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Note II: The Jets lost 1-0 in OT at the MTS Centre last night and today the team will play in Edmonton against the Oilers starting at 8 pm central time. As always be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter | Facebook | Instagram for the latest Jets news.
Sportsnet: 30 Thoughts. #6 has to do with the Jets interest in Kris Versteeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets fall to Wild 1-0 in overtime. (Paywall). From Randy Bachman’s stirring acoustic national anthems to the 3 on 3 OT finish it was quite the return of NHL hockey for another season here in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets goalies shine in opener. (Paywall). Pavelec didn’t allow a goal in the two periods he played and Hellebuyck didn’t allow a goal until the final minute of 3 on 3 OT.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets trying to be proactive in wake of NHL bad behaviour. Helps when the organization takes a proactive rather than reactive approach to looking after their players.
Winnipeg Sun: Wild edge Jets in OT in pre-season opener. Ken breaks down the game including the wild finish in OT.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets notebook. Paul includes three-on-three success, Hellebuyck knocking on the NHL door, line of Wheeler/Scheifele/Stafford, Thorburn ignores the invite, play of Ehlers, Burmistrov’s return, Lemieux’s play reminds of his dad, Byfuglien geared up and Pardy’s coming back.
Winnipeg Sun: Josh Morrissey feeling confident and excited instead of nervous in pre-season games. Ken filed this late last night. He wrote about the game that Morrissey feels he needs to play and his awareness of where he is on the Jets defenceman depth chart.
Wild 1 Jets 0 in OT:
Winnipeg Jets post-game audio: Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck, Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers. To listen click here.
Coach Maurice post-game presser: Coach Maurice met with the media following the game against Minnesota. To listen click here.
Jets on a Deadline: Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night. Click here.