Note: The Jets began the road trip with an overtime loss to the Capitals last night in Washington. While the loss of an extra point hurts the bigger loss was Nikolaj Ehlers who left the game in the 3rd period after Dmitri Orlov took him out with a knee on knee hit which we learned after the game would cost the dynamic Dane at least the next game against the Predators. Winnipeg is in Nashville today where they are scheduled to practice today at 12 noon so stay tuned for the Practice Report.
Note II: The Moose will conclude their six game road trip tonight in Iowa. They have had an excellent trip going 4-0-1-0 and are expecting to get back some players out of covid protocol. Puck drop is at 7 PM.
Note III: With yesterday being a game day the news might have been missed that the Jets and Moose have emailed season ticket holders to inform them about upcoming home games and the capacity of 250 fans who can be in attendance. Here is the email from the Jets and here is the email from the Moose.
Sportsnet: Jets’ Perfetti quickly transforming from top prospect to top-six contributor. When you give a prospect the opportunity to fill the same role he plays in the AHL it puts him into a position to have success. Wieber has more on the 2020 1st rounder.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets let point slip away, lose to Capitals in OT. We discussed on last night’s IC Hockey Show whether it was a point lost or a point gained. Scott recaps the action.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets head coach Lowry sees additional value in taxi squad. There is no question that internal competition can be a useful tool for the coaching staff. But will they put theory into practice. We shall soon see as guys come back to the lineup.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets fall 4-3 to Capitals in overtime. (Paywall). Mike was there inside Capital One Arena and provides his thoughts on the contest.
Winnipeg Free Press: All hands on flight deck. (Paywall). The most important thing for the organization is that there are a bunch of young guys who don’t have to think that there next chance is years away from materializing.
Global News: Perfetti scores first career goal but Jets fall to Capitals in OT. Putting guys into a position to find success….that’s what you’ve got with a smart playmaker (who has a nifty shot) like Cole Perfetti with two dynamic players like Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor.
Washington Post: On Tom Wilson’s goal, Capitals reverse overtime curse and top the Jets. Check out this recap from Samantha who covers the Jets opponent.
TSN: Why were the Jets unable to capitalize on such a great start in Washington? Craig Button examines why the Jets were unable to capitalize on such a great start, and discusses 36-year-old Alex Ovechkin’s incredible longevity after scoring his league-leading 27th goal of the season in the Capitals’ win.
Sportsnet: Lowry ‘disappointed’ penalty wasn’t called for Orlov’s hit on Ehlers. Jets head coach Dave Lowry updated the status of Nikolaj Ehlers.