Note: The Jets are back in action tonight as they welcome the Kings to town for the sixth game of this seven game homestand. Morning skate gets underway at 9:30 AM. Be sure to check back for the pre-game report for the latest news and interviews. Puck drop is at 6 PM.
Note II: It isn’t just a Jets game day as the Moose are also in business as they conclude their six-game road trip with a re-match against Grand Rapids, whom they lost to last night. Puck drop is at 6 PM.
Note III: Be sure to join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today at 9:00 am CT on our YouTube channel and social media platforms. Guests include Jesse Pollock (TSN – Bardown) and Daniel Fink (Manitoba Moose play-by-play voice).
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Winnipeg Sun: Streaking Kings take on equally-hot Jets. Wasn’t the Pacific Division supposed to be weak? Someone forgot to tell the Kings that info.
Winnipeg Sun: Wheeler sees signs of dominant Jets returning, plans to take care of his drought ‘in short order’. The last three games have been positive signs from a team that is seeing a number of players step up early in the season.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets need to get tough on mask policy. While the majority seem to be following the rules there have clearly been quite a few not following the rules.
Winnipeg Free Press: Swapping Ehlers for Lowry against Sharks a stroke of genius or plain lucky? (Paywall). It will be interesting to see how the swap goes.
Sportsnet: With a natural chemistry, Dubois and Connor forming dynamic duo for Jets. Folks around these parts have seen 26/55 as a solid pairing for Winnipeg and quite quickly this season we have seen 80/81 form a similar sort of dynamic. Ken has more on the pairing which is driving the bus for the Jets these days.
TSN: Maurice explains why he’s sticking wtih Ehlers-Scheifele-Wheeler line… for now. Nikolaj Ehlers remained with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler at Jets practice on Friday. Paul Maurice is hoping a little more speed can get all of them going when they face the Kings on Saturday, who have won seven straight.