Note: The Jets kicked off Sunday AM with the news they had recalled Sami Niku and signed Logan Shaw to a one-year, two-way deal. Later that day they continued their winning ways at Bell MTS Place last night with a commanding 5-2 win over the Devils. Today the team is off. They will be back on the ice on Tuesday to practice ahead of their game the following night against the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.
Note II: The Moose are in Texas to kick off a four-game road trip which begins with the always fun school day game at 10:30 am on Tuesday. Today they will practice at 12:15 pm at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets find balance in win over Devils. The Jets were able to get all four lines out against New Jersey and they benefited greatly as we finally saw the 4th for more than a cup of coffee.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets overwhelm Devils in 5-2 win. (Paywall). Mike recaps the game action.
NHL.com: Scheifele, Jets hand Devils third straight loss. Early in the 1st it just had the feeling of “one of those games” and while the Devils were able to make somewhat of a game of things the Jets eventually were able to put it out of reach.
NJ.com: Nico Hischier hurt in loss to end dreadful road trip. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for the Devils going 1-6 on the road they lose the 1st overall pick from the 2017 draft. Chris breaks down the game from the perspective of someone who covers New Jersey.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets recall Sami Niku to replace an injured Dmitry Kulikov. The news broke that the exciting Finnish D prospect would get the call just before yesterday’s optional morning skate. Niku was understandably excited at the prospect of getting this opportunity with the big club.
Sportsnet: Jets are playing the right way after win over Devils. Mark Scheifele spoke with members of the media following the Winnipeg Jets’ win over the New Jersey Devils.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Avalanche recap, Blake Wheeler’s five point night, NHL.com poll names Wheeler as the 3rd most underrated player in the NHL (as voted on by NHL players), Jets/Devils Preview, Is Adam Lowry underrated
Guests: Scott Billeck (NHL.com, Winnipeg Sun, NBC Pro Hockey Talk), Matt Loughlin (New Jersey Devils radio play-by-play broadcaster)
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Are changes coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Top candidates for the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fames class, The Ottawa Senators ban hockey reporter Ken Warren from the team’s charter flight, Yanni Gourde’s six year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning
Guests: Josh Smith (Scouting The Refs), Greg Picker (New York Islanders radio analyst), Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings Captain).
To listen to part 2 click here.