Note: The Jets are riding right now having won six of their last seven games including last night’s 6-3 win over division rival Chicago. While they are still looking to build up their consistency they have a 19-9-2 record which is good enough for 2nd in the Central (holding a game in hand on Nashville). They will end the four-game home stand tomorrow night against the Oilers but today they will focus on practice which gets underway at 12 noon. Be sure to check out the Jets Practice Report for the latest news and audio.
Note II: The Moose practiced on Tuesday as they get ready to face the defending Calder Cup champion Marlies here this weekend, which includes the always fun (and worthwhile) Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, which is close to sold out. I spoke to coach Vincent who provided a health update on the laundry list of players out due to injury. Manitoba is set to play six straight at Bell MTS Place. They won’t practice today but instead will head to the Siloam Mission to volunteer in the kitchen.
Note III: Tune in for two hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL talk on NHL This Week tonight at 7 pm on TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: Connor Hellebuyck back on track as Jets make case as West’s best. Not bad considering this team is still searching for that top level game for a full 60 minutes.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets score early, hang on to beat Blackhawks. Ken breaks down the action in this recap.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets score early, often as they dump Blackhawks 6-3. (Paywall). That first period was one that folks would like to see replicated for a full 60. Jason breaks it all down.
Winnipeg Free Press: Avalanche a legitimate threat to Jets, Preds in Central. (Paywall). Andrew with a look at a team that could be a cause for concern.
Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks fail to end 1st-period woes, fall to Jets 6-3 for 8th straight loss. All is not well in the Windy City.
CBC: Jets push aside hapless Hawks to keep pace with Predators. Judy provides her breakdown of the action between the Jets and Hawks.
TSN: Connor, red-hot power play propels Jets to victory. Kyle Connor scored two goals to help the Jets down the Blackhawks for their second consecutive high-scoring victory. Dennis Beyak and Kevin Sawyer break down what makes Connor’s game so dangerous and discuss the Jets’ red-hot power play.