Note: The Jets completed the pre-Christmas home portion of their season last night with an extremely exciting 5-4 OT win over the Tampa Bay Lightning improving their record to 22-9-2 on the season. They were scheduled to practice today but have cancelled it and will instead head straight for Los Angeles where they will kick off a three-game road trip against the Kings on Tuesday night.
Note II: The Moose had a weekend to forget losing twice to the Toronto Marlies by a combined 12-3 score. They took off Sunday as they try to get back to better health. They lost CJ Suess and Emile Porier over the weekend which adds to the laundry list of players already injured. Hopefully we get an update from coach Vincent on the health of his squad as the team is scheduled to practice today at 10:30 AM.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets take down league-leading Lightning with yet another OT win, more heroics from Scheifele. The Jets top line and the TLC line came up big last night. Ted breaks down the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets triumph over Lightning in 5-4 OT thriller. (Paywall). It was a wild end to the weekend and Mike gives you his insight into the events of last night.
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele growing into role as Jets’ top gun. (Paywall). Would have to think that 55 will be named the First Star of the Week later this morning as he continues to show off his versatility and development.
Winnipeg Free Press: Stamkos studies Jets, likes Laine’s skills. (Paywall). I know we usually have a focus on what is happening in the Western Conference but Stamkos really doesn’t get enough recognition. He clearly respects what the Jets are working towards.
CBC: Jets power past Lightning in OT for 5th straight win. Judy with the game recap of the action from Bell MTS Place.
Tampa Bay Times: Jets end Lightning’s win streak in overtime. Read about the game from the perspective of someone covering the game with a focus on the Jets opposition.
TSN: Jets proved they can go toe-to-toe with anyone. In what may be a preview of the Stanley Cup final, the Jets came away with a dramatic victory over the Lightning. TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson discusses the resilience shown by Winnipeg to earn the victory.
Sportsnet: Mark Scheifele breaks down what makes Jets so good in OT. Sean Reynolds caught up with overtime hero Mark Scheifele following the Jets 5-4 win over the Lightning.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets-Blackhawks Recap, What happens when Andrew Copp returns from his injury is it Mason Appleton or Brendan Lemieux who will be sent down to the Manitoba Moose, Jets/Lightning Preview, The Jets struggles against upper echelon NHL teams.
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press) & Joe Smith (covers the Tampa Bay Lightning for The Athletic).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Will this be the summer that we finally see an offer sheet extended to an RFA, The Alex Pietrangelo Match Game, The surge in goal scorers on pace for 50 or more goals this season.
Guests: Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting), Daniel Fink (Manitoba Moose Manager of Communications), Cam Robinson (Dobber Hockey, Dobber Prospects).
To listen to part 2 click here.