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Ondrej Pavelec | Goalie

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
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Ondrej Pavelec posted one of his best starts of the season but the struggling Jets offense gave him little support in Thursday night's 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils.
Pavelec allowed just one goal on 28 shots through regulation and stopped 2/3 in the shootout, but it was not enough for the victory. Pavelec does not figure to be the Jets' main problem these days as he has gone 4-4-1 with a 2.34 goals against average and .908 save percentage. The offense has just 20 goals in 10 games. Oct 30 - 10:16 PM

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Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec turned away 18 of 21 shots en route to a 4-3 victory over the Islanders Tuesday night.

Pavelec has long been one of the league's weaker starting netminders, but the Jets have stood by him and have been rewarded, at least recently. The victory evens up his record at 4-4-0 for the season, but his ratios are less impressive as he possesses a GAA of 2.52 and a .900 save percentage.
Oct 28 - 9:40 PM

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 22 of 23 shots in Winnipeg’s 2-1 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche.

We got a glimpse of "good" Pavelec today. The 27-year-old has been wildly inconsistent in his career, but he was solid on Sunday, making several important saves. Pavelec doesn’t get much run support, so if he wants to win games, he will have to be outstanding. Pavelec is now 3-4-0 this season.
Oct 26 - 5:59 PM

Ondrej Pavelec is expected to get the start on Sunday.

Pavelec was the first goalie off the ice at practice on Saturday and that is usually an indicator. He is 2-4-0 this season with a 2.71 GAA and a .899 save percentage. We would be wary of starting Pavelec if your goaltenders are limited in the amount of starts in a season.
Oct 26 - 10:11 AM

Ondrej Pavelec had another bad game Friday night, getting lit up by Tampa Bay for four goals on just 18 shots.

In just two periods as well. It can be argued that Pavelec was let down by his defense, allowing Tampa to whip around the puck as they desired. But upon further review it looks like Tampa's plan was to force Pavelec to move laterally, which he failed to do quickly enough on all four goals. He was replaced by Michael Hutchinson to begin the third. Winnipeg outshot Tampa 42-27 in the 4-2 loss.
Oct 25 - 12:02 AM

Look for Ondrej Pavelec to play between the pipes on Friday.

Pavelec was the first goaltender off the ice, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has a 2.32 GAA and .913 save percentage in six games in 2014-15.
Oct 24 - 2:15 PM

Ondrej Pavelec was sharp on Tuesday as he backstopped the Jets to a 3-1 victory over the struggling Carolina Hurricanes.

Pavelec entered the season as perhaps the most under appreciated starting goaltender in the fantasy game and while we're dealing with a very small sample, he has been fairly effective this far. His 2-3-0 record won't win you any league titles, but a GAA of 2.32 and a .913 save percentage are just fine.
Oct 21 - 11:37 PM

Ondrej Pavelec allowed four goals on 28 shots in Winnipeg's 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Sunday.

The Jets jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first period before Flames scored four unanswered goals. Winnipeg's goaltending has always been inconsistent, but the lack of goal scoring in concerning. The Jets will have a hard time gaining any traction in the standings if they don't get those two issues worked out soon.
Oct 19 - 10:16 PM

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 of 27 shots in the Jets' 2-0 loss to Nashville on Friday night.

Pavelec has been inconsistent in his career but he was sharp tonight. The lack of offense for Winnipeg is very concerning so far this season. The Jets have scored only one goal in their last three contests. No matter how good their goaltending is, they will struggle to win if their offensive output doesn't improve.
Oct 17 - 11:19 PM

Ondrej Pavelec struggled Saturday night, giving up three goals on 26 shots in the Jets’ 3-0 loss to the Sharks.

Pavelec backstopped the Jets to a win in the first game of the season, when he made 26 saves on 28 shots, but Saturday’s effort is more of what we’ve become accustomed to. He has a career 2.96 goals-against average and .906 save percentage. Michael Hutchinson could eventually get a long look here, and his first chance could come Sunday against the Kings.
Oct 12 - 1:54 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will play between the pipes on Saturday.

No surprise there. The real question is what the Jets will do on Sunday. Pavelec might end up playing on back-to-back days, but this early in the season we think the Jets will ultimately use Michael Hutchinson on Sunday.
Oct 10 - 5:30 PM

Ondrej Pavelec made 26 saves on 28 shots in helping the Jets compile a dominating 6-2 season opening victory over Arizona on Thursday night.

With increased goaltending depth as a result of the Peter Budaj trade, Pavelec will be held more accountable to bad starts with the prospect of being benched if he under-performs. That was not the case on Thursday night, as the Jets put together an all-around effort in defeating the Coyotes on the road.
Oct 10 - 2:38 AM

With a strong showing this preseason, Ondrej Pavelec has silenced his critics-for now.

Pavelec has stopped 76 of the 82 shots he’s faced in the preseason. "Now the real hockey starts. So you want to have that confidence. So I'm happy we won the game but most importantly I felt really good," said Pavelec after the Jets’ 4-1 over Calgary on Saturday. The 27-year-old struggled mightly last season, going 22-26-7 with a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .901 save-percentage.
Oct 5 - 11:18 AM

Ondrej Pavelec was lousy Saturday night, giving up four goals in the Jets’ 4-3 loss to the Wild.

Pavelec made only 20 saves. He is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fantasy goalies. Nicolas Petan, Matt Halischuk and Grant Clitsome scored the goals for the Jets.
Sep 27 - 10:40 PM

Coach Paul Maurice wants to see how Ondrej Pavelec performs when the Jets play better around him.

"We need to play a game in front of him that he understands and then we can assess his abilities to stop the puck from that game," Maurice said. "Two years ago when he was voted the most valuable player, I remember him in the net and 'We're not beating that guy tonight.' So the talent is there and we've seen it. Put a structure in front of him that gives him the best chance. He knows what he needs to do to be a No. 1, to be a great No. 1, and that's what our goal is for him. I have confidence in this man and his game." Pavelec will be under the microscope this season, but it sounds like Maurice will give him a very long leash, especially if Winnipeg doesn't make a move to acquire another netminder.
Sep 19 - 7:08 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Patrice Cormier
5Jim Slater
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Adam Lowry
4T.J. Galiardi
5Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson