Jets Slumping at Worst Possible Time

One often hears, from NHL players, coaches, and media, about the importance of heading into playoffs on the right foot. Indeed, reaching peak performance at the right time and entering the postseason with confidence are paramount for any team entertaining notions of hosting pro hockey’s top prize. Therefore, it’s not ideal that Winnipeg Jets’ head coach Paul Maurice, over the past few weeks as what’s supposed to be a deep Stanley Cup Run inches ever-closer, has described his team’s play as “horse****,” said “there wouldn’t be a part of our…

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Senators Down Jets on Dzingel OT Winner

WINNIPEG — Ryan Dzingel scored at 3:44 of overtime as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Saturday. Mark Stone, Rudolfs Balcers and Matt Duchene scored power-play goals for Ottawa. Stone and Dzingel each had one assist. Tyler Myers scored twice and Brandon Tanev added a goal and an assist for the Jets (36-19-4), who are 2-3-2 in their last seven games. Myers and Tanev each scored a short-handed goal. Anders Nilsson stopped 23 shots for the Senators, (22-31-5), who occupy the bottom of the NHL standings and are 3-7-0…

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Niku Should be Untouchable for Jets

Sami Niku hasn’t played very much for the Winnipeg Jets in his time as an injury replacement. Don’t let that fool you, however. He’s a rare and vital piece for their future on the back end. The unlikeliest of future studs, Niku has evolved from a seventh-round pick in 2015 to one of the Jets’ most promising young players. Every season since he was drafted, he’s risen up the ranks to become their best young defensive prospect. Now, with the Jets poised to be buyers for a major piece or two…

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Jets Pick Niku Over Poolman… What a Bad Move

With the news that Joe Morrow will be out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered during a third-period scrap with the Colorado Avalanche’s Matt Calvert on Thursday, the Winnipeg Jets called up Sami Niku prior to their upcoming three-game road trip. That was the wrong choice. They should have looked no further than Tucker Poolman. Poolman’s Play Steady and Heady The 25-year-old Poolman has playing heady hockey for the Manitoba Moose. In fact, he’s flat-out been their best defender over the past month. He’s logging big…

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Avalanche Down Jets – Snap 8-Game Losing Skid

WINNIPEG — Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as the Colorado Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Dominic Toninato recorded his first NHL goal while J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto also scored for the Avalanche. Matt Nieto had a pair of assists. Colorado Avalanche’s Ryan Graves and Sven Andrighetto celebrate (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods) Brandon Tanev scored his career-high 12th goal of the season for Winnipeg, which lost for the first time in regulation in their…

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Copp Critical to Jets’ Fourth Line Success

For many NHL players, being moved to the fourth line would be considered a negative and something demoralizing. For Andrew Copp, though, it’s been a positive and revitalizing. His move to the middle was key in creating what’s been an extremely effective Winnipeg Jets’ fourth line. New Year, New Role On New Year’s Eve, head coach Paul Maurice rolled out some new-look lines. The new fourth line consisted of Copp — who had been playing left wing on the hard-nosed, yet offensively capable ‘TLC’ line, but had just returned after missing…

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Jets Survive Rangers – Scheifele With 3 Points

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele scored twice and added one assist as the Winnipeg Jets held off the New York Rangers for a 4-3 victory on Tuesday. Jets defenceman Joe Morrow recorded his first goal of the season and Andrew Copp also scored for Winnipeg. Mika Zibanejad scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich had the other goal for the Rangers. Mats Zuccarello added two assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves for the Jets (36-18-3), who were starting a three-game homestand. Winnipeg has at least a point in its past nine home games…

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Jets Need Defensive Reinforcements

It’s that time of the hockey season where every team brings out their wish list for the trade deadline, and much like last season, the Winnipeg Jets seem to have a need up front for a second-line center. That may not be their most pressing need, however. When the Jets dropped three straight games to the San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators between Feb. 5 and 9, they exposed some holes in their defensive game. Fortunately, this is the time of the season to fill those holes. Unfortunately,…

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NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Senators, Jets, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there are updates involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is news on the who the Winnipeg Jets might be targeting at center before the trade deadline and it sounds like a decision will be coming this week on pending free agents Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel out of Ottawa. The Latest on the Maple Leafs There is plenty of news and speculation when it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The biggest surrounds defenseman Jake Gardiner and a couple of the team’s young prospects.…

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Jets’ Lineup When Ehlers Returns

The Winnipeg Jets’ dynamic Dane, Nikolaj Ehlers, is nearing a return after having missed more than a month with an upper body injury he suffered on Jan. 4 after a collision with Sidney Crosby. Nikolaj Ehlers is practicing with the team and is nearing a return. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Having Ehlers back — who has produced 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points this season — will undoubtedly boost the Jets, but will also cause changes to their line combinations. As Ehlers’ return inches nearer,…

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