Canada Breaks the Ice

For anyone who had not seen the Canada/Finland game on Monday afternoon, the headline in the Toronto Star … Costly Start For Canada … might have lead them to believe that we had lost. Admittedly the injury to Devante Smith-pelly, who cannot be replaced, is a tough blow to the team, but the superb play of Mark Stone … a hat trick … and Jonathon Huberdeau … a goal and four assists, certainly is seen as a “Star” performance. It appears to me as though the Finnish defence was intimidated by the skills and speed of the Canadian players. A lot of credit has to go to the goalie, Mark Visentin, who played a stalwart game and only let in one goal.     

Jets Still Hurricanes

Dustin Byfuglien scored 34 seconds into the first period and Evander Kane followed at 5:04 to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-0 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night. Tim Stapleton and Bryan Little got power play goals at 10:16 and 11.28  of the second and the Jets were up 4-0 at the end of the period. Justin Faulk scored for Carolina at 10:16 of the third and Brandon Sutter got a power play goal at 12:30, but that was all the Hurricanes could breeze by the goalie Chris Mason, and Winnipeg won 4-2.  The Jets have four straight wins and head to Detroit to challenge the Red Wings on Saturday.

Jets Get A “Little” Extra by Momma Gouche

Andrew Ladd opened the scoring at 18:21 of the first peiod on Tuesday night, which gave the Winnipeg Jets a 1-0 lead against the Boston Bruins. Goalie, Ondrej Pavelec, got another assist in this season. The second period was scoreless. Shawn Thorton tied the game at 3:16 of the third, but that was short lived as Bryan Little snapped an unassisted goal in one minute and 30 seconds later. There was no more scoring and the Jets came away with a record of 6 out of 7 games at home. Winnipeg is now 9th in the Eastern Division. It was rather a rough game with both teams sharing the penalties. I would have liked to have been amidst the state of euphoria the Winnipeg fans experienced as Little quickly ended the tie in the third period, and the Jets held on for the win.

Kane Leads The Jets Again by Momma Gouche

Evander Kane scored at 1:47 of the first period Saturday night to give the Winnipeg Jets a 1-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils. The Devils tied the game up by the end of the first and went ahead 2-1 on a 5 on 3 power play goal at 17;17 of the second. 17 seconds later Alexander Burmistrov tied the game up again. The Jets took over in the third with goals by Mark Stuart and an empty net goal by Kane. Evander Kane got two goals and Bryan Little got two assists. These two players have certainly contributed a lot to the Jet’s successes. It was a chippy game, but the Winnipeg fans were again ecstatic about the way their boys rebounded and won 4-2.

New Jets Beat Old Jets by Momma Gouche

The return of the one time Jets, after 15 years, did not get a very good welcome from the Winnipeg fans on Thursday night. The Phoenix Coyotes were greeted with boos and catcalls. Bryan Little got the sole goal of the game, which gives him four goals in six games. Evander Kane keeps getting those all important assists.The Jets played hard and proved they could keep the former Jets at bay. The Coyotes almost tied the game with two minutes left in the game, but the puck bounced by the net. Ondrej Pavelec played another solid game, warding off 33 shots, and was rewarded with a shutout.