Note: Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CDT tonight for today’s game against the Predators. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.
Note II: It is going to be a milestone night for Mathieu Perreault who is scheduled to play in his 600th NHL game tonight. He had quite a bit to say as he reflected on his career today in Nashville including his statement that signing with the Jets was the “best decision I ever made for my career”. Also sharing in today’s milestone contest will be Jets 2015 1st rounder Kyle Connor who is set to play in his 200th NHL game.
NHL.com: Winnipeg eyes third straight victory, seventh in nine; Nashville aims to end four-game winless skid. Includes players to watch, pre-game quotes, projected lineups, status reports and a stat pack.
TSN: Red Hot Hellebuyck carrying Jets. Nobody around these parts will be surprised to read that headline.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How joining the Jets helped Nathan Beaulieu put his disappointment behind. (Paywall). Ken had a chance to catch up with Nathan Beaulieu to get his thoughts on his turnaround here in Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Predators pre-game report. The Jets held an optional morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Nashville which takes place at 7:00 pm CDT. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Mathieu Perreault.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. Scrum topics – Any lineup changes? How dangerous are the Preds based on what they’ve been going through of late? How did the dynamic change with the addition of Duchene? His thoughts on Mathieu Perreault playing in NHL game 600 tonight. Did he feel like when Perreault was on the 4th line he was being “wasted”? On Perreault being a mentor. Why has he been so much more effective on the wing? On the improvement of the PK. More on Beaulieu-Sbisa.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.