Winnipeg Jets miss playoffs, drop last game 4-2 to Montreal Canadiens

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His shot from the faceoff circle found its way through a mad scramble in front of the Winnipeg net. Wheeler put the Jets ahead again about five minutes later when he dug a puck out of a scrambling Carey Price in front of the Montreal net and slipped it in. The third was only about two minutes old when Pavelec intercepted Gallagher’s shot, only to see it rise high in the air and bounce behind him, dribbling over the line before he could grab it. Desharnais then scored on a 5-on-3 in the third to put the Canadians ahead for the first time. A few minutes Pacioretty scored from the point on an insurance goal originally credited to Desharnais. The Jets looked like a good bet to make the post-season until a five-game slide. Even a 6-1-1 record in their last eight games failed to make up all the lost ground. Their only chance was to win Thursday and have both New York and Ottawa lose all their remaining games. Coach Claude Noel said he would talk about Winnipeg’s season and future Friday and confined his brief comments to the game. “I thought the game was OK. They spent too much time in our zone, which I didn’t really like. . source: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets-miss-playoffs-drop-last-game-4-2-to-montreal-canadiens-204787991.html?viewAllComments=y

Jets bummed as playoff hopes end

Get the inside slant, stats, scores, schedules and more scoops right here .   ”It’s huge. Home ice is really big in the playoffs. … You keep forcing plays, you keep being relentless on the puck, eventually they’re going to turn it over and they’re going to get tired and we took advantage in the third.” Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban , who had two assists Thursday night, agreed with his captain. ”You want to use that fan base to your advantage. Now that we’ve got home-ice advantage we want to use that.” The game started well for the Jets. Chris Thorburn and Wright teamed up in the first to put the Jets ahead 1-0. Wright’s wrist shot from the slot found the upper corner of the Montreal net. But the Canadiens still managed to spend a lot of time in Winnipeg’s zone. The Jets were outshot 8-5 in the first and had managed only two more midway through the second when Bourque evened things up. source: http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/winnipeg-jets-eliminated-from-playoffs-lose-to-montreal-canadiens-david-desharnais-rene-bourque-james-wright-042513

Jets eliminated, then fall to Canadiens 4-2

Wheeler put the Jets ahead again about five minutes later when he dug a puck out of a scrambling Carey Price in front of the Montreal net and slipped it in. The third was only about two minutes old when Pavelec intercepted Gallagher’s shot, only to see it rise high in the air and bounce behind him, dribbling over the line before he could grab it. Desharnais then scored on a 5-on-3 in the third to put the Canadians ahead for the first time. Pacioretty scored later in the period for a little insurance. The Jets looked like a good bet to make the postseason until a five-game slide. Even a 6-1-1 record in their last eight games failed to make up all the lost ground. Their only chance was to win Thursday and have both New York and Ottawa lose all their remaining games. Coach Claude Noel said he would talk about Winnipeg’s season and future Friday and confined his brief comments to the game. “I thought the game was OK. They spent too much time in our zone, which I didn’t really like. … source: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/nhl/gameflash/2013/04/25/32466_recap.html

Jets left without answers after failed playoff push

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The Jets struck out on three scoreboards Thursday night, with Ottawa and New York both winning before Winnipeg allowed three goals in the third period of a 4-2 loss to Montreal. We showed down the stretch that if we put our minds to it we can be a pretty good hockey team and we can have some succes Their ninth-place finish is still better than their debut season as the Jets, when they finished 11th and were well out of the picture well before their last game. The team that started its life in Atlanta in 1999-2000 has so far made the playoffs only once in its history, in 2007. Things won’t get easier next season as they leave the Southeast Division, not exactly the strongest in the NHL, for a new central time zone grouping that includes the likes of Chicago, Dallas and Minnesota. Despite Ladd’s talk of changes, coach Claude Noel says he thinks the Jets could have made the playoffs both last season and this season with the players they have now. It’s a group and coaching issue, as far as he’s concerned. “They’re some areas where I suppose we could use a little more . . . but I’m not going to discuss those today,” he said Friday. source: http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/04/27/winnipeg-jets-players-say-goodbye-after-missing-the-nhl-playoffs-again/

It’s lucky 13 for the Winnipeg Jets at NHL draft

tries on his Atlanta Thrashers jersey during the first round draft pick at the NHL entry draft in Ottawa in 2005. His 16th-overall selection in the first round was one of only two times the Thrashers/Jets organization picked later than 13th in the draft. Since being drafted, Bourret has yet to crack an NHL lineup. (TOBIN GRIMSHAW / THE CANADIAN PRESS ARCHIVES) The 13th pick of the upcoming NHL entry draft will belong to the Winnipeg Jets. That’s the result of tonight’s draft lottery, which saw the Colorado Avalanche win the lottery and move from the second spot to No. 1. Florida had the greatest odds of winning the lottery — 25 per cent — but didn’t. The Jets could make some or no transactions before the June 30 draft in New Jersey. If they stand with what they’ve got, they’ll have six selections in the first three rounds and 10 in the whole seven-round process. Winnipeg has its own first-round pick, three in the second and two in the third round in this draft. The Jets haven’t had this late a selection since 2007, when they chose 67th after a series of trades. source: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/jets/Colorado-wins-lottery-gets-first-pick-in-upcoming-NHL-draft-205323741.html

 

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