Note: The Jets returned to action last night playing their first game in over ten days after the All-Star break as they welcomed the Blackhawks to town for a late Saturday contest which saw the home team win by a final score of 4-1. They are off today and will return to the ice on Monday for a practice.
Note II: For the second straight night the Moose picked up a win in Grand Rapids as they defeated the Griffins by a final score of 5-1 in a balanced attack from the visitors. They got goals from Jansen Harkins (100th AHL point)(see here), Alex Limoges (GWG) (see here), Kristian Reichel (5G in last four games) (see here), Cole Maier (see here) and Dominic Toninato (see here) to improve to 24-15-3-2 on the season. They will conclude the road trip in Toronto on Monday as they complete the game that was halted due to a medical emergency that took place in the stands.
Note III: The Ice were also in action last night as they pummeled the Oil Kings 7-1 to keep the homestand a perfect 3/3 with one game remaining on this four game set in Winnipeg which they will conclude on Wednesday against Swift Current.
Sportsnet: Back from break, Jets continue to ‘fine-tune’ play with win over Blackhawks. Wieber’s assessment of the state of the Jets after their return from break.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets emerge from break, shake off rust in 4-1 win over Blackhawks. Scott gives you his thoughts on the game.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ head coach Rick Bowness not interested in allowing power play to slip further. As it has slipped in the standings it behooves the bench boss to try to make some changes to get better results.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets jump back into it. (Paywall). Jeff gives you his assessment of the game last night.
Chicago Sun Times: Blackhawks’ woes against Jets continue in another loss. Be sure to check out this game recap from a beat writer that covers the Jets opponent.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets trade targets: 9 forwards for the top or middle of the lineup. (Paywall). Less than three weeks to go before the big deadline and Murat checks in on nine potential targets and their fit with Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: Josh Morrissey on staying mentally positive through difficult times. Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey joins Garry Galley and Scott Oake on After Hours to talk about his Norris trophy-worthy season thus far, how family and hockey have intertwined throughout his life, and more.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Saturday Podcast. Topics included: Reviewing the Tarasenko trade. Jets/Hawks preview. Mason Appleton’s return to the lineup. Could the Jets have interest in Tyler Bertuzzi? Super Bowl 57 predictions. Guests included Sara Orlesky and Ben Pope.