Ondrej Pavelec Makes Save Of The Night Vs. Brett Connolly (Video)

Brett Connolly was hoping to notch his first goal of the 2015-16 season. Ondrej Pavelec had other thoughts. The Winnipeg Jets goalie made the save after Ryan Spooner fed Connolly with a nice pass on a two-on-1 breakaway, but Connolly’s shot found nothing but the logo on Pavelec’s jersey. Pavelec made 29 saves in Winnipeg’s 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Check out the DCU Save...
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Bruins Wrap: Jets Score Six Goals, Rout Boston In Regular-Season Opener

BOSTON — The Bruins entered the 2015-16 season a revamped roster, a new general manager and question marks galore. But after Thursday night’s season-opening matchup with the Winnipeg Jets, one fact was abundantly clear: Boston really misses its captain. With an upper body injury rendering Zdeno Chara unavailable, the Bruins struggled mightily on the defensive end throughout...
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Winnipeg Jets season preview: Jets begin to take off this year

Plus: With the acquisition of Tyler Myers at last season’s trade deadline, the Winnipeg Jets have quietly built one of the most tenacious top-four defensemen groupings in the NHL. Led by Myers, Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Jacob Trouba, the unit has a nice mix of size and offensive ability. The Jets have a nice blend of proven veteran forwards and a bunch of playmaking prospects...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking all the starting NHL goaltenders for the 2015-16 season

Ranking the top-30 starting goaltenders is an arduous task. Some are good. Some are bad. Mostly they are voodoo and fluctuate more than the stock market. In the age of goaltending committees, it can be difficult – if not impossible – to forecast who really is the “starter” on a team by definition. Sorry in advance for ranking your favorite goalie so low. 30. Cam Ward After...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom, Wild blank Jets in exhibition tuneup

In Winnipeg on Tuesday night, Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 overtime win over the Jets in an exhibition contest. Matt Dumba scored the game's lone goal 4:12 into overtime with a wrist shot that beat Winnipeg reserve goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who had stopped the first six shots he faced. Starter Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 19 shots he faced in the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Crowded Crease: Why Now is the Time to Trade Ondrej Pavelec

It has been nearly a month since the Winnipeg Jets were swept out of the playoffs by Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks. Jets fans have begun to recover, though many lost interest in the rest of the playoffs, and have started to look ahead to next season. There are many interesting questions surrounding the Winnipeg team who only have 7 forwards under contract next...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ageless Hero Jagr Leads Czech Win

A packed house of passionate Czechs and Jaromir Jagr look-a-likes was enough to lift Team Czech Republic above the strong Finnish opposition in a 5-3 win, as the Czechs clinched a berth into the 2015 IIHF World Championship semi-finals. The Czech Republic third line gave them the lead midway through the 1st period, as Jan Kovar one timed a quick pass from the corner by Martin Erat...
Via The Hockey House
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Czechs Overcome Early Swiss Lead, Set for Game Against Finland

The preliminary round of the World Championships ended on Tuesday with the Czech Republic taking the 2-1 win in the shootout over the Swiss. For both teams, all this game really meant was that they both had chances to pad their stats and warm up for their quarter-final matches. Both teams really were curious about the results of the Finland vs Russia game in Ostrava, with the loser...
Via The Hockey House
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday

WINNIPEG, CANADA – MARCH 24: Dana Tyrell #42 of the Tampa Bay Lightning falls on top of Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets during first period action in a matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 24, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Two first-round picks means twice the possibilities for Jets in 2015 draft

The Jets have two first round picks in this year’s draft, a great chance to build a team that can continue enjoying trips to the playoffs. There’s no wrong answers this year. Ondrej Pavelec and Michael Hutchinson were great this year, but is there a prospect that could take over soon? Scoring wasn’t something that […] The post Two first-round picks means twice the possibilities...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championships: Jagr, Voracek Highlight Czech Republic Effort at Home

Chuck Myers/MCT via Getty ImagesGoalies: You’ve probably seen this trio before. In fact, it’s the same three goaltenders that were brought along to Sochi back in 2014. Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is among a three goalie scramble in the Czech crease, with all three all worthy of some playing time at this tournament. Well, if you were to look at recent numbers, Pavelec’s career...
Via The Hockey House
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets captain Andrew Ladd collides with goalie Ondrej Pavelec during warmups (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd accidentally took out his own goaltender during warmups after tripping on a puck prior to Thursday night's Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against Anaheim.Ladd couldn't stop his momentum after falling to the ice, and Ondrej Pavelec had no time to react.Things got really awkward afterwards, as Pavelec was not only in a little bit...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Ondrej Pavelec the Worst Goalie in the 2015 Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Ranking the Playoff Goalies

16. Ondrej Pavelec View image | gettyimages.com Luckily for Pavelec, his personal play has dramatically improved as of late.  I still am a bit fearful that the Pavelec we saw struggle mightily earlier in the season may reappear.  I mean, Michael Hutchinson was, at one point, a much better option than Pavelec for the Jets.  I just really have my reserves about Pavelec...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavelec's 2nd straight shutout lifts Jets to win over Blues

  Ondrej Pavelec stopped 30 shots for his second consecutive shutout and the Winnipeg Jets strengthened their bid for a Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Central-leading St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Chris Thorburn gave the Jets the game's first goal for the fourth straight game and eighth out of nine, and Pavelec made it stand up one night after making...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavelec's 2nd straight shutout lifts Jets past Blues 1-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Ondrej Pavelec stopped 30 shots for his second consecutive shutout and the Winnipeg Jets strengthened their bid for a Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Central-leading St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Chris Thorburn gave the Jets the game's first goal for the fourth straight game and eighth out of nine, and Pavelec made it stand up one night...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Byfuglien’s vicious cross-check to the back of J.T. Miller’s neck

Dustin Byfuglien is applauded for his huge hits and monstrous checks, but this time he crossed the line with a nasty cross-check to the back of J.T. Miller’s neck. Via Reddit Hockey: It looks like Byfuglien was trying to punish Miller for taking a whack at Ondrej Pavelec, but this wasn’t the way to do it. He may have been trying to cross-check Miller in the back, but instead...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Jonathan Toews

Nothing like last minute heroics right? Sunday night in Winnipeg the Jets took on the Chicago Blackhawks with both teams needing points. It was a back and forth game but the Blackhawks would get the last laugh, with just 30.8 seconds remaining captain Jonathan Toews would tip the puck past Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec for the game winning goal. Watch Toews steal the two points...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Was Michael Hutchinson given too much, too soon?

The NHL regular season is almost over, but it seems like just yesterday that 25-year-old Michael Hutchinson was looking like an All-Star goaltender for Winnipeg. Jets fans welcomed the young goaltender after becoming frustrated with the hot and cold Ondrej Pavelec in net. Naturally, there was some controversy about who would start for the Jets. […] The post Was Michael Hutchinson...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavelec stops 39 shots to lead Jets past Canadiens, 5-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Ondrej Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Mark Scheifele and Jim Slater each had a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets. Dustin Tokarski stopped 17 of 22 shots for the Canadiens, who were resting...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavelec, Jets blank Capitals for 4th straight win

  Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive win. Mark Stuart, Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry scored for Winnipeg, which extended its lead to four points over Los Angeles in the chase for the final Western Conference wild card. The Jets (37-23-12) closed out a perfect three-game homestand. It...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Barret Jackman Scores Game Winner From Center Ice On Sleeping Ondrej Pavelec

I have absolutely no clue what Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec was doing on this play. It’s almost like he fell asleep or his brain decided to stop working. Blues defenseman Barret Jackman threw a harmless puck on net and Pavelec completely whiffed on catching the puck. Has to be a pretty terrible feeling for […] The post Barret Jackman Scores Game Winner From Center Ice...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Barrett Jackman scores game-winner from center ice against Jets (Video)

St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman floated the puck towards the net from center ice that snuck past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec for a surprise game-winning goal during the final moments of Tuesday night's game at the Scottrade Center.It came shortly after a faceoff with 1:03 remaining in the third period as Pavelec apparently couldn't find puck, and Jackman's floater...
Via Holdout Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Barret Jackman scores from center ice to sink the Jets

After giving up three goals in the third period, it looked like the Blues were destined to play overtime hockey with the Jets. With just over a minute left in the third period, Barret Jackman dumped the puck in on Winnipeg’s goal. It should have been an easy save, but Ondrej Pavelec was caught napping. Via @myregularface: The overhead view is even better: http://frozennotes...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ondrej Pavelec’s new mask is all about Bruce Springsteen

Ondrej Pavelec has a new mask and it’s bound to make Bruce Springsteen fans pretty happy. On one side the Jets goaltender has an image of Springsteen while on the other he pays tribute to the cover of Springsteen’s Born to Run. The other side of Ondrej Pavelec's new mask. Bruce Springsteen never looked so good! #TrampsLikeUs pic.twitter.com/dD4iexY6LD — Allan Walsh (@walsha...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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