Note: Puck drop is at 8 pm CDT tonight as the Jets conclude the modified homestand Oilers team they haven’t done well against (2-6-0) this season. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.
Note II: As well be sure to join Drew, Ezzy and I for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds. You can watch it (be sure to hit that subscribe and like button) and participate here.
Note III: The Jets picked up five new faces for their taxi squad ahead of their three-game road trip which will see them leave Winnipeg on Thursday.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Today’s pre-game column from Paul covers: Wheeler calls for more competitive fire… season series vs Oilers won’t matter if Jets find their game…
Sportsnet: Oilers look to plant seed of doubt in Jets ahead of playoffs. While these two teams might not see each other for three weeks after tonight you have to somewhat believe that this contest can go a long way for giving a boost to either team. Then again the Jets would have Ehlers/Lowry back for the next series and either team could be without an impact player so it is also possible that tonight’s game doesn’t end up meaning much.
NHL.com: Oilers can hold off Jets for second in North. Can the Jets get their groove back? They could leapfrog the Oilers if they can get it done tonight. Time for the Jets big dogs to step up their game.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs Oilers pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Edmonton. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Blake Wheeler, Jordie Benn as well as head coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
Sportsnet: What psychological advantage do Oilers have over Jets? Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds and Ken Weibe talk how the Winnipeg Jets stack up against the Edmonton Oilers and what they must to do in order to end the team’s current four game losing skid.
TSN: Jets focused on fixing play before playoffs arrive. Losers of four straight games, the Jets say that while they are learning lessons during these tough times, they can’t just flip a switch come playoff time to raise their games to another level. The team says that they need to turn things around in the final stretch run.
TSN: Jets see importance of win against Edmonton in final regular season matchup. Edmonton is 6-2-0 against Winnipeg this season, including winning five straight against them. Tonight is the final regular season meeting between the two clubs, and the Jets see the importance of getting a win against the Oilers before they likely meet again in the first round of the playoffs.
TSN: ‘This is still a team that’s built to succeed in the playoffs’. Connor Hellebuyck is struggling, Mark Scheifele was benched and Nikolaj Ehlers is out for the rest of the regular season. With adversity coming all at once for the Jets, TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin joins Gino Reda to discuss whether he’s concerned with Winnipeg down the stretch.
Jets prospect news:
Illegal Curve: Jets 2019 5th rounder Harrison Blaisdell transferring to New Hampshire. The last of the three Jets prospects who were in transfer portal has a new home for next season.