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The Winnipeg Jets Need More Offense To Get Back In The Series Against The Anaheim Ducks

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

Winnipeg’s best attackers - Bryan Little, Scheifele, Andrew Ladd, Wheeler, Byfuglien - haven’t made a dent in Frederik Andersen, and only one Jet, Adam Lowry, has more than one point so far. The Jets power play has been blanked.

All this could change dramatically, and it could change tonight in Game 3. The Jets need it to against an Anaheim team that was No. 1 in the West this season, but has needed to come back in both games on home ice this series.

The challenge for the Jets will at least partly be to not let the enormity of tonight, the first home game for an NHL team in Winnipeg in 19 years, to become such an overwhelming factor that they neglect to improve those parts of their game that require attention. This is a series in which Game 3 has been held aloft as the key game before hostilities even commenced because it’s the first of its kind since Detroit eliminated the original Jets from the Stanley Cup playoffs back in 1996.

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About Corey Perry’s Game Winning Goal Last Night

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

The pertinent language that applies to this contact and contained in rule 69.3 is as follows:

For Perry's part, "If an attacking player initiates contact with a goalkeeper, incidental or otherwise, while the goalkeeper is in his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed."

To support any defensive contact initiated by Pavelec, "If a goalkeeper, in the act of establishing his position within his goal crease, initiates contact with an attacking player who is in the goal crease, and this results in an impairment of the goalkeeper's ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed."

By virtue of the rule, the actions of both players qualified as a violation of goalkeeper interference and should result in a disallowed goal.

Perry was executing a skilled hockey play in attempting to draw the puck around Pavelec through the crease with his exceptional reach. In real-time, it would have been difficult for referee Dan O'Rourke to detect the extent and result of contact inside the crease given his position in the opposite corner from where Perry attacked the net. Without knowledge or regard to the contact, the referee determined that the puck had not entered the net with a 'washout' signal.

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The Anaheim Ducks Matched The Physical Play Of The Winnipeg Jets

from Mark Whicker of the Los Aneles Daily News,

Whether NHL players actually sleep during the playoffs is debatable. It’s classified information anyway. But it’s doubtful that the Anaheim Ducks were walking the floors when they got home from their 4-2 win in Game 1 of this first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.

At least not without a couple of ice packs.

The Winnipeg Jets brought the lumber to Honda Center from the very first shift of this game. It was playoff hockey that you could hear, not just see. It was a contact sport, in boldface. And there were times in the early going when the Ducks were getting rid of the puck prematurely in order to dodge all those hits.

You can take or leave the “hits” statistics that NHL teams compile. Generally, if you’re piling up a lot of hits, it means you don’t have the puck very much. But sometimes it is useful to show the general state of play.

In this game, Winnipeg had 37 hits and the Ducks had 46, including eight for the Jets’ Mark Stuart and six for the Ducks’ Andrew Cogliano, who needed a stepladder to deliver a shot to 6-foot-8 defenseman Tyler Myers but gave it a try anyway.

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Pressure Is On Bruce Boudreau And The Anaheim Ducks

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

He has coached the Ducks in a seven-game loss to Detroit in 2013, and a sluggish six-game victory over Dallas and a seven-game loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Kings last spring. Another inexplicably early playoff exit by the No. 1-seeded Ducks, who will face the No. 8 Winnipeg Jets starting Thursday at Honda Center, could trigger changes in Boudreau's job status and beyond.

"This is our third year with this group making the playoffs where there's some sort of expectations. I am going to watch very carefully not only the coaching staff, but how certain players play in the playoffs this year," General Manager Bob Murray told The Times Wednesday. "This is the third year and it's time.

"It's not just Bruce. The guys that have been here, it's time for some of them to step to the plate. I'm watching everybody. There's guys that haven't had good playoffs. It's time. They've got experience now. They've been there. It's time to step up."

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The New Winnipeg Jets

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

Forget Atlanta. Winnipeg is different but the same since the Jets lost in six to Detroit and then left town, and that’s the primary narrative that’s in play here. That they play a Ducks team that would tell you the Anaheim market is also very different from the time Michael Eisner (with Bruce McNall’s assistance) convinced the NHL to put a team there further underscores the theme of how the game evolves to fit the places it calls home.

Tonight, the Jets return to the playoffs for the first time in 19 years, and that in itself is a story worth telling.

But it will be Monday when the full expression of the tale is heard, spoken by Winnipeg hockey fans wearing white within and without the MTS Centre, folks justifiably filled with pride that the game came back to them because it had to.

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Corey Perry And Ryan Getzlaf Have Their Eyes On The Cup

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

When the Ducks open their first-round Western Conference series against Winnipeg on Thursday night, Perry and Getzlaf will chase after the silver chalice for the sixth time.

“Times like this don’t come around too often,” Perry said. “We have a great team. But also we haven’t gotten out of the second round since we won in ’07. Those are tough things to swallow. You think it’s going to happen all the time.

“At the end of the day, you only get so many chances at this. You got to go out and you got to do it and you got to earn it. There’s no better time than now. That’s kind of what we’re thinking.”

The two are linked with this common thought – that this is their best look at putting a second Cup on their already envied resumes.

Getzlaf and Perry are big believers in the moves by Ducks general manager Bob Murray last summer – most notably trading for center Ryan Kesler – and feel that they’re better equipped to get through the Western Conference minefield.

In the captain’s mind, the difference is these Ducks have learned from past failures and respond better to adverse situations.

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A Poor Performance For The Anaheim Ducks In Their Last Regular Season Home Game

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks’ 4-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night …

-- The home team trudged off the ice to audible boos from those at Honda Center who hadn’t already left for the exits to beat the traffic – on its own fan appreciation night.

It was the deserved response from a portion of the Ducks’ fan base, a critique of a defeat that was as bad as it looked. Matt Beleskey knew it and offered up an apology of sorts.

"That was just a terrible hockey game,” Beleskey said afterward. “I don't think we made a tape-to-tape pass the whole game. That's a bad game for our fans, to be honest. I feel sorry for the people who came out to watch that one....

Corey Perry called their showing “poor” but punctuated it with some colorful adjectives that can’t be fit for a newspaper. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau used the word lazy when it came to another horrid second period. “And you can’t get lazy in this game,” Boudreau said.

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Video- Claude Julien Wanted Goalie Interference On Corey Perry’s Game-Tying Goal

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

The Bruins had their closers on the ice with Chris Kelly, Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg playing in the final minute, but Corey Perry managed to tip a Ryan Getzlaf shot past Tuukka Rask for the game-tying score with 38.5 seconds remaining.

That led to the Getzlaf overtime game-winner in the 3-2 loss for the Black and Gold at TD Garden and a closer look at Perry’s third-period score for the game-tying goal. Both Perry and Matt Beleskey made “incidental contact” with Rask in the crease just before the game-tying redirection, and either player could have been called out on it.

Julien wanted a call at that crucial point in the game, but that isn't meant to be for this year's team.

“[It’s] really disappointing that the goal was allowed. There was, no doubt, goalie interference there and that’s why they talk about reviewing those kinds of goals and coaches’ challenges,” said Julien. “You can’t allow those kinds of goals. This was a big point we lost tonight on a missed call. Those are the things that are hard to swallow right now.”

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Time For The Anaheim Ducks To Buckle Down

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

-- It is time to get boring.

The Ducks’ penchant for one-goal games and comebacks might make them the entertaining bunch but the capacity for great theater doesn’t bring home a Stanley Cup. Strict, unyielding play (here’s looking at you, defending champion Kings), strong goaltending and timely scoring is the recipe that usually makes for a long playoff run.

In other words, they’ve got to win 2-1 or 3-2 games. Or 1-0. The Ducks have to get serious about playing a disciplined brand of hockey, not in the sense of staying completely away from the penalty box but sticking to their system, supporting each other on the ice and playing a simple, if unglamorous game.

They’re not doing that right now. An undermanned lottery-bound Columbus team repeatedly got prime scoring chances in the second period and cashed them in, turning around a 2-1 deficit after the first 20 minutes. And this came after the 7-2 shellacking by the Rangers on Sunday.

“I think that’s when it comes to the playoffs, when you play against good teams, it’s really who makes more mistakes and who’s going to win from that,” winger Andrew Cogliano said. “We’re beating ourselves. It’s pretty obvious what we’re doing.”

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Video- Corey Perry Needs A Few Acting Lessons

via Sportsnet,

Corey Perry appeared to get hit in the face, but upon further review he snapped his neck because of nothing, leading to the embarrassment of an embellishment penalty.

 

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