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Jets news: Pavelec key to complete games for the Jets. ‘Joy back into your life’. Jets-Sabres game stars. Doing the tough stuff to earn road win in Buffalo. Dustin Byfuglien goes up front on power play. Jets go on the road to find cure for struggles. Jets on a Deadline – Jets 2 Sabres 1.

NHL news: Blackhawks match all-time NHL record. Giordano fined $10,000 for slew-foot.

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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 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.