Note: The Jets took Tuesday to fly back to Winnipeg from Calgary after they concluded their seven-game road trip with a win over the Flames. That win positioned them to be within two points of 1st place Toronto who are in town for a pair of games starting tonight. Stay tuned for the pre-game report to see if there will be any lineup changes as well as for the media availability with players and coach Paul Maurice. Puck drop is at 6:30 PM CDT. Join us afterwards for our post-game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).
Note II: The Moose did battle and lost to the red-hot Rocket yesterday afternoon to conclude their regular season series between the Jets and Habs farm clubs. Jets 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti did score his fourth goal of the season. Manitoba is off today as they get set for another week of practice before they take on the Senators farm club from Belleville (which is playing out of Ottawa this season).
Note III: Jets 2018 6th rounder Jared Moe has entered the NCAA transfer portal. For more info on what that means click here.
Winnipeg Sun: Game Night – Five keys to the game. Paul’s list includes: 1) Troubles behind Leafs? 2) Who’s in goal? 3) Who’s No.1? 4) Those “other” guys. 5) Beware the letdown.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets the surprise of the North. Not many pundits had the Jets battling it out for top sport in the North Division as most had them fighting for a playoff spot.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ identity, success rooted heavily in ability to back up words with actions. This team has been consistent all season long in avoiding the losing streaks. They are able to rebound after a loss and get back quickly into the win column.
Toronto Sun: Winning North Division is more than just about bragging rights for Maple Leafs. It’s imperative. Michael wrote about the race for top spot in the North and why it is important for Toronto to lock up top spot to avoid Winnipeg and Edmonton in that first round.
Toronto Star: How the Leafs can hold off the Jets and Oilers for the North Division crown. Another article looking at the bigger picture for this regular season.
Sports Illustrated | The Hockey News: Jets have the best forward corp in the NHL. An observation from outside the 204/431 area codes on the local NHL club.
Global News: Jets in an enviable ‘post position’ for stretch drive. It is setting itself up to be quite the stretch run with it not being a battle for a playoff spot so much as a jockeying for position in the top four.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Murat’s Mailbag. (Paywall). Murat answers questions about Jets’ blockbuster trades, Pierre Luc-Dubois assessment, gearing up for the playoffs and more.