Note: The Jets kicked off 2019 with a tough 4-0 loss last night to the Penguins in Pittsburgh although the bigger loss may be to Nikolaj Ehlers and/or Dmitry Kulikov who both left last night’s game. The Jets are scheduled to practice today at 1 pm so we shall have to wait and see if we get an update from coach Maurice. As always be sure to check out the Practice Report for all the latest Jets news and audio.
Note II: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was over in British Columbia for the World Junior Championship and spoke to Blake Price of TSN 1040 Vancouver about prospects in the Winnipeg organization including Dylan Samberg, Santeri Virtanen, the Finnish flavour to the Jets, Kristian Vesalainen and more. You can listen to the chat here.
Note III: The Moose were also in action last night against the Stars in Cedar Park, Texas as they looked to get this road trip back on track. Despite Marko Dano scoring his second goal in the last three games they were unable to generate more offence and fell 3-1 to Texas. They complete the trip tonight in a re-match with these same Stars at 7 pm.
Note IV: Tune in for three hours of Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL hockey talk on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am. Listen here.
Winnipeg Sun: Penguins shut out Jets as Ehlers is lost to injury. Ken’s observation from Pittsburgh.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pens display dominance at home with 4-0 win over Jets. (Paywall). Mike recaps the action from his seat inside PPG Arena last night.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sid a big fan of Scheifele. (Paywall). High praise from 87.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets will want key question answered before giving Connor long-term money. (Paywall). Andrew with a look at factors the Jets will need to consider when getting this RFA signed to his next contract.
Pittsburgh Tribune: Penguins score in myriad ways to run winning streak to 8. Read about the game from the perspective of a Penguins beat writer.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dominik Simon, Zach Aston-Reese chip in again as Penguins keep on rolling. The Jets opposition are getting contributions from all across the lineup as they improved to eight straight wins.
Sportsnet: Hellebuyck almost makes save but glove crosses goal line. Connor Hellebuyck nearly made a miraculous save, but the cross bar camera revealed that his glove crossed the line with the puck inside for a Penguins tally.
Sportsnet: Nikolaj Ehlers leaves game after Sidney Crosby hit. Nikolaj Ehlers was injured early in the Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins game after Sidney Crosby stepped into him as Ehlers was following through on a shot.