Note: The Jets absolutely needed two points in last night’s re-match with the Oilers after a disappointing effort on Friday night and given their record of late. Despite experiencing deja vu Winnipeg and Edmonton battled as if the game was being played in the 1980s which the home team won off a Josh Morrissey blast with 1.2 seconds left in the 2nd period with the final score being 7-5 in favour of the Jets. In total these two teams combined for 21 goals in two games within a 24 hour period of time. They are off today.
Note II: After having a goalie goal scored against them on Friday night the Moose practiced on Saturday as they look to earn a split in their two-game set with the Wolves. This is the final game of their eight-game homestand which has seen them only lose one time in regulation. Today they will be wearing their WASAC jerseys which are unbelievable. Puck drop is at 2 PM.
Note III: The Ice concluded their 10-game road trip with a big 8-3 win over the Wheat Kings in Brandon which saw the team ultimately finish it off at 8-2-0. They have nine games remaining in the regular season with all but two to be played in Winnipeg. Next up will be the Tigers of Medicine Hat on Tuesday.
Sportsnet: With success against tough Oilers matchup, Namestnikov proves his worth for Jets. With the caveat that it was “just one game” he certaintly made a nice impression.
Sportsnet: Another lousy night: Struggling Campbell shoulders the blame as Oilers lose to Jets. If you want to read about the game from the perspective of a writer who covers the Jets opponent check this out.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets hold on for wild win over Oilers to snap winless streak. There were six different goal songs played in the game which was just the second time at home Winnipeg has scored seven goals this season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets shoot to win in goal-fest. (Paywall). Mike recaps the game from his spot inside Canada Life.
Winnipeg Free Press: Newest Jet handles impossible assignment. (Paywall). He endeared himself to his new teammates with a big block late in the game. Seems like he fits well on this club.
Edmonton Sun: Jack Campbell continues to struggle as Oilers fall to Jets in second of back-to-back. Another perspective from a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
Sportsnet: Jets claimed victory ‘by any means necessary’ in high-octane win over Oilers. Sean Reynolds, Ken Wiebe, and Mark Spector break down the clash between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers, including how the Jets gutted out a much-needed win and how long of a leash Jack Campbell still has in net.