It’s been a long and productive offseason for the Winnipeg Jets, who are gearing up for the 2016-2017 NHL season. With last year’s disappointing record behind them, Winnipeg has spent the summer thinking and looking at things positively. Their last place finish in the Eastern Conference meant they got second pick in the NHL draft, a privilege which allowed them to get their hands on Patrik Laine, a Finnish forward who has caught the attention of all hockey enthusiasts in recent months. Laine will join teammates Blake Wheeler, NIkolaj Ehlers, Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien as the Winnipeg Jets attempt to turn things around this season. Tickets for all upcoming games are on sale now, so whether home or away, there’s no excuse to miss out on the action!
Winnipeg Jets News
It’s never fun to lose a home game, and it’s especially tough when the deciding goal comes late in the third period. That’s exactly what happened to the Winnipeg Jets on January 24 in a game against the San Jose Sharks. The Jets played extremely well against the defending Western Conference Champions, but a goal from Sharks forward Patrick Marleau with just over four minutes left proved to be the winning score in a 4-3 game. The Jets have work to do in order to get back over .500, and these are the games the team needs to start winning. Winnipeg will host a dominant Minnesota Wild team on February 7, and tickets start at $50.
A disappointing trip to Buffalo ended badly for the Winnipeg Jets. Rookie Patrick Lane left the game early in the third period after a head-to-head collision with Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe. Word is
that Lane has suffered a concussion, but no further announcements have been made about when he'll be able to return to the ice. Adding insult to the injury, Winnipeg blew a 3-1 lead, letting Buffalo take the
night with a 4-3 final score. The Jets are set to wrap up a three-game road stint this Monday in San Jose, getting back to the MTS Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to face the Coyotes. Don't miss out--get tickets
now for $52 and up!
The Winnipeg Jets have won their last two games in a row. After losing to the Canucks in the first of a two game series on December 20, the Jets came back two nights later and beat them 4-1. Vancouver got the first goal in during the first period, and then the Jets found their momentum, equalizing during the second period and adding three more in the third period. Nikolaj Ehlers had two goals. Then, the Jets beat the Blackhawks 3-1 on December 27. They will look to continue their winning momentum when they host the Blue Jackets on December 29 and the Islanders on December 31. Get your tickets today so that you are there to see all the action. Prices start at $193.
Last week was a rough one for the Winnipeg Jets. The Canadian team played four games from Monday-Sunday and lost all four. On Sunday night, the Jets worked hard against the Edmonton Oilers, in hopes they could pull out of their losing streak. The game was all tied up in the third quarter and the Oilers had possession of the puck near their goal. Mark Letestu from the Oilers attempted a slap shot that bounced off the goalie’s pad. After that the Jets very own Patrik Laine somehow hit the puck into the goal. The inadvertent goal gave the Oilers the win over the Jets. Watch the Jets play live again on December 18. Tickets are still available.
After losing five in a row away from home, the Winnipeg Jets ended their road trip and returned to the MTS Centre on Sunday to host Nashville. With the home crowd on their side, Winnipeg was able to shut out the Predators, sending them home with a 3-0 loss. Two nights later, the Devils came to town, but were also sent away disappointed with a 3-2 final score. After a third game at home this Thursday, Dec. 1, against the Oilers, the Winnipeg Jets will play the Blues in St. Louis this Saturday, Dec. 3 and the Blackhawks in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets for all these games can be purchased now!
The Winnipeg Jets have been eating for Connor Hellebuyck to have a breakout game since the start of the season. The team finally got the performance it was looking for in a November 15 showdown with the Chicago Blackhawks as the young goalie provided 27 saves and was able to hold Chicago scoreless. The rest of the Jets backed their goalie with plenty of scoring, including three goals in the third period, leading to a 4-0 victory. The Jets will look to build on this strong defensive play during a short road trip before heading back to Winnipeg to host the Nashville Predators on November 27. Tickets for that game start at $47.
The Winnipeg Jets were so close to coming back against the Washington Capitals when the teams faced off on November 1. The Jets couldn’t get anything going early, falling behind 2-0 after the first two periods. However, two late goals had Winnipeg tied with Washington and it looked as though the Jets would be able to push the game to overtime. Then, with only 30 seconds left in the third, the Capitals managed to score the game-winning goal, delivering a gut punch to the Winnipeg fans. The Jets have a slew of home games during which the team can try to get back on track, including a matchup against the Los Angeles Kings on November 13. Tickets for that game start at $59.
While the Winnipeg Jets lost to the Boston Bruins on October 17, the final score of 4-1 makes the match seem much more lopsided than it actually was. The Jets scored first and seemed to be in control for much of the first two periods. Unfortunately, a goal from the Bruins’ David Pastrnak late in the second put Boston ahead and Winnipeg was never able to recover, giving up two more scores in the final 20 minutes. The Jets are now under .500 on the season but will look to get back on track during an upcoming home stand. The team hosts the Dallas Stars on October 27, and tickets for that game start at $43.
The Winnipeg Jets have announced their new captain for the 2016-2017 season: Blake Wheeler. After trading Andrew Ladd to Chicago at the end of last season, the team has been without a captain. Serving alongside Ladd as assistant captains will be Dustin Byfuglein and Mark Scheifele. Jets prospect Patrik Laine will be heading to the World Cup of Hockey to play in Team Finland. It was unsure whether he would be able to compete after having knee surgery, but he is healthy and ready to hit the ice. Training camp kicks off in about three weeks for the Jets. Their first preseason game will be at home against the Flames on September 27. You can still get tickets for preseason games for $5 and up.