Note: The Jets finished a perfect six for six homestand and the team cancelled Wednesday’s practice as they left for the final regular season road trip of the year. It all begins tonight in Chicago as the team gets ready to play their final four contests away from Bell MTS Place. Jets skate at 11:30 am and our Jets pre-game report will set things up. Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter |Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose kicked off this eight-game homestand with a big win last Thursday but have followed it up with three straight losses including dropping a 4-3 decision last night to the IceHogs which also dropped them into 2nd place in the central division for the first time in 133 days. The team will be off today as they get ready for a pair of games this weekend against the best team in the AHL, the Toronto Marlies.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Blackhawks. Ken’s big matchup is Josh Morrissey vs Patrick Kane. His five keys include: 1) Rolling, rolling, rolling. 2) Encore performance? 3) Rookie showdown. 4)Jolting Joe. 5) Chance for Comrie.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Paul’s list includes: 1) Morrissey off the hook. 2) What was up with Scheifele? 3) Jets learning lessons for the playoffs. 4) It’s not all roses.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets organization says around 1,200 playoff tickets available for Round 1. (Paywall). Should be quite an opening round at Bell MTS Place.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets have displayed a potent blend of skill and brawn needed for playoff hockey. (Paywall). They aren’t the heavy team they were back in 2015 but the truth is this team has way more skill and enough heavy players that they can handle themselves in that realm.
Sportsnet: Is Jets rookie Kyle Connor already breaking out as a top-line scorer? A look at some of the numbers behind the Jets top rookie.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Four defining moments en route to the Jets clinching a playoff spot. (Paywall). Murat looks back in time for these moments during the 2017-18 season.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Why teammates fight in practice, and how it gets to that point. (Paywall). Former pro player Justin Bourne gives his insight as to why this occurs.
Global News: Chin up, Patrik Laine’s look spawns copycats among Winnipeg Jets fans. Lots of kids (and even some adults) around Bell MTS Place are rocking the beard these days.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeggers are really going to need more hats with all these Jets hat tricks. A look back at the 12 times this franchise has achieved this feat.
TSN: How far can the Jets go in the playoffs? Finishing the regular season strong, what can we expect from the Jets come playoff time? What about their play can make them successful? The TH panel has more.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Winnipeg is top contender in the west. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joins Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discuss if he is surprised by the Jets success, the race for the wild card spots in the Western Conference, how the Jets match-up with Minnesota.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hellebuyck is among the NHL’s elite. Winnipeg Jets play-by-play voice Paul Edmonds joins Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride .They discuss Brandon Tanev’s hat trick in the Jets win vs. Boston, Josh Morrissey’s hit on Matt Grzelcyk, what to expect on the Jets upcoming road trip, Hellebuyck’s status as an elite NHL goaltender and the playoff race for the final spots in the Western Conference.
Illegal Curve: Moose lose to IceHogs 4-3 and fall out of 1st in central. After 133 days on top the Moose finally got caught from behind and have now slipped to second in the central.
Winnipeg Free Press: Manitoba’s grip on first slipping. (Paywall). Because the AHL uses points percentage it has actually slipped. Jeff recaps last night’s contest.
Winnipeg Free Press: Suess happy to be playing in Winnipeg. (Paywall). The kid from the State of Hockey will have a good chance to develop his professional game while living close to come.