Note: The Jets could ill-afford to have a slow start against the Kings but that’s just what happened as the visitors took it by a final score of 3-2. The loss drops Winnipeg to 35-27-10 on the season. They were scheduled to practice today but cancelled. Next update will be tomorrow.
Note II: The Moose will be looking for the two-game series sweep this afternoon in Winnipeg as they take on the Marlies. Puck drop is at 2 PM CDT.
Winnipeg Sun: Loss to Kings leaves Jets with steep hill to climb for playoffs. It was already long odds before they lost in regulation last night. Scott recaps the action.
Winnipeg Free Press: Kings triumph in goaltenders duel. (Paywall). Need to provide some run support every once in awhile.
L.A .Times: Kopitar helps Kings defeat Jets, finish three-game Canadian trip 2-0-1. Normally I advocate you give this a read for insight from a writer that covers the Jets opponent but the Times used Judy who is obviously a local but still provides good recap of the game.
Sportsnet: Jets’ slow start, missed chances prove costly in loss Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe break down the Winnipeg Jets’ 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, saying the team’s slow start was a key reason for the game’s result, and they will basically need to “run the table” to have a chance at the playoffs.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts. On this edition of 32 Thoughts: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek discuss the fallout from the altercation between Jay Beagle and Troy Terry, highlight head coaches on interim and expiring contracts, break down Bruce Boudreau’s contract, and more.
TSN: Barron discusses ‘whirlwind’ of being traded, how he’s excited for ‘fresh start’ with Jets. Morgan Barron discusses being traded at the deadline to the Jets and how the process was a whirlwind, but after speaking with fellow Jets players all his emotions turned to ‘excitement’. Barron says that it feels like a fresh start with new opportunities.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Saturday Podcast. Topics covered in yesterday’s show included Jets and the playoff race. Discussions about next Jets head coach. Defensive shortcomings of Winnipeg.