Tonight will answer the question; The Jets could win tonight and stay in the series. But could they win the next three games? It’s not impossible. Odds are though, they will fall to the Golden Knights. Nothing to be ashamed of there. They have been playing the best teams in the league and were are looking good doing it. Nashville won the President’s award for finishing highest in the standings. Winnipeg was second. The Jets have come a long way. If they lose to the Golden Knights there is nothing to feel bad about. They had a great season and now they are playing to get to the next level which will be either Washington or Tampa. Ovie and his team started off good with a couple of wins but the Senators are coming back now and could win and go on to take The Jets or the Golden Knights. If the Jets lose out it will be the end of a season for many. The hardcore hockey fan will be watching the Stanley Cup finals. We will see if the GK come out of the gate hard and fast or possibly they have lost some of that momentum. Both teams want it bad. the Golden Knights want to win it tonight and the Jets want to stay in the series. they both have plenty of incentive. I was surprised the hockey game was on in the afternoon. The last score I saw was 1-0 for the Knights. I decided to record it and watch it later…IF they win.
It looks like Nashville has figured out how to shut the Jets down. They have done it twice at home where the Jets are supposed to almost be guaranteed a win because of our great crowds and hockey environment. Nashville put that to rest.
One more game is all it will take to be a step closer to the Stanely Cup. Possibly the Preds have the best odds of winning the next game. It’s in their arena and they made the Jets feel pretty small 2 times. The odds that the Winnipeg Jets could take the game, about 40%. They are certainly not out of it and they have beaten them quite easily when they did win, but so did Nashville.
It was good to see the great 8 Ovechkin win their game and advance to the next level. His first time in 20 years. He was so happy that he was almost crying. You would think he had won the Stanley Cup. Ovie deserves a Stanley Cup he’s been great for a long time and never got past the first round in the playoffs. Pittsburg won’t win it this year. That shows that Winnipeg being number 2 can often beat a team like Nashville. They appear to have an equal amount of strength as Nashville, which is indicated in the standings.
They all wave the white flags now. That actually started in Winnipeg at a Jets game in the 70s at which time there was a WHL (World Hockey Association). They were making a run for the (Avco Cup). Somewhere in that series, the white towels came out.
Nashville had thousands of people watching outside. The Jets did too of course. They might have done it first. Has there ever been such a crowd uptown for any reason? No, probably not. People were into it everywhere. Lots were wearing Jets jerseys, hat’s, mitts, you name it. Probably the best comparison would be the Bomber games when they’re winning especially. It has the potential to be a good day for hardcore Jets fans. Or not!
It was kind of a boring game to start out with and it continued that way because the Jets just couldn’t score. That’s rare for them. They have always been a team that will come back and at least make it interesting but that didn’t happen in this game. You have to wonder; have the Preds figured them out and will they keep on winning, or did the Jets just have a bad game. It’s too early to tell. The next game will set the tone for whoever wins it.
We have to be happy with the Jets. There a great team! Whether they lose and are out of the playoffs or if they somehow were to win the Stanley Cup. Their odds are about 50-50 at this point. It is very exciting as we anticipate each playoff game. These Jets have gone further than any Jets team of the past. I’ve never seen the city so alive. Everywhere are people wearing Jets Jerseys, even flying flags on the car. But what was really cool is the flyover by a couple of Jets. We never had that before. It would be expected that the number 1 team have the best odds. They won the president trophy for having the most point in the league. Winnipeg was number 2; therefore Nashville has better odds and they would be “sort of” expected to win. It doesn’t always happen that way though. We should cheer on the Jets even if they are losing; easier said than done. Do you think the Jets have played as well as they can? In most cases they have. It is hard to say if the last game was won by Nashville or lost by Winnipeg.