Note: The Jets will conclude their four games at home looking for a big win over division rival Colorado tonight. Winnipeg comes into the game having won four of five and having points in five straight games (4-0-1). Colorado comes into the game having won two straight despite the fact that the team has been decimated by injury including Rantanen (IR), Wilson (IR), Landeskog (IR), Zadorov (IR), Grubauer (day-to-day) and Bellemare (day-to-day). They sit one point ahead of the Jets in the standings. Morning skate gets underway at 10:30 AM. Be sure to check back for the Jets pre-game report with audio and lineup news. Puck drop is at 7 pm.
Note II: The Moose look like they’ve got things turned around. After starting the season 1-7-0-0 they have now won five of six games including yesterday afternoon’s 4-1 win over division rival Texas. While plenty happened in the tilt with the Stars on Monday including Jansen Harkin, Sami Niku and Andrei Chibisov continuing their points streaks the highlight was Mikhail Berdin shooting on the empty net. While he didn’t score his post-game reaction to the attempt was classic. Coach Vincent also provided health updates. The team is set to practice today at 11:00 AM out at the IcePlex as they get ready for tomorrow’s re-match with the Stars.
Winnipeg Sun: Five things to watch between the Jets and Avs. Scott’s big matchup is Lowry line vs. Nathan MacKinnon. His five keys include: 1) Power-play prowess. 2) Keeping it close. 3) Helle-Wall. 4) Cale (Calder) Makar. 5) Penakty Killers.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets rallying around turbulent start to season. The saying ‘whatever doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger’ seems to apply to this group more than any. If this season hasn’t killed the Jets to this point perhaps the lessons learned will serve them in good stead later on in the year.
Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg youngster get ultimate fan experience from Air Canada, Jets. Pretty great way for a young fan to experience NHL hockey.
Winnipeg Free Press: Just look at them Jets. (Paywall). Plenty of adversity to rally around for this squad.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets’ Jack Roslovic on his unique career arc, his ideal role and trick shots gone wrong. (Paywall). Murat conducted this Q & A with the Jets ‘other’ 1st round pick back in 2015.
NHL.com: Laine works to become complete player with Jets. Based on our chat with Sean Tierney of Charting Hockey on Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show he is already there (based on WAR – wins above replacement which factors in all contributions).
TSN: Hellebuyck keeping the Jets afloat. Yost looks at the numbers for the Jets team and why their netminder if the guy who is keeping this team in the hunt.
Illegal Curve: Discussing the Winnipeg Jets with analytics expert Sean Tierney. Topics included Laine, Ehlers, Hellebuyck, Wheeler/Scheifele, what Jets need to do to maximize effectiveness of their D, position in the standings/underlying numbers & more.
Illegal Curve: Chatting about the Winnipeg Jets with Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg. Topics included Wheeler’s move to centre, play of Jack Roslovic, composition of the PP units, Jets top six of D, if reassignment of Heinola is right move for his development & Hellebuyck’s play.