So much for home, sweet home.
The Winnipeg Jets dropped a 3-1 decision to the New York Islanders on Thursday night, their third straight defeat this week at Bell MTS Place.
Mathew Barzal scored twice in the second period to erase an early deficit and carry the visitors to victory. Winnipeg falls to 4-5-0 on the season, while New York improves to 4-3-0.
Also today, we include a couple of stories we'd typically have in our Playbook newsletter: Jeff Hamilton reports on what the Bombers are doing to prepare for Saturday's game in Calgary vs the Stamps and Taylor Allen trekked out to Portage for the opening day of the Canad Inns women's curling bonspiel and has a feature story on the Kerri Einarson team.
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- Three's company: Jets drop third straight in 3-1 loss to Islanders
- Goalie guru: Personal trainer's client list includes Winnipeg Jets Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit
- Mike McIntyre: Morning Skate
- Gaudy ground game: Bombers boast league's top rushing attack
- 'Super team' super pumped for season: Refreshed Einarson foursome eyes greater success
What we're reading
- Wayne Scanlan: Facing Mark Stone a painful reminder of what Senators gave up in rebuild (Sportsnet)
- No need to panic, yet: Through eight games, the Stars have one win, three points and one of the league's least effective attacks. It's concerning, but with plenty of runway left and a stingy defense, Dallas can exercise some patience for the time being (The Hockey News)
- DJ Zibanejad: Inside the Musical World of the Rangers Star The same creativity and work ethic that has fueled Mika Zibanejad's fiery start to the 2019–20 season are mixing together to produce some pretty hot jams (Sports Illustrated)
In case you missed it
- Mike McIntyre: Jets, fans relationship status? It's getting complicated
- Dump & Chase: Storm cell of hockey
- Home cooking: The Jets are in the midst of a six-game homestand and play the fourth game of it on Sunday when they host the Oilers. Game time is 6 p.m.
- Hitting the Ice: The local WHL team has a two-game set at home vs the Saskatoon Blades this weekend, with games Saturday and Sunday at Wayne Fleming Arena. Game time for both contests is 7:30 p.m.
- Heading to Cowtown: The Bombers are back in action on Saturday when they play the Stamps in Calgary. Game time is 6 p.m.