Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Category: Winnipeg-Jets

The Winnipeg Jets Advance To Round Two

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Finally, it is Winnipeg’s turn. At last, after all these years of front row seats to someone else’s run towards a Stanley Cup, Jets fans are cheering on a dominant, stacked home team that left someone else in their dust in Round 1.

Finally, Jets fans have a team that can take them somewhere, without a dynasty Oilers or Blackhawks club standing in their road. They are Western Canada’s team this morning. By Monday they’ll likely be Canada’s team — if they aren’t already.

“I’m not pinching myself. I’m not,” said one of the original Jets 2.0, Blake Wheeler, who came with this team from Atlanta for the 2011-12 season. “This isn’t a fairy tale. It feels real, so I’m staying in the moment.”

For the first time in Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise history, the Jets won a playoff series Friday, closing out the Minnesota Wild in five games with a 5-0 blow out. The Wild didn’t score a goal in the last seven periods of this series, and there wasn’t a player, coach, GM or scribe who left Bell MTS Place Friday wondering which was the superior team — injuries or no.

continued

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Minnesota Wild Had No Answers For The Winnipeg Jets

from Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune,

This incarnation of the Wild will be remembered for its resilience, as it had a knack for rebounding when adversity — from injuries, inconsistency and inexperience – threatened to undermine it.

And while that plucky perseverance headlined its pursuits in 2017-18, it wasn’t the last impression made by the group.

The Wild was crushed by the Jets 5-0 in Game 5 Friday in front of 15,321 at Bell MTS Place, ending its season while Winnipeg moved on to the second round after cruising to a 4-1 series win — the franchise’s first — in the best-of-seven set.

“It’s really disappointing,” center Matt Cullen said. “I don’t think that’s indicative of the kind of team that we have.”

This wasn’t an unexpected result.

continued

Catch the handshake line below...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Winnipeg Jets Advance To The Western Conference Semi-Finals

The Jets will face the winner of Nashville/Colorado.

Tonight's game highlights.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Josh Morrissey Suspended One Game

Cross-checking.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Minnesota Wild Face Elimination After A Tough Loss To The Winnipeg Jets

from Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune,

This first-round series between the Wild and Jets was expected to be physical, and the action so far has lived up to that billing.

But the tension on the ice escalated to a new level Tuesday, with center Eric Staal absorbing a cross-check to the neck from Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey – a sequence that went unpenalized, a tough break for the Wild that ended up as a crucial turning point in an eventual 2-0 loss that pushes the team to the edge of elimination with the Jets ahead in the best-of-seven tilt 3-1.

"It cost us the game," coach Bruce Boudreau said.

During a Wild power play in the first period, Staal was cross-checked by Morrissey in the middle of the slot. He fell to the ice and struggled to get up before heading for the bench.

There was no penalty called.

“He apologized,” Staal said of the official. “I’m not looking for an apology. I’m in the middle of the game. Why would I want an apology? It’s frustrating. It is what it is. Tough. I’m all for playing hard. I love it. It’s part of the game, but that wasn’t a good play. We have to find a way anyway. I had enough looks to get a goal and to get it tied up. It didn’t happen so it’s not a good feeling.”

continued

If you missed the cross-check, watch it below along with the game highlights.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Nasty Cross-Check To Eric Staal’s Head

No penalty call on Josh Morrissey.

 

 

added 10:17pm, Watch HNIC version below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: eric+staal

It’s A Series Again Between The Winnipeg Jets And Minnesota Wild

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“Well I think everybody knows, if we lose Game 3, how difficult it is,” said Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau. “I think desperation is the best word. When we’re down 0-2 it’s still a big hurdle. They will be a lot better next game.”

Suddenly there are two teams in this series, not just one, with a Game 4 on tap for Tuesday that will likely define everything we love about playoff hockey.

“This win, this gives us a lot of confidence. We can beat this team,” declared Wild winger Marcus Foligno. “That team’s skilled. And they’re big. They’re fast and strong. They’re a heck of a team. Now it moves to Game 4 where we have an opportunity to tie the series.”

The opponent is off the mat, Jets fans, but don’t fret. It was inevitable. Your team wasn’t going to go 16-0, and they’ll likely still win this series. It just won’t happen before Wednesday.

more

Highlights of the 6-2 win by the Wild can be watched below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Tyler Myers Injury

Myers did not return for the 3rd period.

 

 

Below, a short GIF of the injury.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: tyler+myers

The Winnipeg Jets Just May Be Better Than The Minnesota Wild

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“Listen, we’re tryin’.”

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau stood in that unenviable, impossible spot behind the podium after a 4-1 loss in Winnipeg, trying to explain a game that saw his team’s shot totals descend from nine in the first period, to five in the second, to three in the final stanza.

The Winnipeg Jets had just kicked Minnesota’s hind ends to Portage and Main and back, and there was Boudreau, fielding the questions about what plan he had to turn the battleship around in time for Game 3 on Sunday.

The problem is, there’s no real answer.

continued

Game highlights are below...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Winnipeg Jets Finally Win A Playoff Game

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

Patrik Laine confessed he had “no idea what to expect.”

How could he? The teenage superstar of the Winnipeg Jets – 44 goals in the regular season – is only in his second year with the NHL club.

Last year, the Jets, as usual, missed the postseason entirely.

In fact, since relocating here in 2011 – they were previously the Atlanta Thrashers – they have only played once in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They have not only never won a series, they have never won a game.

All that changed on Wednesday night when the Jets came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory on a late goal from journeyman defenceman Joe Morrow.

continued

Game highlights are below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

 1 2 3 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts