Note: The Jets dropped a 2-1 decision last night in Chicago but won’t have any time to dwell on the loss as they are in St. Paul today to play Minnesota. The team won’t skate this morning after playing last night but will hope to finish off this road trip strong with a central division date against the Wild at 6 pm. Still lots of lineup uncertainty however after Michael Hutchinson was recalled on an emergency basis yesterday for Steve Mason who was deemed not well enough to play.
Note II: The Moose will get loose in a pair of afternoon games against the Iowa Wild today and tomorrow. Manitoba is looking to get back on track after losing a pair of games (one in OT another in regulation) last week to the Griffins. I will be joining play-by-play voice Mitch Peacock in the booth to provide colour analysis of this weekend’s games which starts at 2 pm.
Note III: Starting at 9 am kick start your Saturday with three hours of the latest Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL hockey talk on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg. Plenty to discuss so be sure to tune in here.
Winnipeg Sun: Too little, too late, as Jets fall to Blackhawks. Despite Patrik Laine scoring his 20th of the season the Jets fell short to their division rival. Ken recaps the game from the United Center.
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg comes up short against Chicago for second time in two outings. (Paywall). This is the opposite from last season when the Jets went undefeated against their division rival. Jason breaks down the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: True North D (for details) man has just one goal: distraction-free road trips for the Jets. (Paywall). Jason chats with Chris to get a look at the little details that go into these trips, most of which most folks never know about.
Chicago Sun-Times: David Kampf, Jeff Glass lead Blackhawks to win over division-leading Jets. (Survey to read). Read about the game from the perspective of a beat writer that covers the Jets opposition.
TSN: ‘Hellebuyck should be a Vezina finalist’. Jamie McLennan joins SportsCentre to discuss Connor Hellebuyck’s progression over the last year and how his solid play is helping the jets be one of the top teams in the West.
TSN: Despite plenty of chances, Jets can’t solve Glass. TSN Hockey analyst Jamie McLennan discusses how Winnipeg generated a ton of chances but just couldn’t solve Jeff Glass, and credits the Jets for continuing to prove this season that they don’t quit.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Wheeler deserves to be an All-Star. Ray Ferraro joins the Afternoon Ride and discusses his experience at the World Juniors, how the Jets have performed without Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler’s play at centre, what the Jets should do at the trade deadline and the playoff race in the Central Division.
TSN 1150 Hamilton: Wheeler been the driving force in Winnipeg. Jets TV host Jamie Thomas joins TSN 1150’s Tatti and Louie from Chicago where Winnipeg is getting set to take on the Blackhawks to discuss who has stepped up in place of Mark Scheifele.
Winnipeg Free Press: Despite recent slowdown, Manitoba remains comfortably atop the AHL standings. (Paywall). It will continue to be tough with the number of players missing from their roster but they should be able to tread water until they get some of their big players back in the fold.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Spacek, Sgarbossa seeing increased responsibility following Roslovic call up. Manitoba Moose play-by-play voice Mitch Peacock discusses the Moose’s tough set of games vs. Grand Rapids, how the call ups of Jack Roslovic and Brendan Lemieux have affected the roster and the play of the goaltenders.