CAUTION: STRONG FEELS AND MUSHINESS AHEAD. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.
This is it, friends. The long, annoying, frustrating, exhilarating regular season is over at the end of this game. It has been a journey but folks, the Jets did it. There will be playoff hockey in Winnipeg.
This feat was accomplished by a lot of hard work and a lot of good players doing good things. While there were truly bad things out there on the ice, it doesn't matter much now since that was then and this is now.
As we head into this last game, be assured that my happy feels are extended beyond the Jets and to the Calgary Flames. The Flames have had one hell of a season and it's been tremendous for them to make it to the playoffs given what their last season looked like. Also, they knocked the Kings out thus securing the final wild card spot for our lovely Jets.
Thank you Jets.
Thank you Calgary.
Playoff hockey is so much fun, you guys. I can't wait.
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik
Drew Stafford - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Jiri Tlusty - Adam Lowry - Lee Stempniak
Matt Halischuk - Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn
Dustin Byfuglien - Tyler Myers
Tobias Enstrom - Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart - Adam Pardy
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler
Mason Raymond - Mikael Backlund - Joe Colborne
Michael Ferland - Matt Stajan - David Jones
Brandon Bollig - Markus Granlund - Josh Jooris
Kris Russell - Dennis Wideman
T.J. Brodie - Deryk Engelland
David Schlemko - Corey Potter
Player to Watch
While he may not be the starting goaltender for the Jets, for me this game is all about possibly getting a glimpse of Connor Hellebuyck. You'd have to think that the possibility that Hutch is pulled to give Hellebuyck some time in net today is pretty high given the current playoff situation for the Jets. Come on, Maurice. Do this thing. For me? Please?