Note: The Jets were scheduled to travel on Friday but the team held a media availability before they left Vegas. We learned that while they are hopeful that Nikolaj Ehlers can play today he still needs to be medically cleared. With it being a matinee no morning skate for the Jets although Rick Bowness is set to speak at 1:30 PM. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 3 PM CDT.
Note II: This afternoon, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Vegas, we want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Playoff Post-Game Show as we discuss and analyze the results of game 3.
Note III: The Moose practiced on Friday morning as they continue to work their way towards game 1 of their series with the Admirals which doesn’t get underway until next Friday night in Winnipeg. While we will be giving away a few tickets to the upcoming playoff games for Manitoba we also have a good deal for folks who want to ensure that they can get to games 1 and 2. Check out this link to a friends/family discount that gives you a chance to buy tickets at a reduced rate.
Note IV: The Ice evened their series with the Warriors with a game 4 win in OT in Moose Jaw and they’ll look to build on that tonight in game 5 in Winnipeg. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM.
Note V: Join us this morning at 9 AM CDT on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show for two hours Jets talk as we preview the 2023 playoffs. We will be joined by Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press and Jesse Granger of The Athletic Las Vegas.
Sportsnet: ‘We expected a long series’: Jets well prepared for momentum swings vs. Golden Knights. Fairly certain most pundits were calling this a six or seven game series.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets feeling energized despite Game 2 loss in Vegas. Returning home to the energy of the crowd from a whiteout both within and outside should make for a very entertaining hockey game.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets beat the house in Vegas once, now look to win big in front of home crowd. Earning the split was significant for Winnipeg and there will be a great buzz from the fans inside Canada Life.
Winnipeg Free Press: Return to lineup of speedy Dane will be a game-time decision. (Paywall). Will have to wait until warm-up skate around 2:30 PM to know for certain.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets’ best need to be better. Playing one period isn’t good enough. I do wonder if this team was just gassed after playing a near perfect game one.
CBC: ‘It’s going to be really electric’: Winnipeggers prepare for Jets’ 1st playoff home game, whiteout party. Been awhile since they held one of these. Now will it still be as electric as the ones held in Toronto and Edmonton which didn’t have same limited audience? We shall have to wait and see.
Daily Faceoff: The Winnipeg Jets, Vegas Golden Knights series has delivered the excitement so far. Crew at daily faceoff discuss the two games that have taken place so far in Nevada.
TSN: With Hellebuyck doing his job, who else can take another step for Jets? Connor Hellebuyck has been outstanding through two games against the Golden Knights, but who else needs to step up in front of him with the series shifting to Winnipeg? Martin Biron joins SportsCentre to discuss.
TSN: Jets excited to return home with series all square. They Jets admit it would’ve been nice to return home with a 2-0 series lead, but understand it’s going to be a long series and are happy to get back in front of their fans for Game 3.
Global News: John Shannon chat on the Jets. Which Jets need to step up as we head into tomorrow’s Game 3. 680 CJOB hockey analyst John Shannon looks back at Game 2 and looks ahead to a pivotal game Saturday.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets earn split in Vegas, head home to whiteout. Sun sportswriters Ted Wyman and Scott Billeck put a bow on the Jets’ Game 2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights and look forward to Saturday’s Game 3 and the whiteout returning to downtown Winnipeg. All that and more in the latest edition of Jets Setting.