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Video- The History Of The Whiteout In Winnipeg

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Here is the history of the origins of the whiteout in Winnipeg, its effect on the team and fans, and how the city has hung onto the tradition decades later.


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Video- Did The Puck Cross The Line? Jets/Bruins

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as Brandon Tanev is awarded his fifth goal of the season despite lack video evidence that the puck actually crossed the goal line.


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The Winnipeg Jets Hit The 100 Point Mark

from Jason Bell of the Winnipeg Free Press,

Patrik Laine’s foot bruise was big news in Winnipeg for about 72 hours but quickly morphed into little more than a footnote Friday night.

The Jets forward was, indeed, a player against the Anaheim Ducks despite all indications to the contrary just a day before.

But Kyle Connor, another of the team’s talented shooters, stole the headline from him.

The 21-year-old from Shelby Township, Mich., fired his second overtime winner of the week to lift the Jets to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Ducks.


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Canada’s Playoff Teams

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

So we get two teams in the National Hockey League playoffs. Not five, like last year. But hey — it’s better than the zero that qualified in 2016.

So, with (hopefully) a few rounds of Canadian content on tap beginning in a few weeks, let’s take a look at what we have. It’s an interesting dichotomy: Canada’s marquee club, Toronto, a Hockey Night in Canada staple; and the team whose time zone doesn’t work for anyone, arguably the least sexy market in the NHL in Winnipeg.

A Canadian hockey fan can’t avoid the Maple Leafs even if they tried — but why would you? Toronto is perhaps the most entertaining team we have this season, with a budding superstar in Auston Mathews, enough offence to keep the lamp lit, and just loose enough defensively that Frederik Andersen (when healthy) is one of the three stars whenever Toronto wins.

And the Jets, that club you’ve been hearing about all winter and have no doubt been meaning to watch, with a sniper in Patrik Laine who is on his way to becoming a generational goal scorer. Now that your club is toast — we’re talking to you Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa and Montreal — do yourself a favour and see what a proper, slow and successful build is supposed to look like.


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Videos- Jacob Trouba And Ben Bishop Injured In Winnipeg/Dallas Game

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

The celebration over a hard-fought win that brought the Winnipeg Jets a step closer to locking up a playoff spot was muted Sunday night as another key member of the team went down with what looks like a troubling injury.

For all the excitement coming out of a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place, there was also obvious concern over the health of defenceman Jacob Trouba, who left in the third period after a thunderous collision — with contact to the head — with Stars captain Jamie Benn.

Trouba tried to get to his feet but fell over after taking the hit, had to be helped onto the bench and went straight down the tunnel to the dressing room, presumably for concussion protocol....

Jets coach Paul Maurice said there will be no official diagnosis until Monday but it’s obviously concerning because there was head-to-head contact between Benn and Trouba.

“I had a lousy seat there on the other side of the boards, but they both came together and it was helmet on helmet,” he said.

“I’ve seen it happen before to players and they bounce back pretty quick.”

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Also in the game, Ben Bishop left with a lower-body injury and the Stars say he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Watch the Trouba/Benn collision below, Bishop injury along with the game highlights.

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Morning Line- Mark Lazerus On The Chicago Blackhawks

It’s going to be challenging enough for the Hawks to get back into contention next season. They need so many things to go right, from Corey Crawford’s health to Saad’s production to the continued development of their younger players to some free-agent help on the blue line. But even if all that does break in the Hawks’ favor, it’s not as if they’ll be able to waltz back up to the top of the Central Division. Too many teams are too good, too young, and too well-built for long-term, sustained success.

-Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times after Chicago's 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.  Lazerus has more on the game.

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Patrik Laine Dreams Of The Rocket Richard Trophy

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

During this six-game road trip, Laine has been in high demand – he’s also given members of the media plenty to write (and talk) about.

So as the Jets (41-18-9) get set to face the Washington Capitals (38-23-7) on Monday at Capital One Arena, it makes for an interesting storyline that his 11-game point streak has coincided with him moving into a tie for the NHL goal scoring lead with his one-time idol, Alex Ovechkin.

Laine and Ovechkin sit at 40 goals and each player has 14 games left in the regular season, including Monday’s second and final meeting between the two clubs.

On the weekend, when one of his numerous scrums had thinned out, Laine was asked about the importance of chasing the Rocket Richard Trophy.

“It’s always been one of my dreams to win it,” said Laine. “It’s something that every goal-scorer dreams about. There are still 15 games to go. There are a lot of things that can happen, but (along) with our team goals, it’s a good motivation for me.”


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The Nashville Predators Beat The Winnipeg Jets In A Central Division Battle

from Scott Billeck at NHL.com,

Ryan Hartman scored the game-winner with 1:00 remaining in the third period in his debut with the Nashville Predators in a 6-5 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday.

Hartman, who was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, redirected Roman Josi's pass from the left face-off circle.

Josi had five assists, tying a Predators record for most points in a game.

"I didn't really have to do much for it, Josi put that right on my tape," Hartman said. "I saw that seam, obviously he saw that seam, and I just pretty much put my knee on my stick there to make sure I didn't get lifted under my stick. But he put that right on my tape."


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Paul Stastny Traded To Winnipeg

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired a conditional first round pick in 2018, a conditional fourth round pick in 2020 and forward Erik Foley from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Paul Stastny.

Foley, 20, was drafted 78th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 2015. The 6-foot, 185-pound forward has dressed in 32 games for Providence College this season, posting 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) and 14 penalty minutes. Overall, the Mansfield, Massachusetts native has collected 87 points (37 goals, 50 assists) in 104 career games for Providence.

added 12:27pm, Winnipeg release is below...

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Losing Streak Hits Five For The St. Louis Blues

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

The Blues have not done well when they give up the first goal, have not done well trying to come behind and, come to think of it, have not done well in general over the past two weeks.

At a point in the season where the team needs to turn things around, they instead pressed down on the accelerator but didn’t take the car out of reverse.

The Blues dropped their fifth game in a row on Friday night — their longest losing streak of the season — with a 4-0 loss to Winnipeg that was effectively over when the Jets went up 1-0 midway through the first period and was pretty much put to rest 45 seconds later when the score was 2-0.


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