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Russia tops U.S., will face Canada in final of hockey worlds

  Four final-period goals propelled defending champion Russia past the United States 4-0 in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday and set up a final with Canada. Canada also enjoyed a blanking, 2-0 over the host Czech Republic. The finalists are by far the most decorated in world championship history, with Russia (and the Soviet Union) having won 27 finals...
Via AP on Fox
5 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...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada makes final at hockey worlds with 2-0 win over Czechs

PRAGUE (AP) Taylor Hall and Jason Spezza scored Saturday to put Canada into the final of the ice hockey world championships with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic. Canada reached its first final since 2009 and will take on either defending champion Russia or the United States as it looks for its first title since 2007. Edmonton Oilers left winger Hall opened the scoring 8:40 into...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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)
Via Lightning Shout
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadians Lead Czech’s 2-1 After Very Exciting First Period

In a first period that saw great passes, amazing saves and even better goals, the Canadians came out on top with a 2-1 lead heading into the second period. Considered to be one of the premier matches of Group A this year, the start of the game between the hosts and the favourites began in a very exciting fashion. After Roman Červenka wasn’t called for tripping Mike Smith behind...
Via The Hockey House
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Along the Boards
18 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 4/17/15

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 11: Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks scores the winning goal in the shootout past goalie Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center on January 11, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 5-4 in a shootout. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThere were only 4 games it was the playoffs, but for some reason...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
April 17, 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...
Via Holdout Sports
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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via TopSportsReport
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Three Stars: Jets, Flames close in; Rangers win Presidents’ Trophy (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets Pavelec continued his remarkable late-season run as the Winnipeg Jets inched closer to their first playoff berth with a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues. He made 30 saves. No. 2 Star: Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators Stone scored a key third-period goal and then won the game at 2:43 of overtime, as the Senators rallied from three goals down...
Via Philly Sports Live
April 08, 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues come up short in 1-0 loss to Jets

ST. LOUIS -- 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 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...
Via Bloguin Best
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Winnipeg

The New York Rangers (47-21-7) head out to Winnipeg to take on the Jets (39-25-12) at the MTS Centre starting tonight at 8 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass- Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Henrik...
Via NY Rangers Blog
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...
Via Beyond The Benches
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...
Via Along the Boards
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavelec, Jets blank Capitals 3-0 for 4th straight win

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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