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Note: Today the Jets are set to conclude their homestand against the Wild who lost to Calgary at home in the shootout last night. With it being a gameday all eyes will be on morning skate which gets underway at 9:30 AM CST. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 6:30 PM CST (Reminder puck drop is 30 minutes earlier than normal).

Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Minnesota, 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 (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

Note III: The Moose kicked off their seven-game road trip with a slow start surrendering two goals on the first three shots of the game last night in Abbotsford to the Canucks. But they began to fight back getting the score back to even before the 1st period had concluded courtesy of this shot by Jeff Malott and this ripper by Jets prospect Daniel Torgersson. Leading scorer Alex Limoges would give them a lead in the 2nd with a tap in goal and then Jeff Malott completed the contest from his office. It improves them to 31-17-3-3 and moves them one point back of 2nd place Milwaukee (and two back of 1st place Texas) with games in hand. The re-match with the Canucks is tonight. Puck drop is at 9 PM CST.

Note IV: Make it 50 wins for the Ice who defeated the Tigers last night in Winnipeg by a final score of 3-1. That gives them 50 wins in 60 games as they become first team in CHL to get to that win total. They are now down to 8 games left in regular season. Next up are the Oil Kings on Friday in Winnipeg.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Pressure mounts as Jets’ tailspin continuesWhile the Jets may have three points in their last two games they really can ill afford not to put forth a total team effort because don’t look now but they’ve slipped back into a wild card spot from the comfort of 3rd place and the Flames/Predators aren’t sitting by and throwing their seasons away.

Winnipeg Free Press: ‘Patience and hard work key to beating Wild,’ says Niederreiter. (Paywall). This fan base wants to see a team that they aren’t afraid to get a little dirty and put forth a solid effort as they look for their first win against their divisional rivals this season.

Winnipeg Free Press: Faceoff futility costly against Sharks. (Paywall). The analytics’ regarding the importance of faceoffs seems to be a hot button issue in hockey these days. 

Jets vs Sharks faceoff

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

The Athletic Winnipeg: Breaking down Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers by eye test, analytics and Rick Bowness’ impact. (Paywall). Perfect time for Murat to write this piece as it seems to be the big topic in Jetsland right now. Insightful as always.

Jets video:

TSN: Winnipeg expecting physical contest against red-hot rival Wild. The Jets are 0-2 against the Wild this season, having been outscored 10-2 overall. Winnipeg is 2-6-2 in their last 10 games, and are three points behind their division rival. Wednesday the two will renew acquaintances, and the Jets are expecting a hard and physical battle with so much on the line. TSN’s John Lu has more.

TSN: Despite struggles, Jets confident things are turning around. While the Jets have been struggling lately to a 2-6-2 record over their last ten games, they believe that overall they have been getting back to what has made them successful so far this season, and remain confident as the stretch run of the season continues.

Sportsnet: Jets’ Bowness looking for positive attitude out of his players to get out of late-season skid. Jets head coach Rick Bowness speaks about his message to his team and encourages them to keep their heads up and focus on the games left in the season rather than dwelling on past performances.

Sportsnet: Lowry and Jets approaching every game with ‘must-win’ mentality to return to top form. Jets centre Adam Lowry speaks about the team’s remaining schedule and discusses the mentality of the team heading into every game from this point on with a ‘must-win’ mindset to finish the season strong.

Winnipeg Sports Talk: Jets Trade Deadline recap with Frank Seravalli. Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff joined Andrew “Hustler” Paterson to chat about the insider’s impressions of the local NHL club, the Jets at the trade deadline, things they may have been working on but didn’t happen and the big-decisions to be made this offseason. 

Moose news:

Illegal Curve Hockey: Moose start slowly but pick up a 4-3 win over the Canucks as they continue to roll to kick off road tripGet the full story from yesterday’s game including lineup news, notable factoids, post-game media and more.