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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

The Jets are in Dallas to practice before they conclude the road trip vs the Stars.

Carl Dahlstrom at practice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Jets are in Dallas following last night’s 2-1 win over the Predators as they look to close out this road trip with a fourth straight victory.  They’ve been good within the division going 4-1-0 in their five contests to date.

The Stars have been winning of late as well having won four in a row and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.  They don’t have a loss in regulation since they dropped a 3-0 decision to Pittsburgh back on October 26th.

Skate News:

As per Ken Wiebe of The Athletic Winnipeg aside from Blake Wheeler and Andrew Copp all others are present at skate today and he also indicated that Mathieu Perreault is filling in for Wheeler at centre.


Josh Morrissey on the success on the road trip, playing in one goal games, keys to shutting down a game in the 3rd period and facing a red-hot Stars team.

Neal Pionk spoke about the road trip for the Jets, facing the Stars, reflections on the win in Nashville, challenges to locking down 3rd periods and tightening up where shots come from in final frame.

Coach Maurice:  Status of Blake Wheeler and Andrew Copp?  How many stitches did Wheeler require?  Challenges in the 3rd period to hold leads.  The team being comfortable in one goal games.  Evolution of this team from chasing to holding leads.  Thoughts on the power play.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Health News:

With Blake Wheeler and Andrew Copp both missing from today’s skate it isn’t a surprise that was the first question asked of Jets coach Paul Maurice today during his media availability.  Wheeler had a tough 2nd period in Nashville which saw him bang awkwardly into the pad of Juuse Saros which caused him to leave the game and then his next shift back he took a puck to the face.  Maurice’s response was “Blake had a tough 2nd period there yesterday so he’s just off. I would expect him to be feeling good tomorrow.  Andrew as well.  Just standard maintenance stuff.”

Up Next:

The Jets will finish off this four-game road trip against the Stars tomorrow night in Dallas with puck drop at 7:30 PM CT.  Be sure to keep it locked to for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM.