Note: It went from bad to worse to terrible for the Jets with the loss of Mark Scheifele in the 1st, Patrik Laine heading down the tunnel in the 3rd and ultimately to the Flames 4-1 after 60 minutes in Edmonton which saw Calgary take a 1-0 series lead in the best of five. According to Paul Maurice both Scheifele and Laine will see specialists today.
Note II: The Jets will have a player media availability at 11:30 AM followed by coach Paul Maurice and then the team will practice at 4:15 PM. We will provide any updates as they become available. The focus is now on game 2 which goes Monday afternoon.
Sportsnet: As Jets hope for miraculous return, Scheifele’s injury presents major void. Just trying to replace one of these two would be a void. To have to replace them both is a chasm that I am not sure the Jets depth can span.
The Athletic Winnipeg: What will the Jets do without Mark Scheifele? (Paywall). Think the best answer is pray they aren’t without their top centre. But since that isn’t likely Murat examines their options.
Sportsnet: In turbulent Jets season, Game 1 injuries could be toughest test yet. There is adversity and then there is catastrophe. If the Jets lose 55 and 29 for more than last night’s game it ain’t the former.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets in a world of hurt, and in more ways than one, heading into game 2. Scott reflects on last night’s game and then looks ahead at to what it all can mean for Winnipeg for tomorrow’s afternoon contest.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets hit with triple whammy in playoff opener as they lose to Flames, lose Scheifele. Perhaps Teddy was watching some Press Your Luck with that Whammy reference. He had a spot inside the arena and filed this report.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets lose Scheifele, drop 4-1 to Flames in best-of-five series. (Paywall). It was a trifecta of bad for the Jets as they lost two stars and the game. Mike has more from his spot inside Rogers Place in Edmonton.
Calgary Sun: Flames draw first blood. Teams that win game 1 in best of five series go on to win just over 80% of the time according to the NHL stats. Big win by the home team on Saturday night.
Calgary Sun: Calgary hockey mom has vested interest in Jets-Flames series. Last article was about the ties that bind brothers and now we’ve got one about a hockey mom. Who knew Calgary and Winnipeg would be such a family affair.
Calgary Sun: Flames’ prospect Poolman torn as older brother battles future teammates. The UND duo on opposite sides of things for the play-in series.
Sportsnet: Was Maurice out of line with his comments about Tkachuk’s hit on Scheifele? Eric Francis and Ryan Leslie discuss the Flames coming away with a Game 1 win in a game that may be remembered for Matthew Tkachuk’s hit on Mark Scheifele.
Sportsnet: Monumental blow for Jets if Scheifele, Laine injuries are serious. Ryan Leslie and Ken Wiebe break down Game 1 between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames, including the tense reactions on and off the ice to the Mark Scheifele injury and how the Jets can rebound in Game 2.
Sportsnet: Matthew Tkachuk says collision with Scheifele was an accident. Matthew Tkachuk talks about his collision with Mark Scheifele that caused the Winnipeg Jets forwards to leave the game in pain.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets defeat Vancouver 4-1 in their lone exhibition game, Best-of-5 Play-in Series vs. Calgary begins tonight, Which of the two top forward lines has the advantage, Who will start in goal for the Flames, How should the Jets combat the impact of Matthew Tkachuk, Oilers/Blackhawks qualifying round series preview
Guests: Ted Wyman (Winnipeg Sun) at 38:58 and Stephen Whyno (Associated Press) at 51:20.
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Topics: Western Conference Qualifying Round Previews continued (Wild/Canucks, Predators/Coyotes), Eastern Conference Qualifying Round Previews (Blue Jackets/Leafs, Penguins/Canadiens, Rangers/Hurricanes, Islanders/Panthers), Our Predictions
Guest: Eric Duhatschek (The Athletic) at 21:55.
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