Dallas Stars v Winnipeg Jets

Jets ‘just need to go out and play hockey’


Three straight losses for the Winnipeg Jets. That’s the situation after they were beaten 4-1 by the visiting Dallas Stars on Friday night.

Not the best way to begin a six-game home stand. The Stars got out to a 4-0 lead and virtually cruised to victory, despite some amount of push from the Jets in the third period.

“I think we’re focusing a little bit too much on what everybody’s saying…,” Jets forward Evander Kane told the Winnipeg Free Press.

“I think we just need to go out and play hockey. I think we’re hesitant and when you’re in between, you get caught flat-footed.”

The Jets were victimized by the play of Stars forward Tyler Seguin, who scored twice and added two assists, which marks the first time in his NHL career that he has hit four points in a single regular season game.

The Jets got off to a good start, winning their first two games and against opponents from Edmonton and L.A.

But since then, they have struggled, scoring just four times in their past three games, all losses.

“We were better winning battles, there were some things I saw,” Jets’ head coach Claude Noel told the Winnipeg Sun.

“People will say the score is what it is at that juncture but I saw different things. We played with a lot more vim and vigour, if you will.”

Panthers’ Crouse is going back to junior

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Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.

Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.

Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”

Yes! Jagr’s bringing back the mullet

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The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.

According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.

“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.

Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.

Anyway, this is fantastic.