Note: When True North said they were bringing back the Whiteout we didn’t think they meant that literally yet somehow we woke with white on the lawns. Tonight is the night that the Whiteout returns to Winnipeg for the first time in 19 years and fans across this city and province could not be more excited.
Note II: We will have plenty of news from MTS Centre so be sure to follow @illegalcurve for the latest Jets news.
Winnipeg Free Press: Here are our 50 shades of white, as the Jets play Anaheim at home. Gotta love it when Randy writes about the Jets. A great read in advance of the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Down 2-0, Jets count on huge hand from fans tonight in Game 3. It will be a unique atmosphere in the building tonight, one that the Jets will look to use to their advantage.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets like the mystery carton in your fridge. Plenty of questions still surround these Jets.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pardy earns second start. After scoring his first goal as a member of the Jets (his first goal since 2011 in fact) and seeming to be everywhere on the ice in game 2, the Jets bench boss praised the play of #2.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets trying to regroup for Game 3 in Winnipeg after losses in Anaheim. Have to hit the recycle button (again) and move past two tough losses in California.
Winnipeg Sun: Time for Jets coach Maurice to mix it up. Is it time to use the blender? Going to need to do something to get the top players playing like the top players.
Winnipeg Sun: Oh, Canada — you have a shot at a Cup. With the way the NHL season has gone this year it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if a Canadian team was able to bring Lord Stanley’s Mug back to the Great White North.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets counting on fans to bring the noise. 15,000+ fans all in white cheering the home side. Imagine it. Will be happening sooner than you think.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets looking for hope at home. Time for talk is over. The team has to win this game.
Globe and Mail: As the Jets fly home, Winnipeg prepares for a perfect storm. Another great read from Roy MacGregor who is giving folks around here plenty of attention during this series.
National Post: Jets head home for much-anticipated playoff games down but far from out against Ducks. Another good read about one of the most anticipated playoff games of this post-season.
CBC: Jets need to dig deep in Game 3 in Winnipeg, Maurice says. Mitch discusses the thoughts from coach Maurice as well as the thoughts of Stuart and Scheifele.
Sportsnet: Jets eager to ‘put on show for fans’ in Game 3. The Jets sure sound ready to experience the insanity of the MTS Centre with a full whiteout in effect.
NHL.com: Jets need to make neutral-zone adjustments. Frederic Chabot, a former goaltending coach with the Oilers and who played five season in the NHL, isolates the above as an issue the Jets need to rectify.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice scrum. On the missed penalty calls. The missed too many men on the ice penalty. What can he do about the situation they are in right now? Can he lean on something right now with the adversity they are facing? Has the team played their best game yet? Opportunity to take advantage of home ice as well as match up talk? What did he think of Perreault’s play? How does he feel about the team generating chances in the offensive zone? Thoughts on the power play. On holding the lead for over 30 minutes whereas the Ducks are under eight, does he draw confidence from that? How much will they feed off the home crowd? What is in the team’s tank now? Thoughts on Adam Pardy? On when he decided to put Pardy into the lineup.
Illegal Curve: Jets scrums. Before departing back home to Winnipeg the Jets players spoke with the media. Hear from Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers, Mark Scheifele, Mark Stuart, Michael Frolik and Lee Stempniak.
Orange County Register: Ducks are prepared for wild atmosphere as playoff hockey returns to Winnipeg for first time in 19 years. The Ducks have been here before but this playoff atmosphere will be totally different than any other game we have seen with the exception of the home opener. However the addition of the whiteout will make this a different game.
Orange County Register: Ducks learn to start better against Jets. The Jets are going to be looking to keep the hot starts going into game 3.