Note: We are hours away from the Game 2. I’m hearing that in addition to the folks from Winnipeg who have made their way to Anaheim to take in the atmosphere of a Jets playoff game there will be many former ‘Peggers at the game as well. Be sure to follow us on social media @illegalcurve, Facebook and our Instagram account for pictures from the each and every Jets game and the latest Jets news. Be sure to stop by following tonight’s game for the post-game reaction from Jets coach Paul Maurice.
Winnipeg Free Press: Perreault a game-time decision for Jets again. While we wait to see if #85 is ready to go, Tim brings you up to speed for tonight’s game from the Honda Center.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets this week – Game 2 with Tim and Gary (video). Jets reporter Tim Campbell and columnist Gary Lawless tee up Game 2 between the Jets and Ducks and who needs to be better if the Jets hope to tie the series Saturday night.
Winnipeg Sun: No answer on Perreault. Paul focuses on the fun games played by coaches during the playoffs and the speculation that we could see a return of Perreault to the lineup.
CBC: 5 Things to watch for in Game 2. Mitch updated this post with a video set up. He also gets you ready for Game 2 with these five observations including: 1) Limit the twins. 2) Special teams. 3) Big boy hockey. 4) Rushing to judgement. 5) Net worth.
CBC: Jets fans gear up for Game 2 in Anaheim. Jets fans are gearing up for Saturday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks — and taking over the Orange County city in the process.
Sportsnet: Playoff rookies excel early in Jets vs. Ducks. They didn’t look like guys who had never been in an NHL playoff game.
Yahoo Sports: Pavelec cements himself as Jets playoff starter. While his teammates haven’t wavered in their support of Pavelec he is still answering questions from the critics about whether he has what it takes to be the #1 goalie for this team long term.
Illegal Curve: Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Ducks. Setting up tonight’s Jets and Ducks game with projected lines, starting goalies, game notes and more.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Ducks Game 2 projected lineups. Take a look at what the lines looked like after practice today and what combos you should expect to see at the Honda Center this evening. Audio: Perreault and Stafford.
Illegal Curve: Morning Jets Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. Status of Perreault? Could he take warm-up and not play? What is important for them tonight? Is he surprised that the young guns (Scheifele, Trouba and Lowry) are so relaxed? Is it an edge that the young guns don’t have the memory of not making the playoffs unlike some of the veteran players who went so many years without the playoffs? What advantage did they get from the optional skate yesterday? What pressure is on the home team to win to go up 2-0 instead of splitting and losing home ice advantage? On Pavelec’s play and the confidence it instills in his team. Would he consider a scenario only using Perreault on the power play? What did he think that the 3rd and 4th lines gave him in game 1? How important will it be to balance the ledger when it comes to faceoffs? Is it an areas of concern that the 3rd and 4th line didn’t possess the puck? Are we overemphasizing the physicality to the detriment of possession?
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Part 1: 0:00 -Winnipeg/Anaheim Game 1 Recap. 14:27 – Winnipeg/Anaheim Game 2 Preview. 26:05 – Winnipeg/Anaheim Game 2 Preview. 39:22 – Canucks and Flames tied at 1-1. 48:23 – Canadiens lead Senators 2-0. 1:01:15 – Toronto Maple Leafs, what’s next?
Part 2: 0:00 – Interview with Michael Traikos, National Post. 15:38 – Boston Bruins fire GM Peter Chiarelli. 24:37 – Interview with Jack Edwards, Boston Bruins play-by-play voice on NESN. 39:54 – Blackhawks vs. Predators series tied at 1-1. 49:27 – Islanders vs. Capitals series tied at 1-1. 1:01:00 – Jets/Ducks Game 2 Preview.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ducks expecting a more physical game against the Jets tonight. This Ducks team has the experience to handle the push back they are expecting from Winnipeg this evening.