Note: An already tough road trip got even worse with a 3-1 loss last night to division rival Wild in Minnesota. The team left for Tennessee where they will practice in Nashville today as they get ready to face the Predators on Friday night.
Note II: The Moose are enduring their own slide. After winning four in a row they have gone 1-4-1 in their last six games including a 3-1 loss last night against the Wild. The team has the day off today before they practice in Winnipeg on Friday. They will leave for Wisconsin later that day as they get ready to face the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday night.
Update: Coach Maurice indicated that Tobias Enstrom has returned home to Sweden to deal with a family situation. Full quotes from the Jets bench boss can be found here.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets skid reaches four. Fans are having flashbacks to last November when a four game road skid in this month really seemed to be the beginning of the end.
Winnipeg Sun: Faceoff woes concern Jets. It would be one thing if you were last but as Chris Curry of TSN 1290 figured out last night the Jets are the worst faceoff team since 1997. That doesn’t sound very good. When you aren’t in possession of the puck you are forced to chase and we have been seeing the results the last few games.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sultan of Stops clips Jets’ wings. (Paywall). Another game and another hot goalie. Mike recaps the contest in this article.
Winnipeg Free Press: GM says some Jets have met, exceeded expectations in a tough league. (Paywall). Past the 1/4 pole in the NHL season the Jets GM gives his thoughts on his young team.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Low-scoring game eventually turns Wild’s way. Read about last night’s Wild win from the perspective of a Minnesota beat writer.
TSN: That’s Hockey 2 Nite. (Video). With only five goals in four games, what’s happened to the Jets’ offence? TH2N breaks down their recent struggles and discusses what changes they need to make to improve their goal production.
Sportsnet: Laine runaway rookie for Calder trophy. (Video). Doug MacLean and Elliotte Friedman join Daren Millard to talk about who they would vote for as top rookie in the NHL.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Injury Report. Stafford is off IR, Myers is on IR and we get updates on Kyle Connor and Bryan Little.
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Illegal Curve: Post-game recap. Includes a recap, stats and post-game audio from Blake Wheeler, Connor Hellebuyck and coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve: Moose undone early in 3-1 loss to Wild. Our Moose recap includes a scoring summary, post-game audio (Coach Vincent & Jimmy Lodge) & player assessments.
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose falter, Wild pounce. (Paywall). With two goals by the Wild in the first five minutes it seemed like we were going to see a different game than the 1-0 OT game we saw the night before. Eventually the two teams settled into a rhythm. Mike breaks down the game in this article.
Winnipeg Free Press: Kichton getting back to business. (Paywall). He was so dynamic last season that many were curious to see how he would keep that rolling this season but an injury in game one disrupted this plan. Mike got a chance to talk to the defenceman and brings you this feature.