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G Pavelec, Jets take aim at Ducks, third straight win

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ondrej Pavelec is hoping to take the Winnipeg Jets where they have yet to go this season -- on a three-game winning streak. Eight times thus far in 2016-17, the Jets have won two consecutive games and eight times they have come up short in the next game. The veteran goalie is now the toast of the town, having won his first two starts since being recalled...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Recap: Goaltending Struggles Continue as Blues Lose to the Jets

The Winnipeg Jets won their sixth straight game against a Central Division foe, while Ondrej Pavelec set a franchise record with 25 saves in the second period, as they defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-3. Embed from Getty Images Pheonix Copley made 24 saves in his first career NHL start, which didn’t go the way the Blues were hoping. Jake Allen was left at home after being...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Laine returns to Jets practice ahead of game vs. Blues

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets have a game against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon, but you can excuse their players if they were a little unfocused and giddy with excitement at Friday morning's practice. That's because joining them on the ice for the first time in nearly two weeks was Finnish rookie Patrik Laine, who is recovering from a concussion suffered...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Pavelec lifts Jets past Coyotes 6-3 in season debut

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves in his season debut, and the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak with goals from six players in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. It was Pavelec's first NHL game this season after the veteran goalie was sent to the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp. The 29...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Struggling Jets & Coyotes Face off in Winnipeg

Two teams struggling to stay afloat in the tough Western Conference face off today, hoping to end their losing skids as the Arizona Coyotes fly into Manitoba to take on the Winnipeg Jets. Embed from Getty Images The big story for the Jets is the return of former starting goaltender, Ondrej Pavelec. Pavelec will get the start tonight, getting his first taste of NHL action...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Patrik Laine’s mom helps plan birthday surprise for young Jets fan (pics)

A young Winnipeg Jets fan got quite the birthday surprise recently when Patrik Laine showed up at his house bearing gifts. And the young fan, Lucas Bydak, has Laine’s mother to thank for all of it. It all started when Laine’s mom, Tuija, came across a tweet from Lucas’ uncle highlighting the boy’s letter in which he invited Laine, his favorite Jets player, to his eighth...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets players howl as Brock Lesnar walks on logo

Brock Lesnar on Monday was an honored guest of the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre during the team’s tilt against the Calgary Flames. But the UFC/WWE superstar violated a sacred -- but arguably silly -- rule when he stepped on the Jets logo located on the floor of the team’s locker room. The way in which the Jets players erupt with indignation at Lesnar’s faux pas is perhaps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets rookie Patrik Laine out indefinitely with concussion

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg Jets rookie star Patrik Laine is out indefinitely because of a concussion. Laine was injured Saturday in a 4-3 loss in Buffalo. The 18-year-old Finn was looking down at the puck when Buffalo's Jake McCabe hit him with his right shoulder. McCabe wasn't penalized for the hit. Laine appeared to hit the back of his head on the ice as he fell and was...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele will appear in a Nutcracker ballet show

Mark Scheifele is part of the Winnipeg Jets’ promising future and was their first draft pick after the team moved from Atlanta to the Manitoban prairies. Not only is he one of the better young players in the league, with 31 points already this campaign, he’s multi-talented and going to try his hand at ballet. Well, sort of. Scheifele is one of 17 Winnipeggers (I know) chosen...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira says replay officials are heavily involved during games, in violation of NFL rules

It would be nice if we could allow the refs to utilize every bit of technology made available to them in order to make the most accurate and correct calls on the field. But by rule there are limits as to what they can and cannot do when it comes to instant replay. According to NFL rules expert Mike Pereira, officials are ignoring some of those rules. Pereira believes refs are sometimes...
Via The Comeback
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine scores game-winner in own net, consoled by Jets captain Wheeler

Patrik Laine has been putting pucks in the back of nets with relative ease all season. On Sunday in the Jets-Oilers game, he did so once again, but this time he buried it into his own net. Laine was upset on the bench. Captain Blake Wheeler consoled the rookie on the bench. The goal was credited to Mark Letestu and turned out to be the 3-2 game-winner. Laine sitting in his stall...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Maurice: Game plans won’t work trying to stop McDavid

At 19, Connor McDavid is already one of the best players in the NHL. With an unfair combination of speed and skill, the Edmonton captain leads the league with 31 points in just 24 games. McDavid has singlehandedly kept the Oilers from mediocrity. The coach of the Winnipeg Jets recognizes the young star’s talent. Speaking with Jets TV, Paul Maurice admitted there’s no way to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira has “Ice Cube” workroom at 50 degrees to “keep everyone alert”

The latest The Oral History Of The Kick Six The agony and ecstasy of attending a Jim Boeheim press conference FS1 is adding Rob Parker to Skip and Shannon: Undisputed because of course they are On the 100th birthday of broadcast icon Chick Hearn, a side by side of...
Via Awful Announcing
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira is against full-time officials

Former NFL head of officiating and current FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira is not in favor of making NFL officials work full-time. Saints coach Sean Payton called for full-time officials on Pro Football Talk Live last week, but Pereira came down against that idea, according to Peter King of TheMMQB.com via Pro Football Talk. Many officials already have full-time jobs. If they were...
Via The Sports Daily
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: Trouba held hostage, convincing Oilers, suggestions for new drinkers

Let us gather around for a special edition of the NHL Mailbag, the Jacob Trouba: Rescue Edition. Why is he stuck in Winnipeg? Is Harambe a sandwich? Is he a salad? Is the Cincinnati Zoo a hot dog? My apologies, as I haven’t vetted the questions besides the Trouba one, so I’m just assuming those other topics are covered. Mailbag, my loves! 1. Staying Trouba @davelozo would...
Via The Comeback
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Teemu Selanne jokes that he’d be ready to return to the NHL after two weeks of training

Teemu Selanne’s got jokes. The retired Anaheim Ducks star was appearing at an alumni game representing the Winnipeg Jets against Edmonton Oilers stars. Many Jets and Oilers legends including Dale Hawerchuk, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri played in the game. Selanne, who last appeared with the Ducks in 2013-14, joked it would take him just two weeks of training to be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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