Winnipeg Free Press: Jets begin hectic 16-day stretch tonight against sizzling-hot Penguins. (Paywall). Mike writes about the upcoming schedule for Winnipeg. The good news is there are plenty of home games in that stretch and when you consider how well they have played at Bell MTS Place perhaps that can offset the hectic stretch.
Tribune-Review: Jamie Oleksiak set to return to Penguins lineup against big, physical Jets. Get some insight into the Jets opponent tonight from a beat writer that covers the team.
Post-Gazette: A slow start or simply the norm for the Penguins? When you’ve won as many Cups as the Pens you would discount them at your own peril.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Penguins pre-game report. The Jets were back on the ice today in Pittsburgh as they got ready to face the Penguins at PPG Arena tonight at 6:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie as well as audio from Nikolaj Ehlers, Joe Morrow and Andrew Copp.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – How does he see the match-ups tonight (specifically the bottom six). How pleased is he with his team’s road game? What follow up is he looking for from the 4th line? On the challenge of the upcoming schedule. Coaching in an All-Star game (as it isn’t official he didn’t wanna discuss but does talk about Ken’s jinxing ability). On Matt Cullen still going at age 42. On the heat taken by the kids in the World Juniors.