Note: The Jets practiced in Winnipeg on Wednesday before they took off for Florida where they will face the Panthers tonight to kick off four games on the road. No AM skate on the schedule but there will be a media availability at 3:30 pm CST. Stay tuned for the pre-game report later this morning which will set up tonight’s contest. Puck drop is at 6 pm CST.
Note II: The Moose continued to ride Mikhail Berdin’s hot hand to victory which last night saw them defeat the Stars 2-1. They are scheduled to practice at Bell MTS Place today as they get set for a pair of games this weekend against the Rampage.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets begin four-game road trip at Florida. Scott’s big matchup is Patrik Laine vs. the Panthers. His five keys to the game include: 1) Containing Barkov. 2) It’s never over. 3) Ehlers MIA? 4) Power-play spark? 5) Vulnerable Bob.
Winnipeg Sun: Defenceman Luca Sbisa finds his peaceful place with Jets. It is always interesting to see what players do to try and keep their careers alive.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sbisa a stabilizing force on Jets’ blue line. (Paywall). Mike looks closer at the pairing of Sbisa and Beaulieu.
Winnipeg Free Press: Spacek to join Jets for road trip. (Paywall). He’s been a consistent player for the Moose and perhaps the Jets are offering this as a bit of a carrot to their 2015 4th rounder who is in the final year of his ELC as they give him a taste of the NHL life.
The Athletic Winnipeg: 4 observations from Jets 4-game homestand. (Paywall). Ken’s obsos include: 1) Connor Hellebuyck stands tall. 2) Blake Wheeler holding the fort. 3) More traffic required. 4) Signs of life from the PK.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. Number 13 (Mark Chipman on committee to help find successor for AHL president and CEO Dave Andrews) and 29 (Adam Lowry answering the bell with Ryan Reaves).