Note: The Jets were hoping to build off a win against the Flames but the Senators are one of the hottest teams for a reason which Winnipeg learned last night after Ottawa weathered an early storm and then capitalized on mistakes to take the game by a final score of 4-2. The Jets are scheduled to practice today ahead of a pair of back-to-back games against the Canucks on Monday and Tuesday. Stay tuned for the Practice Report to get fully updated following skate.
Note II: The Moose were also in action on Saturday as they added another win to their points streak which hit ten games (9-0-0-1) after their 5-4 shootout win over the Marlies. Prospects Cole Perfetti (2nd round of shots) and David Gustafsson (SO winner) scored goals in the shootout while Perfetti also had a beauty in regulation. Jets 2017 3rd rounder Johnny Kovacevic was injured on this play late in the game and there wasn’t an update on him after the game from head coach Pascal Vincent. Today the Moose will conclude their season series against the Marlies in this third game of the seven-game road trip. Puck drop is at 2 PM.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets revert to bad habits in loss to Sens. It didn’t start off that way but two quick goals deflated these Jets sails and it was all Ottawa after the first period.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Scott’s list includes: 1) Connor not talking scoring drought. 2) Ehlers timeline on time. 3) Priorities, priorities.
Ottawa Sun: Tim Stuetzle scores his first career hat-trick as the Senators extend their winning streak to three straight. For the perspective of a writer that covers the Senators check out this recap of the action.
Winnipeg Free Press: Speedy Senators down sluggish Jets 4-2. (Paywall). Mike gives you his thoughts on last night’s contest.
Illegal Curve: Moose train continues to chug down the track with points streak at ten games with 5-4 shootout win. A look at the roster, a game recap, notewothy factoids, post-game media availability and more.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Jets end seven-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Calgary, Jets/Senators Preview, Ville Heinola gets nod for second straight game, Update from Jets game day skate, Paul Maurice’s coaching philosophy.
Guest: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Jets/Senators Preview continued, What does Ville Heinola have to do in the last four games to earn a starting spot in the playoffs, Manitoba Moose on a nine-game points streak, Moose/Marlies Preview
Guests: Ian Mendes (The Athletic Ottawa) and Jeff O’Neill (Former NHL player, OverDrive on TSN 1050 Radio).
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