The Winnipeg Jets have gave their still-at-home fans plenty to cheer about through most of the season, but not much at all down the stretch. It’s easy to forget that for the first four-fifths of the season, the Jets played quite well and were actually in contention for first place in the North Division just a month ago.
The Winnipeg Jets closed out their season with a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s now two wins in a row for the Jets who only won three games in their last 10 heading into the playoff action.
Following a two-game, series split against the Vancouver Canucks, the Winnipeg Jets will look to wrap up this 56-game schedule with one final meeting against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who’ve already captured the North Division title.
I know my last two articles about the playoffs have been pretty harsh on the Winnipeg Jets… But last night, Tyler Yaremchuk of TSN 1260, writer at Oilers Nation and Bluejays Nation asked me what would need to go right for the Jets to go all the way and win the Stanley Cup?
Although the Winnipeg Jets still have one game left to play in the 2021 regular season, with a 5-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their last game, the Jets are locked into the third seed in the North Division.
Coming off a disappointing 4-2 defeat against the Ottawa Senators, the Winnipeg Jets’ struggles continued into the first of two games against the Vancouver Canucks, however, they were able to turn things around Tuesday night and finally broke free of their recent scoring woes.
The Winnipeg Jets knew exactly what was needed to clinch the third seed when they matched up against the Vancouver Cancuks last night. All Winnipeg needed was a point and they would be seeded third in the North Division for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and have a first round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers.
Focusing on the upcoming playoff run, the Winnipeg Jets have made it a priority to provide some of their skaters with some much-needed rest during this final stretch of the regular season, which is a major reason why defenseman Neal Pionk hasn’t played since May 5.
The second-place Edmonton Oilers could be taking on the Winnipeg Jets in the opening round of the playoffs. It’s a then less ideal matchup for the Jets, but let’s talk about this more than a likely scenario in the playoffs.
All NHL teams (with the exception of the Vegas Golden Knights) will be examining their roster and trying to determine who they should protect, who they can afford not to, or who they’ll need to try and save via a side deal with the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken.
Connor Hellebuyck of Commerce, MI, reached notched his 23rd career National Hockey League shutout on Wednesday. With the 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Jets have clinched a playoff spot in the North Division.
As we all know, The Winnipeg Jets have had a real problem with their defensemen ever since the 2018-2019 offseason when they lost key pieces in Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers and Ben Chariot. They haven’t been able to fix that problem.