Note: The Jets had a Pittsburgh type game last night in Dallas where they looked like they could have something but some brain farts in the 2nd allowed the Stars to change the narrative. While Winnipeg earned themselves at least a point they definitely left one behind in Texas. But no rest for the wicked as they have a big game in Nashville later tonight. Check back for our pre-game report to get the full 411 ahead of the game. Puck drop is at 6 PM and following the final buzzer we want you to join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.
Note II: The Moose suffered their worst defeat of the season as they dropped the game last night 8-2 to the Canucks in Abbotsford. They are 1-2-0 on this four-game road trip with a chance to try to split the weekend series tonight. They are still an impressive 25-13-2-1 on the season. Puck drop is at 9 PM.
Note III: The province of Manitoba announced on Friday that they are ending all restrictions by March 15th; Jets/Moose games could soon be at full capacity. Read more here.
Note IV: It was a good night for Jets 2021 1st rounder Chaz Lucius who had a goal and assist in a 3-2 win for Minnesota last night.
Note V: Be sure to join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today at 9:00 am CST on our YouTube channel and social media platforms. Guests will be Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet and Scott Wheeler of The Athletic.
Sportsnet: Jets unable to close gap in Central Division as common theme hurts team again. The lack of being able to play a complete 60 minute hockey game is hurting this Jets club who are not in a position to be giving away points. Wieber with his latest thoughts on the local NHL club.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets collect single point in 4-3 OT loss to Stars. (Paywall). Mike recaps the game from his pressbox seat inside America Airlines Arena.
Winnipeg Free Press: Dubois glad to be back. (Paywall). Quite an ordeal for the Jets centre following the All-Star break which Mike details here. But given how he played last night it sure didn’t seem like he had only skated once in ten days.
Winnipeg Sun: Stars outlast Jets in OT. Scott provides his thoughts on last night’s game.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ Dubois kickstarts heart while in COVID protocol. Kinda feel like I should give the Dirt a shot.
Dallas Morning News: Playoff fever? Jamie Benn, Stars display postseason energy in OT win over Jets. Get insight on the game from a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Rentals likely to be moved this season but making room for prospects will eventually be a priority. (Paywall). Murat groups the players into various tiers such as untouchable, not going anywhere, most likely assets to move, someday something’s gotta give and it’s complicated and a few other factors to consider.
TSN: How do the Jets start piling on the wins to get back into playoff picture? The Jets’ only game since the break has been a victory over the Wild but with time ticking away on the season, what is the key to them being able to string some wins together and climb back in the playoff picture? That’s Hockey discusses.
Sportsnet: Benn and Dillon drop the gloves after huge hit on Klingberg. Jets defenceman Brenden Dillon rocks Dallas Stars defenceman John Klingberg with a huge hit before fighting Jamie Benn who stands up for his teammate.