Note: Prior to puck drop in Buffalo on Sunday Jets bench boss Paul Maurice provided a bit of clarity on an Adam Lowry injury timeline. With respect to the game itself the Jets gave up the opening goal of the game for the eighth straight game and didn’t record a shot on net in the final nine minutes of a game they trailed by one which ultimately meant the contest ended with the Sabres winning 2-1. Coach Maurice provided this update on Josh Morrissey who didn’t play due to an upper-body injury. The team is off today.
Note II: The Moose returned home on Sunday following their three-game road trip in Canada which saw them go 1-1-1-0. When they lost in OT on Saturday it was the first time in 57 games that they had lost a game in extra time. They were the last team in the AHL with that accomplishment. Today they are off before they get back on the ice on Tuesday to practice for their weekend series with the Chicago Wolves. This will be the ninth and tenth games against their division rival with still two more to go.
Note III: Today is trade deadline day, ending at 3 PM EST. So far all we’ve learned is the Jets continue to search for a dance partner on Dustin Byfuglien who GM Kevin Cheveldayoff confirmed will not play this season. In the end the Jets stood pat and didn’t make any moves aside from a paper transaction to reassign Logan Shaw to the Moose so he would be eligible to play in the AHL this season.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Winnipeg needs 200 feet from its stars more than it needs an eleventh-hour deal. (Paywall). Murat looks at the play that cost the Jets on Sunday and how the team will need to improve defensively collectively rather than find some miracle trade that is going to solve all their problems.
Winnipeg Sun: Sluggish Jets lose snails’ race 2-1 to Sabres. Eight straight games allowing the first goal of the game against is a less than ideal thing. Scott has more from his spot within KeyBank Center.
Winnipeg Sun: Disappointed with trade, Eakin still happy to be in the playoff fight with Jets. Can’t be easy to be seen as extraneous by your former team.
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg native makes solid debut as Jet. (Paywall). He certainly came as advertised.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sabres edge Jets 2-1. (Paywall). It wasn’t exactly a barn burner and not recording a shot on net in the final nine minutes of a 3rd period when you trail by one goal is less than ideal. Jay recaps the contest from Buffalo.
Buffalo News: Kyle Okposo scores twice, delivers strong defensive performance in Sabres win. Read all about the game from the viewpoint of a writer that covers the Jets opposition.
TSN: Jets expecting a quiet deadline after already making their moves. Sara Orlesky joins James Duthie to explain why she believes it will be a pretty quiet day for the Jets after they already made a few key moves last week. The panel also looks at how Winnipeg is built and their chances moving forward.
TSN: Harkins has effective game despite Jets loss in Buffalo. The Jets suffered a back-to-back loss on Sunday against the Sabres and their lone goal came from a new line combination. Dennis Beyak and Kevin Sawyer break down the play of Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Jansen Harkins in defeat.