Note: The Jets lost a disappointing contest last night in Detroit by a final score of 5-2 as they were unable to match the play of a Red Wings team that had lost 12 straight games. The team is off today and will be back on the ice on Saturday as they get set to welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to town to kick off the first of three home games at Bell MTS Place. Update: The team may be off but they made some news as they have loaned 2018 2nd round pick David Gustafsson to Sweden for the World Junior Championship.
Note II: Jets bench boss Paul Maurice was asked about Bryan Little who still has some healing to do and wouldn’t provide a timeline. You can read his transcribed quotes about Little here.
Note III: The Moose have a rematch with the Stars tonight in Texas. They came up short on Wednesday and will be looking to get a measure of revenge against their central division rival when the puck drops at 7 pm.
NHL.com: Hellebuyck finds motivation in helping Jets tackle latest challenge. The Jets netminder continues to make it about the team and not about him personally.
Winnipeg Sun: Losses to cellar-dwelling teams could haunt Jets down the road. Quite often I reference the standings bank and how important it is early in the season to add to it. Two losses against the Kings and now one to Detroit can certainly hurt the Jets when April comes around.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets come out flat as last-place Red Wings end 12-game losing streak. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong last night for the Jets. Credit the Wings who played desperate and looked like they wanted that victory more than Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets players from Michigan cherish chance to play in hometown against Red Wings. Always fun for players when they get a chance to get back home and play in front of friends and family.
Winnipeg Free Press: Red Wings end 12-game losing streak with win over sluggish Jets squad. (Paywall). Jay recaps the contest from his spot inside Little Caesars Arena.
Winnipeg Free Press: Motown homecoming a big deal for Jets’ Michigan contingent. (Paywall). One of the three had a big night in front of his friends and family.
Detroit Free Press: Finally! Detroit Red Wings win for first time in a month, top Jets, 5-2. Read about last night’s game from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opposition.
Detroit News: Red Wings end 12-game losing streak with victory over Jets. Another recap of the action from someone who cover Detroit.
The Athletic: Sami Niku is ready for another NHL recall — and it should be his last. (Paywall). As he’ll be out a further 1-3 weeks perhaps this headline should include “once he is healthy”.
TSN: A few bad bounces for Jets help Red Wings end 12-game skid. The Red Wings were riding a 12-game losing streak prior to last night’s game but managed to put up five goals against the Jets to their skid. Jamie McLennan explains why a couple bad bounces snow balled and it was just one of those nights for Winnipeg.