Note II: Plenty of Jets injury news following skate starting with the fact that goalie Steve Mason had a scope on his knee today and is out 2-3 weeks. Also includes news on Dmitry Kulikov, Mark Scheifele, Adam Lowry, Jacob Trouba, Tobias Enstrom and Shawn Matthias. For the full update click here.
Note III: NHL announced this morning that Jets sniper Patrik Laine was the NHL First Star of the Week. For more click here.
Winnipeg Sun: Rocket Richard battle takes centre stage Laine and Ovechkin go head to head in chase for goal-scoring supremacy. As someone pointed out on our Instagram account with all this hype and all eyes on #29 and #8 the goals are likely to come from 4th liners.
Winnipeg Sun: Ovechkin vs Laine vs Malkin. We tend to forget that Malkin is just one goal back of Ovechkin and Laine. Regardless of the eventual outcome it is nice company for the Jets sophomore to be keeping.
Washington Post: It’s Capitals vs. Jets, but it’s also Alex Ovechkin vs. Patrik Laine for the goal-scoring title. It is almost as if this meeting has become slightly more important than the game.
ESPN: Jets are building toward a title with a young core, while Capitals try to keep Stanley Cup window open. Should be an interesting tilt between two of the better teams in the NHL.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Capitals pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Washington at Verizon Center tonight and check out the health updates on Steve Mason, Mark Scheifele, Dmitry Kulikov, Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry and Shawn Matthias.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. On Patrik Laine’s run. What is Laine’s ceiling? Any changes to the lineup? Injury report. When might Scheifele play? The goalie plan for the back-to-back. On Laine and Ovechkin going head to head. What is his appreciation for Ovechkin chasing 600 goals? On the plan for the lines. Roslovic fine after blocking shot? Wheeler fine. Fine tuning things from Philly.