Note: The Jets had a chance to gain ground in the wild card standing courtesy of their game against the Leafs last night however they couldn’t keep things rolling and ultimately got blown out by Toronto. Today they were scheduled to practice but they have cancelled. They will be back on the ice tomorrow for morning skate as they prepare for the Kings.
Note II: The Moose took Thursday off after splitting the first pair of home games on this four-game homestand. Tonight they face off against the Marlies to kick off the final two game set of games to be played in Winnipeg. Puck drop is at 7 PM.
Sportsnet: Jets’ margin for error shrinks further after missed opportunity vs. Maple Leafs. Because the Jets missed out on so many points already this season the standings bank doesn’t have a lot of room for not getting any points out of a game.
Winnipeg Sun: Tired Jets clobbered in Toronto. It started out so promising for the Jets but ultimately they couldn’t hang with the Leafs.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets run out of gas in lopsided 7-3 loss to Leafs. (Paywall). Mike recaps last night’s game from his spot inside the arena in Toronto.
Winnipeg Free Press: Toninato not flashy, but versatile. (Paywall). Mike wrote about defensively forward.
Global News: Jets blow early two-goal lead in 7-3 loss in Toronto. It all began with so much promise but then the took some penalties and the tide quickly turned.
Toronto Sun: Auston Matthews hits goal milestone as Maple Leafs crush Jets. Read about the game from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
Toronto Star: Auston Matthews gives the fans what they came for in Leafs win over Jets. Another game recap from the point of view of a writer that covers the Leafs.
The Hockey News: The Winnipeg Jets are at a crossroads. Feels like you need to read this while listening to the song The Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
TSN: What led to Winnipeg giving up two leads? TSN Hockey Analyst Jeff O’Neill joins Jay Onrait to share his thoughts on Toronto’s Auston Matthews scoring his 50th goal of the year at home, including how important it was for the fans. O’Neill also takes a closer look at how the Jets gave away two leads in the game, falling further behind in the West playoff race.
TSN: Could we see significant change in Winnipeg? Bryan Hayes and Jamie McLennan are joined by TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger to discuss the possibility of changes for the Winnipeg Jets after this season and what kind of change could be on the horizon.