Note: The Jets practiced in El Segundo, California on Thursday as they got ready to face the Ducks this afternoon in Anaheim. With no morning skate due to the early puck drop we learned that Connor Hellebuyck starts in net and Luca Sbisa is expected to play after missing practice. Puck drop is at 3 PM CT.
Note II: The Moose traveled across Lake Michigan on Thursday from Milwaukee to Grand Rapids as their seven-game road trip continues. They’ve hit a three-game losing streak after facing the top team in the East (Marlies x 2) and the top team in the West (Admirals). Tonight they face a Griffins team that they are tied with in terms of points in the Central Division. The status of Sami Niku remains uncertain after he left the game on Wednesday in the 2nd period. Puck drop is at 6 PM CT.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets at Ducks Gameday. Scott’s big matchup is Jets vs. Ducks special teams. His five keys to the game include: 1) Band back together. 2) PK aberration. 3) Road warriors. 4) Fourth-line boost. 5) Helle-good.
Winnipeg Sun: Maurice, Jets find dialogue works best without the malicious intent. A look from Scott on how coaching has changed and how the Jets bench boss has had to evolve.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets in playoff position thanks to 9-2-1 run this month. (Paywall). Quite a few things have come together in order for this team to turn things around.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How are our preseason predictions holding up after 25 games? We decided to find out. (Paywall). Murat and Ken look back at their 10 predictions they made prior to the season getting underway and evaluated them after the Jets played their 25th game last night.
TSN: Winnipeg winning as Wheeler’s role changes. He has blended quite nicely with these two wingers.
Jets official site: Gustafsson reflects on his first NHL goal. David Gustafsson likely hasn’t stopped smiling since scoring his first NHL goal.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.