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Toews Scores Late to Lead Blackhawks in 4-3 Win Over Winnipeg Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his deflection for the game winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) as Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Sunday, March 29, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Jonathan Toews knows you don’t always have to win pretty this late in the season.

All that counts is getting the win.

Toews deflected in Niklas Hjalmarsson’s long shot with 31 seconds left in regulation as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Sunday.

“We’re going to have to win games in dramatic fashion sometimes, especially this time of year,” said Toews, who scored his 25th goal of the campaign. “They’re not going to be pretty and winning games by two or three goals, so we’re going to have to find ways to squeak them out.”

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Pavelec Makes 39 Saves to Propel Jets to 5-2 Victory Over Canadiens

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry (17) and Andrew Ladd (16) celebrate Lowry’s goal on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski (35) as Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (15) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec earned the full support of the hometown crowd Thursday night against Montreal.

Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win as the Jets downed the Canadiens 5-2 at the MTS Centre.

Fans were already chanting “Pavy, Pavy” after he stopped 20 shots in the first period alone to keep a 1-0 Winnipeg lead alive.

“Yes, I heard it. It’s always nice,” Pavelec said with a small smile.

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Pavelec’s Shutout Downs Capitals to Lead Jets to Fourth Straight Win

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) and Tyler Myers (57) congratulate goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) on a shutout against the Washington Capitals in NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 21, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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WINNIPEG — Ah, the life of a Winnipeg Jets goaltender. One week, they’re calling for your head. The next, you’re stopping everything in reach against one of the league’s most explosive offences and being praised by 15,016 deafening fans at the MTS Centre.

Ondrej Pavelec isn’t the only reason the Winnipeg Jets beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 Saturday night, but he played a very big role. Pavelec made 27 saves for his 13th career shutout, many of them in stunning fashion. He’s now matched a career high with his fourth straight win.

“It felt good… I didn’t have to make too many saves, I think we played well defensively,” said Pavelec. “Hockey’s 60 minutes, no matter what, and I’m happy I was able to stop loose pucks because you never know what’ll happen afterwards.”

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Filed Your Taxes Yet, Young Lad?

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Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Captain greets a baby at H&R Block on Goulet Street on Friday, March 20, 2015. Ladd paid a visit to the local tax office to raise funds for Breakfast for Learning — a national charity that educates, and empowers communities to deliver school-based nutrition programs to children and youth. NHL players in other cities — on behalf of Visa Canada — visited other H&R Block locations to help the charity reach its goal of $65,000. H&R Block will donate $5 to Breakfast for Learning for every client who makes a tax appointment. (HANDOUT)

Pavelec and Stafford Lift Jets to Shootout Win

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) avoids a check from St. Louis Blues’ Zbynek Michalek, right, as Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice referred to the St. Louis Blues as the best team in the league following morning skate, and his scrappy club rose to the occasion Thursday night as the two division rivals battled into overtime and eventually the shootout with a raucous capacity MTS Centre crowd ignited following a 2-1 Jets victory.

Ondrej Pavelec, the embattled veteran Jets goaltender, played the role of redeemer stopping 32 shots through 65 minutes in addition to halting the dangerous duo of Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko in the shootout to seal the win.

“(Pavelec) made us look good when we couldn’t look good,” said Maurice of his goaltender, who made a third-straight start after going nearly four months without consecutive nods in the Jets starting lineup.

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Jets Drown Sharks 5-2

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Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) knocks a puck out of the air to beat San Jose Sharks’ goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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WINNIPEG — Entering Tuesday as the two clubs directly below the Western Conference playoff line with 13 games to play in the regular season, saying the meeting between the San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets would be important might be a bit of an understatement.

Fortunate for the 15,016 Jets faithful at MTS Centre, the home club came out with their engines in full burn, taking a 3-0 stranglehold in the opening 13:01 on their way to a decisive 5-2 victory.

The win puts the 35-23-12 Jets back into playoff position, leapfrogging the idle Los Angeles Kings and into the second Western Conference Wild Card spot with 82 points.

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Byfuglien Returns to Practice for Jets, But Postma Out with Lower-Body Injury

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) hits Edmonton Oilers’ Luke Gazdic (20) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg on February 16, 2015. Dustin Byfuglien was back practising with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday and could return from injury during the team’s three-game homestand this week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Dustin Byfuglien was glad to see his Jets teammates up close and personal instead of on a TV screen.

The all-star defenceman missed the NHL club’s recent four-game road trip, but he practised Monday and might play when Winnipeg begins a three-game homestand against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

“It’s nice to come back and see the boys,” Byfuglien said. “Kind of miss them.

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AHL Team Relocating to Winnipeg for 2015-16 Season

MTS Centre (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)
MTS Centre (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg sports fans are in store for a second professional hockey team in the city.

True North Sports and Entertainment has announced the relocation of its Winnipeg Jets’ AHL affiliate to Winnipeg next season. The St. John’s, NL franchise — known as the IceCaps — will play at MTS Centre.

To fill the gap left by the IceCaps, the Montreal Canadiens will move their affiliate team — the Hamilton Bulldogs — to St. John’s.

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Jets Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Out Two to Four Weeks with Upper Body Injury

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 3, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets received a double dose of bad news Friday that could make it harder for them to hold on to a playoff spot.

Head coach Paul Maurice said following practice that versatile defenceman Dustin Byfuglien and top-line centre Bryan Little are out with injuries. Little could miss a couple of games while Byfuglien will be sidelined two-to-four weeks.

But Maurice noted it’s a chance for other players to yet again pick up the slack.

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Hammond Hot as Sens ‘Tender Shuts Door on Jets

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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WINNIPEG — Sometimes, irrelevant of how a hockey team plays on a given night, they can run into a hot goalie and be completely stymied.

Wednesday night the Winnipeg Jets fell victim to just that as Ottawa Senators backup Andrew Hammond rose to the occasion and lead his club to a 3-1 victory at MTS Centre.

Hammond recorded his sixth victory of the season in just his seventh start (6-0-1) while stopping 35 shots, including a couple highlight-reel saves while getting some help from his goalposts as well.

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