Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Thursday, Feb 23rd)

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News on February 23, 2012 — No Comments

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets won’t take Lightning lightlyThey say to always keep your eyes on the prize but the Jets better not forget that just behind them are the Bolts, who have been creeping back into Southeast contention.  As Lightning coach Boucher said, they only have 2 regulation losses in their last 15 or 16 games so this is not a team you want to discount.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets look to rebound against LightningAfter the disheartening loss to the Flyers on Tuesday the Jets have to turn their focus onto the ever challenging Tampa Bay LightningWhile the Bolts have lost their captain for the near future, they still have Steven Stamkos (42 goals) and Martin St. Louis (54 points), guys the Jets will need to shut down if they expect to win the game.

TSN:  Miettinen, Flood to be game-time decisionsA look at both expected lineups tonight.

CBC:  Arrests made in stolen Jets tickets investigationA lesson to those eager to find Jets tickets.  If the deal is “too good to be true” be wary of what you are purchasing.

Game-day Audio:

Winnipeg Jets:  Tim Stapleton and Blake Wheeler.

Coach Noel press conference.

Tampa Bay Lightning:  Coach Boucher, Victor Hedman, Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos.

Next opponent news – Tampa Bay Lightning:

Tampa Bay Tribune:  Bolts notesFor once in the past few days coach Boucher’s phone rang and he wasn’t losing a player as the Bolts added Tim Wallace to their roster.  Mattias Ohlund had surgery on his knees.

Tampa Bay Times:  In a twist, Lightning add a player on gamedayDespite all the uncertainty with this lineup, the Bolts are rolling along.