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Lightning Strike When Needed, Zap Jets 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Toby Enstrom - Winnipeg Jets
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin (27) avoids Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom (39) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Friday, October 24, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal in NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre Friday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets came out firing Friday night looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time this season, but the Tampa Bay Lightning took advantage of the few chances they were given, scoring three times on just six shots in the second frame to beat the struggling Jets 4-2 at MTS Centre.

Winnipeg peppered Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop with 30 shots through the first two periods — and Bryan Little was able to record his team-leading fourth goal of the season while snapping Winnipeg’s 22-attempt power-play drought — but Tampa’s Ondrej Palat notched a goal and an assist in the period to take a 4-1 stranglehold and chase goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the game. The Jets’ fifth-year starter allowed all four Lightning goals on 18 shots.

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Jets Cruise Through the Hurricanes 3-1

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien (33) and Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin (28) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Mark Stuart - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart (5) collides with Carolina Hurricanes forward Brad Malone (24) on Tuesday night at MTS Centre. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It may have taken a visit to MTS Centre by the NHL’s only winless club, but it was just what the doctor ordered for the goal-starved Winnipeg Jets, clipping the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 to end their four-game losing streak in front of a sellout 15,016 in attendance Tuesday night.

The Jets scored two quick ones in the game’s opening three minutes — just 40 seconds apart — to put the ‘Canes on their heels and capture their first home-ice victory of the season. A quick start and multiple goals — just what was prescribed for a team that had scored only twice in their previous four games and whom widely spoke this week of dampened bench energy when facing adversity or immediately following opposing goals.

“It was a good bench tonight. It was as good a bench as I’ve seen in a long, long time,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. “And it was under pressure. There’s pressure here, and certainly we all felt it going into the game.”

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WWE Returning to MTS Centre on December 20

WWE LiveIt’s all about the game and how you play it, and on December 20, the game of professional wrestling will return to MTS Centre.

WWE is bringing their house show back to Winnipeg, featuring Dean Ambrose, “Money in the Bank Contract Winner” Seth Rollins, United States champion Sheamus, Rusev, the WWE Divas and others.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices range from $23.75 to $108.75.

The lineup is subject to change.

– Staff

Flames Burn Jets in Second Period Burst

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

 Ondrej Pavelec - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) stops Calgary Flames forward Brandon Bollig (25) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Sunday, October 19, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Mason Raymond - Winnipeg Jets
Calgary Flames forward Mason Raymond (21) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It only took seven minutes for the Calgary Flames to do the damage they needed to hand the struggling Winnipeg Jets a 4-1 loss — their fourth-consecutive — in front of a sold-out 15,016 at MTS Centre Sunday night.

In a span of just 6:42 in the second period, the Flames found the back of the net via Dennis Wideman, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mason Raymond to go up 3-1 and conclude their six-game, 11-day road drip on a high note. Raymond added two assists to complete his impressive outing.

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Goal-Starved Jets Shutout by Predators

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Mark Stuart - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ defenceman Mart Stuart (5) attempts to stop a shot from former Jet and Nashville Predators’ centre Olli Jokinen at MTS Centre on Friday, October 17, 2014. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Winnipeg Jets Home Opener
The Winnipeg Jets fell 2-0 to the Nashville Predators in their home opener at MTS Centre on Friday night. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets ran into one of the best goaltenders on Earth Friday night as they opened their regular season home schedule with a 2-0 loss at the hands of Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators.

Rinne’s 31 saves earned the perennial all-star his first shutout of the season while clogging up Winnipeg’s opportunity to snap a two-game slide and a serious scoring drought after opening their season with a 6-2 win in Glendale over the Arizona Coyotes. With just one goal scored in their subsequent losses in San Jose and Los Angeles, the 1-3-0 Jets have now gone nine periods with just the one marker for.

It begs the question; why has the offence dried up after a six-goal splurge to start the season eight days ago?

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Tragically Hip to Play Winnipeg in February

The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip

For fans of The Tragically Hip, it will be a love affair when the band returns to Winnipeg on Valentine’s Day.

The Hip will play MTS Centre on Saturday, February 14 as part of their Fully and Completely North American tour.

The tour begins in January with two shows at Chicago’s House of Blues venue before the rockers make their way northward.

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Jets Douse Flames in Pre-Season Finale

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

TJ Galiardi - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward TJ Galiardi (21) takes the puck away from falling Calgary Flames defenceman Kris Russell (4) MTS Centre on Saturday, October 4, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Andrew Ladd - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd (16) deflects the puck in NHL action at MTS Centre on Saturday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Three key pieces to the Winnipeg Jets’ puzzle each lit the lamp in the club’s pre-season finale Saturday night to douse the Calgary Flames 4-1 at MTS Centre.

“I think we simplified things and created some scoring chances,” said Evander Kane, whose quick give-and-go with newly-anointed linemate Mark Scheifele early in the third added the insurance to Jacob Trouba‘s game-winning point blast 4:30 into the second period. “We talked about it and we just wanted to simplify it and have more of a shoot-first mentality, especially at the start of the game and other things would open up as the game went on — that’s what happened.”

Calgary struck first midway through the opening frame as David Jones picked defenceman Grant Clitsome‘s pocket and caught a sleepy Ondrej Pavelec away from his post, making it 1-0 on an easy bury into the open cage.

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Jets End Losing Skid, Top Ottawa 2-1

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Winnipeg Jets - Ottawa Senators
Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane (9) tries to score on Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Winnipeg Jets - Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad (93) jumps out of the way of Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) at MTS Centre on Tuesday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets got a little from their young guns and a little from their old hats on Tuesday night in front of 14,560 fans at MTS Centre, as they ended a three-game losing skid to win a pre-season bout over the Ottawa Senators, 2-1.

For Winnipeg, the game-winner was provided by 18-year-old Nik Ehlers, who got his first pre-season goal at 6:22 in the second period, on the receiving end of a beautiful cycle from fellow young guns Matt Halischuk and Nicolas Petan.

“It felt pretty good. I got the puck, put it in, and I had no idea how to celebrate,” said Ehlers. “I was just standing there and I was happy to score. It was amazing.”

“Those (young players) put so much stock in their offence. Most of them post huge numbers heading in, so that’s how they view themselves as hockey players,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice.

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