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Dubois scores twice as Jets dump Blues 5-2 – Winnipeg
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Dubois scores twice as Jets dump Blues 5-2 – Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets continued their recent domination of the St. Louis Blues Thursday night, riding an early lead and great goaltending to a 5-2 win in Missouri. Pierre-Luc Dubois had a three point effort as the Jets beat the Blues for the fifth straight time to start a short two-game road trip.The Jets had a three-goal lead in the second period, and the Blues dominated the final frame, outshooting the Jets 12-5, but Winnipeg still managed to win their third consecutive game, and sixth out of their last seven matches overall.“The more goals you can get ahead the better,” Dubois laughed. “I felt like at times we were kinda just trying to survive out there. That’s when they got the momentum back, and shift after shift they’re coming at you.“At times we were dominating, at times they w...
Laine scores twice as Jackets snap Jets win streak – Winnipeg
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Laine scores twice as Jackets snap Jets win streak – Winnipeg

After a dominant win over the defending champs, the Winnipeg Jets were flying high, but an old friend helped bring them back down to earth on Friday night. In just his second game back in Winnipeg since the blockbuster trade nearly two years ago, Patrik Laine scored twice in his return to the Columbus lineup as the Blue Jackets humbled the Jets 4-1.The injury-riddled Blue Jackets squad concluded a three-game losing streak by ending the Jets three-game winning streak for just their second road victory of the season.“We had a lot of bad performances from a lot of players in that room,” said head coach Rick Bowness. “The team game kinda went out the window at times, defensively.“We gave them those goals. It’s terrible coverage that we normally cover really well.” Story contin...
Jets survive late collapse to edge Hurricanes in overtime – Winnipeg
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Jets survive late collapse to edge Hurricanes in overtime – Winnipeg

Giving up a three-goal lead late in the third period would be the undoing of many hockey teams, but the Winnipeg Jets managed to survive a stunning collapse to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime Monday night. Towards the end of a mostly uneventful first period, Pierre-Luc Dubois electrified the home crowd when he got sprung on a breakaway and beat Pyotr Kochetkov to get the Jets on the board first.An unlikely source contributed a huge insurance goal in the second as the fourth line of the Jets pitched in.David Gustafsson was sprung on a breakaway and was denied but Mikey Eyssimont followed up and buried the rebound for his first career NHL goal.It looked like the Jets were going to coast to an easy win when Josh Morrissey buried his second of the year just under four min...
Winnipeg Jets climb back for overtime win against Coyotes – Winnipeg
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Winnipeg Jets climb back for overtime win against Coyotes – Winnipeg

It was another slow start, but another strong finish for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets picked up a second straight comeback victory, spoiling the Arizona Coyotes home opener with a 3-2 overtime win on Friday at the first ever NHL game at the tiny five-thousand seat Mullett Arena.Blake Wheeler scored just 32 seconds into overtime to give the Jets their third straight victory.The Jets went down by two goals early, but tied the game midway through the third period before Wheeler scored the overtime winner.Mark Scheifele scored for the third straight game. Cole Perfetti had the other marker for Winnipeg.Josh Morrissey recorded one assist to give him five points in his last three games. He now has eight assists in the first eight contests of the season. Story continues below adve...
Winnipeg Jets overcome early 2-goal deficit to beat Kings – Winnipeg
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Winnipeg Jets overcome early 2-goal deficit to beat Kings – Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets certainly weren’t at their best, but they’ll take the two points anyway they can get them. The Jets overcame an early two-goal deficit and defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 for their first back-to-back wins of the season to start off a three-game road trip.The Jets had an awful start, allowing three goals in the opening period, while getting badly out-chanced and outshot. The Jets managed to flip the momentum, and scored twice in each the second and third period to win a back and forth, see-saw affair.For the second straight game all four of the Jets forward lines figured in on the goal scoring. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby’s first goal as a Jet with a little over five minutes remaining broke a four all deadlock to send the Jets to the victory.Connor Hellebuyck finished...
ANALYSIS: With season to begin Friday, have Jets done enough? – Winnipeg
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ANALYSIS: With season to begin Friday, have Jets done enough? – Winnipeg

And so it begins: Friday is game night for the Jets.A new coach, a few new players … but is that enough?Is it enough to get that Jets’ swagger back, where this arena was the toughest, loudest building in the NHL to play? Is it enough to re-kindle positive roles for Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, who have been such focal points this summer — more because of issues rather than answers? Story continues below advertisement Is it enough to put Connor Hellebuyck back in the Vezina conversation?Pick any cliche you want: time will tell, proof is in the pudding, it doesn’t matter.Jets fans — passionate Jets fans — need to see something to hold on to. The corporate community needs something to buy into. Everyone in the Jets...