Note: It was anything but a standard gameday for the Jets on Tuesday as the news of the day was the trade to acquire Dylan DeMelo from the Senators. Both he and Kevin Cheveldayoff held conference calls which you can listen to here. The game itself didn’t begin the way the team would have liked giving up a quick goal to the Kings but the Class of 2015 tied the game, gave them some life and then the veterans pulled it together for a 6-3 win over L.A. to close out the six-game homestand with a 4-2-0 record. They were scheduled to practice today before they left for Ottawa but will instead head east at some point to start their four-game road trip.
Note II: The Moose spent Tuesday morning traveling to Laval and then held an optional practice later in the afternoon. They will look to get back in the win column tonight when they take on the Rocket. Puck drop is at 6 PM CST.
Note III: Please note today’s links are broken up into sections with general Jets news and game recaps in the first section followed by trade links.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets end homestand with win over lowly Kings. All that matters for the home side was banking another two points in regulation. Paul has more from Bell MTS Place.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets regain scoring touch in 6-3 win over Kings. (Paywall). Lots of guys contributed to the victory. Mike has more on the concluding game to this homestand.
Winnipeg Free Press: Beaulieu battling through season of broken bones. (Paywall). It had to be beyond frustrating dealing with all of those injuries although to hear his head coach tell it, the veteran handled it the right way.
CBC: Blake Wheeler, Nik Ehlers lead Jets as trades begin taking toll on Kings. Check out Judy’s recap of the action.
TSN: Reuniting Scheifele and Wheeler pays dividends for Jets. Paul Maurice reunited Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler against the Kings and the move paid off with the two combining for five points. Craig Button joins SportsCentre to breakdown their impressive win at home.
Jets Trade news:
Winnipeg Sun: Better late than never, Chevy gets help for Jets blue line. And it sounds like he will be a good addition.
Winnipeg Sun: DeMelo will just switch rooms for first game as a Jet. That won’t be weird or anything to play your first game against your former team.
Ottawa Sun: Senators get the dealing started by sending Dylan DeMelo to the Jets. Read about the player the Jets got from Ottawa from a writer that covers him.
The Athletic Ottawa: How the Senators bungled the Dylan DeMelo trade. (Paywall). Seems some folks in the nation’s capital aren’t happy with the return.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets trade for Dylan DeMelo, bolstering the defence corps. (Paywall). Ken provides his thoughts on the pick up.
TSN 1200 Ottawa: For the most part Sens got fair market value for DeMelo. TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie joined the Sens-Sabres pregame show to tee up the game and talk the latest headlines. Starts at 3:25.