Note: The Jets played their first game of their first round series with the Golden Knights last night in Vegas which saw the visitors dominate for almost the full 60 minutes as they picked up a 5-1 win to take a 1-0 series lead. They are scheduled to practice today so stay tuned for the Playoff Practice Report.
Note II: The Moose were off on Tuesday as they get rest while they await the start of their upcoming series against the Admirals which doesn’t start until Friday, April 28th. They did get Jets prospect Dmitry Kuzmin who was reassigned by the parent club from the Firebirds of the OHL to the AHL. He will be on the ice for practice today with Manitoba so stay tuned for the Playoff Practice Report.
Note III: The Ice played game 3 last night in Moose Jaw against the Warriors which they lost 8-4 and puts them down in the series 2-1. This is the first bit of adversity for the local WHL club in the playoffs after they swept their round one series. They look to get even in game 4 which goes tonight at 8 PM CDT.
Note IV: Jets 2022 1st rounder Brad Lambert had a SIX POINT night for Seattle in an 8-1 win last evening. Wow. Lambert had 1G 5A (4 primary) and was named 1st Star of the Game. He sits tied for 3rd in WHL playoff scoring (2G 13A) and missed two games with illness.
Daily Faceoff: Are the Winnipeg Jets already in the Vegas Golden Knights’ heads? Former pro netminder turned analyst Mike McKenna gives you his assessment of last night’s game.
Sportsnet: Barron gives Jets huge lift by returning from scary injury in win. Firstly, how bad could that injury have been. Secondly, it was quite the boost he gave to the team.
Winnipeg Sun: Blood and business on The Strip, as Jets romp. It was quite the game 1.
Winnipeg Sun: ‘Vulnerable’ Ehlers wasn’t ready: Jets’ Bowness. It was a bad hit. No way to defend it.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ Barron returns to game after getting cut by skate blade for 75-plus stitches. When they said he was returning I suspect, like me, you felt like it was 5-10 but to get over 70 stitches is just unreasonable.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets stay on proven, winning path in Game 1 vs. Vegas. Not sure who those masked Jets were but if they keep playing like that they will be tough out.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets draw first blood in 5-1 win over Vegas. (Paywall). A somewhat ironic headline given Morgan Barron’s face but yes it was Winnipeg who comes away with a somewhat unexpected victory. Not because they won but because of how they won it.
Winnipeg Free Press: Barron gives Jets boost after return from scary injury. (Paywall). When the broadcast indicated he would require 77 stitches it is somewhat a hard number to fathom.
Global News: Jets open playoffs with dominant 5-1 win in Vegas. Christian and Russ collaborated on this game recap.
Las Vegas Sun: Self-inflicted mistakes put Golden Knights reeling in Game 1 loss to Jets. Always good to gain insight from a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: 3 takeaways from Knights’ Game 1 loss: Jets roll behind top line. Always good to gain insight from a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
Sportsnet: Why stellar defence was Jets’ recipe for success in Game 1 win over Golden Knights. Kevin Bieksa joins Evanka Osmak and Ken Reid on Sportsnet Central to discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ Game 1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights and why solid defence was the recipe for success, breaks down the injury to Morgan Barron, and more.
Sportsnet: Will the Jets’ success in Game 1 be repeatable throughout series vs. Golden Knights? Ron MacLean, Kelly Hrudey, Kevin Bieksa, and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ successful Game 1 against the Vegas Golden Knights, Pierre-Luc Dubois using his physicality to take over the game, and more.
TSN: MJ explains how tough Dubois is to handle when he’s fully engaged. After a statement win in Vegas in Game 1, TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson joins SportsCentre to discuss the big impact Pierre-Luc Dubois has on the Je xts when he’s fully engaged, and what Winnipeg did so effectively on the defensive end against Vegas.
TSN: How were the Jets able to execute their game plan in Game 1? The Jets’ top line came up big once again, a common theme of late, in the team’s commanding win over the Golden Knights in the series-opener. TSN Jets reporter John Lu joins SportsCentre to explain how Winnipeg was able to execute its game plan in Game 1, and what kind of inspiration Morgan Barron provided for his teammates after the Jets forward took an accidental skate to the face, needed 75 stitches, but returned to the game.