Note: The Illegal Curve Hockey Show will be on TSN 1290 Radio today, from noon – 300 PM. Join Drew, Richard and Ezra as they provide post-game analysis of tonight’s Jets-Lightning game, and preview Sunday’s Jets-Avalanche game. Guests: Drew Spevak (ESPNDenver.com), Michael Russo (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) and, in the Saturday Spotlight, former NHL and Team Canada head coach Andy Murray (currently the head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos of the NCAA). Listen here.
Winnipeg Free Press: Promising night ruined by Jets. Gary doesn’t hold back in this article, praising the crowd for their impressive display and chastising the team for the effort they put forth on the ice.
Winnipeg Free Press: Well, say something! Lots of talk about talk on Friday. We didn’t see much of that on Friday night but it sounds like this may not be an overnight change.
Winnipeg Sun: Hutchinson gains come confidence playing in relief of Pavelec. Sounded like coach Maurice was happy to get his back up into the game to help him gain back some of his confidence in his game.
CBC: Jets’ fans don red in support of slain soldiers. It was a movement that gained some momentum late as fans tried to get a red out to show support for the troops and our unity as Canadiens.
Illegal Curve: Fans moment of silence and sing O’ Canada at Jets game (video). If you missed it the entire MTS Centre crowd had a moment of silence for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who were killed this week. Then Stacey Natrass who usually sings the anthem allowed the crowd to sing it instead. Well worth watching.
Lightning 4 Jets 2:
Winnipeg Jets: Ondrej Pavelec, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Coach Cooper, Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Drouin and Ben Bishop.
Coach Maurice post-game presser: Coach Maurice met with the media following the game against Tampa Bay.
Post-game podcast from the Press box: Host Drew Mindell and analyst Richard Pollock breaks down the Jets play against the Lightning.
Jets on a Deadline: Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.