Note: Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CST tonight as the Jets go up against the Sabres in Winnipeg. After the game, be sure to check out illegalcurve.com for all the post-game reaction.
Note II: We want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds. This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game and now a grand prize of a pair of tickets to an NHL game of your choice (For a variety of ways to enter click here).
Note III: Jets coach Rick Bowness provided an update on Mason Appleton and David Gustafsson which you can read about here.
Sportsnet: NHL Power Rankings: Checking in on the job security of all 32 head coaches. They’ve got the Jets in the seven spot.
The Athletic: 16 Stats. (Paywall). Number 11 looks at the significant impact made by number 27 for the Jets and also wonder why his ice time at five on five is seventh among forwards.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs Sabres pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Buffalo. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players/coaching staff media availabilities.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today, we have you covered.
TSN: Bowness tells Perfetti ‘it’s big boy hockey now’ as intensity builds towards playoffs. It’s been three games since Cole Perfetti was put on a line alongside Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor and he has found success, recording a point in each contest. Perfetti spoke about how he is adapting to the line and playing on the right wing and how he is preparing himself for the last stretch of the season before the playoffs come.
TSN: Jets back at home trying to avoid getting burned by ‘skilled and fast’ Sabres. The Jets return home following a five-game road trip where they picked up a pair of wins. The team is looking forward to playing in front of their home fans but know to expect a ‘big push’ from the Sabres, a team fighting for a playoff spot and who are coming in with a four-game win streak.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts Podcast. A few days ago the folks at Sportsnet released their 32 Thoughts Podcast chat which was a discussion between Connor Hellebuyck, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Today the video is available to watch.