Note: The Jets continued to roll on the road as they won their third game in a row yesterday afternoon with a 3-0 win over the Ducks in Anaheim which was good enough to give them the third best road record in the NHL and has them sitting 2nd in the Central. It has been quite the November for the Jets as they’ve run their record to 10-2-1 and they will look to close things out tonight against the Kings which will conclude this three-game road trip. The Jets will hold an optional skate/media availability at 1 PM CT so be sure to check back for the pre-game report. Puck drop is at 9 pm.
Note II: The Moose stopped a three-game slide last night in Grand Rapids with a 4-2 win over the Griffins. The win was the first in the AHL by the appropriately named Griffen Outhouse who made 26 saves for his first ever win in the AHL. CJ Suess had a pair of goals and Jansen Harkins had two assists which gives him 26 points in 22 games this season which is good enough for second overall in AHL scoring. Tonight they will play their sixth game of the seven-game road trip when they take on the Wolves in Chicago. Puck drop is at 7 pm.
Note III: Tune in for three hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL hockey talk on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg. We get underway at 9 am.
Winnipeg Sun: Five Keys to the Game. Scott’s big matchup is the Jets offence vs. Jack Campbell. His five keys to the game include: 1) PP strikes again. 2) PK solid. 3) Redemption tour. 4) Brossoit’s turn. 5) Wheeler producing.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Notes. Scott’s notebook focuses on 1) Penalty Kill pretty good in November and 2) Maurice taking no stock in Thanksgiving omen.
Winnipeg Sun: Hellebuyck gets shutout in testy game against Ducks. Scott breaks down the game from his seat inside Honda Center.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hits keep coming to worn-down Jets. (Paywall). Next man up mentality continues for this Jets squad. It really does illustrate why you require a healthy stable of defencemen.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets keep on California cruisin’ with 3-0 win over Ducks. (Paywall). Mike with a recap of the action in Anaheim.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pionk proving to be valuable addition to Jets’ blue line. (Paywall). There was a lot of consternation when the trade was made but Pionk has proven many folks wrong.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Splitting Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele is paying immediate dividends for the Jets. (Paywall). The move has paid dividends for the team and to hear the Jets captain speak about it he is quite clearly pleased with how this has progressed.
NBC Sports: Hellebuyck continues November to remember with shutout. The back of his uniform doesn’t need to say Hellebuyck anymore. Just replace it with MVP.
TSN: Hellebuyck back to his Vezina finalist ways. After recording his 16th career shutout with another impressive outing, That’s Hockey discusses Connor Hellebuyck’s fantastic play as of late and explain that the Jets goalie is playing like he did a couple of years ago when he was a Vezina finalist.
TSN: Quick, fast, competitive, has really good hockey sense. Craig Button explains what he likes about Jets defenceman Neal Pionk’s game and what has stood out to him about Winnipeg’s success in November.
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.