Note: The Jets are reeling a bit after they suffered their third straight loss last night when the Islanders handed them a 3-1 defeat at Bell MTS Place. The team is off today and will return to practice on Saturday at 11 AM in downtown Winnipeg as they get set to host Connor McDavid and the Oilers on Sunday night.
Note II: While the Jets may be off their AHL club is not as the Moose are ready to get loose for a weekend of activity starting with tonight’s game against the Iowa Wild. They’ll have a morning skate at 10 AM followed by puck drop at 7 PM. Sami Niku isn’t expected to play this weekend as he hasn’t practiced with Manitoba this week as he continues to deal with a lower-body issue. The Jets did reassign Nelson Nogier this morning and because it is within 30 days of his last clearing waivers it is not necessary for him to clear again and he is eligible to play tonight.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Analyzing the Jets’ defensive adjustments to see what is working and what needs to be changed. (Paywall). Murat goes deep on the Jets defence to date this season.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets lose to Islanders for third consecutive loss at home. While the result is less than ideal it wasn’t a exactly a beat down. Not that this provides any solace to a team that has lost three games in a row. Scott reflects on last night’s contest.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets fans still fueled by passion, not fooled by prices. Paul’s last line had me chuckling although the subject matter is most definitely not a laughing matter.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets drops third straight game at Bell MTS Place. (Paywall). The Jets had won four of six when giving up the first goal of the game so perhaps that is the key to success. Better than scoring first and losing all three games. Mike recaps the action.
Winnipeg Free Press: A guru to the goalies. (Paywall). Really interesting look at the behind the scenes training of the Jets two netminders.
CBC: Jets can’t keep up with Mathew Barzal’s 2-goal performance in loss to Islanders. Judy with her breakdown of last night’s action.
The Hockey News: What’s up with attendance in Canadian NHL markets these days? Doesn’t appear to be doom and gloom but it is a wake up call that you cannot take for granted your fan base.
Sportsnet: How Bryan Little’s absence has hurt Adam Lowry and the Jets’ team defence. No doubt that this club is not nearly as defensively sound as they once were given the changes to the roster.
TSN: Jets are feeling the effects of losing multiple key defencemen. After reeling off a three-game winning streak, the Jets suffered back-to-back losses at the hands of the Penguins and Coyotes, allowing 11 goals combined. TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin weighs in on what’s plaguing Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: Jets’ Scheifele takes his diet seriously, playing heavier. Mark Scheifele is off to a hot start for the Winnipeg Jets, Jason York and Caroline Cameron point out that the forward had some bloodwork done, and has put on some weight after altering his diet to help his game.