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Note II: Reminder that the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party gets started at 4:30 pm. Here are additional details for those that are heading down for it.
Winnipeg Sun: Veteran Hendricks still playing key role with Jets even when not in lineup. Ted writes about the role that the veteran plays off the ice. Article also includes a bit about the relationship of Hellebuyck/Dubnyk as well as Blake Wheeler’s thoughts on trailing.
Winnipeg Sun: Roslovic ready if name gets called. He hasn’t looked out of place and it will be quite the opportunity for the second year pro to get his first taste of the NHL playoffs.
Winnipeg Sun: The Jets have finally won a playoff game and are now looking to hold serve on home ice. The Wild have a bad habit (from their perspective) of falling behind 0-2 in playoff series. They will be looking to reverse the trend that they’ve set over the last half dozen playoff appearances while the Jets will look to keep that history alive and well.
Winnipeg Free Press: Is Mathieu Perreault going to play? Coach won’t say. Mum’s the word is the approach that the Jets bench boss is taking with any potential injury news. We will have to wait and see. Mike sets up tonight’s contest.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wild needs more from its best players to have a chance in Game 2. Sarah provides her insight as the Wild beat writer of the Jets opposition and what they need in order to have a better result tonight in Winnipeg.
ESPN: Jets winger Patrik Laine is the NHL’s latest, and hairiest, teen sensation. Good read on the Jets sniper.
Sportsnet: Looking at what the Winnipeg Jets need to do better in Game 2. It will be interesting to watch both of these veteran coaches making adjustments as they try to outmaneuver the other in tonight’s chess match. Wonder if either of them play 3D chess?
Sportsnet: How it feels to be stuck in a Winnipeg Whiteout. No question about it that it is a lot of fun for folks who get a chance to take part.
The Athletic: Q & A with Paul Stastny. (Paywall). A chat with one of the newest members of the Jets covering the playoff atmosphere in Winnipeg, playing with Patrik Laine and more.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Wild Game 1 Round 2 pre-game report. The Jets skated today as they got ready to face Minnesota at the Bell MTS Place tonight ahead of game 2. Includes scrums with Blake Wheeler, Jack Roslovic and Adam Lowry.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Injuries not yet a concern for the Jets. Former NHL player and TSN 1290 Jets analyst Josh Green joined host Kevin Olszewski at morning skate to set up Game 2 between Winnipeg and Minnesota.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. Topics included – Generating 82 shot attempts in the last game. Did he feel like the 40 shots on net were high compared to the good chances they got? What role does Matt Hendricks play even when he isn’t in the lineup? On Ken Hitchcock retiring from coaching. On having to come back from a deficit in the last game. What would he like to improve on tonight? Status of Mathieu Perreault? Has having to adjust lineup due to injuries during the season helped them? Roslovic? What is a game-time decision? Any update on Enstrom?