Backes: "Andrew, you guys played a great game tonight. You really deserved the win."
Ladd: "Thanks Dave, that's so nice of you to say. I think we played well, but you guys gave us a real battle!"
Backes: "Well, it's good to see you all playing so well. I really like you and all of your teammates. Good luck in the playoffs!"
Ladd: "Thanks man, you're a gentleman and a scholar".
(8) Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers beating Los Angeles, if the Jets beat Colorado on Thursday, the Jets clinch a playoff spot. Can you believe that? It almost doesn't seem real. If the Jets run the table, beating Colorado and Calgary, they'll finish with 100 points. Given the low expectations going into the season, and all the adversity they've faced, is there any way Paul Maurice doesn't win the Jack Adams as coach of the year?
(9) As much as I want the Jets to get 8th and play (likely) Anaheim first round, how exciting would a St. Louis-Winnipeg first round series be? Skilled, physical, nasty, and full of hate; not for the faint of heart. That said, if the Jets get the second wild card and face the Ducks, and manage to upset, then they are clearly in the weaker bracket and would have a great chance at getting to the conference final. Again, hard to believe I can even write that.
(10) In Jets' prospect news, Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game 7 OT winner tonight against Shawinigan. He had 15 points in those 7 games, and leads playoff scoring by a healthy 5-point margin. Go Jets Go, both present and future.
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