Note: The Jets went into Del Boca Vista Phase III last night and with some power play goals and a heck of an effort from Connor Hellebuyck held on for two points despite giving up leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 although the victory required an OT winner from Mark Scheifele. It was also a win that didn’t come without a cost as the team lost Josh Morrissey and Adam Lowry potentially for tonight’s game against the Lightning. While it is a gameday no morning skate with the Jets having played on Saturday night. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 6 PM CST.
Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Tampa, 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 suffered a rare regulation loss to the Wild last night. Leading scorer Alex Limoges had a pair (goal 1 | goal 2). On both goals Ville Heinola and Jansen Harkins weren’t awarded assists but as Craig Button would say they both had nice third assists. These two teams have a re-match this afternoon in Iowa. Puck drop is at 2 PM CDT.
Note IV: After winning on Friday the Ice are back in business this afternoon against the Wheat Kings as they look to pick up another W at the expense of their provincial rival. They come into action today with 51 wins and are looking to eclipse the record-setting season they had last year with 53 wins. Puck drop is at 5:05 CDT.
Note V: Jets 2022 1st rounder Brad Lambert was breaking ankles and looking Nikolaj Ehlers-esque with the assist he had for the Thunderbirds last night. And then he was sniping top corner. He’s up to 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points in 21 games. Speaking of Jets first rounders from 2022 Rutger McGroarty had a goal and assist for Michigan as part of their big win over Ohio State. Fairly certain this kid will be a fan favourite simply for his post-goal celebrations.
Sportsnet: Scheifele plays overtime hero, leads Jets’ charge for positive momentum. The Jets needed someone to step up in OT and while it would seem heroics would be the prerogative of Connor Hellebuyck, the Jets alternate captain tied his career high in goals with an absolutely critical tally.
Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele scores pair, OT winner as Jets tame Panthers. Scott gives you his assessment of the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets get ugly win and 2 points. (Paywall). Mike gives you thoughts on the game from his spot inside the arena.
Winnipeg Free Press: Former coach Maurice says Jets good enough to win Cup. (Paywall). His silver tongue remains in place.
Miami Herald: Panthers’ comeback comes up short, but Florida still gets crucial overtime point vs. Jets. Always interesting to get insight into the game from a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
Florida Sun Sentinel: Tkachuk hits 30-goal mark as Panthers again rally in third but get beat by Winnipeg Jets in overtime. Ditto my above point.
TSN: Scheifele, Jets find a way to earn a crucial win in a tight playoff race. The Winnipeg Jets managed to pick up a win against the Panthers despite blowing a two-goal lead in the third period. The win leaves them six points up on the Flames, but can they hold onto that last playoff spot? TSN’s Director of Scouting Craig Button takes a look at their chances.
Sportsnet: Jets’ Scheifele likes the fit with new teammates, calls them ‘good-hard-working guys’. Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds is joined by Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele to talk about a ‘gritty win’ over the Florida Panthers, the success on the power-play and the fit of the new guys, Niederreiter and Namestnikov.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Saturday Podcast. On yesterday’s show we discussed the Jets Eastern Conference road trip. The stagnant power play. The core players need to step up right now. Success of the Manitoba Moose and Winnipeg Ice. Brad Lambert finding his game in the WHL with Seattle. We were joined by Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press and play-by-play voice of the Moose Daniel Fink.