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What’s The Problem With The Winnipeg Jets?

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

Are the Jets a young team just coming into its own, a bitter playoff loss the fuel it’ll need to take the next step in 12 months?

No, that would seem to better describe the team of three years ago, when it finished second, overall, and shocked top-seeded Nashville to reach the Western Conference final.

That moment seems to have been the peak for this group.

The contending window was thrust open that spring, but it’s been gradually sliding shut ever since.

The team’s core talent up front appears to have absorbed as much as it can about how to pay the price in the post-season. Three straight early summers slam the point home.

Getting that message to take root is Maurice’s job.

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The Winnipeg Jets Look Done

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

They got beat when they had an extra man on the ice and they got beat while shorthanded.

They got beat by a line of kids and they got beat by a line of old-timers.

They got beat at the start of the game, they got beat at the end.

They had less discipline and less desire.

Their goalie got outplayed, their defence got outplayed and their forwards were outplayed, from the top line to the fourth.

They weren’t as fast or as smart.

And they lost their cool in a third-period mini-parade to the penalty box.

Sunday night’s win-or-else tilt in Montreal was as complete a failure as we’ve seen from the Winnipeg Jets in a long time. A game that demanded their best brought out their worst.

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The Winnipeg Jets Are In A 0-2 Hole

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Having three key players out of the lineup didn’t help, but the biggest problem the Winnipeg Jets have right now is the Montreal Canadiens.

The Jets were unable to get their game together once again in Game 2 of the North Division final and fell 1-0 to the Canadiens at Bell MTS Place Friday night.

The Jets were better than they were in Game 1, when they lost 5-3, but the Canadiens were simply the stronger team. The Canadiens got a tremendous, 30-save shutout from all-world goalie Carey Price as they won their fifth straight game since falling behind 3-1 in their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“I thought it was a great step in the right direction,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “I thought we played a great game. We got off to a way better start and had quite a few looks to tie the game up and it was just a matter of being unable to get that bounce to go our way.”

Montreal continued to use a stifling checking style, quick sticks and speed to disrupt any hopes the Jets had of establishing their offensive game plan.

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Video- Mark Scheifele Today

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Watch FULL media availability from Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele after receiving a 4-game suspension for his headshot on Canadiens forward Jake Evans that sent him off on a stretcher. Scheifele says Evans' health is first thing on his mind, hoping for a quick recovery, also explains the hit from his perspective, his emotions before and after, and why he thinks the hit wasn't bad, also says he can accept the punishment, but can't accept the abuse his family is taking over this, and much more.

 

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Video- Mark Scheifele Suspended 4 Games

Charging

 

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Mark Scheifele Will Have A Hearing Today

 

Watch the hit here if you missed it last night.

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Video- Brutal Hit On Jake Evans

Mark Scheifele gets a charging major and a game.

 

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Videos- The Winnipeg Jets Advance To Round 2

They will face Toronto/Montreal winner.

3OT goal first, handshakes below.

added 2:28am, game highlights below...

 

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The Winnipeg Jets Play Their Game In Win Over The Edmonton Oilers

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

Thirty-seven years to the day after winning their first Stanley Cup championship, the Edmonton Oilers set out in search of their next one Wednesday at Rogers Place.

Opening their first playoff series since the two-round run in 2017, and eager to show the hockey world just how they’ve evolved as a team, the Oilers saw firsthand what they already knew going in — this isn’t going to be easy.

Not even against an injured team they were 7-2 against in the regular season.

The Winnipeg Jets turned out to be exactly what they said they’d be in their 4-1 victory in Game 1, a solid, hungry team determined to prove the playoffs are an entirely different battleground than the one Edmonton dominated in the regular season.

And they did. Jets forward Dominic Toninato broke a 1-1 tie at 9:16 of the third period and Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler sealed it with empty netters to give the Jets first blood in their North Division semifinal.

“It’s playoff hockey, it’s tight,” said Oilers coach Dave Tippett, who wasn’t unhappy with how his club played in a game that was a coin toss until the final minutes.

“They got a break on the winning goal and the first empty netter hits the referee. The way games are, they’re going to be tight. You have to capitalize on your chances.

“There are some things we can do better, but that’s how it’s going to be — it’s going to be tight hockey. We like what we’ve done all year. We have a confident group. We’ll re-rack and be ready for Game 2.”

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Game highlights are below.

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The Losing Streak Continues For The Winnipeg Jets

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

Now this is a losing streak with teeth.

The Winnipeg Jets’ skid has taken on a life of its own, baring its fangs in Ottawa on Monday.

Make it seven: Jets find another way to lose

These things don’t become living, breathing beasts until a team begins finding multiple ways to lose.

The Jets found a whole new way against the Senators: anemic on the power play, dominant at even strength but with just enough mistakes to ultimately wind up on the short end of a 2-1 score against a team out of playoff contention and playing its fifth goalie of the season.

Oh, and the dagger coming with just 1:13 to play.

You can almost hear the streak laughing as it grows, now seven games long – the ugliest run since this franchise relocated from Atlanta to Winnipeg.

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