From sizzle to fizzle: What’s behind the Jets’ struggles on the power play

The Winnipeg Jets have been facing their fair share of adversity this season — from injuries to Nikolaj Ehlers and Dustin Byfuglien to Patrik Laine scoring on just four per cent of his shots on goal in an unprecedented cold streak. The latest issue the team is struggling with is the disappearance of its most powerful weapon —… Read More »

Laine accentuates the positive, despite scoring slump

It has been 37 days, and counting, since Patrik Laine scored an NHL goal. And it had been nearly three weeks since he met with the media to discuss the longest slump of his career. But the 20-year-old finally held court on Tuesday morning after the Winnipeg Jets practised at Bell MTS Iceplex. To be clear, it wasn’t… Read More »

Game Wrap: DeBrincat has five points as Blackhawks beat Senators in crazy game

Video Alex DeBrincat scored 3 goals and added 2 assists in the Chicago Blackhawks 8-7 win over the Ottawa Senators. Social Sharing February 19 Alex DeBrincat scored 3 goals and added 2 assists in the Chicago Blackhawks 8-7 win over the Ottawa Senators. 1:40

Blackhawks outlast Senators in wild, high-scoring affair

Alex DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 8-7 on Monday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Patrick Kane scored his 36th goal and added two assists to extend his point streak to 18 games — with 14 goals and 26 assists during the stretch—… Read More »

For the Jets, rest trumps everything right now

As a young lad playing minor hockey in Winnipeg, I recall a coach whose bag of tricks to shake us out of a slumber contained exactly one item: The dreaded bag skate. It was his answer to everything. Looking back, the number of times we practiced without pucks and did lap after endless lap probably speaks to the… Read More »

Michael Leighton (G) from Vancouver Canucks to Unknown

Drafted 1998, 3 #56 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the OHL Priority Selection Cult/Star player for Adirondack Phantoms Cult/Star player for Norfolk Admirals Cult/Star player for Windsor Spitfires Career transactions– 2013-08-19 • Signed by Donbass Donetsk– 2013-04-03 • Traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 2015 3rd round pick for Steve Mason– 2012-07-01 • Re-signed to a… Read More »

Flames reclaim top spot in Pacific with win over Coyotes

Mark Giordano’s goal and assist paced the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the visiting Arizona Coyotes on Monday. Derek Ryan, Austin Czarnik and Michael Frolik also scored for the hosts with Mikael Backlund adding an empty-net goal in the matinee. Defenceman Rasmus Andersson contributed a pair of assists. Calgary’s Mike Smith had 27 saves for the… Read More »

Jagr returns from year-plus injury absence to boost his Czech team Kladno

Jaromir Jagr is back again. The Czech winger and 13-time NHL all-star has recovered from a series of injuries that prevented him from playing for more than a year and appeared in a game Monday for the Kladno Knights, the hometown club he owns in the Czech Republic. Jagr, 47, played on the top line alongside centre Tomas… Read More »

Jets Slumping at Worst Possible Time

One often hears, from NHL players, coaches, and media, about the importance of heading into playoffs on the right foot. Indeed, reaching peak performance at the right time and entering the postseason with confidence are paramount for any team entertaining notions of hosting pro hockey’s top prize. Therefore, it’s not ideal that Winnipeg Jets’ head coach Paul Maurice,… Read More »