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Flyers Storm Back to Beat Jets 4-3 in Overtime

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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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)
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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 12 minutes, giving up two goals to Vinny Lecavalier to allow overtime – an extra frame ended almost instantly by Voracek.

“We stopped trying to make a simple play and opted for a safe option,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. “We stopped making the plays you need to make and have the confidence to make, and a lot of times we did that flat-footed.”

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Jets Grind Out 2-1 Win Over the Bruins

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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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)
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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 Announce Injured Defenceman Mark Stuart is Out Until February

By The Canadian Press

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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 FILE)

WINNIPEG — Mark Stuart has joined the Winnipeg Jets’ growing list of injured defencemen.

Head coach Paul Maurice announced after Thursday’s practice that Stuart has a lower-body injury that will keep him out of the lineup until February.

Maurice said Stuart’s injury occurred during a fight with Buffalo winger Nicolas Deslauriers late in Winnipeg’s 5-1 victory over the Sabres on Tuesday.

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Winnipeg Jets Put Skills on Display in Annual Competition

By Shawn Coates (@shawncoates)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry (17) skates in the 2014 Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at MTS Centre on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Fans were the true winners of the 2014 Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition, as 12,045 people watched their hockey heroes take part in a series of fun events at MTS Centre Wednesday night.

The third annual event showcased various skills of the Jets players, who were divided into two squads — Team White and Team Blue. The players participated in five events: fastest skater, accuracy shooting, puck control relay, hardest shot and breakaway competition.

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Jets Launch ‘Favourite Things’ Player Auctions

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Some of the favourite things of Jets’ right wing Dustin Byfuglien. (HANDOUT)

Step aside, Oprah, the Winnipeg Jets now have their own “favourite things” list for the holidays.

The team has launched a My Favourite Things auction, featuring a collection of personal items collected for each member of the team, as assembled by Jets wives and significant others.

Each basket has a minimum value of $300 and contains an autographed Winnipeg Jets jersey and copy of the “Our Jets at Home” cookbook.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.

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Jets Blast Sabres as Scheifele Scores Twice

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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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)
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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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VIDEO: Winnipeg Jets Visit Children at Rehab Centre

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Winnipeg Jets players pay a visit to the Rehabilitation Centre for Children on Monday, December 15, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

Players from the Winnipeg Jets lifted the spirits of kids at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children on Monday afternoon.

Zach Bogosian, Mark Scheifele, Grant Clitsome, Adam Lowry, Ben Chiarot, and Julien Brouillette paid a holiday visit to pose for photos and sign autographs.

“It’s always fun, especially around the holidays,” Bogosian said of the appearance. “At the end of the day playing hockey is a great thing, but it’s the things that come along with it that… you like to set a good example for kids and be a role model in the community. Anytime you get a chance to spend time around the kids, it’s a lot of fun.”

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Ducks Top Jets 4-1

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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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)
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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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Garbutt Suspended for 3 Games for Slew Footing Jets Defenceman Byfuglien

By The Canadian Press

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt for three games for slew-footing Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien.

The incident happened at 12:17 of the third period of Winnipeg’s 5-2 win in Dallas on Tuesday. Byfuglien was about to beat Garbutt to a loose puck when Garbutt tripped the Winnipeg blue-liner.

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NHL Suspends Jets Forward Evander Kane Two Games for Boarding

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane (9) has been suspended two games for boarding. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

NEW YORK — The NHL has given Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane a two-game suspension for boarding.

Kane hit Anaheim Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner into the boards from behind at 19:49 of the second period of Sunday’s game in Winnipeg.

Kane was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct.

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Operation Red Nose

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