Why Winnipeg Jets should consider splitting up Scheifele-Wheeler duo
Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler-Mark Scheifele combination has been a constant force on the top line. But as the team struggles to find its way after a 6-7-0 start, it may be time to split them up and try to find other fits that work. The post Ron MacLean on the importance of the Canucks making the playoffs appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.That may not sound like a big deal, but in Winnipeg it’s akin to a unicorn sighting.
Kopitar's go - ahead goal lifts Kings over Jets . The Kings were outshooting the Jets 11-2 just over seven minutes into the game after Winnipeg took a pair of early penalties. Wagner's goal at 10:32 was off a Hellebuyck rebound into an open side of the net, but the netminder was distracted by the stick of
Aleksander Barkov scored the go - ahead goal late in the third period for the Panthers . The shot from Boyes rebounded into the crease and Jets defenseman Adam Pardy attempted to clear the puck. Scheifele tied the score 1-all when he rifled a shot from the top of the right circle that got past Ellis at
SUNRISE, Fla. — Mark Scheifele scored late in the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Thursday night.
Adam Lowry, Nikolaj Ehlers and Josh Morrissey also scored for the Jets. Patrik Laine had three assists, including his 200th career point. Laurent Brossoit stopped 33 shots.
The Jets are 5-1-1 in their past six games following a 2-5-0 stretch.
Vincent Trocheck scored twice and Aleksander Barkov also had a goal for Florida. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.
Scheifele broke a 2-2 tie with his goal when he took a pass from Laine and fired it from the left side of the crease with 5:08 left. Lowry added a goal about two minutes later before Trocheck set the final 4-3 margin.
Jets rally to beat Golden Knights 4-3 in OT on Connor's goal
LAS VEGAS — Kyle Connor had another big night in Vegas. The 22-year-old left wing scored 3:22 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 comeback victory over the Golden Knights on Saturday. Connor leads the Jets in scoring against Vegas with 12 points in seven career games. It was his seventh goal versus the Golden Knights, who blew a two-goal lead in the third period for the second time in three nights, including a 5-4 loss to Montreal in overtime Thursday.© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises IncThe Jets, meanwhile, won both games of a back-to-back set — they withstood 53 shots by San Jose during a 3-2 victory Friday.
Scheifele netted a goal on three shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Canucks. The goal gives Scheifele six markers and 16 points in 17 appearances this season. The center has added 36 shots on goal , and four of his points have come with a man advantage.
Winnipeg Jets ' Kyle Connor (81), Jacob Trouba (8) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Trouba's winning goal as St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko (55) looks on during overtime NHL hockey game St. Louis led 3-1 heading into the third before Ben Chiarot and Mark Scheifele got consecutive goals to tie it.
Winnipeg took a 2-1 lead when Ehlers’ one-timer from the left circle went between Bobrovsky’s pads at 4:28 of the third. Trocheck tied it when he backhanded in a rebound from the left side of the crease at 7:13 of the second.
The Jets led 1-0 after Morrissey’s wrist shot from the slot with 16:15 left in the second.
Barkov tied it at 1 on his power-play goal with 4:52 left in the second. Mike Hoffman’s shot from above the right circle was blocked by Brossoit, but Barkov was able to backhand in the rebound. Barkov has a seven-game points streak.
The Panthers have scored at least one power-play goal in their past eight games.
NOTES: Jets F Gabriel Bourque missed his fourth game with a lower-body injury. ... Panthers D MacKenzie Weegar is expected to miss another week with an upper-body injury.
Jets: Visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
Panthers: Host the New York Rangers on Saturday.
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Benn scores winner, Stars take 5th straight, 5-3 over Jets .
DALLAS — Jamie Benn backhanded a tiebreaking goal with 4:21 left and the rolling Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 Thursday night after blowing a three-goal lead. Mattias Janmark returned from injury to score the first of three Dallas goals in the second period, all assisted by Corey Perry. Mattias Janmark returned from injury to score the first of three Dallas goals in the second period, all assisted by Corey Perry.