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The Winnipeg Jets got off to a fantastic start against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, scoring a goal on the game’s first shift, but the game’s final 59:25 didn’t go exactly as Winnipeg had planned. Detroit out-worked, out-hustled, out-ground and plain old schooled (slightly sloppy 3rd period included) the Jets, defeating them 7-1.
The Wings definitely seemed shaken when the Jets pounced upon them, but the team simply chose to settle down, regain puck possession and give the Jets, who displayed a lightning-fast transition game and an excellent ability to cycle the puck down low and fire pucks into the slot for prime scoring chances, a little bit of their own medicine. The Wings slowly but surely took the puck back, cranked the pace of the game back down and then turned it up to a level that Winnipeg simply couldn’t handle, setting up in the Jets’ end and firing pucks out to open players in the slot in Todd Bertuzzi and Henrik Zetterberg in the 1st period, a lurking Jiri Hu...
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Getting over .500 (12-11-4) for the first time this season didn't exactly come easy for the Winnipeg Jets.
They had to beat a Boston Bruins team that hadn't lost in regulation in 15 straight games going back to Oct. 29. The 2-1 win Tuesday gave the Jets a three-game winning streak and its seventh win in 10 games (7-2-1), which narrowed the gap behind division-leading Florida...
On Monday in Chicago, Red Wings player mentor and former Wings, Blackhawks, Canadiens and Thrashers defenseman Chris Chelios will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Chicago Tribune’s Steve Rosenbloom suggests that the US HHOF is welcoming its ultimate inductee:
I don’t know what USA Hockey plans to say about Chris Chelios on Monday night. I’m not sure how...
The Red Wings received a welcome Sunday off after their 7-1 victory over Winnipeg on Saturday, and today, they’ll practice, fly to Pittsburgh and prepare for what might be the most brutal stretch of their schedule: the Wings will play six games over the course of ten pre-Christmas days, facing the Penguins in Pittsburgh (and no, neither the Penguins nor Wings know the status of...
Only four Detroit Red Wings were kept off the score sheet last night in a 7-1 thrashing of the Winnipeg Jets. In contrast, every member of the Jets was a minus save for Tanner Glass and Jason Jaffray, with Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane “leading” the charge at -4 apiece. Ouch.
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Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk didn't spent much time on the ice during an optional morning skate today at Joe Louis Arena. He said he plans to play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. Face-off is 7 p.m. today.
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu
2. #15 Dany Heatley
Dustin Byfuglien scored 34 seconds into the first period and the surging Winnipeg Jets never looked back as they beat the struggling Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday.
Jiri Hudler scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Saturday night for their ninth straight home victory.
Chris Mason stopped 23 shots and four different players scored goals as the Winnipeg Jets took a 4-2 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes at MTS Centre.
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
On Monday, the NHL Board of Governors voted 26-4 in favor of realignment from six divisions and two conferences to four conferences. In a surprisingly quick move, the Board adopted the four-conference format that will establish two eight-team and two-seven team conferences primarily premised on geographical proximity. The NHLPA must still vote for the proposed...
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Hope you weren't too attached to that rivalry with the Red Wings, San Jose fans. Starting next season, they'll be no more a part of the Sharks' lives than teams playing in Eastern Canada or Florida. Same goes for the...
Here are notes and quotes from the Wings' 7-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena: