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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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 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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Laine Evolving Into All-Around Contributor for Jets

Patrik Laine tossed sports drinks to his teammates in the locker room and received plenty of barbs in return. Laine led the Winnipeg Jets with 44 goals last season, but on this day in practice he was on the losing end of a breakaway competition and became the water boy. Related: Jets’ Laine Has Become “Patrik the Playmaker” “I don’t want to waste my goals on a breakaway game,” Laine said as he chirped back. With 30 goals and 50 points in 79 games, Laine hasn’t had a bad year…

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Dallas Stars topple Winnipeg Jets in potential playoff preview

Tyler Seguin and Radek Faksa each scored twice as the Dallas Stars ended a two-game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.Esa Lindell also had a goal and Alexander Radulov contributed a pair of assists for the Stars (39-31-6), who continue to hold the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference.Ben Bishop stopped 21 shots for Dallas to record the 200th win of his career.Kyle Connor had a goal and one assist and Patrik Laine ended a 12-game scoring drought for the Jets with his…

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Jets’ Laine Has Become “Patrik the Playmaker”

Raise your hand if you thought the strongest point of Patrik Laine’s game down the stretch for the Winnipeg Jets would be his playmaking ability. Now, if your hand is up, put it down, because you’re a liar. Laine’s had his share of struggles this season, but still has 29 goals. While he possesses, without question, a once-in-a-generation shot, the “Laine laser” has taken a backseat lately to the deft dishes of “Patrik the playmaker.” From Sniper to Set-Up Man In the Jets’ seven March contests thus far, Laine has zero…

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‘I’m a pretty decent passer’: Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine not just a shooter

It’s clear the Winnipeg Jets’ top line is firing on all cylinders again after combining for seven points in the win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday. Moving Patrik Laine to the number one line alongside Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele three weeks ago is paying huge dividends.“It’s a completely different style of game, right,” head coach Paul Maurice said.Story continues below“I got three right handed shots there, so when he (Laine) opens up, he’s got two guys who are very, very fast. So Blake (Wheeler) just drives the pace, and…

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Jets’ Top Trio Elevates Patrik Laine

The Winnipeg Jets desperately needed to kick-start Patrik Laine after the biggest slump of his young career. The magic formula to break that slump turned out to be what many Jets fans had been clamoring for all season: a change in linemates. It wasn’t exactly the change everyone wanted, but it was apparently the right one. Say whatever you will about Jets coach Paul Maurice’s much-discussed line blender, every now and then it hits a grand slam. Such was the case for Laine who, since joining Mark Scheifele and Blake…

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NHL Rumors: Jets and Laine, Maple Leafs, Stars, More

Today being the final day of the NHL Trade Deadline, there is plenty of buzz going on around certain players. The Winnipeg Jets are considered a team that should be active, but would they actually consider moving Patrik Laine? What about the Toronto Maple Leafs who haven’t done much in a couple weeks. What is on their agenda? Would the Winnipeg Jets Really Move Patrick Laine? The Winnipeg Jets will be a team to watch on Monday and one of the names that came up early was Patrik Laine. It…

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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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