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Jets Steamed by NHL’s Decision to Suspend Trouba But Not Malkin

Jets Steamed by NHL’s Decision to Suspend Trouba But Not Malkin

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) and Dallas Stars’ Radek Faksa (12) compete for control of the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Tony Gutierrez)

TORONTO – Blake Wheeler was still puzzled Tuesday morning by the NHL’s disciplinary process.

The Winnipeg Jets captain understood why the league dealt teammate Jacob Trouba a two-game suspension for his hit to the head of Senators winger Mark Stone, but he couldn’t fathom how Evgeni Malkin escaped punishment for a similar (if still different) check to the head a few days earlier.

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Laine, Kadri, McDavid Named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

Laine, Kadri, McDavid Named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, back, of Finland, follows through with his shot past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin who dives on to the ice in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Denver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Zalubowski)

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets right-wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid are the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Laine led the NHL with five goals and eight points in four games to propel the Jets to a seven-point week. His big week included his third career hat trick, including the winning goal, in a 5-2 triumph over Dallas on Tuesday.

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Jets Will Be Dealing with Distractions on Critical Four-Game Road Trip

Jets Will Be Dealing with Distractions on Critical Four-Game Road Trip

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, back, of Finland, follows through with his shot past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin who dives on to the ice in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Denver. The Jets will be dealing with distractions as they embark on a four-game road trip that has the potential to make or break their season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Zalubowski)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets will be dealing with distractions as they embark on a four-game road trip that has the potential to make or break their season.

Winnipeg halted a four-game losing skid with Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Dallas, a victory highlighted by rookie winger Patrik Laine’s third hat trick of the season. Entering Wednesday’s games, the Jets (26-29-4) were four points out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

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Rookie Patrik Laine Has Hat Trick as Winnipeg Jets Down Dallas Stars 5-2

Rookie Patrik Laine Has Hat Trick as Winnipeg Jets Down Dallas Stars 5-2

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele (55), right wing Patrik Laine (29) and defenceman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate Laine’s third goal of the game as hats fall from the stands during third period NHL hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine likes to score in bunches, especially against the Dallas Stars.

Laine had the third hat trick of his rookie season, and second against Dallas, as the Winnipeg Jets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Stars on Tuesday night at MTS Centre.

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Lightning Jump Out to Early Lead, Hand Jets Their Fourth Loss in a Row

Lightning Jump Out to Early Lead, Hand Jets Their Fourth Loss in a Row

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets - Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal on Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) as centre Mark Scheifele (55) and defenceman Josh Morrissey (44) defend during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, February 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Jonathan Drouin will probably see himself on some highlight segments this week.

The Tampa Bay winger made a slick pass to set up a goal by rookie Brayden Point in the Lightning’s 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Saturday.

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Jets Coach Maurice Glad Pavelec Erred on Side of Caution and Pulled Himself

Jets Coach Maurice Glad Pavelec Erred on Side of Caution and Pulled Himself

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) stretches to make a save as the puck hits the crossbar on a shot by the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Pavelec may only need a week to rehab an undisclosed lower-body injury that caused the veteran Winnipeg Jets goalie to pull himself in the second period of Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Minnesota. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice has no problem with Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec’s decision to pull himself from a game.

Pavelec headed to the bench six minutes into the second period of Winnipeg’s 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. He didn’t return because of an undisclosed lower-body injury.

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Boudreau’s Experiment with New Line Pays Off as Wild Beat Jets 4-2

Boudreau’s Experiment with New Line Pays Off as Wild Beat Jets 4-2

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville (29) right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) centre Charlie Coyle (3) and defenceman Mike Reilly (4)celebrate Pominville’s goal against the Winnipeg Jets during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Bruce Boudreau wanted to experiment and try a new line for the Minnesota Wild. You could say it was a big success for the veteran coach.

The line of centre Charlie Coyle and wingers Jason Pominville and Nino Niederreiter accounted for all of the Wild’s goals in Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Pominville and Niederreiter scored twice, while Pominville added a pair of assists and Coyle picked up a career-high three assists. Niederreiter’s second goal was an empty-netter.

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Jets Forward Drew Stafford Set to Return, Defenceman Myers Out Another 6-8 Weeks

Jets Forward Drew Stafford Set to Return, Defenceman Myers Out Another 6-8 Weeks

By The Canadian Press

Drew Stafford
Arizona Coyotes’ Tobias Rieder (8) goes in for the check on Winnipeg Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Jets received mixed news on the injury front Tuesday as Stafford was cleared to return while defenceman Tyler Myers will miss at least six more weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a lower-body injury. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets received mixed news on the injury front Tuesday as forward Drew Stafford was cleared to return while defenceman Tyler Myers will miss at least six more weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury.

Stafford, who missed six games with a lower-body injury, skated at morning practice and was expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday’s home game against the Minnesota Wild.

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Little Comes Back from Injury to Bring Scoring, Leadership to Jets

Little Comes Back from Injury to Bring Scoring, Leadership to Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Bryan Little wasn’t sure how effective he was going to be after losing months to injury, but the veteran centre’s scoring and leadership are going a long way for the Winnipeg Jets these days. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little wasn’t sure how effective he was going to be after losing months to injury, but the veteran centre’s scoring and leadership are going a long way for the Winnipeg Jets these days.

Little has collected 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 29 NHL games since missing 23 contests because of a knee injury he suffered in the team’s season-opener. He also sat out the final 25 games of last season with a fractured vertebra in his back, and absence has made his heart grow fonder for the game he loves to play.

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Patrick Marleau Has Winner as Sharks Top Jets 4-3; San Jose Wins Six Straight

Patrick Marleau Has Winner as Sharks Top Jets 4-3; San Jose Wins Six Straight

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks centre Melker Karlsson (68) celebrates with his bench after scoring on a penalty shot against the Winnipeg Jets during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 24, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Peter DeBoer got another opportunity to heap praise on veteran forward Patrick Marleau.

Marleau scored the game-winner with 4:33 left in the third period as the San Sharks extended their win streak to six games with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

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