Note: Don’t forget to stay tuned to Illegal Curve all day as we will have audio from the Jets & Bruins players following game day skate (as well as post-game reactions from both teams). Follow us on twitter @illegalcurve to be alerted to any news.
Winnipeg Free Press: Taking aim at the champs. The Jets would have a tall task if they were simply taking on the defending Stanley Cup champs. In addition to that burden, they are facing a team that is 14-0-1 in last 15.
Winnipeg Sun: Blocking shots no fun for Jets Hainsey. One aspect of the game that the Jets defenceman have all excelled at is blocking shots.
Winnipeg Sun: Bruins are gold standard. The Jets learned this the hard way after building up a 2-0 lead in Boston, only to drop that game 4-2. If there is one thing they have learned is that you cannot afford to take your foot off the pedal against the defending champs.
Globe and Mail: Jets on verge of eclipsing .500 mark for first time this season. If the Jets are going to be successful they are going to have to play their ‘A’ game. With the Bruins having beaten the Pens 3-1 last night in Pittsburgh they continue to only know one thing for the past 5 weeks, and that is beating everyone they face.
Illegal Curve: Realignment news – Around Conference B. If you’d like to get to know the Jets new NHL roommates here are reactions from papers in the new conference.
Next opponent news – Boston Bruins:
NESN: B’s return to Winnipeg for first time in nearly 16 years looking to climb to top of East. The last time the Bruins were in town was actually the last NHL New Years eve game played in-town. The beasts of the east are looking to continue their momentous November as they keep climbing to the top.
Comcast New England: Thomas gets his 10th straight win with 45 save gem. The 37 year old Bruins netminder is breaking all the “rules” and yet he is still winning.
Comcast New England: Bruins show why they’re the NHL’s best. Looks like it is time for the Bruins to come back down to earth and a loss to the Jets might just be what the doctor ordered.
ESPN: Bruins win battle of the best. Can the Jets take advantage of the 1000 miles the Bruins had to fly when they left Pittsburgh following last night’s victory over the Pens?
Boston Globe: ‘Igloo’ has been a hot commodity. Similar to the old Wpg Arena seats, the Penguins have chosen to sell off parts of the old ‘Igloo’. Story touches on Claude Julien as Bruins coach as well as notes from last night’s Pens/Bruins game.