Note: The Jets and Oilers were having themselves quite a hockey game for 40 minutes but a late collapse by the home team saw Edmonton leave Winnipeg with a 3-1 victory. That means three straight losses for the Jets who will try to right the ship when they welcome Connor Bedard and the Blackhawks to town on Saturday afternoon. Today they will practice at 12 noon to prepare for the game tomorrow so be sure to check back for the Practice Report.
Note II: The Moose have been practicing all week as they prepare to face the IceHogs this evening in Winnipeg to kick off a pair of games at home this weekend. Morning skate gets underway at 10 AM with puck drop this evening at 7 PM CST.
Winnipeg Sun: Finger-wagging in Bowness’ direction unwarranted. It isn’t a total shocker to hear folks beating this drum although it ignores that the bench boss of Winnipeg was still heavily involved with this team even when he was on his leave of absence.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets blow third-period lead, fall 3-1 to resurgent Oilers. That was the kind of game that hurts to not get a single point from.
Winnipeg Sun: Five stats that have defined the Jets through the first quarter. As per Scott the Jets list is: 1) 1.94 2) 7.9 3) 18.3% 4) 73.9% 5) 58.6%.
Winnipeg Free Press: Nurse’s late goal sinks Jets in 3-1 loss to Oilers.(Paywall). It was a goal that nobody, including Nurse and Connor Hellebuyck, expected to find the back of the net.
Winnipeg Free Press: Wily Jets vet Sam Gagner cracks Oilers lineup after off-season surgery. (Paywall). He received a very warm welcome back to Winnipeg last night.
Global News: Jets let third period lead slip away in 3-1 loss to Oilers. Christian and Russ combined to break down this contest.
Edmonton Journal: Oilers stay cool despite frozen hands to make it four straight wins. Read about the game from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opponent.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts. 15, 16, 17 and 18 are all Dylan Samberg related.
TSN: Oilers score three times in third period to steal victory in Winnipeg. TSN’s Dan Robertson and Kevin Sawyer break down the Jets’ third period collapse against the Oilers on Thursday and how Winnipeg should be happy with how much they limited Connor McDavid’s opportunities despite the loss.