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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

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Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets need to get into playoff mode now.  (Paywall).  Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell feels like the Jets need to focus on the post-season immediately.

Winnipeg Sun:  Hellebuyck goes for NHL recordHe has tied Rangers great Mike Richter for second most wins in a season by an American born goalie and can catch longtime Penguins goalie Tom Barrasso tonight with a victory over the Flames.  If he gets the win sounds like he can go for the record on Saturday night when the Hawks come to town.

Sportsnet:  31 ThoughtsNumbers 10 (Kyle Connor), 11 (Maurice) and 12 (defensive depth) pertain to the Jets.

Kyle Connor with the puck

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Dump & Chase – Back in the saddleMike and Jason’s weekly feature is back and the fellas cover quite a bit of ground with their latest.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Flames pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Calgary at the Bell MTS Place tonight with pre-game scrums with Nikolaj Ehlers, Tyler Myers and Josh Morrissey as well as health updates on Enstrom and Kulikov.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Making the argument that Hellebuyck is the Jets’ MVP.  Frank Seravalli explains why he thinks Connor Hellebuyck is the Jets’ MVP this season and touches on the possibility of him breaking Tom Barrasso’s record for most wins in a regular season by an American goaltender.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Jets have options for playoffs.  TSN 1290 Jets analyst JP Vigier joined host Kevin Olszewski to preview a Thursday night match up with the Calgary Flames and what a Jets playoff roster could look like.

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.   Topics included – On convincing guys to sit out a game.  Update on Enstrom/Kulikov.  Maintaining focus over the last month.  Worried about the number of shots they are giving up on the penalty kill?  Maturity of Josh Morrissey’s game.  Insight into tonight’s lineup.  Finding ways to get wins even if they aren’t bringing their best game.  On Hellebuyck getting a chance to break the record for most wins by a U.S. goalie in a season.  What did he see in Sami Niku from the game in Montreal and what does he see in him as a prospect?  Has Hellebuyck asked to play both games?