Note: Game one of five straight home games didn’t exactly go as planned despite a pretty solid effort by the home side. The team heads back to the drawing board today as they will hit the ice for practice today at the MTS Centre as they get ready to face the Islanders tomorrow night.
Note II: The Moose hit the ice for another practice today at the IcePlex before a travel day tomorrow as they depart for Texas for a pair of games. First contest against the Rampage on Friday and then Saturday against the Stars.
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele and Trouba likely members of World Cup team. (Paywall). Couple of the Jets young guns will likely be doing battle against some of the “old timers” from the Jets who will end up against other teams.
Winnipeg Free Press: Panther power prevails with 3-2 win over Jets. (Paywall). Full recap from Tim.
Winnipeg Sun: Home-ice struggles continue for Jets. I’m not blaming the fans but the energy at the MTS Centre is definetly different than it has been in the past. The players clearly haven’t given the home crowd much to cheer about this season. I’ve seen almost every home game since the Jets returned and there just seems to be a malaise these days within the MTS Centre.
Winnipeg Sun: Feels like prolonged funeral for Jets this season. I feel like the song “The End” by the Doors should be playing while you read this article.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets rookie Copp ends scoring drought. Not only was it a nice goal but it was against Roberto Luongo who looked unbeatable throughout most of the game. Had it stood as the game winner it would have been quite the goal to discuss post game.
CBC: For the Jets, it’s 20 games of next-year territory to close out season. Not only are the Jets a young team but fans would like to see some of the Moose on the loose this season up with the big squad. Article dismisses any playoff talk, keeping your eyes on the young players and playing for jobs next year.
Globalnews.ca: Same old story for the Jets as they react following loss to Panthers. Too many penalties, not playing a full 60, not being mentally strong. Some of the comments from the Jets players following another loss at the MTS Centre.
Miami Herald: Reilly Smith, Jaromir Jagr spark Panthers past Winnipeg Jets 2-1. Read a recap from an opposition beat writer.
Florida Sun-Sentinel: Reilly Smith scores 2 goals to lead Panthers past Jets 3-2. Another Panthers beat writer gives us this breakdown of the game.
Panthers 3 Jets 2:
Florida Panthers: Jaromir Jagr, Roberto Luongo, Reilly Smith and Coach Gallant. To listen click here.
Winnipeg Jets: Dustin Byfuglien, Mathieu Perreault, Ondrej Pavelec & Andrew Copp. To listen click here.
Coach Maurice post-game presser: Jets bench boss met with the media following the game against Florida. To listen click here.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show. TSN’s resident scout Craig Button joined the Big Show to discuss why Kyle Connor may need another year away from the Jets despite a stellar freshman campaign with the University of Michigan. (Starts at 10:43).
Globalnews.ca: Moose share their passion for reading with elementary students. Plenty of school kids across the city got quite a special treat with a visit by the Jets farm club.