Note: The Jets left Washington with one point following a 4-3 OT loss last night against the Capitals. But they will have no time to rest as they are in Michigan to take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight in the second game of the back-to-back. Keep it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter|Facebook |Instagram for all the pre and post game news.
Note II: The Moose picked up their third win in a row and will hit the ice for a practice today at 12 noon as they get ready for a Saturday night re-match with the Monsters.
Note III: The Jets announced that they have recalled Nic Petan from the Moose and placed Tyler Myers on IR.
TSN: A look at potential hot-seat situations across the NHL. First up for Gary is Kurt Overhardt and Jacob Trouba.
Sportsnet: The Jets need to stop playing from behind so much. Apparently this season that isn’t a problem the same as it has been in the past. From Chris Curry of TSN 1290 Winnipeg we get this stat: “This season the Jets have come back from multi goal deficits in the 3rd 4 times already in just 11 games. In the previous four seasons they have a total of 4. If you go back all the way to when they returned 5 seasons ago they have 7.”
Winnipeg Sun: Jets winners even in loss. Reminds me of the Seinfeld where the lady is yelling during the marathon “you’re all winners” even for the losers. That being said the Jets kids not knowing they shouldn’t be coming back from being down three goals to a team like Washington sure makes for some exciting hockey.
Winnipeg Free Press: The cardiac kids strike again. (Paywall). How many people expected the Jets would come back from that three goal deficit?
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets have already given us reasons to be optimistic and disappointed. (Paywall). Something tells me that this theme may be a common one for fans throughout this season.
Washington Post: Caps cough up three-goal third-period lead, but Alex Ovechkin wins it in OT. Read about the game from a Capitals beat writer’s perspective.
CBC: Jets’ late push falls short in overtime loss to Capitals. Another game recap.
Sportsnet: Tim & Sid – The Jets are playing hardball with Jacob Trouba. (Video). Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet joins Tim and Sid to discuss why the Jets likely won’t deal Jacob Trouba.
Metro News: Jets’ playoff quest to be questioned in November. Coach Maurice has spent some time talking about the young players who don’t know any better (i.e. the usual grind of an NHL schedule) and this month that is going to be put to the test. It is a similar schedule to last November (more away than home games) and this Jets crew are looking for a better result than this time last year (4-9-1) in the eleventh month.
ESPN: The NHL Microcore Index for 2016-17. (Paywall). The Jets get a middle of the pack ranking as the weak link in this ranking appears to be goalie of the present/future Connor Hellebuyck.
Capitals 4 Jets 3 in OT:
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Capital post-game report. Head back to the Verizon Center to hear from a less than pleased coach Paul Maurice as well as from Blake Wheeler and Michael Hutchinson.
Illegal Curve: Moose 7-3 home win shows they aren’t afraid of Monsters. A complete recap of the 7-3 Moose win including a goal by goal summary, post-game audio (Stoykewych, Howden and Coach Vincent) and player assessments.
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose massacre Monsters in gritty victory. (Paywall). The game was closer than the score would indicate (two empty net Manitoba goals) but the home side did play a solid game against the defending Calder Cup champs.
Winnipeg Free Press: After slow start with Moose, Petan keeps eye on NHL prize. (Paywall). Coincidentally, the Jets may have need of his services after Joel Armia and Mathieu Perreault left last night’s game in Washington. Mike spoke to the talented forward.