Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets continued their strong play yesterday afternoon with a 4-1 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks. It was the final home game for two weeks as the team heads out on the road today. The players will chat at 11 am at Bell MTS Place and then will leave this afternoon for Buffalo.
Note II: The first place Manitoba Moose kick off six straight games at Bell MTS Place which starts tonight against the defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins. The Moose are scheduled for pre-game skate at Bell MTS IcePlex at 10 am and the game gets underway with a 7 pm puck drop.
Winnipeg Sun: Complementary players key win. Matt Hendricks got things started in the 1st period and the bottom two lines really drove the bus in the win over the Sharks. Ken recaps the game.
Winnipeg Sun: Skilled forward Jack Roslovic doesn’t look out of place in season debut with Jets. As someone who has watched him all season long with the Manitoba Moose I wasn’t surprised that he didn’t look out of place in the Jets lineup. He has all the tools to be a major contributor for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets devour Sharks. (Paywall). It wasn’t the most spirited game despite some first period fisticuffs. Mike recaps the game.
Sportsnet: Jets down Sharks for fifth straight home victory. We call ourselves friendly Manitobans but Bell MTS Place has been anything but friendly to visiting teams.
Official Jets site: Jets continue home ice dominance with win over Sharks. Mitchell breaks down the contest between the Jets and Sharks.
San Jose Mercury News: DeBoer ‘still looking for an explanation’ on costly penalty in loss to Jets. For the perspective of a beat writer that covers the Sharks here is his review of the game as well as the Sharks road trip overall.
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Illegal Curve: Post-game report. Includes some notables, health update on Adam Lowry and post-game audio from the Jets (Roslovic, Copp, Perreault, Hendricks & coach Maurice) and Sharks (Couture, Pavelski and coach DeBoer).
Illegal Curve: ESPN analyst Chris Peters talks Jets prospects Vesalainen & Samberg. On Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg we spoke with Chris Peters who is an NHL Draft and prospects analyst for ESPN. He was in Buffalo for the World Junior tournament and while the interview spanned the entire tournament I asked him about two (Kristian Vesalainen & Dylan Samberg) of the three Jets prospects who played in the tournament.