2:11 PM EST, Sun February 28, 2021
13 hours ago

Jets withstand Montreal desperation, steal one in OT

Sometimes things come to those who don’t deserve it. The following is a tale of the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place. Thoroughly dominated from puck drop to final whistle, the Jets managed quite the heist in a 2-1 overtime win against the Montreal Canadiens, one that improved their impressive record to 13-6-1 on the season. What transpired on the ice was anything but inspiring for the...
22 hours ago

JETS NOTEBOOK: Good goaltending serving Jets well on and off the ice

The importance of good goaltending in hockey seems obvious. The more the goalie saves the shots sent his way, the better the team is for it. There’s no quantum analysis here. The tangible benefits are reflected, at the end of the game, on the scoreboard hanging above the ice surface. But good goaltending also produces benefits between the ears, and not just for the egos of any particular...
Feb 26, 2021

JETS SETTING: Are the Winnipeg Jets good or do the eyes deceive?

WATCH BELOW as Winnipeg Sun columnist Paul Friesen and sports reporter Scott Billeck discuss the state of the Winnipeg Jets, Pierre-Luc Dubois’s emergence following injury, the blue line and more in the latest edition of Jets Setting. What do you think? Tweet...
Feb 26, 2021

JETS NOTEBOOK: Dubois has team gushing; Ehlers won't back down

Pierre-Luc Dubois, self-admittedly, isn’t on top of his game just yet as he continues to find his way as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. But that isn’t stopping both his new coach and his new teammates from — to borrow a word from Paul Maurice — gushing about Winnipeg’s new addition. Whether it’s his knack for scoring goals — he has three on four shots with the team — or his ability to shake off a defender, either with finesse or with force, it’s a sight...
Feb 26, 2021

‘WE KNOW WE’RE GOOD’: Getting down early, doesn't get the Jets down

You wouldn’t dare call it cockiness. No, not with some of those defensive lapses. Paul Maurice would suggest you don’t refer to it as lucky, either. The Winnipeg Jets head coach has a point. His team is far too skilled to be lucky. He’d rather you call it composed — a composure with a dose of maturity — in times where his team needs it the most. ...
Feb 25, 2021

Jets come back to win third straight over Habs

Another shaky first period, another comeback victory by the Winnipeg Jets. Falling behind 2-0 to Montreal on home ice, the Jets stormed back to record a 6-3 decision on Thursday, matching their season high with a third straight victory. Nate Thompson’s first goal as a Jet broke a 3-3 tie in the third period, Pierre-Luc Dubois added some insurance and Mark Scheifele an empty-netter against the floundering...
Feb 25, 2021

JETS SNAPSHOTS: Keeping the message fresh key to coaching longevity for Jets Maurice

You win a Stanley Cup somewhere as a head coach, you could last a decade. If you don’t, you’re lucky to survive four years. This week, the Montreal Canadiens moved on from Claude Julien after exactly four years. Habs assistant Dominique Ducharme took over for Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. ...
Feb 24, 2021

Jets' Maurice: Habs to get bang for the boot

It appeared the Winnipeg Jets would have the Montreal Canadiens right where they wanted them on Thursday: on the edge of a cliff, needing only a nudge to push them over. Losers of three straight and five of their last six – the last two to last-place Ottawa – the 9-5-4 Habs were hobbling into Winnipeg for a two-game set as vulnerable as they’ve been all season. Wednesday’s firing of head coach Claude...
Feb 23, 2021

Copp cools off, stays patient... road trips ain't what they used to be... close games leave Maurice managing emotions... Poolman on shelf, for now

Two weeks into the season, Andrew Copp was the Winnipeg Jets’ surprise producer, adding the roles of goal scorer and set-up man to his job description. Over a run of five games, Copp piled up four goals and five assists, more than justifying his promotion to the top two lines. Today he’s the same reliable checking machine, but the points have disappeared: he hasn’t scored in 11 games and he’s...
Feb 23, 2021

Third-place Jets thinking big

The warts are there in plain sight, and you could pick at them until they bleed. But there’s no arguing the Winnipeg Jets’ place in the Canadian Club is looking pretty good through 18 games. At home they’ve won nearly twice as many as they’ve lost (6-3-1) and they’re holding their own on the road (5-3), just the way you draw up a successful regular season. ...
Feb 22, 2021

Relationship on the rebound: maybe Dubois can help Jets fans forget Laine

For the average Winnipeg Jets fan, the four weeks since the trading of Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic must have felt a bit like a painful breakup. There was the wallop of the initial news and the feelings of rejection that followed. Probably some anger mixed with the sadness. Seeing the old flame so quickly picking up with their new match only added salt to the wound. You just couldn’t get away from it....
Feb 22, 2021

JETS NOTEBOOK: Talent washing the sins away; Pionk the 'Pulverizer'

If talent can cleanse the stains a multitude of sins can produce, the Winnipeg Jets should be kneeling at the altar of hockey’s deities, offering thanksgiving while taking stock of their blessings. The evidence is quite clear: as manic as a game can get for the Jets at times, they ooze the skill needed to find a way to win. Exhibit A — Sunday’s 4-3 overtime triumph over the Vancouver Canucks. The Jets...
Feb 22, 2021

Dubois leads Jets to overtime victory over Canucks with 'Welcome to Winnipeg' night

Pierre-Luc Dubois said Sunday afternoon that he’d never been more ready to play a hockey game in his entire life. Hours later, he’d show all of Jetsland just what he meant. Two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and an added assist for good measure in a 4-3 win at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks. A three-point,...
Feb 21, 2021

JETS NOTEBOOK: Dubois happy to be back; PK much-improved

It’s safe to say Pierre-Luc Dubois wasn’t much of a fan of losing the past month of his NHL career to quarantine — and then injury — just as he was getting back up to speed. Neither situation could have been avoided. COVID-19 restrictions meant mandatory self-isolation for 14 days when he arrived in Canada following a blockbuster trade between the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 21, one that sent Patrik Laine the other way. ...
Feb 21, 2021

Dubois set for Sunday return at Canucks

After missing five games because of a lower-body injury, Pierre-Luc Dubois will return to the lineup at Rogers Arena on Sunday night in Vancouver. Dubois, acquired by the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 21 in the deal that sent Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic to Columbus, will line up on the wing on the top line with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. “I’ve never been more ready to go,” Dubois said after Sunday’s...