Note: Puck drop is at 7 pm CDT tonight as the Jets conclude this seven-game homestand with a game against the Oilers. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.
Note II: As well be sure to join Drew, Ez and I for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds.
Edmonton Journal: Oilers’ penalty killing unit continues to crush it despite major personnel changes. So don’t take penalties against the number 1 power play unit in the NHL and if that wasn’t bad enough for the opposition no big advantage when given a man advantage.
Sportsnet: Oilers’ Zack Kassian returning from lower-body injury vs. Jets. The big man will be back in the lineup tonight creating all sorts of havoc for the Jets.
llegal Curve: Jets vs Oilers pre-game report. The Jets held an optional morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Edmonton. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players as well as head coach Paul Maurice.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
Sportsnet: Jets looking to reassert dominance in rekindled rivalry with the Oilers. Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe get us ready for the Jets vs. Oilers as the Canadian teams meet for the first time since last years playoffs, and reflect on the rekindling of a rivalry that the two teams had generations ago.
Sportsnet: Can Jets have similar success shutting down Oilers like they did last playoffs? Jets forward Andrew Copp discusses why they will apply some of the same methods they used to shut down the Oilers superstar duo in a 4-game sweep last playoffs, but says they’re much deeper now, and it will be a different dynamic.
Sportsnet: Kassian believes Oilers still have room to grow despite hot start. Oilers forward Zack Kassian speaks to media about the teams positive play on the offensive side of the puck but believes the team needs to get tougher defensively in order to reach top tier of the league.
TSN: Jets believe Oilers are much more than McDavid and Draisaitl. While Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have been taking the NHL by storm this season, the Jets acknowledge that the Oilers are much deeper this season, and play a strong puck possession game. With that, Winnipeg also believes that they can’t sit back, because giving Edmonton too much time would be dangerous.
CJOB 680: Fly By. The Jets close out their seven game home stand with their first meeting of the season with the Oilers. 680 CJOB’s Paul Edmonds and Jamie Thomas discuss Wheeler moving up with Dubois and Connor, Hellebuyck’s play at home and finally how different the Oilers are from when the Jets beat them in the playoffs back in May.