Note: The Jets had a big 3-0 win over central division rival Colorado last night at Bell MTS Place as Connor Hellebuyck put up his fifth shutout of the season and helped the Jets improve their home record to an impressive 19-3-2. Overall the team is 31-13-9 and sit just one point back of Vegas for top spot in the Western Conference. They have the day off today before they get back to it on Monday as they prepare to face the Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Note II: It wasn’t just the Jets who picked up their 31st win on the season as the Moose rolled over the Admirals in Milwaukee by a score of 5-1 last night. This gives them five straight wins on this nine game road trip, they are now 19-4-1 in 24 road games this season and have points in thirteen straight on the road (12-0-1). Overall the team sits 31-10-3-2 and are comfortably in first in the Western Conference. The team has today off and will be back on the ice on Monday to prepare for a re-match with the Admirals.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ehlers becoming elite two-way winger. (Paywall). There is no question he has the offensive skills but he has had a clear mandate to work on his defensive game all season long.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets grind down Avalanche 3-0. (Paywall). Mike recaps the game.
Winnipeg Sun: Hellebuyck makes 25 saves to record fifth shutout. Ken recaps the action.
Winnipeg Sun: Ken’s Notebook. Ken’s topics include: Scheifele inching closer to return…Lowry aggravates upper-body injury…Jets discuss OT woes…Chiarot stays in lineup.
Sportsnet: Jets considering trading for top-six forward. Rick Nash’s name being mentioned is interesting. Would you like to see the Jets make a big splash in advance of the trade deadline at the end of this month?
Sportsnet: Breaking down Blake Wheeler’s move to centre. An interesting look at the numbers behind the Jets captain since his move from wing to the middle.
Illegal Curve: Post-game report. A look at some of the notable occurrences in the game and audio from both the Jets (Wheeler, Ehlers, Hellebuyck), Avs (Nieto, Kerfoot) and coach Maurice.
TSN: Button says Wheeler is his MVP right now. Despite not scoring in 11 games, Craig Button explains why Jets captain Blake Wheeler deserves to be in the MVP conversation.
Sportsnet: Blake Wheeler can imagine bringing the Stanley Cup to Winnipeg. Blake Wheeler sits down with David Amber to talk about missing out on a possibly historic Olympics, his friendship with Mark Scheifele and wanting to bring the Stanley Cup to Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: The aftermath of the Jets/Golden Knights game, The rise of Joel Armia, Jets/Avalanche Preview, Previewing the Jets month of February
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press), Lauren Gardner (Colorado Avalanche Host on Altitude TV)
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: The Trade Centre Match Game, 25 years of Gary Bettman as NHL Commissioner, The Carolina Hurricanes bring back the Hartford Whalers history
Guests: Stephen Whyno (The Associated Press), Josh Smith (Scouting The Refs), Marc Dumont (The Athletic Montreal, TSN 1200).
To listen to part 2 click here.