WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice doesn’t think the Winnipeg Jets are in desperate times.
With a 4-1 loss at home Thursday to the Nashville Predators, the Jets are 21-23-3 and their playoff hopes are dimming as they remain at the bottom of the NHL Central Division and six points out of a playoff spot.
“I don’t think desperate hockey has any sense to it,” the head coach said. “Urgency? Listen, I’m not sure that they didn’t play as hard as they could, but we could play a little smarter and we could pass the puck better. I know that.
WINNIPEG – The Colorado Avalanche were sacrificing their bodies and it paid off on Monday.
Carl Soderberg scored a goal and added an assist as the Avalanche blocked 21 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
“We did a great job blocking the shots,” said Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov, who made 36 saves.
Jarome Iginla scored his 13th goal of the season for the Avs (23-21-3). It was also his 602nd NHL career goal, moving him ahead of Jari Kurri for sole possession of 18th place all-time for goals scored.
WINNIPEG – Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets just stayed positive.
Wheeler’s wrister 51 seconds into overtime helped the Jets avoid a huge comeback bid by the Nashville Predators with a 5-4 victory Thursday and the veteran forward attributed it to Winnipeg staying upbeat even as its lead dwindled.
The Predators (19-17-8) stormed back with three third period goals from Ryan Johansen, Eric Nystrom, and James Neal, whose equalizer with 13.5 seconds remaining sent Nashville and Winnipeg (20-21-3) to a 3-on-3 overtime bout.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tyler Myers wasn’t expecting a call from the NHL’s department of player safety after a cross check on San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on Tuesday night.
The NHL thought differently, though, and on Wednesday night fined Myers $5,000.
Myers was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking when he banged Wingels in the head after Wingels checked him hard into the boards with seven minutes to go in the third and the Sharks up 2-1.
WINNIPEG – Tyler Myers admitted he let his frustrations get the best of him.
The defenceman got a five-minute major and a game misconduct late in the third period and the San Jose Sharks took advantage in a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
Joe Pavelski scored his 22nd goal of the season on that power play and Chris Tierney added a short-handed goal and an assist as San Jose picked up its third straight victory in its third game in four nights.