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Note:  The Jets dropped their second game in a row last night as they lost to the Coyotes 4-2 which means they are now 4-4-0 on the season. They are scheduled to practice today at 12 noon as they reset and get ready for the Islanders tomorrow night. Be sure to check back for the Practice Report.

Note II:  The big news on Tuesday however was that TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that there is a ‘Growing sense of optimism’ surrounding Dustin Byfuglien’s return.

Note III:  The Moose continue to practice as they prepare for the Iowa Wild this weekend.  Of course they may lose a defenceman to the Jets considering Anthony Bitetto didn’t return for the 3rd period last night.  They are scheduled to hit the ice at 11 AM out at the IcePlex.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg:  With a Dustin Byfuglien-sized hole on defence, the Jets are trying to figure out their identity on the fly.  (Paywall).  Ken looks into the issue of identity and what the Jets is currently and where they are going.

Winnipeg Sun:  Coyotes break 10-game losing streak in the ‘PegPaul recaps all the action from Bell MTS Place.

Coyotes score

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Coyotes expose Jets’ penalty killers.  (Paywall).  While it may be early in the season the Jets penalty kill currently ranks 30th in the NHL.  That ain’t good for business.

Winnipeg Free Press: Pionk steadies young D. (Paywall).  He may be 24 but he has just two years of pro hockey under his belt coming into this season so it tells you just how light on experience this D corp has.

Winnipeg Free Press: Swedish centre makes NHL debut against Coyotes. I’m sure they could feel his smile in warm up back in Sweden. While he didn’t play big minute last night he didn’t seem out of place.

Arizona Republic:  Dvorak scores twice, Schmaltz collects three points in Coyotes’ win over JetsRead about last night’s contest from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opposition.

CBC:  Coyotes corral Jets to snap 10-game losing streak in Winnipeg.   It was a tough one for the Jets who were looking to bounce back.  Heritage Classic ice truck arrives for Jets-Flames gameI really cannot get a sense if there is any excitement for this game amongst Jets fans.  

Jets video:

TSN:  Jets’ defensive play lacking in second straight lossAfter a tough loss to Pittsburgh, the Jets were expecting a bounce back performance against the Coyotes. It didn’t happen, and TSN Hockey analyst Jamie McLennan explains how play in their own zone ultimately cost Winnipeg.