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Flyers Storm Back to Beat Jets 4-3 in Overtime

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Mathieu Perreault - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault (85) scores on Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Rob Zepp (72) in NHL action against the Philadelphia Flyers at MTS Centre on Sunday, December 21, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Ben Chariot  - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ben Chariot (63) checks Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Luke Schenn (22) in NHL action Sunday night at MTS Centre. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets learned the hard way Sunday night – Jakub Voracek doesn’t mess around.

The 25-year-old Czech had two lightning-quick goals — one 41 seconds into the game, one ten seconds into overtime — to lead a furious 4-3 Philadelphia Flyers comeback win over Winnipeg.

The Jets carried a 3-1 lead into the third period, but were thoroughly outplayed in the final 13 minutes, giving up two goals to Vinny Lecavalier to allow overtime — an extra frame ended almost instantly by Voracek.

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Jets Grind Out 2-1 Win Over the Bruins

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) drops Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (37) in NHL actiontMTS Centre on Friday, December 19, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Grant Clitsome - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome (24) fights Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille (20) for the puck at MTS Centre on Friday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — With the injury bug not just biting down on the Winnipeg Jets but fully engorged within their defence corps, the patchwork club entered Friday night’s game with the Boston Bruins down their top four defencemen.

But despite the lack of some of their best players in the lineup the Jets were able to come away with a 2-1 victory in front of 15,016 at MTS Centre.

“Real good goaltending,” was the initial response from head coach Paul Maurice when asked how his team pulled out a win over the perennial contenders from New England. “And then just an awful lot of hard, scramble battles. It was about a picture-perfect first period.”

Michael Hutchinson‘s 30-save performance earned the rookie netminder his seventh win of the season, bettering his already sterling record to 7-2-2 and his club’s to 17-10-6. The young netminder now leads the entire NHL with a 1.73 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.

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Jets Blast Sabres as Scheifele Scores Twice

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his second goal of the game in NHL action against the Buffalo Sabres at MTS Centre on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Michael Frolik
Winnipeg Jets forward Michael Frolik (67) scores on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth (34) at MTS Centre on Tuesday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — After a bit of a rocky start, the Winnipeg Jets decided to fire up their engines and blast the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 at MTS Centre on Tuesday night with a short second period burst.

Mark Scheifele notched a pair of goals — the equalizer and the insurance — as the Jets scored three times in a span of just 4:46, with Michael Frolik recording the game-winner shorthanded.

“I had a little bit of a feeling that it was going to be a good one — it turned out to be pretty good,” said Scheifele, who now has six goals on the season. “I felt good from the start, and I think our whole line felt good from the start. We were moving the puck well. We were moving our feet.”

“It’s been a few games we have played together. We get to practice together. We’re two smart guys — it seems like we’ve been seeing each other on the ice a lot,” said Scheifele’s line mate Mathieu Perreault.

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Ducks Top Jets 4-1

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Winnipeg Jets - Anaheim Ducks
Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (not pictured) scores in NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks at MTS Centre on Saturday, December 13, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Anthony Peluso - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso (14) chases Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler (4) against the board at MTS Centre on Saturday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Mistakes can prove costly when you’re facing elite competition, and it took the National Hockey League’s top club just 74 seconds from tying the game to taking a lead they would never relinquish as the Anaheim Ducks cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at MTS Centre.

It is the first time in nine games the Jets (15-10-6) have not recorded at least a single point in the standings, while the Ducks (21-6-5) came away with a win on MTS Centre ice for the second time in just six days.

Winnipeg struck first with Bryan Little‘s team-leading 12th goal of the season, coming on the power play midway through the first.

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The Who to Bring 50th Anniversary Classics to Winnipeg

Legendary English rockers The Who are marking their 50th anniversary with a series of North American dates to kick off in the spring.

The band will bring their classic hits to Winnipeg on October 8, 2015 at MTS Centre as part of The Who Hits 50 tour.

Tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster and range in price from $74.45 to $110.70.

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Disney On Ice ‘Worlds of Fantasy’ Coming to Winnipeg

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

Four classic Disney stories will be played out on ice in Winnipeg as Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at MTS Centre.

Characters from Disney Pixar’s “Cars,” “Toy Story 3″ and Disney’s “Tinker Bell” and “The Little Mermaid” will be in the city March 12-15, 2015.

From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, the characters will put on a spectacle for the entire family, bringing to life the tales Disney is known for.

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Def Leppard Coming to Winnipeg in April

Def Leppard
Def Leppard (FEATUREFLASH / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)

English rockers Def Leppard are returning to the city.

The band will play Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 with guests as part of their 13-stop Canadian tour.

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, December 12 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $35, $49, $75 and $95.

– Staff

Ducks Soar Over Jets, 4-3 in Overtime

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien (33) scores on Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Sunday, December 7, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Ondrej Pavelec - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) stops Anaheim Ducks forward Nate Thompson (44) Sunday afternoon at MTS Centre. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A December litmus test came Sunday for the Winnipeg Jets, as they welcomed the Western Conference’s top team, the Anaheim Ducks, to the MTS Centre. The fast, physical, talented Anaheim team – the kind that dominates today’s NHL – received hearty competition from the Jets in this one, and early on they looked caught on their heels.

Unfortunately for Winnipeg, they couldn’t cash in on their early dominance, as missed chances proved costly. A late game-tying goal by Jacob Trouba would get them a point, but the Ducks won it in overtime, 4-3.

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Bryan Little’s Big Night Lifts Jets over Avalanche

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18) checks Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog (92) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Friday, December 5, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Bryan Little
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) looks on as Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) shot zips past him for Little’s third goal of the game during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, December 5, 2014. This is the Jet’s first hat-trick since returning to Winnipeg in 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Chants of Bryan Little‘s name rang large from the MTS Centre rafters Friday night as the Winnipeg Jets forward recorded the first hat trick since the club reincarnated in Winnipeg in 2011.

And as countless hats and toques rained onto the ice surface, Little’s three-goal night lifted the Jets to a dominant 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, giving the 15,016 Jets faithful a heck of a Friday night they won’t soon forget.

“Our crowd is always loud and they’re like that all the time, but tonight it seemed like they were really into it. It’s probably the loudest I’ve heard in a while,” said Little of the roaring ovation he received, both when his name was announced on his third marker of the night and following the final buzzer when he was named the game’s first star to no surprise.

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Jets Avoid Scare, Beat Oilers 3-2 in OT

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Ondrej Pavelec - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a blocker save in NHL action against the Edmonton Oilers at MTS Centre on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Andrew Ladd - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd (16) races down the left wing against the Edmonton Oilers at MTS Centre on Wednesday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets dodged a serious bullet Wednesday night, orchestrating a late come-from-behind 3-2 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers — avoiding a potentially catastrophic let-down against an Oilers club who have now lost 11-consecutive games.

In the hours leading into Wednesday’s matchup with the Oilers, Jets head coach Paul Maurice responded to a query about what may concern or worry him as he prepared his club for a game against a team that has lost 10 straight games.

“Everything, Dennis. Every single thing.”

Understandable. While the Jets were coming off a successful three-game road trip, and then enjoying five days off between games as they open a home-heavy December schedule Wednesday night, they faced a likely frustrated and hungry Edmonton Oilers team.

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