Note: The Jets dropped game six last night in downtown Winnipeg as the Preds rolled to a 4-0 win thanks in large part to Pekka Rinne, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson who helped their team force a game 7 on Thursday in Music City. Today the Jets will hold a media availability around 12 noon and our Playoff Practice Report will bring you the latest from Bell MTS Place.
Note II: The Moose will travel today to Illinois as they prepare for three games in Rockford as they attempt to overcome an 0-2 deficit in the best of seven series. The team had Logan Stanley reassigned by the parent club yesterday so perhaps we will see the 2016 1st rounder make his professional debut.
Note III: If you’re jonesing for some hockey talk then you should tune in NHL This Week with Illegal Curve on TSN 1290 Winnipeg tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm as the guys look back at the Jets game 6 loss, look ahead to game 7 and then take a look around the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Winnipeg Sun: Winning Game 7 in Nashville will be tough, not impossible. It is certainly going to be a tall task but it is not insurmountable for this group.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets falter as Nashville forces Game 7. Was it the Jets faltering or was it something the Preds did or both? Ken with some insight into the game.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets go cold at worst possible time. It was less than ideal but they can get it back on track with a big game on Thursday.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets head coach wasn’t worried about his future. During the availability on Monday morning the Jets bench boss was asked to look back a year.
Winnipeg Free Press: Predators push series to Game 7 with plucky 4-0 win to washout Whiteout. (Paywall). Mike recaps last night’s game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets legend lands in Winnipeg for Whiteout, Game 6. (Paywall). It was pretty wild and not unexpected that whenever the camera panned to the Hall of Famer he got a massive reaction from the Bell MTS Place crowd.
Winnipeg Free Press: Confidence key to Jets’ rising level of play this season. (Paywall). The Jets are gonna have to keep that confidence level high if they want to punch their ticket to the Conference Final.
The Tennessean: Preds force Game 7 with ‘championship effort’. Forsberg and Arvidsson specifically were drivers last night and with a really solid netminding effort from Pekka Rinne it was an effort that forced a final game.
The Tennessean: Predators fans feel good about chances in Game 7 vs. Jets. Gotta be careful as neither team has been able to gain momentum and win more than one game in a row.
The Tennessean: Forsberg scores insane between-the-legs goal. After his first goal of the game it didn’t seem like it could be topped but then his second of the game blew that one out of the water.
TSN: Jets melt in the moment, fail to knock off Preds in Game 6. On a night that Winnipeg percolated to a fever pitch, the Jets could not muster one goal. Now, it comes down to one game in Nashville on Thursday night in the second round’s only Seventh Heaven. The Jets were shut out at home for the first time this year in a 4-0 loss to the Predators that pushes their series to the limit, Frank Seravalli writes.
The Athletic: Plain and short, Nashville’s penalty killing extended its season. (Paywall). Killing off those 1st period penalties certainly turned the tide in their favour last night.
The Athletic: Mr. Cool, Pekka Rinne, silences the doubters and leads his team home for Game 7. (Paywall). He was very, very, very good last night.
CBC: Failure to launch as Predators ground Jets’ attempt at closing series. I suspect that most pundits believed it would be a seven game series and that is what we will witness on Thursday.
CBC: Jets go cold on sizzling hot day, blow chance to eliminate Predators. It really didn’t feel like the Jets were going to get it done yesterday prior to puck drop.
TSN: Jets’ star players were missing in action in Game 6. The TSN Hockey panel explains how the Jets’ power play let them down in Game 6, why playing in raucous Winnipeg proved to be no problem for Nashville in the series, and discusses what happened to the Jets’ star players Monday night.