Note: The Jets are back in business as they welcome the New York Rangers to town to kick off the first of three straight at Bell MTS Place. The team was off on Monday but will hit the ice for morning skate at 10:30 AM so check back for the pre-game report to get the latest news and audio. Puck drop is at 7 pm.
Note II: The Moose also took Monday off although some players spent the evening with the Bartel family whose rink in West St. Paul won them the Manitoba Moose Backyard Rink contest. Today the Moose hit the ice at 10:30 am for a practice as they get ready to face Chicago here tomorrow night in the third game of this six-game homestand.
Winnipeg Sun: Top guns need to lead the way for Jets against Rangers. Ken’s big matchup is Mark Scheifele vs Mika Zibanejad. His 5 Keys to the game: 1) That looks familiar. 2) Try to solve the king. 3) Top line connects. 4) Finishing strong. 5) Another audition.
Winnipeg Sun: Cold stretch uncommon for Jets sniper as Laine still searching. If you’re looking for spark adding a dash of Mathieu Perreault is usually a recipe for success.
Winnipeg Free Press: Bumps (not slumps) all part of Jets’ master plan. (Paywall). It is a long season and knowing how to handle the bumps in the road is important.