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The road most travelled

The Jets will fly over 44,000 kilometres in the shortened season, most in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the NHL.

Here's a breakdown of their travel, including back-to-back games (BB):

Rk Team        KM      BB      

1. WINNIPEG 44,095 8

2. Florida 40,552 7

3. Tampa Bay 33,086 8

4. Carolina 32,499 9

5. Toronto 30,609 9

6. Washington 28,523 8

7. Boston 27,265 7

8. Pittsburgh 27,108 7

9. Montreal 27,098 9

10. Buffalo 25,269 9

11. Ottawa 24,349 8

12. Philadelphia 24,125 10

13. NYI 20,039 7

14. NYR 19,344 6

15. New Jersey 18,736 10

(Numbers courtesy ProPuck Wizard)

FYI:

-Seven teams in the West will travel more than the Jets this year: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Detroit, Calgary, Dallas, Vancouver and Minnesota.

-Winnipeg travels 2.35 times the kilometres travelled by New Jersey.

 

ROAD WORRIERS?

A look at the road records of the 30 NHL teams in 2011-12:

Rank Team    W-L- OT

1.Philadelphia25-13-3

2.Vancouver24-12-5

3.NY Rangers24-12-5

4.Boston25-15-1

5.New Jersey24-15-2

6.Pittsburgh22-15-4

7.Ottawa21-14-6

8.Nashville22-16-3

9.Phoenix20-14-7

10.Los Angeles18-13-10

11.St. Louis19-16-6

12.Dallas20-19-2

13.Colorado19-18-4

14.Chicago18-18-5

15.San Jose17-17-7

16.Florida17-17-7

17.Buffalo18-20-3

18.NY Islanders17-19-5

19.Calgary14-17-10

20.Detroit17-21-3

21.Toronto17-21-3

22.Minnesota15-19-7

23.Washington16-21-4

24.Montreal15-20-6

25.Anaheim13-18-10

26.Carolina13-19-9

27.WINNIPEG14-22-5

28.Edmonton14-23-4

29.Tampa Bay13-22-6

30.Columbus12-25-4

FYI:

-The Jets power play on the road was tied for second last with Phoenix 12.7 per cent

-Their road penalty kill was 26th at 78 per cent.

-The Atlanta Thrashers/Jets franchise has had a winning road record just once in its 12 years of existence -- 2006-07, when the Thrashers were 20-16-5.

--Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 21, 2013 ??65535

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