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Jets Could Make a Simmonds Trade Work

As the 2018-19 season slips into its back half and the Feb. 25 trade deadline inches ever-nearer, speculation as to which players powerhouse teams might add to bolster their playoff runs are beginning to ramp up. The Winnipeg Jets, legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, are no exception. There have been rumours recently that the Jets might be looking to make a move similar to last season when they acquired Paul Statsny. The addition simultaneously bolstered their already well-stocked offensive...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Philadelphia, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Moose, Lowry, Don, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Wayne Simmonds, Dave Hakstol, St Louis Blues


Jets Deliver Ducks to 11th Straight Loss

WINNIPEG — Bryan Little scored at 4:49 of overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks, whose losing streak was extended to 11 games. It’s the longest run of defeats (0-7-4) in Anaheim’s history. Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine and Ben Chiarot also scored for the Jets (29-14-2), who’ve won four straight at home. Mark Scheifele #55, Blake Wheeler #26 and Patrik Laine #29 of the Winnipeg Jets (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images) Brian Gibbons, Rickard Rakell an...
Tags: Sport, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Ducks, Vegas, Anaheim Ducks, Gibbons, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Anaheim, Gibson, Winnipeg Jets, John Gibson, Andrew Cogliano


Ducks fall to Jets in overtime as losing streak reaches 11 consecutive games

Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) celebrates after scoring on Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) as Cam Fowler (4) and Josh Manson (42) look on during second-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP) Anaheim Ducks’ Rickard Rakell (67) celebrates after scoring against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Trevor Hag...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Jets, Penguins, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Gibbons, Washington Capitals, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Ryan Getzlaf, Winnipeg Jets, Rakell, Corey Perry


Blues Down Stars – Rookie Binnington Gets 3rd Win

DALLAS — Rookie goalie Jordan Binnington won his third straight start, Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Saturday night. Binnington, who has played in six NHL games, is 3-0 in three starts. The 25-year-old has allowed only two goals in those starts. Binnington shut out Philadelphia 1-0 on Monday and beat Montreal 4-1 Thursday. He made 21 saves on Saturday, the first time he has started consecutive games. St. Louis Blues Jordan Binnington an...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Sport, Stars, Blues, Dallas, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis, San Antonio, Bishop, Dallas Stars, Maroon


NHL Rumor Shootdown: Auston Matthews Offer Sheet

The idea of the Rumor Rundown is to take a daily look at the biggest rumors in the NHL. Gathering buzz from some of the media’s most trusted sources, that series of speculative posts examines more closely the rumor and innuendo surrounding some of the game’s biggest names. Some rumors make sense, but others… well, not so much. In the Rumor Shootdown, the idea is to take some of those rumors and apply a little common sense (or at least another perspective) to the speculation, dissect the rumor an...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Gm, Hockey, NHL, RFA, Nbc Sports, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Ryan O Reilly, Patrik Laine


Notes Before The Puck Drops In Winnipeg

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website, The Jets are an excellent team to begin with but they're even more lethal when they have the man-advantage. The Jets are currently second in the league on the power play at 28.6 percent, but they're first at home, converting on 38.2 percent of their chances. "They have great pieces that they've put in great spots and I think they've developed excellent chemistry over the last number of years," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Wings, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Jeff Blashill, Alex Ovechkin, Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Scheifele, Dana Wakiji


Will Laine’s Play Save the Jets Some Dough?

Patrik Laine is in the final year of his entry-level contract and is set for a huge raise and a long-term contract come July. However, will his inconsistencies and struggles, which have recently come to a head,  impact how much of a raise it will be? Laine a Streaky Scorer Laine undoubtedly possesses one of the NHL’s most dangerous shots. That being said, his offensive output has more ups and downs than the Lacerda Elevator. He looked lost to start the season, scoring just three goals an...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Winston Churchill, Finland, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins, Soviet Union, Auston Matthews, Buffalo Sabres, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg


Wild Survive Jets – Zucker Gets Two

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Zucker scored twice, giving Minnesota’s lagging power play a lift with his first goal and getting one later just after leaving the penalty box, and the Wild hung on to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night. Jordan Greenway also scored and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Wild, who have won all three games against the Jets so far this season by a combined 10-5 score after losing to their Central Division rival in five games in the first round of the playoffs last ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Jets, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Minnesota Wild, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Devan Dubnyk, Winnipeg Jets, Zucker, Spurgeon, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck, Zach Parise


Jets Bury Avalanche – Wheeler Tallies 4 Points

WINNIPEG — Blake Wheeler scored once and added three assists as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Tuesday. Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little, Andrew Copp, Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg. Trouba, Scheifele and Tyler Myers each added a pair of assists. Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele knocks his own rebound out of the air and into the back of the net behind Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan) G...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Sport, Wheeler, Jets, Connor, Hockey, New York Rangers, Soderberg, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Colorado Avalanche, Carl Soderberg, Winnipeg Jets, Jacob Trouba, Philipp Grubauer


Predators’ 2018-19 Mid-Season Awards

The Nashville Predators are one of 16 teams to have reached the season’s midway point with at least 41 games played. The Predators have played exactly 41 games and have a 24-15-2 record with 50 points and are second in the Central Division, two points back of the Winnipeg Jets. Because it’s the team’s halfway point, I felt it’d be an appropriate time to hand out awards for the first half of the 2018-19 season. Related: Predators’ Top-5 Storylines of 2018 Predators’ MVP (Wayne Gretzky Award) Si...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, United States, Corsica, AHL, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Edmonton Oilers, Islanders, Nail Yakupov, Patrik Laine, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche


Flames’ Rittich Solidifying Himself as Number One

Whether the Calgary Flames declare it or not, David Rittich is their number one goaltender. He’s started five of the last six games and was brilliant in Thursday’s 4-1 road win against the Winnipeg Jets. He has also faced more shots than Mike Smith and played against the toughest opponents. The goalie – who entered the matchup with an 11-4-2 record, 2.29 goals against average (GAA) and 0.923 save percentage (SV%) – improved his numbers to 12-4-2, 2.22 GAA and 0.926 SV% following the 35-save perf...
Tags: Sport, Dave, Czech Republic, Prague, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, North America, Ryan Leslie, Smith, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Coca Cola, Calgary, Mike Smith


Wild Snap Skid With Win Over Jets

WINNIPEG — Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves as the Minnesota Wild ended a season-high five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Defenceman Matt Bartkowski scored in his debut with the Wild (18-16-3). Charlie Coyle netted his sixth goal of the season and Eric Fehr sent the puck into an empty net. Zach Parise added a pair of assists. Patrik Laine scored on the power play for his 24th goal of the season for Winnipeg, and his first point in five games. Connor ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Chicago, Jets, Hockey, Calgary, Edmonton, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Matt Bartkowski, Dubnyk, Devan Dubnyk, Coyle


Dubnyk leads Wild past Jets 3-1 to snap 5-game skid

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Saturday, ending a season-high five-game losing streak. Defenseman Matt Bartkowski scored in his debut with the Wild, and Charlie Coyle and Eric Fehr also scored. Zach Parise had two assists. Patrik Laine scored on the power […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sports, Jets, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Matt Bartkowski, Dubnyk, Devan Dubnyk, Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba AP, Zach Parise, Eric Fehr, Charlie Coyle


Flames Snap 3-Game Skid With Win Over Jets

WINNIPEG — Johnny Gaudreau had a hat trick as the Calgary Flames ended a three-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Mark Jankowski had a shorthanded, third-period goal for Calgary, which was 0-2-1 heading into the game. Sean Monahan contributed three assists and Elias Lindholm added a pair. Gaudreau’s first goal was actually a redirection by Jets forward Patrik Laine, who stuck out his stick to block a Gaudreau pass attempt to Lindholm, but the puck went by goa...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Jets, Vancouver, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Lowry, Flames, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Travis Hamonic, Johnny Gaudreau


Lightning Weekly Flash: Blown Leads, Comebacks & Stamkos Milestone

With the Christmas break coming to a close, the Tampa Bay Lightning are rolling right along. Despite showing a few cracks in their game last week, they have a fairly comfortable lead in both the Atlantic Division and overall NHL standings. Their eight-game win streak grounded to a halt against the Winnipeg Jets, but they managed to pick up a point by going to overtime. That positive propelled them forward with three straight wins over the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers to ...
Tags: Column, California, Sport, Atlantic, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Oilers, Patrik Laine, Canucks


World Junior Championship: Day One Preview

The World Junior Championship gets underway on Wednesday, with the first of four matchups on the day getting started at 1:00 pm PST. It’s the best way to celebrate the holiday season: kick back and watch some non-stop under-20 hockey action featuring prospects from all your favorite teams. If you’re looking to spend your Boxing Day with the WJC, here’s a preview of day one of the tournament. Czech Republic vs. Switzerland (1:00 pm PST) This game features not one but two of the league’s readies...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Jack, British Columbia, University Of Michigan, Maple Leafs


Top 5 Winnipeg Jets Games So Far

The Winnipeg Jets are currently on a well-deserved four-day break after playing nine games in 16 days, but The Hockey Writers and this author never take a holiday. Despite the fact more than half of the 2018-19 season has yet to be played, the Central Division-leading Jets have racked up a lot of wins so far — 24 of them, in fact — and created many memorable moments in the process. The Winnipeg Jets have done plenty of celebrating this year, capturing 24 wins so far. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/D...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Rangers, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Helsinki, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Henrik Lundqvist


The NHL Has Become A Scoring League Again

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazete (before the Saturday night games), Eight players are on pace to score 50 or more goals, which is downright nuts when you consider that the NHL has had a total of nine 50-plus-goal seasons from 2009-18. At his current pace, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (29 goals in 34 games before Saturday) is projected to score 70. Although he has missed time and can’t possibly sustain his current pace (19 in 21), Toronto’s Auston Matthews is tracking towa...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, San Jose, Penguins, NHL, Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Alex Ovechkin, Jeff Skinner, David Pastrnak, John Tavares, Sullivan


3 Ways to Fix the Oilers Power Play

In the month of December, the Edmonton Oilers have only scored three power play goals on 33 attempts: two times versus the Colorado Avalanche and once against the mighty Winnipeg Jets. As it stands, their power play percentage stands at a woeful 9.1% and if it continues to plod away like this, the Oilers will drop out of the playoff race. We lost the game in the second period, we didn’t lose it in the third period and we lost it on special teams on the power play. – Head coach Ken Hitchcoc...
Tags: Sport, Penguins, Hockey, Edmonton, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Patrik Laine, Colorado Avalanche, Nugent Hopkins, Connor McDavid, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Ty Rattie, Ken Hitchcock, McDavid


Whicker: The young and the old combine to lead the Kings to an impressive win

LOS ANGELES — The learning finally began to curve for the Kings on Tuesday night. Rookie Austin Wagner scored twice. Rookie Matt Luff shook off an offside, which nullified a goal after Winnipeg called for a replay, and sprung Wagner loose for his second goal. Rookie Daniel Brickley fired the puck from the left point that Wagner redirected for the first goal. If you’ve been following this so far, you might get the impression that the Kings scored more than once. In fact, they beat the Jets 4-1. I...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Jets, NHL, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Tyler Toffoli, Alex Ovechkin, Arizona Coyotes


Zaitsev & Ozhiganov: The Maple Leafs “Quiet” Russians

In my Dec. 8, 2018, post, I reviewed and graded the Toronto Maple Leafs’ defensemen (and goalies). In that post, I commented that I hadn’t really noticed either Nikita Zaitsev or Igor Ozhiganov – the Maple Leafs’ two young, Russian defensemen – much on the ice. I gave each player a grade of C for their play. One reader almost immediately took issue. His comments shared that I was “a tad harsh on the Russians.” He noted that Zaitsev has the “onerous task” of covering for Jake Gardiner. He also no...
Tags: Usa, Russia, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Whitney, Tampa Bay Lightning, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrik Laine, Lou Lamoriello


Jets Top League-Leading Lightning – Scheifele With OT Winner

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele scored 4:18 into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. It was Winnipeg’s third straight overtime victory (22-9-2) and extended their win streak to a season-high five games. It also put them in a tie for second in the NHL with the Calgary Flames and tops in the Western Conference. Patrik Laine skated in front of Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and lost the puck, while Scheifele swooped in and cleaned up the rebou...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Lightning, Jets, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ondrej Palat, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos, Winnipeg Jets


Brossoit Is Jets’ Biggest Surprise This Season

Many storylines surrounding the Winnipeg Jets this season — such as their prolific power play, Patrik Laine’s innate goal-scoring ability, and Kyle Connor’s continued success — are not hugely surprising. However, one storyline has been rather unexpected: the steady, heady play of backup goaltender Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit Cool, Confident and Capable Brossoit has been so sturdy fans have given him the moniker “Bross-Wall.” With a 7-1-1 record, 2.35 GAA, and .930 SV%, he’s exceeding all ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Jets, Connor, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Steve Mason, Edmonton Oilers, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck


Byfuglien Remains Key to Jets Success

It’s not easy for Dustin Byfuglien to sneak under the radar on that Winnipeg Jets blue line. After all, he’s 6-foot-5 and about 260 pounds. Yet, at the start of 2018-19, he had moved out of mind a bit for some observers. Fast forward to December and Byfuglien is firmly back in the conversation for best defenseman on the Jets. He’s on pace for his best statistical season ever, with 25 points in 26 games, and activating offensively like the Byfuglien of old. Since returning to the Jets lineup on D...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Robert, Blackhawks, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Blake Wheeler, Byfuglien, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Scheifele


Jets Win 3rd Straight With Victory Over Oilers

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Morrissey took a pass from Mark Scheifele and fired a high shot past goalie Cam Talbot for his fourth goal of the season. The Jets have won three straight, while Edmonton’s win streak ended at four games. Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine also scored for Winnipeg. Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each con...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Wheeler, Philadelphia, Jets, Hockey, Morrissey, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Kevin, Connor McDavid, Cam Talbot, Talbot


The Next Ones: A Review

It’s no secret that the NHL is rapidly becoming a younger league. The best players are young, a trend that seems to only be continuing. Connor McDavid won the past two Art Ross Trophies at 20 and 21 years of age. This season, Mikko Rantanen leads the league with 52 points in 31 games as a 22-year-old. Patrik Laine, at 20, seems to get closer each season to surpassing veteran Alex Ovechkin as the league’s most lethal goal scorer. In his book The Next Ones: How McDavid, Matthews and a Group of You...
Tags: Amazon, Wikipedia, Book Review, Sport, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Murray, Patrik Laine, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Matthews, Gaudreau, Ovechkin, Mikko Rantanen


NHL Hat Tricks History & Fun Facts

A hat trick is one of the NHL’s rarest achievements with only 81 during the 2017-18 season, or roughly one in 6.4 percent of games. That’s more rare than a shutout, with 144 in 2017-18, or one in 11.3 percent of games, or a shorthanded goal, of which there were 211 last season, or one in 16.6 percent of games. Of the 7,552 goals scored last season, 250, or 3.3 percent, were scored in a hat trick. The greatest player of all-time, Wayne Gretzky, had 50 regular season hat tricks in his career, or o...
Tags: Archives, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Long Read, Alex Ovechkin, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky


Multi-Talented Tanev Boosting Jets’ Third Line

On teams as deep and offensively gifted as the Winnipeg Jets, oftentimes bottom-six players get lost in the shuffle and have minimal impact. Not Brandon Tanev, however — his one-of-a-kind game has made the spark plug forward an integral, productive member of the squad. Tanev Has a Multitude of Talents Tanev is a bit like a Swiss army knife: he possesses a number of tools all tucked into a compact package. Firstly, Tanev is tenacious and relentless. He has no setting other than overdrive ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets, Jacob Trouba, Blake Wheeler, Gary A Vasquez, Mathieu Perreault, Tanev, Nikolaj Ehlers, Winnipeg Free Press, Copp


Jets Hand Blackhawks Their 8th Straight Loss

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor scored twice to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat Chicago 6-3 on Tuesday and hand the Blackhawks their eighth straight loss. Mark Scheifele and Tyler Myers each had a goal and assist. Mathieu Perreault also scored and Brandon Tanev added an empty-net goal for Winnipeg (19-9-2). Dustin Byfuglien contributed three assists. Related THW Content: Top 5 Jets 1.0 Draft Picks of All Time Laurent Brossoit, playing his eighth game (seventh start) for the Jets, made 32 saves. Dylan Strom...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh, Kane, Blackhawks, Patrik Laine, Patrick Kane, Winnipeg, Ward, Winnipeg Jets, Myers


Winnipeg Jets Soar Past Philadelphia Flyers 7-1

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Josh Morrissey scored the early winner and added an assist as the Winnipeg Jets routed the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday. Winnipeg’s power play struck three times, and seven different players found the net, as the Jets improved to 10-4-2 on home ice. Kyle Connor, Brandon Tanev, Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little, and Tyler Myers also scored for Winnipeg (18-9-2). Mark Scheifele had an assist on all three of Winnipeg’s second-period goals, while Nikol...
Tags: Sport, Wheeler, Philadelphia, Jets, Vancouver, Connor, Hockey, Morrissey, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Michal Neuvirth