Note: The Jets had a successful trip down in Florida as they beat the Panthers to kick things off and then held on for a 4-3 win over the Lightning last night. Today the Jets are off. The next stop on this four-game road trip will see them play next in Nashville on Tuesday so there will likely be a practice tomorrow in Tennessee.
Note II: The Moose will close out this four-game homestand this afternoon in a re-match with the Rampage who they beat in OT on Friday 2-1 courtesy of 45 saves from Mikhail Berdin. His five straight wins coincide with the five game win streak for Manitoba. I will be joining Daniel Fink in the broadcast booth for today’s game.
The Athletic Winnipeg: If the surging Jets have truly turned a corner, they could look back to this road trip as the turning point. (Paywall). Murat with some reasons for optimism for a Jets squad that has dealt with a lot of pessimism already this season.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets complete Florida sweep, down Lightning 4-3. Scott recaps the action from his spot in Tampa.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets keep Lightning at bay with 4-3 win. (Paywall). Jay recaps the game as well.
Tampa Bay Times: A failed challenge ends up sinking the Lightning. A look at yesterday’s game from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opposition.
NHL.com: Stamkos scores 400th goal for Lightning in loss to Jets. He seems to get those memorable goals against the Jets.
Sportsnet: Hellebuyck helps weather early turbulence. No question who the team MVP has been through the first 20 games.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Panthers Recap, Jets at the 1/4 Mark (20 games), 1/4 Season Report Cards- Forwards, Part 1 and Part 2, Jets/Lightning Preview
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press) at 30:17 and Brian Engblom (Tampa Bay Lightning Color Analyst) at 51:37.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: 1/4 Season Report Cards- Defencemen, Goaltenders, Special Teams, Jets/Lightning Preview, Are Patrick Marleau and Ilya Kovalchuk Hall of Famers, Cheers/Jeers
Guests: Jeff O’Neill (OverDrive, TSN 1050 Radio) at 00:27 and Willy Daunic (Play By Play- Nashville Predators TV. Co-Host, ESPN Radio Nashville 102.5 The Game) at 54:10.
To listen to part 2 click here.