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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets are in Calgary tonight to take on the Flames in their first road contest of the season as both teams are looking to avenge season opening losses.  The Jets will hit the ice at 12:30 pm CT for their morning skate (it is 11:30 am MT) and we will have your projected Jets and Flames lines along with pre-game audio.  Puck drops at 9 pm CT at the Scotiabank Saddledome .  Keep it locked to and on social media including TwitterFacebook | Instagram for all the latest pre and post game news.

Note II:  The Moose will also be looking to avenge a loss after they dropped their season opener last night in Grand Rapids as the defending Calder Cup champs beat them 5-2.  The Moose have their morning skate at 10:15 am CT and then the re-match goes at 6 pm CT.

Jets news:

The Athletic:  Jets’ silent star, Dustin Byfuglien, has made his mark on Winnipeg without his words.  (Paywall).  As I said when players were announced for the home opener on Wednesday, I’m not sure there is a more popular player overall that the big man from Minnesota.

Winnipeg Sun:  Don’t sound alarm just yetThe splash of cold water happened earlier than expected but banking early season points are too critical for teams that don’t want to have to play catch-up for the remainder of the season.

Winnipeg Sun:  Things to watch in Jets versus FlamesKen’s big matchup is Jacob Trouba vs Johnny Gaudreau, his keys to the game including bouncing back, special teams, sticking to structure, peppering Smith and keeping an eye on the veteran.

Jacob Trouba surveying the scene

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets focus on details prior to Western road swing.  (Paywall).  Attention to detail is gonna be key if this team doesn’t want to be repeating the same mistakes they made in game one.

The Globe and Mail:  The passion and pain of playing for the Winnipeg JetsLong read from David Shoalts on this Jets team, something many folks around here understand all too well.

Illegal Curve:  Jets Practice ReportPrior to the team leaving for Calgary they skated at IcePlex and you can get a look at the projected lines/D pairs and hear from Adam Lowry and coach Maurice.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  A bad night for all of the Jets.  TSN Hockey analyst Ray Ferraro joined the Afternoon Ride to review the defensive breakdowns that lead to the Winnipeg Jets losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 on Wednesday. Ferraro says the team’s on-ice focus is one area that stands out in need of improvement.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve:  Manitoba news and notesThe Moose roster was finalized and I took a look at the players on the team as well as some of the new and old faces that will be playing at the Bell MTS Place this season.