Why the Winnipeg Jets Fell Flat in Games 5 & 6

report this ad The Winnipeg Whiteout is over early. After capturing two well-deserved wins against the St. Louis Blues in Games 3 and 4 and drawing even in the first-round series at two games apiece, the Winnipeg Jets lost Games 5 and 6 and their Stanley Cup quest came to an end exactly a month earlier than a season ago. This image pretty much sums up how the Jets played in Games 5 and 6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) The disappointing first-round exit — after the Jets were considered one…

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Blues Down Jets to Advance to 2nd Round

report this ad ST. LOUIS — Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round. The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars lead 3-2. Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg, which tried to rally after falling behind 3-0 early in the third period. Connor Hellebuyck finished with 33 saves. The Blues became the…

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Jets Need Another Road Win to Force Game 7

report this ad WINNIPEG — Jacob Trouba hopes recent history will repeat itself for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets face elimination from the playoffs in Saturday’s Game 6 in St. Louis, but the veteran defenceman and his teammates are drawing confidence from a pair of victories at Enterprise Center over the last week. “It’s the biggest game of the year so we’ve got to show up and we know we can do it,” Trouba said Friday after Winnipeg held an optional skate before flying to Missouri. “We know we can…

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Blues Top Jets to Take 3-2 Series Lead – Schwartz Scores Late Winner

report this ad WINNIPEG — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and handing St. Louis a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots for St. Louis. Winnipeg was up 2-0 after the first period on goals by Adam Lowry and Kevin Hayes. Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for Winnipeg, which…

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3 Thoughts from Jets’ Pair of Playoff Wins

The Winnipeg Jets were in enemy territory for the past two games of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff matchup with the St. Louis Blues. Down 2-0 in the series heading into Game 3, they were on a mission to win both and turn the series into a best-of-three. “Came here with a job to do and mission accomplished,” said an amped-up Blake Wheeler after his team captured a Game 4 overtime win to knot the series at two games apiece. Kyle Connor scored the overtime game winner in the Jets…

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Jets Beat Blues to Even Series on Connor OT Winner

ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. It is the only first-round series in which the home team has failed to win a game. Game 5 is Thursday night back in Winnipeg. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made 36 saves for the…

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Jets Rewarded for Hard Work in Game 3

The first period of Game 3 between the Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues looked eerily akin to the six periods preceding it, with the Jets getting big chances but getting stymied by Jordan Binnington and the Blues scoring a timely goal after weathering a Jets’ surge. Indeed, two huge saves in particular by the Blues’ rookie phenom — a goal line toe save on a Bryan Little slot shot and a spectacular stick-shaft save on Mathieu Perreault — must have had the Jets wondering whether they had to…

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Five Storylines From Jets’ First Two Playoff Games

The Winnipeg Jets’ first two Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff games — a pair of one-goal losses to the St. Louis Blues that has them down 2-0 in the series — has created a number of storylines. While there are always dozens upon dozens of things to scrutinize in any given game — even more so at this time of the year when teams are chasing the Stanley Cup — here are just five of the many Jets’ storylines that played out at Bell MTS Place in Games 1 and…

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Blues Down Jets for 2-0 Series Lead – Sundqvist Tallies Two

WINNIPEG — Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to propel the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series. The Blues lead the best-of-seven matchup 2-0 and host Game 3 on Sunday. Pat Maroon and Ryan O’Reilly, with the game-winner, also scored for St. Louis. Rookie netminder Jordan Binnington made 26 saves for the visitors. St. Louis Blues’ Jordan Binnington (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and one assist for…

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Lightning, Penguins, Jets & Golden Knights Look to Bounce Back Tonight

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years. That all changed as fast as the Lightning squandered a three-goal lead before losing 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their first-round series Wednesday night. Now a team that lost consecutive games just twice all season, must rebound in Game 2 at home on Friday night (7 p.m. EDT, CNBC) or be in danger of a quick…

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