5 Can't-Miss Winnipeg Jets Game in 2014-15

By PowerPlayCJ

5 Can't-Miss Winnipeg Jets Game in 2014-15

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The Winnipeg Jets enter the 2014-15 season looking to make their first playoff appearance since returning to Winnipeg in 2011. The team will need to bring it every night as they go up against the league’s elite teams on a nightly basis. These five games are among the team’s most important of the season.

5. April 11 vs. Calgary Flames

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5. April 11 vs. Calgary Flames

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I think the Jets will hang around the playoff picture all year and the regular-season finale could very well end up being a must-win game. Look for the Jets to bring their best regardless of their place in the standings as the fans come out to cheer them on in their regular season matinee finale.

4. Oct. 17 vs. Nashville Predators

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4. Oct. 17 vs. Nashville Predators

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The matchup with Nashville will be the Jets’ home opener, their fourth since returning to Winnipeg after a lengthy absence. After three non-playoff seasons, the Jets will need a hot start to buck that trend, winning the home opener in front of some of the best fans in hockey surely helps that cause.

3. Nov. 6 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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3. Nov. 6 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Penguins’ high-powered offense rolls into Winnipeg for the big Thursday night matchup as the Jets’ defense will need to bring everything it has to contain Pittsburgh’s attack. Look for Sidney Crosby to be at his usual standard as the league’s best player shows why he is a two-time Hart Trophy winner.

2. Jan. 5 vs San Jose Sharks

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2. Jan. 5 vs San Jose Sharks

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The off-ice storylines alone are great as in addition to having a Westside Story name matchup, the two teams are also beloved by legendary singer Neil Young. On the ice, both teams will be looking to ring in 2015 with a win and will be bringing it for all 60 minutes. Look for rising star Jacob Trouba to prove his worth against the Sharks’ high-end forwards.

1. Oct. 12 at Los Angeles Kings

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1. Oct. 12 at Los Angeles Kings

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The Jets will get an early crack at the reigning champions as they look to see how they measure up to the league’s elite. Getting an early-season win on the road in L.A. could really set the tempo for the rest of the season. Expect a big game from team captain Andrew Ladd as he leads by example all night long to help the Jets get the win.

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