Note: Quite a night in San Jose last night as the Jets and Sharks played a wild one at SAP Center. Thanks to 41 saves from Connor Hellebuyck as well as a Nikolaj Ehlers hat trick Winnipeg won it 5-3 and will complete the pre-Christmas road trip on Saturday in British Columbia against the Canucks. Today they were scheduled to practice at UBC at 1 pm PT but have cancelled it. No media availability today.
Note II: The Moose are done another week of practice and will have a chance to take on division rival Grand Rapids in a pair of games this weekend at Bell MTS Place to close out the pre-Christmas portion of their season. It will be the final two games to see Manitoba in the white uniforms as they will switch to the dark uniforms following the Christmas break (starting with the final two games of this six-game home stand next weekend). Puck drop is at 7 pm and we will have our usual coverage on site.
Winnipeg Sun: Ehlers’ hat trick helps Jets sink the Shark. Ken offers up his insight into last night’s Jets win.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ehlers hat trick helps Jets jump Sharks 5-3. (Paywall). Mike recaps the unusual game we watched last night in San Jose.
Winnipeg Free Press: Big Buff’s improved defensive play catches coach’s eye. (Paywall). Big number 33 has been a difference maker this season.
San Jose Mercury News: Ehlers gets a hat trick as Jets end Sharks’ win streak. Read about the game from the perspective of someone who covers the Jets opposition.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Travel notebook. (Paywall). Murat covers Kristian Vesalainen’s world junior decision and a fourth line question that won’t go away which references a very insightful tweet from a handsome/smart member of the media who is writing this description.