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Fellow coaches expect Krueger to thrive, adjust with Sabres

May. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

Mike Babcock and Ralph Krueger's relationship goes back to 2004 and countless conversations since about coaching in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs coach just wishes Krueger hadn't join ed the rival Buffalo Sabres to make his job more difficult. "It didn't thrill me that he's just down the road, but that's the...

Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blues 2-1 to even series

Apr. 17, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With the Winnipeg Jets searching for the biggest goal of their season, players in the dressing room were loose heading into overtime Tuesday night. "I mean, who doesn't want to play in an overtime (playoff) game?" forward Kyle Connor said. "I think everybody had that kind of mentality and...

All eyes on Binnington when Blues face off against Jets

Apr. 9, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

Jordan Binnington is about to get a crash course in what Connor Hellebuyck faced last season. The St. Louis Blues' rookie goaltender will make his playoff debut against Hellebuyck and the high-powered Jets in Game 1 of their first-round series Wednesday night in Winnipeg. If Binnington can match what Hellebuyck...

Jets beat Coyotes 4-2 to earn home-ice in 1st round

Apr. 7, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets got the victory they wanted in the regular-season finale. Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist as the Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Saturday night to earn home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. "We knew what was going on,"...

Johnson scores in OT, Avs beat Jets 3-2 to earn playoff spot

Apr. 5, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche started the celebration on the bench as the clock ran out in regulation. It secured the point they needed to earn a postseason spot. The party that spilled onto the ice moments later? That was just a pleasant bonus. Erik Johnson scored 1:49 into overtime, Philipp...

Parise returns with 2 goals; Wild beat Jets 5-1

Apr. 3, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota raced off to a big lead against Winnipeg on Tuesday, and then started watching the scoreboard to see if its faint playoff hopes would survive another night. The Wild did their part, but their six-year playoff streak came to an end. Zach Parise scored twice in his return...

Hayes scores in OT to lift Jets over Blackhawks, 4-3

Apr. 2, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Hayes and the Winnipeg Jets eventually got the two points they desperately needed. Hayes scored at 3:38 of overtime as Winnipeg defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide and move into sole possession of first place in the Central Division. Hayes cut...

'He's speeding up:' Ovechkin on verge of 8th 50-goal season

Mar. 27, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scores 50 goals a season so often the historical significance of it almost gets overlooked. The Washington Capitals' captain is one away from becoming just the third NHL player with eight 50-goal seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy. If and when it happens, it'll be...

Seguin, Faksa lead Stars past Jets 5-2

Mar. 26, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The results this season show that Dallas has figured out the Winnipeg Jets. Stars forward Radek Faksa doesn't agree. Faksa and Tyler Seguin each scored a pair of goals and the Stars snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Jets on Monday. The Stars, who won the...

Connor's hat trick helps Jets top Preds, clinch playoff spot

Mar. 23, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor's new linemates were teasing the Winnipeg Jets forward about helping him score a third goal against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Then, they made it a reality. Connor had his first NHL hat trick and added an assist, Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his...