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TSN: Jets outshot by Wild, fall in divisional matchup. In four games Ondrej Pavelec has had 138 shots against and he has been the only reason the Jets have been in many of these games. Not surprisingly he has faced the most shots against in the NHL. He continues to make save after save to keep the games close but his team is providing very little in the way of support both offensively and defensively.
Winnipeg Free Press: A Wild night for Jets. It was the lowest shot total since the Jets returned to Winnipeg and it was a less than exemplary night. They were facing a winless Wild team who was playing without their number one netminder, yet the Jets just couldn’t generate anything.
Winnipeg Free Press: Success in circle work in progress. The Jets are now worst in the league and they faced off against the best club in the Wild and the disparity was rather apparent, winning 16 of 61 draws yesterday.
Winnipeg Sun: Can’t win when losing draws. Remember yesterday when I said the Jets were 29th in the league in face off percentage and could really just go up as it was simply the Flames who stood behind them? After last night’s disastrous night in the circle, the Jets now stand alone in 30th. One positive was Mark Scheifele finished 6/10. On the other hand, Bryan Little went 1/20.
Winnipeg Sun: Halischuk gives Winnipeg Jets grit in debut. Hustle-chuk, as he was referenced during the game, brought a nice dynamic to the Jets 4th line, which unfortunately didn’t spread to the rest of the lineup.
Illegal Curve: Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.
Coach Noel Post-game audio:
Coach Noel – Opening thoughts. Trouble generating offence. What did Halischuk bring to the lineup? How is Frolik? Can he take any positives from keeping game close?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
The Telegram: IceCaps will see many new pups, some old dogs at ‘The Pound’ tonight. It really is amazing to see the transformation AHL teams undergo from year to year.
Jets opposition (Dallas Stars) news:
Dallas Morning News: Despite Winnipeg ties, Stars’ Eakin, Garbutt await hostile reception. I think fans at the MTS Centre used up all their visiting team love on Teemu Selanne and aside from friends and family, it will not be a welcoming environment for either players who live here or otherwise.
Globe and Mail: Dallas Stars on the rise. Nice to read about a team like the Stars reviving itself.