A closer look at the stats from the 6-2 loss to Boston.
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets (24-26-3) look to string together three consecutive wins for the first time this season when they host the Boston Bruins at MTS Centre.
Tonight’s game comes on the heels of a two-game road trip through Colorado and St. Louis, that saw the Jets pick up two wins, and four critical points.
“I think we’ve got a little bit of an edge. After that Carolina game… I think a lot of guys, we stepped up as a group,” said Blake Wheeler. “You can see it in our game. Our compete is really great right now, we’re battling on every puck, and we’ve had really good goaltending. You roll all that into one, and you get a couple gritty road wins.”
A quick look at the stats from the 2-1 shootout win over St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Missouri - After snagging their first win this season over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets will look to accomplish the same thing tonight against the St. Louis Blues.
The Blues have won all three previous meetings against the Jets this season, with two of those being one-goal games. As a team, Winnipeg is 7-3-3 in one-goal games this season, and defenceman Tyler Myers expects more of the same in the final meeting of the regular season between the two teams.
“It’s always a battle with these guys. I learned that coming in last year at the end of the year. I think we played them five times in the 25 games I played,” said Myers. “I’ve seen them a lot, and we’re expecting a tough game always against these guys.”
ST. LOUIS, Missouri - Dustin Byfuglien is staying in Winnipeg.
The big defenceman signed a five-year extension with the Winnipeg Jets today, with an average annual value of $7.6 million.
“I’m excited to be a Jet,” said Byfuglien following today’s practice at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. “My family and I found Winnipeg nice and we’re very happy to stay here and sign this. I’d like to say thanks to (Jets owner Mark Chipman), the Jets, and (General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff). They’ve been good with me the whole time. Never really crossed my mind of going anywhere.”
A quick look at the stats from the 4-2 win over Colorado.
DENVER, Colorado -- After playing nine of their last 10 games at home, the Winnipeg Jets now face a stretch in February that sees them play eight of ten away from MTS Centre.
The first of those eight games comes tonight against the Colorado Avalanche, a team the Jets have yet to beat this season. So not only will the Jets be looking to change that, but they’ll also be trying to erase last night’s 5-3 loss to Carolina from their minds.
A quick look at the stats from the 5-3 loss to Carolina.
WINNIPEG -- A six-game home stand comes to an end tonight for the Winnipeg Jets (22-25-3) when they host the Carolina Hurricanes.
So far the Jets are 1-4-0 during this stretch at MTS Centre, and while it hasn’t gone the way the team wanted it to, head coach Paul Maurice says a win tonight would go a long way toward putting a good feeling back in the room.
“It’s such an important part of this time of year. We’ve had a tough stretch here at home, we have some people back in our line-up now,” said Maurice. “Real important to get that positive feeling. You get into that stretch so you can handle some of the losses that are happening with every team that we’re that we’re fighting for. We’re all kind of going through the same thing.”
WINNIPEG – Instruction was a common theme during the Winnipeg Jets’ 45-minute practice at MTS Centre today, ahead of tomorrow’s match up with the Carolina Hurricanes to close out a six-game home stand.
While this particular stretch at home hasn’t gone the way the Jets would have liked, the difference in each of the games comes down to only a couple plays each night, according to forward Drew Stafford.
“I think we’ve been close. It’s been a matter of a couple coverage reads, and once again maybe getting a couple breaks here and there,” he said. “But we have one more chance against a Carolina team that we know has some skill up front. Hopefully we can take advantage of the way we’ve been playing, the offensive chances we’ve produced. We had maybe three or four breakaways last game that if we put those in, obviously it’s a different story.”Read on...