahead of the Los Angeles Kings.

"We expect it to be tight all the way to the end," Jets defenceman Tyler Myers told the Winnipeg Free Press. "We're a team that believes we can do some damage in the playoffs."

The Capitals (39-23-10), also winners of their last three games, sit in the second wild-card spot with 88 points.

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Winnipeg Jets sign Jimmy Lodge to ELC

Garret Hohl
March 20 2015 04:09PM

The Winnipeg Jets have announced their signing of 2013 third-round pick Jimmy Lodge, a right-shot winger on the Mississauga Steelheads, to a three-year Entry Level Contract.

So who is this 20-year-old rangy winger? Let's break it down after the jump.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
March 20 2015 06:03AM

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The Kadri saga continues, LA Kings conspiracy theories, Jannik Hansen owns Dion Phaneuf, Flames dominate the Pacific division, Ben 'Sievens', Michael Hutchinson and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKIngs.

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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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