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Kings ride special teams success to win over Jets

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-03-24

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar each scored a power-play goal, and the Los Angeles Kings kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

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Kings conquer Jets 5-2

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-03-24

LOS ANGELES -- Marian Gaborik and Drew Doughty scored power-play goals less than two minutes apart early in the third period to propel the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action Thursday night. The Kings (35-31-7) were deadly with the man advantage, scoring three...

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Kings ride special teams success to 5-2 win over Jets (The Associated Press)

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2017-03-24

Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar each scored a power-play goal, and the Los Angeles Kings kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Ben Bishop made 19 saves and Tanner Pearson and Jake Muzzin also scored for the Kings, who trail Nashville for the second wild card in the Western Conference by eight points with nine games to play.

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Laine has input on power-play positioning

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-03-23

LOS ANGELES — The public debate raging over how the Winnipeg Jets use sensational rookie right-winger Patrik Laine on the power play was front and centre at head coach Paul Maurice's Thursday morning press briefing. Maurice was asked to explain why the club's top goal scorer is on the...

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Jets' Chevy seems committed... right to the core

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-03-23

Over the next couple of seasons, the Winnipeg Jets will hope to transition from a high-scoring young team to a permanent playoff contender with a legitimate chance of drinking from the Stanley Cup each year. It's the Chicago Blackhawks model and should be every team's goal. Porous goaltending...

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It’s time for the Jets to structure their lines differently

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-03-23

The way in which NHL coaches assemble their lines is beginning to alter. For years and years, we’ve seen teams load their top two lines with their best offensive players, followed by a third line working as a “shutdown” line and their fourth line serving as the “grinder” line. But with the number of enforcers decreasing and with teams trying to discover new ways to get pucks past goaltender’s hulking equipment, some NHL clubs have shifted to a different system; A top-nine system. The top-nine system creates less of a contrast from line two to three and evens out the offensive attack throughout the lineup. A popular example of a top-nine system is from last year’s Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Throughout the playoffs, the Penguins spread out their plethora of offensive talent into three even lines. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, three of the league’s elite scorers, all anchored separate lines. Kessel, who led his

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JGD74: Jets Enter Game 1 Of The California Showdown

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-03-23

Welcome to the Jets Nation preview of tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Jets briefly fly into California on a two game road trip beginning tonight against the Kings. The Kings are facing the Jets after having lost both their games against the Albertan teams. The Jets are also entering tonight’s contest sitting at .500 and look to gain some momentum for the 2017-18 season. The Kings currently sit 8 points out of the 2nd wildcard spot in the West and need to win most games her on out to have a chance for the playoffs. Lets look at the lineups. Winnipeg Jets (33-33-7) LW C RW

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Morrissey says Jets have plenty to play for

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-03-23

LOS ANGELES — The Winnipeg Jets are 10 points out of the final wild-card playoff spot in the NHL's Western Conference with nine regular-season games remaining. Any legitimate post-season hopes have evaporated. It would be simpler to throw in the towel and even though their stretch run may...

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Game 74: Jets vs. Kings pre-game report

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-03-23

A look at the game 74 projected lineups and audio.

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Behind the Mask With Mikhail Berdin

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-03-23

A sixth-round pick in 2016 for the Winnipeg Jets, Russian goaltender Mikhail Berdin decided to cross the pond last autumn to play in the USHL, for the Sioux Falls Stampede. The Hockey Writers talked with the goalie prospect in his native Russian after a practice. In this exclusive interview, Berdin talked about his move to the USHL, his adaptation to his new life, and his prospects with the Jets. Early Life The Hockey Writers: Where were you born? When did you start playing hockey? Mikhail Berdin: I was born in Ufa. I started playing when I was seven, for Salavat Yulaev Ufa. THW: Did you always play as a goalie? MB: No, I did not. I was

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