Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, April 18

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowIt is now very possible that we could go into Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs without either Conference Champion in the group of eight. Tampa Bay was punted by Columbus in four-straight on Tuesday night, and last night Colorado threw another 50-plus shots at Calgary’s Mike Smith before a Mikko Rantanen one-timer from the slot found the back of the net at 10:43 of overtime to give the Avalanche a 3-2 win and a commanding 3-1 series lead. Smith was quite straightforward in conveying his…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Wednesday, April 17

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!That old thing about your best players have to be your best players. That was certainly the case last night for the Winnipeg Jets, who edged the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in overtime. Mark Scheifele scored the tying goal 7 1/2 minutes into the third period. And Kyle Connor added the game winner at 6:02 of OT to send the series back to Winnipeg tied at two games apiece.Story continues belowThe play of netminders Connor Hellebuyck and Jordan Binnington kept it a scoreless tie until Vlad Tarasenko’s powerplay goal…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Tuesday, April 16

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowIf you had a better day than Colorado Avalanche rookie defenceman Cale Makar did on Monday — then you must have won a lottery! The 2019 Hobey Baker winner scored on the very first shot of his NHL Playoff debut, and it turned out to be the game winner as the Avalanche crushed Makar’s hometown Calgary Flames 6-2 for a 2-1 series lead. Nathan MacKinnon scored a pair of first period power play goals to give Colorado an early 2-0 lead. And lest you think Flames goalie…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Monday, April 15

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!IF Jordan Binnington WAS in the heads of the Winnipeg Jets following the St. Louis Blues 2-1 and 4-3 victories at Bell MTS Place, the rookie St. Louis netminder certainly isn’t now. The Jets solved Binnington, and then some, for a 6-3 win in Game Three to cut the Blues’ lead in the series to 2-1. Patrik Laine scored for the third straight game, and said he and his team mates definitely needed that one.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/patrik-laine.mp3Kevin Hayes, and Kyle Connor with his first of two on the night, joined Laine…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Wednesday, April 10

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Now that coaches have been fired, one even hired, the draft lottery has been dispensed with … it’s showtime!READ MORE: ‘It’s gonna be a helluva series’: Winnipeg Jets preparing for new and improved St. Louis BluesStory continues belowThe NHL playoffs finally get underway tonight on five different fronts, including downtown Winnipeg where the Jets and St. Louis Blues will square off. And even though the teams are meeting for the first time in 124 days, Paul Maurice does not expect a “cautious” start to the first period.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/maurice-on-the-feeling-out-process-of-game-1.mp3Perhaps one of…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Monday, April 8

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Watching Canadian Corey Connors of Listowel, Ontario hold off a couple of veteran challengers with one clutch putt after another on the back nine of Sunday’s Final round of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio was special to say the least. Connors outlasted Charlie Hoffman and Ryan Moore for his first ever professional win, period.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/corey-conners-1st-ever-win.mp3Story continues belowConnors shot a “live changing” final round six under par 66 that included 10 birdies, four bogeys, and just four pars. But in addition to winning top prize money of $1.3 million,…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, April 5

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!A 3-2 overtime loss in Colorado last night, coupled with Nashville and St. Louis 3-2 and 7-3 victories over Vancouver and Philadelphia respectively, has left the Winnipeg Jets with any one of the following scenarios for the start of the playoffs next week – with one game remaining in the regular season.Story continues belowThe Jets could still finish first with a win in Arizona tomorrow night, and a Predators loss of any kind at home to Chicago. Or a Jets OT or shootout loss to the Coyotes and a…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, April 4

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!It was a semi-favourable result for the Winnipeg Jets and their fans on Wednesday night. Not so great that St. Louis rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period at Chicago. But the Blues remained a point back of Winnipeg and Nashville for the Division lead when they took the 4-3 shootout loss. Tyler Bozak paved the way for the bonus point, scoring the tying goal with 38.9 seconds to play.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/tyler-bozak.mp3Story continues belowSt. Louis has Philadelphia tonight and Vancouver on Saturday. The Canucks visit Nashville tonight, followed by…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Wednesday, April 3

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!So much for the Winnipeg Jets gaining some traction during their regular season ending road trip. And following a completely discouraging 5-1 loss last night in Minnesota, Captain Blake Wheeler felt it was time for a closed door “players only meeting.”https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/blake-wheeler-on-players-only-mtg.mp3To be fair, the performance of No. 3 goalie Eric Comrie did not give the Jets a chance in this one as he allowed some very stoppable goals in putting the Jets behind the eight-ball against an opponent they have struggled against offensively all season long.And it did not…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, March 22

Gooooooooodddddd MorningIf you PVR’d the Jets game in Vegas last night. Don’t ruin your Friday. Just hit delete. All the Winnipeggers who made the trip to Sin City would have probably enjoyed a trip to the craps table over what they saw at T-Mobile Arena. Because the Jets played the craps in losing 5-0 to the Golden Knights.Story continues belowIt was 2-0 before the game was 8 1/2 minutes old- and early n the second Laurent Brossoit came out of the game when Vegas made it 3-0, but because of…

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