December 12, 2018

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Day of rest

Latest Boxscore: Chicago: 3 - Winnipeg: 6 (FINAL)

Record: 19 – 9 – 2

Some times you just really earn a day off — and the Jets certainly did that.

The NHL team snatched six points in three games during its recent road trip to the New York area and returned to Winnipeg sixth overall in the league — heading into last night's action — with a 17-8-2 record.

The club had Wednesday off; will practice today; and then open a four-game homestand on Friday night when the St. Louis Blues visit Bell MTS Place. The Flyers are here on Sunday; the Blackhawks on Tuesday; and the Oilers next Thursday.

Jason Bell returned from the east coast as well on Wednesday and files a report on what the Big Apple three-game sweep may mean to the team moving forward.

— Sports Editor Steve Lyons


Our coverage

  • The Winnipeg Jets won all three games during the team's trip to the east coast.

    The Winnipeg Jets won all three games during the team's trip to the east coast.

    All systems go: Battle-scarred Jets fly successful mission to league's eastern front
  • Quite a script: Jerry Bruckheimer's hockey dream comes true with Seattle
  • Forbes: Rangers remain most valuable franchise followed by Leafs, Habs.. Jets 27th
  • Work to be done: Seattle moves into next phase after NHL expansion approval

What we're reading

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday.

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday.

    31 Thoughts: What Seattle means for future NHL expansion (Elliotte Friedman)
  • Ken Campbell: Ryan Reaves' hit on Tom Wilson won't result in a suspension, but the result of the play — which saw Wilson exit with injury and Reaves booted from the game — might give an indication as to why hitting is on the decline in the modern era (The Hockey News)
  • The other side: 'Reaves targeted him the entire game,’ but won’t face suspension for Tom Wilson hit (The Washington Post)
  • Growing pains: What Anthony Duclair learned at each of his NHL stops (ESPN)
  • From the mouth of Mitch: The Maple Leafs winger takes a break from racking up points to come out and say what everyone's been thinking: Vegetables are disgusting (Sportsnet)

In case you missed it

  • Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Copp.

    Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Copp.

    Heads up: Concussion still a concern for Copp
  • Blue line anchor: Manitoba product Pulock earned trust of Isles new coach
  • Puck Data: NHL officials aren't calling 'em as they see 'em, writes Andrew Berkshire

News and numbers

  • Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews.

    Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews.

    Comeback season: There have been 187 comeback victories in the first 425 games of the season, the most at this stage of a season in league history and up 10 percent over last season (170 in 425 GP). The 60 multi-goal comeback victories match the highest total through 425 games of any season (also 60 in 1985-86).
  • Ripping it up: Auston Matthews (15-8—23 in 14 GP) scored and OT goal on Tuesday and became the seventh player since 1992-93 to score 15 or more goals through his first 14 games of a season and just the second to do so in the past 22 seasons. Mario Lemieux potted 19 in 1992-93 and 17 in 1995-96.
  • November to remember: MJHL players of the month were Bradly Goethals of the Swan Valley Stampeders; Caelan McPhee of the Portage Terriers (defence); Dalton Dosch of the Virden Oil Capitals (goalie); Owen Murray of the Portage Terriers (rookie).

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