The slumping Winnipeg Jets got it together Friday night at Bell MTS Place, downing Central Division rival Nashville Predators 5-3 in a game that got a bit weird in the final moments. The Jets are in Columbus Sunday to take on the Blue Jackets.
- Jets rally: Jets comeback from 2-0 deficit to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3
- Bigger role: Ben Chiarot has gone from a clear third-pairing blue-liner who got about 15 minutes of ice time per game over the previous three years up to 18½ minutes this season.
- Collision course: Central Division powerhouses Winnipeg and Nashville did their best to outmanoeuvre each other before Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
- Like those odds: Vegas oddsmakers give 9-1 odds on Jets winning the Stanley Cup, tied with the Leafs and only behind league-leading Tampa, who are listed at 4-1.
- Dump & Chase: Post-deadline edition.
What we're reading
- 31 Thoughts: How Golden Knights won the Mark Stone sweepstakes (Elliotte Friedman)
- It's time to say 'Poor Draisaitl too': The idea of one marooned superstar in Edmonton doesn't fit anymore. The Oilers have two. That also means a rebuild could happen faster than expected (The Hockey News)
- Enemy territory: The worst possible homecoming for John Tavares (ESPN)
- New threads: What it’s like for traded NHL players to warm up with their new team (Sports Illustrated)
In case you missed it
- Wakeup call: Possibility of having leg amputated a turning point for Kevin Hayes
- Centre of things: A Little change in position holds a lot of promise
- Mike McIntyre: Former captain Tkachuk likes the look of Jets, but his sons' teams and NHL employer come first
Numbers and news
- Head of the class: Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane and St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko have been named the NHL’s Three Stars for the month of February
- Help is on its way: The Winnipeg Jets have reassigned goaltender Ken Appleby from the organization's ECHL affiliate, the Jacksonville Icemen, to the Manitoba Moose. Appleby, 23, has made eight appearances with Manitoba this season while posting a 1-6-0 record, alongside a 4.59 goals-against average and a 0.865 save percentage. Appleby has played in 10 games with Jacksonville, going 4-5-0 with a 2.60 goals-against average and a 0.926 save percentage.
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