Note: The Jets kicked off this three-game homestand with an absolutely gutting 5-4 loss to the Sharks as they gave up the game winning goal with 4.3 seconds left in the 3rd period. Today they are scheduled to practice at 12 noon at Bell MTS Place as they get ready to face a red-hot Bruins team. Stay tuned for the Practice Report to get updated on the latest news and audio.
Note II: The Moose look to keep this incredible run (14-1-0-1) at Bell MTS Place going whch included a sweep of Rockford this past weekend. Tonight they face off against the Texas Stars who sit four points up in the fourth and final playoff spot (although Manitoba has two games in hand). Morning skate gets underway at 10 am with puck drop at 7 pm and we will have all the action covered.
Note III: We’ve got two hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL Hockey talk via NHL This Week with Illegal Curve coming your way starting after the conclusion of the Moose game on TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets fall to Sharks in heartbreaker. Ken looks back at the events that transpired inside Bell MTS Place last evening.
Winnipeg Free Press: Enough red lights to start traffic jam. (Paywall). Mike has plenty from last night’s action as well as some other Jets news and notes.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sharks swim away with 5-4 win. (Paywall). Jason with his insight into last night’s game.
San Jose Mercury News: The Sharks are the team to beat in the Western Conference. With the way San Jose is playing right now they are clearly the team that Western Conference fans are gonna be watching.
San Jose Mercury News: Sharks winning streak reaches six games with dramatic win. Read the recap of last night’s game from Paul (a former Winnipeger) who covers the local squads opposition.
Sportsnet: Sharks’ enviable culture on display in impressive win over Jets. They sure seem to have that right mix of veteran and youth on this team.
TSN: Does Hellebuyck deserve some blame for Jets’ recent woes? Without two of their higher-end defencemen, the Jets have dropped eight of their last 12 games. Has Winnipeg been exposed? Does Connor Hellebuyck deserve some of the blame? Jamie McLennan shares his thoughts.
TSN: Post 2 Post – Connor Hellebuyck. Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck was a Vezina finalist last season, but his numbers have declined this season. TSN Hockey analyst Jamie McLennan evaluates his performance this year, explaining that he isn’t concerned about the Jets netminder because he is structurally sound.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.