Note: The Jets play their final road game for almost one month with ten straight at Bell MTS Place after tonight’s game in Anaheim against the Ducks. We already know that Connor Hellebucyk will get the start in net for Winnipeg and that Tobias Enstrom is probable and Dmitry Kulikov is possible although the team also recalled Tucker Poolman from the Moose for added insurance and placed Shawn Matthias on IR retroactive to January 12th. Morning skate is at 11:30 am PST (1:30 pm CST) and the Winnipeg Jets pre-game report will have you up to date. You can also stay tuned via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram. Puck drop is at 9 pm CST.
Note II: The Moose played in Belleville last night against the Senators and they continued to show off their road warrior bonafides with a big 4-1 win after having lost four of their last five games. Manitoba is now 15-4-1 in 20 road games this season and have points in nine straight road games (8-0-1). Darren Kramer scored his first of the season, captain Patrice Cormier added three assists while Nic Petan had a goal/assist and newly selected All-Star Mason Appleton added to his team scoring lead with his 13th goal of the season. They are scheduled to practice this afternoon in Laval as they prepare for a Friday/Saturday back to back against the Rocket.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to the game. Ted’s five keys include: 1) Testing the depth. 2) Tighten up. 3) Magic touch. 4) Busting out. 5) While getting’s good. His big machup is Connor Hellebuyck vs. John Gibson.
Winnipeg Sun: Maurice looks to get Jets big line going, swaps rookies Connor and Roslovic. The Jets bench boss is looking to get his top line generating so he is making a 2015 1st rounder swap.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets coach has little use for all-star break or his players playing in game. If the Jets can win tonight it will be their fourth straight victory and I understand why the Jets coach wouldn’t want to cut off his team’s momentum but at same time it will give his team a bit more time to heal up.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jack Roslovic’s time to shine with Jets has arrived. The Jets second 1st rounder in 2015 continues to look better and better as he gets more time up with the big club and will have quite the opportunity to play with the top line tonight in Anaheim.
Winnipeg Free Press: Dump & Chase. Mike and Jason hit you with the third installment of their online only feature covering a variety of topics.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report. Includes a look at the recall of Tucker Poolman, notes, lines, Hellebuyck starting, health updates (39,5,17) and audio from Connor, Trouba, Roslovic, Hellebuyck and coach Maurice.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Ducks vs. Jets comes down to goaltending. Senior writer for The Fourth Period Dennis Bernstein joined host Kevin Olszewski to set up today’s meeting between the Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks and gives his thought’s on the L.A Kings season so far.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Wheeler is the best and most consistent player this season. TSN senior reporter Frank Seravalli joined host Kevin Olszewski to discuss the big stories in the NHL and the upcoming mid-season player awards being put together by hockey writers around the league.
Illegal Curve: Mason Appleton replaces Jack Roslovic at 2018 AHL All-Star game. The Green Bay, Wisconsin product leads the Moose in scoring and it makes total sense that he is replacing Roslovic in Utica, NY for the game.