Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Thursday, Feb 23rd)
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets won’t take Lightning lightly. They 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 Lightning. After the disheartening loss to the Flyers on Tuesday the Jets have to turn their focus onto the ever challenging Tampa Bay Lightning. While 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 decisions. A look at both expected lineups tonight.
CBC: Arrests made in stolen Jets tickets investigation. A lesson to those eager to find Jets tickets. If the deal is “too good to be true” be wary of what you are purchasing.
Winnipeg Jets: Tim Stapleton and Blake Wheeler.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Coach Boucher, Victor Hedman, Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos.
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Tampa Bay Tribune: Bolts notes. For 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 gameday. Despite all the uncertainty with this lineup, the Bolts are rolling along.