Winnipeg Free Press: Brossoit in Jets’ net tonight against stampeding Sabres. (Paywall). Mike previews tonight’s game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Numbers don’t tell whole story in Hellebuyck’s case so far. (Paywall). Andrew is always a good read when he shares his insight.
Winnipeg Sun: Morrissey ready to move on. Not a big surprise the Jets top pairing D man wanted to move forward and not focus on the play that cost him $8,500.00.
Buffalo News: Five Things to Know ahead of tonight’s game. Looking at the game from the Sabres perspective including: 1) Hutton’s net. 2) Killing penalties. 3) Matchup watch. 4) Berglund in, Rodrigues out. 5) Home ice advantage.
Sportsnet: Toughest NHL rink to play in. According to NHL players the local rink comes in second most difficult place to play.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Sabres pre-game report. The Jets held an optional skate today in Winnipeg as they got ready to face the Sabres at Bell MTS Place tonight at 7 pm. Includes projected lines, D pairs and starting goalies as well as audio from Tyler Myers and Josh Morrissey.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
TSN: ‘Not your prototypical passer’, Wheeler’s vision continues to amaze. After back-to-back seasons with 68 assists, NHL players know all about Blake Wheeler’s terrific vision and passing skills. Despite not being the ‘prototypical passer’, Wheeler once again sits near the top of the league in helpers and his teammates continue to be impressed by his ability to find the open man. Patrik Laine, who has been on the receiving end of a lot of feeds says, ‘I wish I knew how he makes those passes.’
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – What was his reaction to the ruling on the Morrissey ruling. How has Jeff Skinner’s game evolved? How have the lineup changes impacted the Sabres the team this season? On the physicality of this Jets team and how much of an emphasis it is. How physicality can impact a game early. Wheeler’s vision being a strength. On Wheeler’s passing.