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Winnipeg Jets Playoff Practice Report

The Jets finally know their opponent and will practice once more before game 1 on Wednesday.

The Jets finally learned on Monday night that they will face the Canadiens in their second round series after Montreal took out Toronto last night in game 7. Not sure how many people picked these two teams to be facing each other for a chance to represent the North Division in the Conference Finals.

Perreault and Appleton scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Skate news:

As per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet only Paul Stastny is missing from this morning’s skate.  He indicated that Dominic Toninato is skating in his place which would seem to indicate it is simply maintenance for the veteran forward.

Lines and D pairs:



Player availability:

Coach availability:


1) What stood out to him from the Habs 3-1 series rally?
2) What kind of plays will it take to score on these goalies?
3) On Carey Price’s ability to raise his game come playoff time and Hellebuyck rising to challenge.
4) Challenge in the matchup.
5) Advantages to being rested vs team that came through a 7-game series.
6) What is the key to getting back into playoff hockey after a long layoff?
7) Benefits to all the practice they had and challenge of Habs coming off game 7 win.
8) Did they shift when they started paying attention to Montreal?
9) Is there a change in mentality from when people viewed them as underdogs?
10) If the template is similar, what ends up being the difference?
11) Is there a limit to the lessons you can learn from the regular season?
12) What kind of adjustments does he expect from his team this series?
13) Status of Paul Stastny.
14) Admiration for the opponent.

Up next:

Tomorrow will be game 1 of the 2nd round which starts in Winnipeg at 6:30 PM. Be sure to keep it locked to for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM CT as well as comprehensive coverage throughout the day. Then join us on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show which goes live minutes after the final buzzer. Here is the link for Wednesday’s game 1 post-game show.