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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Home-ice advantage non-existent in Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues first round series

Game 5 of the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues first round series is set for Thursday Night at Bell MTS Place, one of the loudest buildings in the NHL.But do the fans, noise, and the home ice actually give the Jets an advantage?As of Wednesday, out of all 31 games played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, home teams have won 17 games, while the away teams have won 14.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets recall 6 players from Manitoba Moose for playoff runStory continues belowBut Jets Captain Blake Wheeler knows just…

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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 Friday, April 12

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowGoing into the Stanley Cup playoffs, it could be argued there were four “pick ’em” series – while Tampa Bay, Boston, Washington, and Calgary were thought to be the favorites in their matchups. Last night the Caps, and Flames delivered, while the Bruins joined the Lightning in the “being upset” column. Patrice Bergeron gave Boston a 1-0 lead midway through the first, but Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen slammed the door shut the rest of the way for a 4-1 Leafs victory. The first series opening win for…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, April 11

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Last night’s opening game of the St. Louis series did nothing to calm the nerves of an already frazzled fan base of the Winniopeg Jets. A wide open Tyler Bozak scored from the high slot with two minutes and five seconds remaining for a 2-1 Blues win, and a steal of home ice advantage right from the get-go.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/bozak-on-gwg.mp3 Story continues belowThe tenth time this season the Jets have squandered a lead after 40 minutes — and Paul Maurice says the tying goal by David Perron four minutes into the third…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Tuesday, April 9

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!The St. Louis Blues won seven more games, and were 16 points better than the Winnipeg Jets during the second half schedule. But following the first practice of the post season, Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice talked about “flicking the switch” for the post-season:https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/maurice-asked-about-the-switch.mp3 Story continues belowAnd good timing for the Jets is the return of Josh Morrissey who will be reunited with Jacob Trouba on the No. 1 D-pairing. And Morrissey feels the Blues showed they were going to be a force the last time the teams met back…

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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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