Jets In Wrong Flight Pattern – Twice. by Momma Gouche

Tuesday night the Winnipeg Jets were up 2-1 15 minutes into the second period, in their game against the Ottawa Senators. That lead slipped away when the Senators scored two, to end the period 3-2 for Ottawa. Two goals, roughly a minute apart, put the Jets ahead 4-3. It looked like they had found the momentum and desire to win. But they quickly lost the pattern, both offensively and defensively, to hold the senators back. Ottawa scored three more goals against a team that had totally left themselves wide open.The Jets out shot the Senators 43-34, and could have… and should have … won that game. It was a case of sloppy and unorganized play.

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Jets Engines Idle by Momma Gouche

When Evander Kane scored at 9:31 and Dusten Byfuglien scored 39 seconds later, in the first period of the Winnipeg Jets/Boston Bruins game on Saturday night, it appeared as though the Jets were on the right wave lenght. Then they took two costly penalties in the first ( as well as four other in the game). The Bruins came on like block busters when Zedeno Chara got a power play goal in the first, followed by two goals by Chris Kelly ( one of them a short handed ) and an empty net goal by Brad Maarchand in the third. Winnipeg was left in their own jet stream and Boston won 4-2.

The Jets Are Flying High by Momma Gouche

The Winnipeg Jets have won 4 out of 5 of their last games. The Carolina Hurricanes were no match for the Jets on Friday night. Even though they took two penalties in the first period they played a near perfect game. The Jets controlled the first period and into the second. Juri Tlusty put the Hurricanes on the board at 5:17 of the second, but the rest of the game was all the Jets. Winnipeg took 4 of the 5 penalties meted out, but no damage was done. Andrew Ladd got the winning goal of the game and he took great satisfaction in having bested the Hurricanes, after they had traded him off. Carolina out-shot the Jets 11-3 in the third period, but Bryan Little put the cap on the game with an empty net goal with 9 seconds left in the game. Paul Maurice, coach of the Hurricanes said the jets played a hard, physical game that his team could not keep up to.

Jets’ Andreji Pavelec Deked In OT by Momma Gouche

The Washington Capitals scored the first goal in their game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night, and then it became a one for me…. one for you. The first period end tied 2-2. The second period was one for the Capitals; as the Jets failed to capitalize on a 5 0n 3. Brian Little tied the game at 12:36 of the third. In overtime Dennis Wideman put a deke on Pavelec, and the fastest man won. Jets coach, Claude Noel, “I thought the team played a pretty decent game.”

Leafs Bolt The Lightning by Momma Gouche

41 seconds into the game Tuesday night between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning Clarke MacArthur scored the first goal for the Leafs. Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier scored for the Lightning, but they never struck again. It was a complete team effort, with several of the players getting one or more points. Tim Connolly got a goal and two assists and Joe Colborne scored his first ever NHL goal. There were 14 penalties, but only 3 power play goals. The Leaf lines seem to be in sync with one another and executed some excellent plays. If the team continues to play with this intensity, they should have no difficulty in … at last … making the play-offs.

Sid Sidles Back With Verve and Elan by Momma Gouche

Sidney Crosby took to the ice like it had been just like yesterday. Early on he had just missed an assist when the puck hit the post. But five minutes later he got his first of two goals … and added two assists by the end of the game. The Pittsburgh Penguins owned the ice Monday night as the New York Islanders didn’t manage a single point in the 5-0 final. Pascal Dupuis assisted the first two goals and the last: while Evgeni Malkin got a power play goal and an assist. What a night for Crosby and the Penguins. The fans never let up their enthusiasm for their favorite star and his ability to return just as skillful and exciting as he had been last January when he was injured.

Jets Capitalize 4-1 by Momma Gouche

With two goals by Evander Kane and power play tallies by Blake Wheeler and Kyle Wellwood the Winnipeg Jets virtually breezed through a very skillful and exciting game against The Washington Capitals Thursday night. Capitals’ Alexander Semin scored a 3:33 of the first period and it looked like Washington had come to best Winnipeg’s Favorite Sons. The commentators extolled, at great lengths, the prowesses of Dustin Byfuglien and Alexander Ovechkin, but although they both played their ultimate best, they didn’t tally a point. The Winnipeg fans were ecstatic and their cheers echoed to the roof. Andrej Pavelec proved himself, again and again, to be a big force in Winnipeg’s successes. Well done Jets!