Note: The Jets will have to forget yesterday’s performance which saw them get demolished 6-2 by the Wild in the third game of this series. The good news for Winnipeg is they maintain a two games to one hold on the seven game series and will practice today at 1:30 pm at Xcel as they focus on game 4 which goes tomorrow night. The Jets Playoff Practice Report will being you up to speed with all the latest news from St. Paul.
Note II: The Moose concluded the 2017-18 regular season with a 3-1 win over the Wolves yesterday in Chicago which means they end with a 42-26-4-4 regular season which ties a franchise record for most road wins in a season with 25. Mason Appleton will end the season as the top scorer for the Moose. Finishes fourth overall in AHL scoring and the top rookie scorer in the AHL. Won a lot of hardware. Quite a season for the kid who began the year with the goal of “just making the team”. Playoffs start next weekend against the Griffins.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets suffer blowout loss to Wild in Game 3, but still lead series. Ken recaps last night’s affair from his spot in Xcel Energy.
Winnipeg Sun: Sluggish Jets look like different team in Game 3 loss. Paul’s observations on the loss from St. Paul.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets just didn’t look the same in Game 3 after travel chaos on Saturday. Ted with some topics of discussion including: 1) Travel woes. 2) Paul Maurice’s turn. 3) Refs change the tone. 4) Nick Foligno. 5) Hellebuyck shaky. 6) Have a short memory. 7) Violin copy-cat.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets thumped 6-2 after a Wild show of strength. (Paywall). It was a beat down like we haven’t seen this team take in quite some time. But the Wild showed why they are such a good team at home.
Winnipeg Free Press: Wild’s bitter win over Winnipeg Jets makes for a better rivalry. (Paywall). Didn’t have quite the same level of animosity as we saw in game 2 although it did have a fair bit of post-whistle chatter.
CBC: Jets snowed under in St. Paul as Winnipeg white-knuckles its way to its first loss of playoffs. Not the most ideal game to go see for all the Jets fans who made the rather precarious trip down south.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Cooling the Jets as Wild’s goal outburst sparks Game 3 victory. Minnesota clearly had a game plan for last night’s contest and executed it quite well.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wild’s response in Game 3 just as pivotal as the result. It wasn’t just Devan Dubnyk stepping up to be the best player on the ice as he had plenty of assistance in last night’s win.
Sportsnet: Wild desperation an inevitable obstacle on Jets’ path to second round. With the knowledge of what an 0-3 start would mean the Wild were certainly a team that came into the contest knowing they needed a W.
The Athletic: Jets’ first test of postseason is proving they can brush off Game 3 loss. (Paywall). I suspect we will see a very different Winnipeg squad on Tuesday night.
TSN: Did the Jets’ travel issues have an impact on Game 3 loss? The Wild were always going to be tough to beat at home where they have proven they can be dominant but did the Jets’ travel issues hamper them or did they just get outplayed? Sara Orlesky and Darren Dreger discuss and weigh in on the incident between Tyler Myers and Marcus Foligno.
Sportsnet: Dubnyk pumped up by response from Wild against Jets. Devan Dubnyk talked about coming back after falling early to the Jets and getting back into the series.