Note: The Jets return from their two-game road trip with three of four points as they dropped a tough OT loss last night when an own goal by Nikolaj Ehlers sunk their chances at a perfect road trip. The team will take the day off today as they get ready to face the Kings tomorrow afternoon at the MTS Centre.
Note II: The Moose four game winning streak came to an end last night as they dropped the first game of their five game road trip 3-2 to the Gulls. San Diego took revenge on Manitoba after being swept out of Winnipeg a few weeks back. Couple of positives for the Moose as they got Brenden Kichton and Scott Kosmachuk back in the lineup. As well Dan DeSalvo, newly signed to a PTO, scored (and added an assist) in his season debut, continuing where he left off last season and leaving me wondering how he doesn’t have an AHL deal somewhere. Manitoba will try to get back on track with a re-match tonight in San Diego with a 7 pm puck drop.
Note III: Tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show as we start off your Saturday with three hours of Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL hockey talk. Guests include .
Winnipeg Sun: Trouba impresses in return to Jets lineup. Not much time for rust as #8 was thrown into the mix.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets lose heartbreaker to Avs. Point gained or point lost? Ken breaks it all down for you in his recap column.
Winnipeg Free Press: Miscue messes up overtime effort. (Paywall). Friendly fire was causing problems all over the ice last night. Jason recaps the game from Denver.
Denver Post: Avalanche wins in overtime over Jets, but Matt Duchene appears injured. Read about the game from a beat writer who covers Colorado.
Illegal Curve: Jets Tyler Myers leaves game after 2 periods with LBI. For the second time this season Myers was felled with a lower-body injury in Colorado. This time it may have been friendly fire that took him out.
ESPN: Mark Scheifele makes top under-24 rankings. He sits atop the hot list.
Sportsnet: Future bright for Jets as young forwards continue to soar. The top trio for Winnipeg continue to wow the league with their play.
Illegal Curve: The growth of Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele into a top NHL centre. I took a look at which linemates the Jets top centre has been able to achieve this success with.
TSN: Dreger Report – Scheifele a true student of the game. Looks like everyone has decided to pen something about the Jets top centre.
ESPN: Mark Scheifele’s scoring pace is no fluke. (Paywall). No question about it. I’m actually writing something for this afternoon that will speak further to this point.
TSN: That’s Hockey 2 Nite. (Video). Connor Hellebuyck was viewed as the goalie of the future in Winnipeg, but he has already taken over as the starter for the Jets. Is it a good move by Paul Maurice? TH2N weighs in on Winnipeg’s future between the pipes.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Pierre LeBrun joins the guys from the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies to discuss the youth movement that has taken over the Winnipeg Jets.
Avalanche 3 Jets 2 in OT:
Illegal Curve: Post-game Report. Recap including post-game reaction from Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jacob Trouba and coach Paul Maurice.
Official Manitoba site: Gulls 3 Moose 2 post-game recap. Includes a game story and some quick hits.