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Morning Line- On The Cap Situation For The Winnipeg Jets

On Nov 29 #NHLJets Patrik Laine scored his 20th & 21st goal of the season, which had him in first place in the league for goals scored.

Since then Laine has scored 4 goals, and currently sits 34th in the league in goals scored.

Why is that important?

Anything outside the top 10 means Laine misses out on a $1.8M 'B' bonus.

It also mean that the $1.8M the #NHLJets had earmarked as a possible bonus in Nov, can maybe be used at the trade deadline instead.

$1.8M at the deadline is equal to an $8.37M cap hit at full value.

- via CapFriendly tweets...

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A Solid Win From The Montreal Canadiens

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

The line of Jonathan  Drouin, Phillip Danaut and Brendan Gallagher had three goals and seven assists and contributed to every one of Montreal’s goals in Thursday’s 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night.

So what did they want to talk about after the game?

Their defensive play.

“When you play guys like (Blake) Wheeler and (Mark) Scheifele, you have to be on your toes and we were tonight,” said Drouin, who scored two goals and added two assists.

“It’s a great role, it’s exactly what I’ve wanted my whole life,” added Danault, who has been tasked with shadowing the opposition’s top lines since he arrived in Montreal. “I want to keep going and get better. It’s  only the start.”...

“We just worked and skated and capitalized on our chances.,” said Gallagher, who had a pair of assists. “That’s a really good line that we were up against. They’ve done a lot of damage this year and we were excited about the challenge. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But I thought we were able to kind of — all five of us, our line and then (Victor Mete) and (Shea Weber) — we were just kind of able to play in the other end, which always helps.”

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Game highlights are below.

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Wake Up Patrik Laine

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

The numbers from Tuesday’s game tell the whole story for slumping sniper Patrik Laine.

Zero goals, zero assists, zero shots, zero shot attempts, zero hits, minus-1 and 31.25% possession in a career-low 10:55 of ice time.

Those are the kinds of stats that usually lead to a healthy scratch.

While it once seemed laughable that the Winnipeg Jets might consider giving their 20-year-old star a seat in the press box — when he was scoring 18 goals in the month of November — it now looks like the kind of wakeup call the young Finn needs.

Jets coach Paul Maurice already sent a message Tuesday with Laine’s ice time. He had only three shifts, totalling 2:17 in the second period.


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Video- Call On The Ice Is No Goal Pittsburgh

Call is reversed, good goal Pittsburgh.


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Dustin Byfuglien Will Be Out For Some Time


If you missed the video of the injury yesterday, you can watch it here.

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Video- Dustin Byfuglien Suffered A Lower-Body Injury

from Emily Sadler of Sportsnet,

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Wild with an apparent leg injury, and did not return.

Midway through the third period, the defenceman collided awkwardly with Wild forward Luke Kunin when he attempted to retrieve the puck against the Jets’ end boards. Byfuglien appeared to be in immediate discomfort, doing his best to avoid putting weight on his left leg. Play was stopped, as the Jets had possession of the puck, and Byfuglien was helped off the ice by teammates and a trainer. Replay showed Kunin make contact with his left leg around the knee area.


The Jets say more information tomorrow on Big Buff.

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Dustin Byfuglien Fined For A Slash

NEW YORK (Dec. 28, 2018) – Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been fined $2,500 for slashing Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau during NHL Game No. 574 in Winnipeg on Thursday, Dec. 27, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:51 of the third period. Byfuglien was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Watch the slash below.

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In A Classic Battle The Winnipeg Jets Defeated The Tampa Bay Lightning In OT

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

This was one of those games people on the ice, on the benches, in the stands and watching on national TV will remember for a long, long time.

Sure, it was a mid-December game, with the playoffs still months away, but it had all the feel of a post-season matchup between two of the very best teams in the NHL.

It didn’t disappoint in any way.

After a back-and-forth wild ride for three periods, the Western Conference-leading Winnipeg Jets and league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning fittingly took their talents to extra time, where Jets centre Mark Scheifele continued his scorching hot streak with his third overtime goal of the month.

In the end, it was a 5-4 win for the Jets — their fifth straight and third straight in overtime — in a game that featured a combined 89 shots on goal and a combined 154 shots attempts (86-68 for the Lightning).


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Jake Allen Stars In Blues Win Over The Jets

from Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

...in a Blues season that makes little sense, the Blues went out and beat the Jets 1-0 at BellMTS Place. It’s like finding a unicorn roaming on the Canadian prairie. It was a million miles from the 8-4 game, it seemed.

“I think it was a little bit of luck,” said goalie Jake Allen, who posted his first shutout in a year. “To get eight goals, you need a little bit of luck, too. It was a lot of hard work by a lot of guys. This means a lot to us right now, especially in the position we’re in, to beat one of best teams in league, inn a tough building. It was good for us.”

Colton Parayko had the game’s only goal, but the heroes for the Blues were Allen, who stopped all 26 shots he faced for his 17th career shutout, moving him into sole position of third on the Blues’ all-time list, and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo, who blocked four shots and kept some of Winnipeg’s most dangerous chances from getting to Allen.

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Was Dustin Byfuglien Fine?

via TSN,

Byfuglien was noticeably wobbly and struggled to his feet after colliding with Penguins defenceman Jamie Oleksiak in the second period of Tuesday's game and needed help from teammates to get back onto the team's bench.

Byfuglien was then pulled from the game to go through the NHL's concussion protocol. He passed testing and returned to the game later in the frame, logging a total of 22:03 of ice time in the loss.

Dreger said there is no assumption from the league, adding the "NHL regularly follows up on a nightly basis to assure protocol is being appropriately enforced."

Jets head coach Paul Maurice said after the contest that Byfuglien was "fine."

“There isn’t really a whole lot there. He went in, got checked out. He’s fine,” Maurice said. “Came back out and played.”

Watch the incident below...

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