Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers on February 20, 2013 — No Comments

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Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Pavelec key to complete games for the JetsHe brought the Pavelectricity last night and as I said on Jets on a Deadline, I am not sure how he was not voted a star of the game.  He was terrific and perhaps made his biggest save of the game following the Jets early goal, when the team gave up a good chance almost immediately and Ondrej made the stop.
Ondrej Pavelec v2

Winnipeg Free Press:  ‘Joy back into your life’One game does not make a season, but the Jets deserve to celebrate after playing a pretty mistake free game.  There are still improvements to be made and it should be pointed out that they beat a Buffalo team that is fading quickly, but it was a solid start to the road trip.  Next up are the Southeast leading Hurricanes.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets-Sabres game starsI am 100% with Ed on these selections.  How Pavelec and Wheeler both missed out on being game stars is beyond me.  While the 3 Star selection is fairly meaningless, in this case both of these two deserved the recognition for their effort.

TSN:  Doing the tough stuff to earn road win in BuffaloIt was a terrific 60 minute road effort by the Jets.  Starting with Pavelec and right through to the forwards and defence, the team collectively played very well.  

Winnipeg Sun:  Dustin Byfuglien goes up front on power playFor all the fans who have been calling for Big Buff to move up front you finally got your wish.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets go on the road to find cure for strugglesBlake Wheeler was a different player last night.  He was literally everywhere on the ice and while he didn’t end up with any points (or in the 3 stars) he had six shots and finished plus oneFriesen also discusses Kane’s hustle, Slater’s moves, Ladd’s hot, Jokinen cold, Postma’s errors and the play of Clitsome.

Illegal Curve:  Jets on a Deadline – Jets 2 Sabres 1Game recaps, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.
Jets @ Sabres

NHL news:

Chicago Sun-Times:  Blackhawks match all-time NHL recordWhile they could not be happy giving up a 3-1 lead late in the 3rd to the Canucks, it must have been especially sweet for Chicago to score this record tying victory against Vancouver.

Calgary Sun:  Giordano fined $10,000 for slew-foot.   A big fine for the Flames defenceman and in case you missed it, here is the video of the move which cost him 10K.

Video of the Night – Red Wings Datsyuk goes through five:
It was a pleasure watching the Wizard work his magic, although I’m not sure what I enjoyed more in this video, Datsyuk’s skill in scoring this goal or Ken Daniels going bananas after he realizes the goal went in.