Note: The Jets blew a two goal lead last night as the Oilers scored four unanswered to hand Winnipeg a second straight regulation loss to start the road trip off on the wrong skate. The team will travel to Vancouver today as they get set for a pair of games against the Canucks. No media availability today.
Note II: The Moose continue to practice today as they get set for their next series starting on the 25th against the Rocket.
Sportsnet: Jets facing stiffest test yet after losing two straight for first time. Ken reacts to the loss and what it means for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets forget script, blow lead. (Paywall). Coming into this game the Jets were 8-0-1 after a loss but last night hat wouldn’t stick as they suffered their second straight regulation loss to fall to 18-11-2 on the season which leaves them four points back of the 1st place Leafs/Oilers.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets blow two-goal lead, lose consecutive games in regulation for first time this season. Scott recaps the action.
Winnipeg Sun: Tough slog for Jets’ Morrissey, but faith not lost within organization. It is quite apparent that 44 has become a bit of a lightning rod this season.
Edmonton Sun: Oilers rally with three goals in third to knock off Jets. Read about the game from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opposition.
Sportsnet: Jets the wild card among Canadian teams heading into trade deadline. It will be interesting to see what Winnipeg does especially as the market continues to get tighter towards the trade deadline.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Matthew Tkachuk for Mark Scheifele? Who says no? Breaking down your Jets trade proposals. (Paywall). Murat with a thought exercise on trade proposals from fans.
The Athletic: The case for more all-Canadian games and why it especially matters to the Jets. (Paywall). No doubt the folks would love to see more games between the Jets and Canadians teams out east.
TSN: Button on McDavid’s dangerous explosiveness, Oilers’ comeback win over Jets. The Oilers didn’t get off to an ideal start but they managed to bounce back and earn the victory that gave them back-to-back wins over the Jets. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button explains how Edmonton was able to recover from a slow start and breaks down how Connor McDavid is able to impact the game in so many ways.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Jets Week in Review, Kevin Cheveldayoff’s mid-season press conference, Evaluating Paul Maurice’s coaching decisions halfway through the season, Jets/Oilers Preview
Guests: Sara Orlesky (TSN)
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Jets/Oilers Preview continued, Do The Jets need to mix up the forward lines, The Week in the North Division
Guests: Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting) and Patrick Johnston (Vancouver Canucks reporter for Postmedia)
To listen to part 2 click here.