Note: The Jets had won three in a row until they ran into an Avalanche yesterday afternoon. Today Winnipeg will have a day off before they hit the ice on Monday to start practicing in advance of a four game home series.
Note II: The Moose dropped a pair of games over the weekend including last night’s almost comeback against a solid Barracuda team. The team was originally slated to practice today but that has been cancelled. They will host a few events on Monday before they head out on Tuesday for a six game road trip.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets haven’t turned corner. Every time we think that it has clicked with this group a game like Saturday afternoon happens that splashes some cold water on that sentiment. Ken has more on the topic in this article.
Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele OK after taking hard hit. Not sure why that headline is singular since Nikita Zadorov smoked the young Jets centre twice.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ winning streak snapped by woeful Avalanche. It had all the markings of a classic let down game and that is exactly what happened as Winnipeg dropped the afternoon contest in Colorado. Ken breaks down the action from the Pepsi Center.
Winnipeg Free Press: Lowry happy to finally end goalless drought. (Paywall). He had seven goals up to December 15th and then went without lighting the lamp until he put in not one, but two against the Avs.
Winnipeg Free Press: Avalanche crush Jets’ hopes of winning 4 in a row. (Paywall). They were looking to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race but leaving the road trip where they had secured wins in their previous three ended in the Mile High City.
Denver Post: Avalanche snap losing streak at 9 games with win over Jets. Read about the contest from the perspective of a beat writer that covers the Jets opposition.
Sportsnet: It’s time to start thinking of Mark Scheifele as an NHL superstar. Whenever you see a headline like this you can tell it likely wasn’t written in Winnipeg. Folks around these parts certainly recognize what 55 brings to the ice.
Game 55: Avalanche 5 Jets 2:
Illegal Curve: Post-game recap. Includes a recap, stats and audio from Blake Wheeler, Ondrej Pavelec and coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve: Barracuda hold off late Moose charge for 5-4 win and weekend sweep. Includes a recap and reaction from goalie Jamie Phillips and coach Vincent.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay (8th Anniversary Show):
Topics: Jets-Stars Recap, Jets look for fourth win in a row in Denver, Assessing the Jets group of 23-and-under players compared to the rest of the NHL, The futures of the New York Islanders in Brooklyn, Will the Jets be buyers or sellers at the Trade Deadline, The impact of Jacob Trouba on the Jets blueline
Guest: Tim Campbell (NHL.com Columnist)
To listen to part one click here.
Topics: NHL participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics, The sad state of the Colorado Avalanche, Jets-Avalanche Preview, Super Bowl 51 Predictions
Guests: Anthony San Filipo (610 AM Philadephia), Marty Biron (Former NHL goalie and analyst on TSN-RDS-NHL Network) and Drew Spevak (Denver Sports 760 and 630 KHOW).
To listen to part two click here.