ChrisD.ca on Vimeo ChrisD.ca on YouTube ChrisD.ca on Facebook ChrisD.ca on Twitter

Tag Archives: MTS Centre

Jets Cruise to Victory Over Defending Cup Champ Kings

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Tyler Myers
Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings’ during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg Sunday, March 1, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets Logo

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets put the brakes on one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League in a rare matinée at MTS Centre with a dominant 5-2 victory.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings entered Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon winners of eight of their last 10 games, but a pair of goals from Jets captain Andrew Ladd and strong defensive play from goaltender Michael Hutchinson on outward helped the Jets cruise to victory.

“We’re comfortable with the style that we play and have a good understanding of what we need to do too to win those hockey games,” said Ladd, now with 22 goals and a team-leading 52 points on the season. “I think we head into every game knowing that we can beat any team, and that’s our expectation.”

Continue Reading

CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘Disney on Ice’ at MTS Centre

Contest Alert Stripe

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy runs March 12-15, 2015 at MTS Centre. (HANDOUT)

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at MTS Centre March 12-15 and ChrisD.ca wants to send you to the magical show.

We have 10 tickets up for grabs for the Thursday, March 12 performance at 7 p.m.

How do I win?

Simply fill out the entry form below. We’ll draw five lucky winners for two tickets each. Good luck!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Don’t win? Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster for between $29.50 to $82.75.

No purchase necessary. Skill testing question required. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. Winner must confirm receipt of their name being drawn within 24 hours, otherwise another entry will be chosen. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. CT. Manitoba residents only.

Blues Battle to Shootout Win Over Jets

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Alexander Steen - St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen (20) scores the game-winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) during the shootout in NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 26, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets Logo

WINNIPEG — In a veritable chess match between the Central Division rivals, the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues battled in a physical and defensive showdown at MTS Centre with the Blues coming away with a 2-1 shootout victory following 65 minutes of deadlock hockey.

With roughly 20 games remaining in each club’s regular season schedules, Thursday night was the first of four remaining meetings between the two teams who could quite likely meet in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The physical tone was apparent early.

“Because both teams can,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice of the physicality. “Both teams can skate. And that’s their game. That’s the way they play when they play well, and that’s the way we play when we play well.And the energy was right from the start.”

Continue Reading

Rookies Rise to the Occasion as Jets Beat Stars 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Winnipeg Jets - Dallas Stars
Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Ladd (16), Michael Frolik (67) and Bryan Little (18) celebrate after Frolik scored. Dallas Stars’ Jason Spezza (90) and John Klingberg (3) look on, during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 24, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets Logo

WINNIPEG — Goaltender Michael Hutchinson made his fourth start in Winnipeg’s last five games Tuesday night, and the rookie kept his team’s point streak alive with him between the pipes as the Winnipeg Jets shot down the Dallas Stars 4-2 at MTS Centre.

Hutchinson weathered a second period storm of Dallas opportunities to finish with 26 saves for his 18th victory of the season. The win keeps the Jets (31-20-11) in the top Wild Card spot in the Western Conference with 73 points.

“I thought we came out and had a great start to the game,” said the 24-year-old Hutchinson. “We knew Dallas has a lot of offensive skill… They had a big push in the second period and we were just fortunate that we didn’t get running around too much. We blocked some key shots, and whenever they did get chances I was fortunate enough I was able to get there.”

Continue Reading

Journey Playing Winnipeg’s MTS Centre in July

Iconic rockers Journey are coming to Winnipeg this summer for a show at MTS Centre.

The band will play in the city Monday, July 6 as part of their first-ever Canada only tour.

The group’s seminal anthem — “Don’t Stop Believin’” — is one of the top-selling catalog tracks in digital history, after being featured in the last scene of the electrifying series finale of HBO’s “The Sopranos.”

Continue Reading

Jets Need Shootout to Solve Oilers

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Michael Hutchinson
Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) celebrates after stopping the final attempt during the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers’ during NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, February 16, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets Logo

WINNIPEG — A see-saw match between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets needed a shootout to solve things Monday night at MTS Centre, with Blake Wheeler finally settling it with the game winner to give the Jets a 5-4 win — their fourth in five games.

Rookie netminder Michael Hutchinson remains perfect in the shootout this season — now 14-for-14 — as he shut the door on all three Oilers shootout attempts for his third-consecutive victory, despite allowing four goals on just 19 shots through regulation time.

While Winnipeg Jets leading goal scorer Bryan Little lit the lamp twice Monday night, so too did Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov, including a go-ahead goal with 4:46 remaining in regulation that appeared to be Yakupov’s namesake in the Jets’ coffin.

Continue Reading

Byfuglien Runs Wild to Lead Jets to 2-1 OT Win

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Bryan Little
Minnesota Wild’s Mikko Koivu (9) skates to the puck as Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) and Mark Stuart (5) defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets Logo

WINNIPEG — The snow is pouring down, it’s mid-February, and we’re obviously a fair distance from meaningful hockey — playoff hockey — in Winnipeg. On Tuesday night, though, the Jets played a game of playoff intensity against the Minnesota Wild.

A chess match for 63 minutes, it was Dustin Byfuglien knocking over the queen two minutes into overtime — snapping in a wrist shot for the 2-1 win.

The game-winner alone was a thing of beauty. Byfuglien intercepted a pass at the Winnipeg blue line then took it the length of the ice, lifting it at the last second over Wild goalie Devan Dubyk’s shoulder. The skill needed to pull it off wasn’t lost on Byfuglien’s coach.

“I’m just not sure how many guys can do that,” said Paul Maurice. “Three on one, using the other three guys as decoys, get it out of your feet and get it upstairs… pretty impressive.”

Continue Reading

Ed Sheeran to Play MTS Centre June 12

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is coming to Winnipeg in the spring.

Sheeran was nominated for three Grammy Awards on Sunday and will perform hits from his latest album, X, when he plays MTS Centre on Friday, June 12.

Tickets go on sale February 27 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices range from $69.50 to $86. Fan and American Express presales will begin February 23.

Continue Reading

Jets End Winless Streak, Halt the Avalanche 5-3

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Mathieu Perreault
Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates after scoring against the Colorado Avalanche during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)
Mathieu Perreault
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33), Mathieu Perreault (85), Andrew Ladd (16), Bryan Little (18) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate after Little scored against the Colorado Avalanche during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, February 8, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG — An unanswered four goal outburst in the second period lifted the Winnipeg Jets to their first win seven games Sunday night, halting the Colorado Avalanche from rolling through the Manitoba capital with a convincing 5-3 decision.

Dustin Byfuglien and Mathieu Perreault each had three-point nights with a goal and a pair of assists apiece, while Bryan Little and Mark Scheifele each added a pair.

“(It’s) good for our confidence offensively. Because we’ve been working on our defensive side of the game,” said Perreault, now sitting at career-best 18 goals on the season, tying a mark he set last year as a member of the Anaheim Ducks on a line with Teemu Selanne. “We’ve been doing a much better job of (the defensive side, and when we do that this is when we create offence. Good defence create offence.”

Continue Reading

Jets Drop First of Season to Blackhawks in OT

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) scores the only Jets goal on Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) in the first period of play at MTS Centre on Friday, February 6, 2015. (JAMES CAREY LAUDER / CHRISD.CA)
Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) battles for the puck with Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews (19) in the first period at MTS Centre on Friday night. (JAMES CAREY LAUDER / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have had the Chicago Blackhawks’ number this year, entering their fourth meeting of the season Friday night having already beat them three times despite trailing them in the standings all season.

In their first meeting at MTS Centre the Jets also fell for the first time to the Hawks — 2-1 in overtime in a physical and defensive affair. The loss — although they grab a single point in the standings for forcing the game to extra time — is Winnipeg’s sixth-straight defeat since entering last month’s All-Star break on a season-high five-game winning streak.

Brandon Saad notched the game-winner 3:01 into the five-minute overtime period — a well-placed Patrick Kane pass from behind the net that Saad was able to bury from the low slot into a gaping cage.

“It was a tight-gapped game, so there wasn’t a lot of flow to it,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. “Which is fine. With the talent and speed they have in their lineup that’s the way it has to be played.”

Continue Reading