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Carmel 2-2 10-7 Jasp posted: January 17 Journal entry: March 9, 1996 (age 26) Updated: February 14 NHL: Jets defeat Blackhawks 4-2 behind 3rd-period rally Associated Press | 0comments CHICAGO Just when the Winnipeg Jets could have started tiring, they shifted into a higher gear against the Chicago Blackhawks. Bryan Little and Chris Thorburn scored 28 seconds apart midway through the third period to snap a tie, and the Jets went on to beat Chicago 4-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. Zach Bogosian and Andrew Ladd each had a goal and an assist for the Jets, who along with rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson beat the Blackhawks for the third time this season, all in Chicago. The Jets played their third game in four nights and sixth in nine against a Chicago team that hadn’t played since Sunday. Winnipeg was also coming off a 2-1 win at Dallas on Thursday in which they were outshot 47-22 as No. 1 goalie Ondrej Pavelec was the difference. “This was as good a character win as we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “It’s not a tough schedule, it’s a brutal schedule. “We play on energy and I can’t imagine (the Winnipeg players) had any tonight.” But somehow, the Jets found it. “We really came together and sucked it up for 60 minutes tonight and played hard,” said Little, who along with Ladd lead the team with 17 goals. source: http://tristate-media.com/drr/nhl-jets-defeat-blackhawks—behind-rd-period-rally/article_ae91f9d0-9e2a-11e4-925f-bbef622c955e.html

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The incident occurred Friday when Carcillo skated up to Perreault from behind, cross-checked him in a downward motion and connected his stick to Perreault’s left arm with 9.5 seconds remaining in the second period. Perreault immediately fell to the ice. He held his left arm as he departed for the locker room and did not return to the game. He was scheduled to be examined Saturday. Carcillo said Saturday his intent was not injure Perreault and hoped the Jets player would be OK. “I was just trying to knock him off, you know?” said Carcillo, who hadn’t heard from the NHL prior to speaking to the media Saturday. “I didn’t think it was very, like, malicious or anything. “It was just kind of a hockey play and it was at the end of a shift. I must have just caught him between some padding. I’ve been hit there before, too. source: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story/_/id/12185159/daniel-carcillo-chicago-blackhawks-offered-person-hearing-crosscheck-mathieu-perreault-winnipeg-jets

Daniel Carcillo of Chicago Blackhawks offered in-person hearing for crosscheck on Mathieu Perreault of Winnipeg Jets – ESPN Chicago

He has a plus-nine rating this season along with an impressive 14.6 percent success mark on his shots on goal. Quenneville wants him on the ice as much as possible, as Kane is averaging 19:55 of ice time per night, which ranks first among Chicago forwards. Any time Kane is on the ice in a close game late in the third period or overtime, there’s a feeling that he’s going to do something memorable. That feeling has been rewarded quite often. Most Improved Player: Kris Versteeg Jeff Haynes/Associated Press Kris Versteeg is not in the lineup right now because he suffered a left hand injury after a puck struck him during the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day in Washington . However, it is not a long-term injury, and he could be back in the lineup by the end of the month or early February. When he returns, it will be a big boost to the Blackhawks lineup. Versteeg had been skating well and putting the puck in the net with regularity prior to the injury. He has scored nine goals and 18 assists in 34 games, and he has been quite responsible in his own end. He leads the Blackhawks with a plus-15 rating, and Quenneville was playing him an average of 16:01 per game. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2330057-chicago-blackhawks-awards-for-the-1st-half-of-the-2014-15-season

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That type of inconsistency gnaws at head coach Joel Quenneville’s psyche. While the Blackhawks can’t hope to play their best hockey every night during an 82-game regular season, it’s hard for any coach to stomach losses to teams like the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche . Another issue is the team’s margin of defeat over that span. It’s one thing if the four losses in the previous eight games prior to the win over Minnesota were one-goal games, but three of those defeats were by multiple goals. They dropped a 5-1 decision at home to the Jets, were blanked 2-0 at Colorado and were the victims of a 5-2 defeat to the lowly Edmonton Oilers. The only one-goal loss was their hard-luck 3-2 decision to the Capitals in the Winter Classic, when former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining in the third period. In addition to struggling against teams that they would normally beat with ease, the Blackhawks had problems with their even-strength play and their inability to get off to good starts. They were outscored 19-13 in even-strength situations, and that’s normally an area where the Blackhawks dominate. According to NHL.com, Chicago is scoring 1.27 goals for every goal their opponents score in five-on-five situations, ranking fifth in the league. However, during that cold spell, they were scoring just 0.68 goals to each goal their opponents scored when both teams were at full strength. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2330395-chicago-blackhawks-playing-down-to-their-competition-is-troubling-trend

 

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