Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Wednesday, Mar 14th)
NHL.com: Back in action. With all this time off between games it feels like ages since we have last seen fans pack the MTS Centre. My guess for tonight’s 50/50 is approximately $44,560.00. Give us your guess as to what the winner of the 50/50 will receive and whomever is closest will win an IC Touque. (Send us a tweet @illegalcurve or you can post your guess in the comments section).
CBC: Need to beat the Stars. A preview of tonight’s action with some info tracking the race to get above the line for the playoffs.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets hungry for win against Stars. While the Jets have had time to heal, the teams around them have used the opportunity to put some distance between the Jets and the playoff line. Tonight is a must-win game against a Stars team that played last night in St. Paul.
TSN: Jets open up three-game homestand. Once again the Jets version of the energizer bunny (Ondrej Pavelec) gets the nod for Winnipeg, for the 6th consecutive game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Feeling the pane, but both OK. I did not realize that two girls were injured in the Big Buff blast that shattered the glass at the IcePlex yesterday. Nice of him to give them some Jets memorabilia.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel press conference. Unlikely break in March been good for team. Buff will be a player. Talking about Stars team. Eric Fehr on the GST line. Rolling 4 lines. More talk about Stars players. Rising to the occasion. Reflections on last week’s road losses. Bogosian will likely be a player for Friday.
Illegal Curve: Talking Stars with Ralph Strangis. On Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show, play-by-play voice of the Dallas Stars, Ralph Strangis came on to discuss the latest on the Pacific Division leaders.
Illegal Curve: First impressions of Winnipeg Jets App. Remis was down at MTS Centre to check out the unveiling of the new Jets App and offers his initial thoughts on the new feature.
Next opponent news – Dallas Stars:
Dallas Morning News: Scouting the enemy. It will be one angry Moose that the Stars will be facing tonight.
ESPN Dallas: Richard Bachman in goal tonight. The Jets won’t face the shutout man (Kari Lehtonen) but will face his backup as the Stars try to overcome their poor back-to-back record against Winnipeg.