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Note: The Jets faced off against the Devils last night and after a calm opening period put up an big offensive output to take it 6-3. Lots of guys had big nights in the victory which was the fourth win in the last five games for Winnipeg. It wasn’t all good news as the team lost Rasmus Kupari in the 1st period to an apparent shoulder injury. He is going to be evaluated further today. The team will head to hockey for all centre to practice at 12 noon. Be sure to check back for the Practice Report.

Note II: The Moose were off on Tuesday after a less than stellar conclusion to their four-game homestand on Monday where they lost 5-2 to the Rocket in front of thousands of kids during the Project 11 School Day game. They will practice today at hockey for all centre at 10:30 AM as they get set to head out on the road tomorrow on a six-game road trip starting in Belleville on Friday. For now check out the Practice Report.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Plenty of room for plaudits after latest Jets win. There were a number of Jets who could have been chosen as ‘star of the game’ after a number of players contributed to the big win over the Devils.

Winnipeg Sun: Connor’s hot streak continues as Jets pound Devils. The play of number 81 right now is simply remarkable. His scoring has even caught the eye of folks in Toronto as he tied Auston Matthews for most goals in the NHL. It was also the 46th game-winning goal of his career which puts Kyle Connor into top spot on the Jets. 

Kyle Connor goal celebration

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Winnipeg Sun: Settled feeling leading to Appleton’s finest performance. His emergence this season has really helped solidify the identify of the Jets third line.

The Athletic Winnipeg: How the Jets can build off solid start: 5 areas for improvement. (Paywall). Murat’s five include: 1) More of the good Ehlers. 2) Better from Hellebuyck and Brossoit. 3) Vilardi’s impending return. 4) Another Ace or King on defence. 5) Fewer Grade As on the PK.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets depth shines in 6-3 win over Devils. (Paywall). I’d say all four lines contributed to the win but that 4th line only ended up being Morgan Barron (who scored) given the Jets went 11/7 and then lost Rasmus Kupari to end the game with 10 forwards. Mike recaps the action from his spot inside Canada Life.

Winnipeg Free Press: Devils coach encouraged Jets interim bench boss to make leap to NHL in 2002. (Paywall). Plenty of connectivity between the Devils head coach and the Jets associate coach which Ken dove into on Tuesday.

Global News: Dylan DeMelo is important part of Winnipeg Jets’ foundation. When you are slow and steady it tends to get ignored or even maligned but that is how you “win the race”.

Global News: Connor, Ehlers each score twice as Jets double-up Devils 6-3. Recap of the action. Devils’ defense blows it again in pathetic loss to Jets. Get insight into how someone who covers the Jets opponent saw the game.

Jets video:

TSN: Kyle Connor pushing himself into the Rocket conversation with 13th goal. Jets winger Kyle Connor finished with a pair of goals against the Devils and now has 13 on the season, which ties him with Auston Matthews for the league lead. Is he pushing himself into the Rocket Richard Trophy conversation? Jamie McLennan joins SportsCentre to discuss.

Sportsnet: Jets’ Ehlers retired from fighting ‘about five hours’ before scrap with Devils’ Smith. Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers speaks on his fight with New Jersey Devils defenceman Brendan Smith, sharing that it came just hours after telling his family that he was probably ‘retired from fighting’.