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Latest Jets news.

Note:  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as the site is updated we notify you via twitter @illegalcurve and Facebook.

Jets news:

CBC:  Jets’ playoff push continues in Vancouver.  Mitch offers up this pre-game post for CBC discussing the spotlight on the goalies, the sharp shooters and noted.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Wheeler to hit the ice as Jets face Canucks.  Tim previews the game from somewhere in Rogers Arena.

Winnipeg Sun:  Pavelec to get night off in Vancouver.  All eyes switch to the backup turned starter turned backup again as Michael Hutchinson looks to bounce back from a few poor starts.

Photo Credit:  Colin Jensen

Photo Credit: Colin Jensen

Sportsnet:  Team defence has Jets in the NHL-playoffs race.  Everyone buying into coach Maurice’s system has seen major changes in the results.

Sportsnet:  Can Jets, Canucks stay hot?  It is a general playoff push article but couple of Winnipeg notes within the article.

Illegal Curve:  Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Canucks.  Setting up tonight’s Jets and Canucks game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Canucks projected lineupsTake a look at what the lines looked like after practice today and what combos you should expect to see at Rogers Arena this evening.

Illegal Curve:  Morning Papers.  If you missed any of the news we have you covered.  

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Jamie McLennan joins the show to talk about the Jets goaltending performance. McLennan says the Jets coaches have found a way to unlock Ondrej Pavelec’s performance, and says the team in front of Pavelec has changed significantly, too.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  On how Blake Wheeler is doing today.  Thoughts after looking back on last night’s game.  Is there a little more to the game against the Canucks than normal?  On being able to leave the Blues game in the past and moving forward.  Same lineup?  Same goalie?  How did he decide on Hutchinson for tonight?  The change in circumstances since last time the team was in Vancouver.  How does this March compare to last year? (playoff chase).  On controlling emotions.  Did the off ice drama (last time in Vancouver) represent a turning point?  Pressure on the team.  Is a pre-game talk from the coach different now?  Challenges he sees from Vancouver.  What has he seen the evolution in Pavelec’s game?

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  Shane Hnidy with his News and Notes.

TSN 1040 Vancouver:  The Bro Jake Show.  Jason Botchford joins Jake and Dave for the Canucks Breakfast and says the Jets will be a massive test for the Canucks.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Big Show.  After a devastating long distance goal in St. Louis and several key players going down with injuries, it would’ve been understandable if the Jets faded down the stretch. But the team has thrived in the face of adversity, something Craig Button says is the hallmark of a good NHL team.

TSN 1260 Edmonton:  Nielson and Fraser.  TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger breaks down the Jets 4-1win against the Oilers, discusses which coaches may be out of work if their teams don’t make the playoffs, and debates a couple Oilers who could represent their countries at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

Canucks news:

The Province:  Playoff battle with red-hot Jets, Tanev signs, Miller on ice in equipment.  For a look at things from with an eye for the Canucks perspective get the latest from B.C.

Vancouver Sun:  Canucks won’t have to face red-hot Jets goalie Pavelec as Hutchinson gets call.  Can anyone believe this is the headline considering how it would have read the last time Winnipeg was in Vancouver early in February?