Note: The Jets and Blues had an interesting contest last night which saw the home side fight back from four deficits but ultimately fall 5-4 in OT. Today they are scheduled to practice at 12:00 noon at Bell MTS Place before they take off for Missouri to complete the second part of this home and home series with St. Louis. Ahead of the game we did get an update on Bryan Little and Mathieu Perreault. Be sure to check back for the Practice Report for the latest news and audio.
Note II: The Moose are scheduled to hit the ice again today for another day of practice at 11:00 AM out at the IcePlex as they get ready for tomorrow’s afternoon game against the IceHogs. We learned last night that Sami Niku is healthy, ready to return to game action and confident as ever. In addition to the Niku news there was other health updates from Moose bench boss Pascal Vincent.
Note III: Today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show will be a slightly condensed version as we will have two hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL hockey talk on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at our usual time of 9:00 AM.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Could Sami Niku be part of the solution? Big stretch ahead for Jets’ D prospect. (Paywall). And it all starts tomorrow as he gets into his first game since November 27th.
Winnipeg Sun: Champion Blues survive Jets’ comebacks. When you have Jet killer David Perron on your team you really should have no fear of anything. Scott recaps the contest.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets about to find out how good they really are. While it was written prior to puck drop the article looks at this tough stretch coming up for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets match Blues but fall 5-4 in OT. (Paywall). Mike looks back at yesterday’s action and provides his thoughts on the game. He will join us today at 9:30 AM on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show to share these and other Jets thoughts.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets plugging along despite injuries, off-season departures. (Paywall). The second line has really come together nicely for Winnipeg.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues roll a seven as winning streak increases. (Survey Required). Always good to gain insight on the game from a writer that covers the Jets opposition.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Josh Morrissey weighs in on choosing a number, superstitions, music and world juniors memories. (Paywall). Little Q & A with the Jets top pairing D man.
TSN: Hellebuyck falters as defending champion Blues down Jets in overtime. Connor Hellebuyck has been magnificent between the pipes for Winnipeg this season, but struggled against the defending Stanley Cup champs in a 5-4 overtime loss. TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin breaks down Hellebuyck’s off night and the impressive play of Kyle Connor in the loss.
Sportsnet: Who makes the Winnipeg Jets’ All-Decade Team? Justin Bourne and Steve Dangle share their picks for who they believe were the best Winnipeg Jets players from 2010-2020.