Note: The Jets picked up another victory on Saturday as they’ve won two straight and five of their last six games after Saturday afternoon’s 4-0 shutout over the Hawks. Of course it wasn’t all good last evening with a somewhat of an update following the game whereby head coach Rick Bowness indicated that he doesn’t expect Nikolaj Ehlers to practice on Monday. They are off today.
Note II: The Moose practiced yesterday morning as they look for a measure of revenge against the Stars. They will get that chance this afternoon with a 2 PM puck drop.
Note IV: Make it 10 in a row for the Winnipeg Ice as they defeated the Tri-City Americans 5-4 last night. They are 15-1-0-0 on the season which puts them 2nd in the east behind Red Deer who are 15-0-0-0. And they face off vs the Rebels on Tues/Wed. Should be a doozy.
Note V: With the calendar flipping from October to November it means more chances to win authentic Winnipeg Jets gear (jerseys, hats & shirts). Enter here.
Sportsnet: ‘He’s just been phenomenal’: Morrissey shines as Jets blank Blackhawks. It isn’t just about his points totals (although 11 in 11 isn’t too shabby).
Winnipeg Sun: Jets tie best start to a season with shutout win over Blackhawks. Not too shabby and they are doing it without Nikolaj Ehlers (at least I thought they were before I saw this).
Winnipeg Sun: ‘I got back to my core’: Jets’ Hellebuyck got back to Vezina form by finding the fun again. Stella got her groove back and Connor Hellebuyck has got his form back.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets near top of standings with 4-0 win over Blackhawks. (Paywall). Sure it is only 11 games into the season for Winnipeg it
NBC Sports: 10 observations: Hawks doomed by special teams in loss to Jets. Always good to gain insight in the previous game from a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
The Athletic Winnipeg: What’s Rick Bowness bringing to the Jets? Inside stories from his 5 decades as an NHL coach. (Paywall). If you want to get to know the Jets bench boss better give Murat’s latest a read.
Sportsnet: Why Hellebuyck and Morrissey’s stellar play have been key to the Jets’ hot start. Ken Wiebe and Sean Reynolds discuss the Jets’ special teams that helped them pull away from the Blackhawks, Connor Hellebuyck playing the best hockey of his career, and Josh Morrissey’s breakout season.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Saturday Podcast. Topics included a Jets week in review. Team agrees that despite picking up points, playing style not sustainable. Do the Jets need to trade a defenceman (either established player or prospect)? Comments of Ville Heinola’s agent to The Hockey News. Allowing prospects time to develop. We were also joined by Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun and Craig Button of TSN.