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Winnipeg Jets practice report (Anaheim)

A report from the Jets skate in Anaheim.

Coach Maurice at practice

The Jets held an optional practice today in Southern California.  Fans will be happy to know that Mathieu Perreault was on the ice and practicing normally according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.  Ken says 11 skates on the ice including Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck in goal.  Dennis (Beyak) said Slater, Thorburn, Halischuk and Stempniak were other regulars on the ice.

Jets audio:

Andrew Ladd – Did he expect the game to be as physical as it was last night?  What are the keys to containing Getzlaf and Perry? Are there any specific adjustments to be made to try and limit their impact?  Was last night an undisciplined game?  Was the Ducks 3rd period performance them hitting another gear?  Finishing when they had the chances.  Based on today how does he think the team has responded?  On the guys who hadn’t played in a playoff game and being ready for Game 2.  How did he feel the match-up of the Jets best went against the Ducks best?  His assessment of his own game.  How did he feel about Pavelec’s play?  Nervous after the collision?  Can that level of physicality continue throughout the series?  Did he know that the Perry goal went in?  How aware is he of the last time he scored?  How important is it for him to score?  Importance of the top guys to have an impact.  How can he help the other guys park what happened on Thursday and get ready for Saturday? 

Blake Wheeler – On the best players stepping up and the pressure to do so.  How does he assess his game?  Can that level of physicality continue throughout the series?  On the collision after the game.  Was it retaliation? How does he assess Pavelec’s play?  More on Pavelec.  What is on the top of his list to do better tomorrow?  Finding a way to respond when adversity strikes.  System work paying off giving Jets odd man chances.  Can they still draw from the playoff style hockey they played before the playoffs began?  Chemistry of the line.

Tyler Myers – Adjustments they can try to make to limit Perry/Getzlaf.   More on adjustments to defending against Ducks best players.  Needing to finish when giving the opportunities.  On realization of when they are not playing “their game”.  How do you get it back when it goes off track?  What is the worth of guys having at least one playoff game under their belt and how will it help tomorrow night? 

Mark Stuart – Was he expecting that man hits last night?  Expecting physicality to pick up?  Is that something the Jets want to happen?  Is there a place for the after the whistle posturing?  Was he surprised that they were able to be that effective on the PP considering its recent struggles?  Challenge of shutting down Getzlaf/Perry.  How are they feeling about the Ducks right now?  How was the communication this morning?  On the best players needing to step up.  On the play of Ondrej Pavelec.  What is his take on the rookies play last night?  Parking a disappointing loss and moving on.  What can they draw from the last month?  

Ben Chiarot – His thoughts on playing in his first NHL playoff game.  On he and Byfuglien drawing Ducks top line.  What does it mean to him about the opportunity he has been given? What goes into taking time/space away from Getzlaf/Perry? Did he figure out anything last night that worked? What is biggest thing he learned in his first game? What is top of his priority list to do better tomorrow night? 

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.