Note: The Jets were back on the ice on Saturday after taking Friday off. At practice we learned that Nick Shore will make his Jets debut on the 4th line and Connor Hellebuyck will get the start in net. Check back for the pre-game report and with puck drop at 2 pm we will have our usual post-game recap with audio from the Jets and Ducks on site.
Note II: The Moose wrapped up a two-game series against the Wolves here in Winnipeg last night. They were defeated 4-2. The team is off today. They will likely practice in the city on Monday before leaving for five games on the road starting Wednesday in Texas against the Stars.
Winnipeg Sun: Shore up fourth line ahead of Ducks’ test. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the play of the 4th line.
Winnipeg Sun: Five Keys to the Game. Scott’s big matchup is Nikolaj Ehlers vs. Anyone defending him. His five keys include: 1) Emotional let-down? 2) Vezinabuyck. 3) Shored up. 4) Laine evolution. 5) Poolman producing.
Winnipeg Free Press: Shore rides waive to the ‘Peg. (Paywall). We spoke with Michael Traikos on yesterday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show who covers the Leafs for Postmedia and he was of the opinion that Shore would be a nice fit on the Jets 4th line.
Winnipeg Free Press: Eleven-year-old goalie gets pointers from Jets. (Paywall). A really tough situation but you like to see that perseverance from such a young person and the reward of getting to meet NHL players.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets Notebook. Murat writes about lifelong friendships, tough love and a captain who just wants to ‘maximize’ his team in his notebook.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Jets week in review. Dmitry Kulikov and Sami Niku injuries, what it means for the Jets on the blueline. Jets acquisition of Nick Shore from waivers. Composition of the Jets 4th line. Switch of Laine/Scheifele on the PP and the Jets power play overall. Eric Comrie with the Red Wings and a look ahead to the next three Jets games.
Interview: Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press) at 26:46.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Devils firing of coach John Hynes. Wild earning points in 11 straight games. Manitoba Moose week in review.
Interviews: Craig Button (TSN) at 00:40, Michael Traikos (Postmedia) at 25:55 and Max Bultman (The Athletic Detroit) at 47:47.
To listen to part 2 click here.