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You will see Beleskey's stick touch the left leg/toe of the goalie, not sure if there was enough call a two minute penalty for goalie interference or even waive off the goal.
added 9:36pm, My mistake, the call was actually on Beleskey for interference on the dman.
19:49 ANA Clayton Stoner served by Rene Bourque Roughing - 2 min against Evander Kane
19:49 WPG Evander Kane served by Chris Thorburn Checking from behind (maj) - 5 min against Clayton Stoner
19:49 WPG Evander Kane Game misconduct - 10 min
added 5:19pm, below is the Ducks broadcast view of the hit...
added 4:04pm, Below, watch Paul Maurice talk about the injury situation in Winnipeg...
NEW YORK (November 27, 2014) – Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta during NHL Game No. 323 in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 14:06 of the second period. Lowry was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
added 1:00pm on 11/28/14, Suspension video added below...
If you missed the hit, watch it here.
from Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Late in Thursday's first period at PNC Arena, most of it being run by the visiting Winnipeg Jets, a disgruntled Carolina Hurricanes' fan in Section 328 bellowed: "For gawd's sake, these are the Atlanta Thrashers."
And not for a while in this 2014-15 NHL season.
The Jets stayed with their buckle-down style of game against the Canes and scored a 3-1 victory to stop the home team's six-game (5-0-1) points streak before a sparse crowd announced as 10,005.
It was another tight contest -- Winnipeg owns the distinction today of having played the lowest-scoring games in the NHL so far this season -- won by a pair of deflection goals by Blake Wheeler and a late empty-netter by Michael Frolik, making a winner of backup goalie Michael Hutchinson.
The visitors dictated the style and earned the two points to make their mark 7-1-2 in the last 10 games. The amazing part of that is that in the process, the Jets have scored 18 goals and given up 14.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
A 2-5-0 start through the opening two weeks of the season looked like more of the same from the Thrashers-turned-Jets.
And yet, that adversity might have been what this team needed to see the light.
"Having struggles in the first week or two turned out to be a good thing for our team,’’ Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice told ESPN.com Wednesday.
"The guys have been good, I like the room, I like their willingness to grab hold of what we need to fix and do their best. It was a positive. You can’t always ease into things, sometimes it’s got to be a little bit harder to make a change. It’s not like we’re playing flawless hockey by any means, but we understand what we’re doing and I think we’re pretty committed to it right now."
A 5-0-1 run starting Oct. 26, a stretch where they’ve given up only six goals, has people around the hockey world taking notice.
My thoughts on the Jets, all about goaltending and coming to play every night. Two topics which have haunted them for years, can they turn it around this year?
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Sustainable success in the NHL is almost always underpinned by strong team defence. Keeping the puck out of the net comes first for winning teams.
The Jets have been unable or unwilling to grasp this concept for long stretches of play in the three previous seasons they've played in Winnipeg. Paul Maurice declared it his priority No. 1 heading into the off-season and so far his message is being heard.
Maurice wanted his team's goals against to improve. It has and the direct correlation has been wins. The Jets have allowed just seven goals in their last seven games and won six of them while collecting points in each one.
They've shot up the standings from last in the Central Division to third and now own a 7-5-1 mark.
Another key statistic for the Jets right now is Pavelec's save percentage, which bumped up to .924 after he stopped 23 of 24 shots Tuesday against the Predators.
The Jets are getting good goaltending, the Red Wings are on the rise since Datsyuk’s return, a star in the making in Nashville, lineup news, Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.
Jets Goaltenders - Ondrej Pavelec had a 38-save shutout in a 1-0 shootout win over the Rangers Saturday; then Michael Hutchinson delivered a 33-save shutout, in his sixth career NHL game, against Chicago in Sunday’s 1-0 win.
Getting quality goaltending is a major step forward for the Jets, considering Pavelec has ranked 24th, with a .907 save percentage (out of 26 qualified with minimum 150 games) over the past four seasons.
Additionally notable about Pavelec’s play in this first month of the season is that, compared to last season, he’s facing shots from a closer distance, on average (33.02 feet last season, 30.54 feet this season, according to Sporting Charts), yet is delivering a higher save percentage.
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