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Video- Jacob Trouba Suspended Two Games

Here is the NHL explanation...

 

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The Evgeni Malkin Hit On Blake Wheeler

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

For what it’s worth, and it’s not much, I didn't like the Malkin hit on Wheeler. I like to think I like hitting in hockey as much as anyone, but Malkin's hit struck me as unnecessary. The puck was gone. Outside of fulfilling the time-worn “finish your check” mantra or protecting the sky-is-falling chorus of “there's going to be no hitting in the game,” I'm not sure what purpose Malkin's hit served, especially weighed against the contact to Wheeler's head.

But I have also come to realize everyone's threshold for this type of hit is different, and if the GMs on opposite sides of the debate haven't figured it out yet, I don't like our chances for resolving it here today.

I get that Jets fans are angry, and I wouldn't want to be dismissive of them, though let's be honest: How many of them would be outraged if it had been Wheeler who hit Malkin in that fashion?

much more and also discussed the Trouba hit on Stone...

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Video- Senators Thought They Had Tied The Game

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Inconclusive replays of the close in shot taken by Pageau and the scramble that followed in the last second of regulation time wiped out any hope the Senators had of at least getting into OT, and picking up one all important point.

“My blade was in the net, his glove was in the net, his pad was in the net,” said Pageau. “So there was a lot of stuff to cover the puck. There was no call on the ice.

“It’s probably the angle of camera they had. It’s not like was an early whistle or anything. Maybe the ref was on the wrong side of the net. He was just trying to do his best. But I’m pretty sure that puck crossed the line, so it’s unfortunate for us.”

Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck adamantly stated the right decision was made.

"That was guaranteed out,” he said. “My pad was there and he pushed my pad in, and I got my glove right behind it.

“I’m kind of confused as to why the crowd was getting into it.”

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Video- Jacob Trouba Two Minutes For Illegal Check To The Head

You make the call.

 

added 11:41 pm, the NHL did make a call:

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Video- Evgeni Malkin Hit On Blake Wheeler

Two minute interference call on Malkin plus two for roughing in the dust up.

 

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Paul Maurice On Demoting Patrik Laine To The Fourth Line

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

The coach moved Laine down to the fourth line after a rough first period saw the 18-year-old on the ice for two Minnesota goals, the second coming directly off a Laine giveway.

The move had Jets nation positively frothing at the mouth, and Maurice didn't mind having some fun with it.

“Pat's been sent down to the minors today,” Maurice began, his tongue firmly in his cheek. “He's been returned to the Moose.”

Putting on his serious face, Maurice pointed out Laine's average ice time remains near the top among NHL rookies.

“He played 13 minutes,” the coach said. “It's the same amount of time as the two guys who scored all four of their goals. He had a rougher night. That's going to happen. I also know what he's going to mean to this franchise.

“If I shaved three minutes off his game, I apologize to Manitoba.”

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Video- Nikita Zadorov’s Huge Hit On Mark Scheifele

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nikita Zadorov crushes Winnipeg Jets star Mark Scheifele with a huge hit sparking some fists of fury among some players.

 

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Another Loss For The Winnipeg Jets

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Perhaps the most interesting thing that came out of Paul Maurice’s post-game press conference Monday was something he didn’t say.

He didn’t say “No.”

He was asked if the reeling Jets team — which had just lost it’s fourth straight game 5-2 to the San Jose Sharks — would consider calling up veteran goalie Ondrej Pavelec to solve their crippling goaltending woes.

“Oh, we talk about all aspects of our game,” was Maurice’s only response.

So you’re saying there’s a chance?

By no means is goaltending the only problem the Jets are dealing with. They are loose in the defensive zone and have only been able to stick to their gameplan for a period here or a period there for the last week.

It has all added up to humbling losses to the Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes and Sharks and an overtime heartbreaker against the Los Angeles Kings.

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added 8:09am, The Jets just announced Pavelec has been recalled.

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Another Bad Loss For The Winnipeg Jets

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

It can’t get much uglier — two games, six goals on 13 shots and two hooks.

Two days after their game was described as “horseshi--“ by their coach, the Winnipeg Jets produced an equally malodorous effort and the performance of their starting goaltender was alarmingly poor.

The Jets gave up four first-period goals — three of them on just six shots against Connor Hellebuyck — and eventually fell 4-3 to the Arizona Coyotes, statistically one of the worst teams in the NHL....

What’s particularly unsettling about this loss is the fact that coach Paul Maurice was looking for a strong response after delivering an on-the-bench tirade during the Montreal game and repeating some of his words over the next day and a half.

“I expect us to play hard, play our asses off, shift to shift,” Maurice said before the game Friday.

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Videos- A Hot Paul Maurice

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Just when you think they are about to take a major step forward, they take a big one in the wrong direction.

Just when you think they might be starting to get on the kind of roll it will take to get them into the playoff picture, they play their worst hockey.

They did it again on Wednesday night, following up one of their best defensive efforts of the season — a 2-0 win over Calgary on Monday — with a terrible display against the injury-ravaged Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens scored early and often and skated away with 7-4 victory, using their speed and tenacious forechecking to make the Jets look bad repeatedly.

“We were horse sh-- from the drop of that first puck right until the very end,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said.

“We’re not sweeping this one under the rug. We’re going to take a good look at all of it and make sure we appreciate the value of playing in the National Hockey League.”

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