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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news.

Note:  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Jets news:

TSN:  Betting on Laine maintaining his lofty shooting percentage Jets fans won’t be betting against #29 anytime soon that is for sure.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets start playoff push versus BluesKen is down in St. Louis and gets you set up for tonight’s game with his pre-game article.

The Hockey News:  Scheifele deserving of mention alongside league’s best scorersGood for the Jets centre to get some recognition of his play outside of the 204 where he is already held in high regard.

St Louis Post Dispatch:  Time for the Blues to show what they’ve gotGet a look at what is happening on the other end of the arena from a beat writer that covers the Jets opposition.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets left-winger knew all along he could light the lamp.  (Paywall).  As he told a few of us the day after being sent to the Moose of the AHL “I know I’m an NHL player” and this is being borne out with his play since that time.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Hellebuyck not back to No. 1 goalie just yet.  (Paywall).  It was a decision that had some scratching their heads as the expectation was Hellebuyck, following his solid pre All-Star weekend start against Chicago, would be back in tonight.  Instead the slow return to no. 1 continues.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Blues pre-game reportTake a look at what the Winnipeg and St. Louis projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie are for tonight’s game at the Scottrade Center.  Audio from Patrik Laine and Jacob Trouba.   

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

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Close NHL playoff raceMike Kelly speaks to Rick Ralph about the perception of close playoff races and the issues that have plagued the Jets over the last few seasons.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Pavelec surprise starter over HellebuyckColour analyst Shane Hnidy stopped by the Big Show ahead of the Jets’ big contest against the Blues to break down the match-up between the two, Winnipeg’s continued defensive zone problems and why Paul Maurice may have tabbed Pavelec over Hellebuyck to start.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumWheeler is fine? Importance of post All-Star games. Do they control their own destiny? How does he look at the next block of 30? Did he chat with Laine post All-Star? On Laine’s second half last year in Finland benefiting him in second half of NHL game. Does the lack of time off from All-Star impact Laine? Is Perreault an option for Thursday?