The Jets concluded their three-game homestand on Tuesday night with a complete 4-1 defeat of the Stars to assume top spot in the Central Division. They have a few days here in Winnipeg before they take off for Calgary where they will kick off two games on the road.
Only player not present is Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck as per Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV.
Head coach Rick Bowness said in his media availability that he put Dubois on the line with Scheifele/Connor while moving Wheeler to the middle with Perfetti/Appleton was done to give the team a chance with some different looks. He said they would return to the lines they used last game on Friday in practice.
Player media availability:
Coach media availability:
1) How does it feel to be at the top of the division?
2) Fans concern as to whether this is “real”? (:35)
3) Team being closer even though its mostly same group (1:10)
4) What does it mean “give them the room”? (1:51)
5) Fighting in hockey (2:59)
6) Teams having enforcers back in the day (5:39)
7) Lack of fighting in Olympics (6:00)
8) Teams being prepared for worst-case scenario (i.e. Kane injury) (6:34)
9) Has he ever been in a game where something like that happened? (7:45)
10) Idea of actor Ryan Reynolds buying the Senators (8:08)
11) Taking advantage of practice time (9:09)
12) Does changing up lines (in practice) help keep things fresh? (10:25)
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The Jets are off tomorrow.