Note: The Jets were off on Sunday but return to action today in their final game before the All-Star break. They take on a Blues team that are also mired in a losing streak (of four games to the Jets three straight with a loss). With it being a gameday all eyes will be on morning skate which gets underway at 10:30 AM CST. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM CST.
Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and St. Louis, we want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show as we discuss and analyze the results of the game. This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game and now a grand prize of a pair of tickets to an NHL game of your choice (For a variety of ways to enter click here).
Note III: The Moose concluded their six-game homestand with a win over the Marlies who lead the North Division. In the two games against the top power play team in the AHL they held them without a goal in eight attempts. Of course yesterday was about so much more than a hockey game as it was also a celebration of the 60th birthday of Winnipeg icon Dancing Gabe. They have now won three of four against division winners (two against Texas one against Toronto) and will head out on the road for three games starting in Rockford tomorrow night. Today is a travel day.
Note IV: The Ice concluded a three games in three day stretch in Alberta which began with a loss in Lethbridge to the Hurricanes, a big win over the Rebels in Red Deer and they closed it out last night with another win over the Hitmen in Calgary. They are back home where they will next be in action on Wednesday night when they welcome the Blades to town.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Winnipeg Jets’ recent struggles muddle trade deadline approach. (Paywall). What seemed to clear just a week ago has now become less so. Murat looks at what recent events have done to potentially alter the plan.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets battling old demons becomes this season’s biggest test. Perhaps fans just need to yell “shoot” more to help with all this over passing. Jokes aside Scott with a look at what Winnipeg has been doing of late.
CBS: Jets looking for 60-minute effort against Blues. A battle of two teams in a funk. Could be riveting and I don’t mean that sarcastically as these two clubs both need a win badly.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Saturday Podcast. On Saturday’s show we discussed the need for Winnipeg to generate more offence, did a Jets/Flyers Preview, looked at potential forward line configurations, working Sam Gagner into the lineup and took a look at the Moose/Ice/Jets prospects. We were also joined by Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet and Anthony SanFilippo of CrossingBroad.
Illegal Curve: Moose end six-game homestand with 3-2 win over the Marlies on Dancing Gabe’s 60th birthday. Get the full story from yesterday’s game including lineup news, notable factoids, post-game media and more.
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose have mettle tested by Marlies. (Paywall). Josh provides his thoughts on yesterday’s game.
CBC: Moose, Winnipeggers wish beloved Dancing Gabe a happy 60th birthday. The Moose held a special celebration for Gabriel Langlois, known as Dancing Gabe — a fixture at local football, baseball, soccer and hockey games. Famous for pumping up the crowds with his moves, Gabe was treated to a Jumbotron presentation and a birthday cake in the shape of a Jets jersey. After Manitoba celebrity toasts, Gabe capped off the event by busting a move.