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 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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Winnipeg Jets staying positive ahead of Game 2 against St. Louis

It was a devastating way to open up the post season for the Winnipeg Jets and their fans, but the players say Wednesday’s game will fuel them for Friday.The Jets held a lead through 40 minutes, but the visitors rallied in the third period, and Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left on the clock to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over Winnipeg in Game 1 of the Western Conference opening-round playoff series.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Bozak lifts St. Louis Blues over Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 1Jets…

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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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‘It’s gonna be a helluva series’: Winnipeg Jets preparing for new and improved St. Louis Blues

The playoff grind starts on Wednesday for the Winnipeg Jets with Game 1 of their opening round series against the St. Louis Blues.The Jets are looking to write a new chapter after closing the book on a disappointing end to the regular season.“The season’s over, and it’s a new time of year right now.” Jets forward Bryan Little said.Story continues belowThe Jets have waited for this opportunity ever since last season’s playoff elimination in the Western Conference Final. But after losing five of their final seven games, the Jets haven’t…

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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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Jets playoff tickets go on sale, as playoff fever sweeps over Winnipeg

April 8 2019 7:13pm From line-ups at the box office to packing a rink to watch the jets practice, Jets fans are getting playoff ready. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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