Note: The Jets had the lead in the 3rd period but lost in OT…twice last night in Denver. It was a game the Jets could have had two points but one they are probably happy to have salvaged at least one. The team returns home today and will be back on the ice tomorrow as they get set for a pair of games against Vegas (Friday) and Ottawa (Sunday) here in Winnipeg.
Note II: The Moose are riding the hottest streak since they arrived back in Manitoba having won seven straight and 11 of their last 12. They have a four-game home stand which begins tonight when they welcome the Cleveland Monsters. Puck drops at 7 pm.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets earn single point Hellebuyck not happy with point lost. Connor Hellebuyck’s comments were refreshing (and more in keeping what we would hear when he was in the AHL with the Moose) as he realizes that he doesn’t have to be infallible in the NHL. He can make an error (not like it obviously) and learn from it. Ken recaps the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets get grounded in Mile High City with 3-2 loss to Avs. (Paywall). It was a rather disjointed game but this team still manages to find ways to end games with at least a point. Mike recaps the game from inside the Pepsi Center.
Denver Post: MacKinnon scores again for good measure in OT as the Avalanche rally past red-hot Winnipeg. If you’d like to get the view from someone who covers the Avs, here is a break down of the game.
Mercury News: Winnipeg could be the right trade partner for the Sharks. Jets seem to have sufficient depth right now but with a long NHL season it is easy to churn through your players as we saw last season. With the Jets having just been in San Jose last week it looks like folks there are still thinking about this Jets team.
Avalanche 3 Jets in OT:
Illegal Curve: Post-game report. A recap which includes some notable notes and post-game audio from Nikolaj Ehlers, Bryan Little, Josh Morrissey and coach Paul Maurice.
Sportsnet: Exploring the rise of the Winnipeg Jets. The guys talk about the surging Jets, what’s going right, what their weakness is, and the long-term cap outlook for the team.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Cheveldayoff pleased with discipline, defense, during first stretch. GM Kevin Cheveldayoff joins Hustler and Rick Ralph to discuss goaltending, improved discipline, organizational depth, the impact of Dmitry Kulikov, his “all-encompassing” days, and why the Jets didn’t let a few rough early games get them down.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets have two skilled power play units. Hockey analyst JP Vigier looks back on the Jets win vs Minnesota, the strong play of the Armia/Hendricks/Perreault line, the Jets depth at forward and the power play.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hellebuyck’s game is consistent. TSN Hockey analyst Jamie McLennan speaks with Kevin Olszewski about what has changed for Connor Hellebuyck this season, Steve Mason’s injury and Eric Comrie’s skill-set.
Winnipeg Free Press: Mighty Manitoba Moose charge to top of AHL standings. (Paywall). It has been a different season without question for the Jets farm club this season.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Everyone is clicking right now. Moose alternate captain JC Lipon, fresh off a hat trick in an 8-1 rout of Rockford, joins Hustler and Rick Ralph to talk about how the Moose have evolved since last year, their newly found confidence to win, how veterans are stabilizing the squad, the team’s rock-solid goaltending, the benefits of playing with different linemates, and who’s hanging out with who after games.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Moose are finding ways to win. Play-by-play voice Mitch Peacock speaks with Kevin Olszewski about the Moose’s strong play this season, their seven game win-streak and what Michael Hutchinson has brought to the Moose.