Video: Pavelec makes incredible stick save


The Winnipeg Jets have now won five straight games and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec deserves his fair share of the credit for Thursday’s 4-3 overtime victory against Carolina.

Although he wasn’t statistically impressive — he stopped 24 of 27 shots — he came up with some big saves, including one that might be a save of the season candidate:

“That was a game-saver when you look back on it,” Jets captain Andrew Ladd said, according to the Winnipeg Sun. “He seems to make one or two of those every year.

“We don’t want to put him in that position, but to have him there to bail us out with an unbelievable save is something you need when you’re trying to win games. He was amazing.”

With Thursday’s win, the Jets are now tied with the eighth place New York Rangers in terms of points. However, the Rangers have a game in hand over the Jets.

Kassian sent to hospital after being involved in car accident

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Montreal Canadiens winger Zack Kassian was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Kassian was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed into a tree.

The SUV was being driven by a 20-year-old female at the time of the accident.

Montreal police confirmed that speed didn’t play a factor in the collision, but alcohol may have.

The Canadiens have since confirmed the incident took place and have also mentioned that Kassian was taken to hospital.

A club official described his injuries as being “minor”.

“(Kassian) was all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze,” said Steve Petrenko, a resident of the street on which the accident took place. “He had a hard time walking, and he almost took a fall.”

This story will be updated when more information is made available.

Habs and Fleischmann agree on one-year deal

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The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have signed Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract.

According to TVA Sports, the deal is worth $750,000.

The 31-year-old was invited to camp on a professional tryout, but his preseason performance showed that he could still contribute at the NHL level.

Fleischmann found instant chemistry with new linemates David Desharnais and Dale Weise, and it looks like the trio will open the regular season as Montreal’s third line.

The veteran winger started  last season with Florida, but was traded to Anaheim on Feb. 28. He had a hard time cracking the Duck’s lineup and was a healthy scratch in most of their playoff games last spring.

Fleischmann scored eight goals and 27 points in 66 games last season.