Note: The Moose swept their back to back series with the Rampage as they came from behind to win last night 3-2 over San Antonio. It was their eighth win of the season to bring their record to 8-14-1-2. Manitoba heads on the road where they play the Milwaukee Admirals on the 19th and the Chicago Wolves on the 21st before the Christmas break.
Note II: The Jets look to get back on track as they host a tough New York Rangers team who played and lost 5-2 in Minnesota last night. Originally the Jets were supposed to face Henrik Lundqvist tonight as Antti Raanta started the game last night but he was forced to leave the game with 6:11 left in the 1st period. Lundqvist allowed four goals on 31 shots. The Rangers have been struggling of late having lost four of their last five games.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets have a chance to ramp up pressure on Rangers. (Paywall). When you have a team that is playing the way the Rangers have been of late, especially when they are coming from playing last night, the Jets have to take advantage.
Winnipeg Free Press: Poor PK and league worst penalty totals could turn Jets into lottery team. (Paywall). Last season the Jets killed penalties at an 81.8% clip (16th overall) but this season they are at 77.3% which has them 25th overall.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets trying to keep it positive. Paul writes about the two big challenges that coach Maurice faces with his squad which are his team’s PK and their mood.
CBC: 5 things to watch as bright lights of Broadway take on Jets. Includes 1) Scheifele on the score sheet. 2) Who is the starter? 3) NYR Top guns. 4) Bottom 6. 5) Special teams.
CBC: Jets get joyous with rendition of Jingle Bells. Makes me think of former Jets coach Claude Noel as the Jets put the joy back in joyville.
Illegal Curve: Jets Practice Report. A look at the lines and D pairs coach Maurice used at practice. Also includes audio from Joel Armia, Matt Halischuk, Bryan Little and Tyler Myers.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. ESPN’s Sean McIndoe joins Hustler & Lawless to discuss his ranking of NHL GMs likely to make a trade. McIndoe discusses why he ranked Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff where he did, and the factors in his ranking.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Button discusses why sending Nikolaj Ehlers to join the Denmark team would not help his development, and says USA Hockey missed a big opportunity to bolster their offensive firepower.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Rona Roundtable. Rick Ralph talks with Manitoba Moose defenseman Josh Morrissey about his first full season in pro hockey.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice scrum. Plenty to hear from the Jets bench boss as he met with the media following skate at the MTS Centre.
Illegal Curve: Moose storm back in 3rd to win 3-2 and sweep series with Rampage. Peter looks at Key Plays of the Game, Tonight’s Top Moose, Injuries. Also includes post-game audio Brendan Kichton, Ryan Olsen and Coach Keith McCambridge.
Winnipeg Sun: Mighty Moose toast Texas. This doesn’t seem like the same team that began the season incapable of winning or even scoring goals. They managed to score eight against San Antonio during these two games.
Globalnews: Manitoba Moose with first back to back wins of the season. In addition to this feat they have managed to win three of their last four (and managed to secure a point in a shootout loss).
mySanAntonio.com: Rampage fall to Moose. Read about the game from the opposition’s newspaper.
Globalnews: Adam Lowry adjusts to life with the Manitoba Moose after demotion. Sounds like he has the right attitude as he tries to get his season back on track.