WestJet adding nonstop flights to Vegas during Jets playoff run

13 May, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Put simply, the Golden Knights finds ways to win games.

The Capitals were founded in 2001, and play in a 7,000-seat arena to some of the best fan support in the league. The second time around, NHL GMs are likely to be much more stingy.

And with his numbers, who's to argue? The Jets are 6-1 in their last seven Saturday night games, while the Golden Knights are 11-2 in their last 13 games against teams with a winning record.

"He's a great guy".

To date, Jets and Moose fans attending True North playoff-related events, including street parties and viewing parties, have donated more than 15,875 kilograms (or 35,000 lbs.) of food for Winnipeg Harvest. "I'm proud to be where we are right now".

The '78 Jets not only steamrolled through their season, winning the AVCO Cup in four straight games over Gordie Howe and the New England Whalers, they also became the first North American team to defeat the mighty Soviet national team, without a doubt the strongest team in the world at the time, when they won 5-3 on January 5, 1978, at Winnipeg Arena.

Fleury was limited by a concussion to 46 appearances in the regular season but he's making up for lost time on the Knights' improbably run the conference final.

"They said that I'm a traitor", she says. "I'm super excited to be here and just having a chance to be playing playoff hockey with this team". While the Golden Knights have been a great story, there has been plenty of grumbling from the stepsisters left behind by Cinderella.

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Another old pro, 36-year-old blue-liner Deryk Engelland, believes the Knights are not the same team without him.

"If we don't win the Cup, I certainly hope Dave and George do", said Kolzig, who serves as the Capitals' professional development coach. "On and off the ice, he's a phenomenal goalie". So far in the playoffs, the Quebec native has played even better.

The Jets' offense attempted 32.4 shots per game in the regular season, leading to 3.4 goals per contest (ranked second overall in the NHL).

Winnipeg forward Kyle Connor scored his first two career playoff goals and added an assist in Game 5 against Nashville to become the first rookie in franchise history to post a three-point game in the playoffs.

"They're good. They're obviously one of the best lines out there", said Fleury.

Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff knows the team's success this spring is special for the players and fans. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays a whopping 14.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.

Canadian James Paxton, who is from BC and pitches for the Seattle Mariners, threw a no-hitter this week against the only Canadian team in Major League Baseball, the Blue Jays.



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