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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news, video and audio.

Note: Puck drop is at 8 pm CDT tonight as the Jets kick off this short two-game road trip out west 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.

Jets news:

Edmonton Journal: Stuart Skinner to start, Derek Ryan sidelined as Oilers seek to ground Jets in rematch. Get the 411 on the Jets opponent from a writer that covers them.

Edmonton Journal: The last big problem on the Edmonton Oilers isn’t getting any closer to a fixAlso if you want insight into where they see holes on this talented squad check this out.

Edmonton Sun: Jets looking to sweep home-and-home series. Jim gives you reasons to watch this game, looks at some of the numbers and gives you three things to know about Winnipeg.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

llegal Curve: Jets vs Oilers pre-game reportThe 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.

Jets video:

TSN: Jets discuss their blueprint for success against OilersAfter struggling early last season against the Oilers, the Jets made some adjustments late in the year, and it resulted in a first round sweep of Edmonton. The Jets, who recently beat the Oilers Tuesday night, discuss the blueprint for success they’ve discovered against their division rivals.

TSN: Pionk embraces challenge of trying to shut down McDavid. Amid a run of success defensively against Connor McDavid, Jets forward Neal Pionk explains how he embraces the challenge of trying to shut down the best player in the world, and discusses if he was surprised to see McDavid called for roughing on Tuesday night.

TSN: ‘It’s on us to adjust to them’: Oilers seeking answers for recent struggles against JetsAfter being swept by the Jets in the first round of the playoffs last year, and following their latest loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night, Oilers captain Connor McDavid and head coach Dave Tippett discuss the team’s recent struggles against their division rivals, and the importance of making changes to find success.