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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

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Note II:  Wild revealed that they will be without Zach Parise who suffered a fractured sternum in Game 3 and is now week-to-week.  Huge blow to the Jets opposition.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets ready to respond? Poolman set to replace Myers.   Ken previews tonight’s game as we get set to watch the NHL playoff debut of the Minnesota product in his home state.

Tucker Poolman shot from blue line

Minneapolis Star Tribune:  Wild still a ‘desperate hockey club’ facing ‘must-win’ Game 4And this was written before it was revealed that Parise would be out of the lineup.  

Sportsnet:  Poolman will bring nerves into game 4The kid has played on some big stages but this one will prove to be high toughest test yet.  

The Athletic: It’s Tucker Poolman’s time to step up for Jets with Tyler Myers likely out. (Paywall).  With the Jets D depth being tested now is the time for the young gun to test his mettle on the biggest stage.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Wild Game 4 Round 1 pre-game report. The Jets skated today as they got ready to face Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center tonight ahead of game 4.  Includes scrums with Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Ben Chiarot and Tucker Poolman.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Glorious chance for Poolman to prove himself on grand stage.  With Tyler Myers unlikely to play in Game 4, Sara Orlesky, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun discuss Tucker Poolman’s playoff debut for the Jets tonight, and if there is any concern that Connor Hellebuyck’s performance in Game 3 could rattle him.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Previewing tonight’s game 4 between the Jets and Wild.  TSN 1290 Jets analyst J.P Vigier joined host Kevin Olszewski to set up Tuesday’s game 2 against the Minnesota Wild and what a Tyler Myers injury could mean for Winnipeg.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included – What can the team do better to help their goalie?  On Tucker Poolman potentially getting his first chance to see playoff action.  How does he help Poolman mange the nerves?  How has Poolman managed being out of the lineup for long stretches?  Is it harder for a rookie?  On the experience for Sami Niku.  How does the tightness of the dressing room get translated onto the ice?  Is this the tightest group he has coached?  Is there a way to promote it?  On the absence of Tyler Myers.  On Dustin Byfuglien being ‘fun’ in the room.  Is he expecting Myers back in Minnesota?