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

Note: After the Jets 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.

Note II:  Reminder that there is a Viewing Party for game 7 at Bell MTS Place with doors opening at 6 pm ahead of the 7 pm puck drop.

Jets news:

USA Today HSS: How Tyler Myers and Quentin Grimes could become the first brothers to play in NHL and NBA. It isn’t related to game 7 tonight but an interesting read nonetheless on the Jets tall D man.

Winnipeg Sun: Game 7 to determine if Jets or Predators move on to face Golden Knights. Ken tees up the action tonight from his spot in Nashville.

Winnipeg Free Press:  The Game 7 edition of Dump & ChaseIn the pre-game the boys look at their win/loss record when they are covering Jets games, in the 1st period they look at Jets fans, 2nd period includes being able to laugh at ourselves, 3rd period involves lick-gate and overtime looks at Justin Timberlake.

The Tennessean: Nashville Predators going defensive in Game 7? That’s not the answerJoe covers the Preds and he gives you his thoughts on what Nashville cannot do in tonight’s game.

The Tennessean: Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis still searching for first goals of Stanley Cup playoffsRoman Josi is a dynamic player and Ryan Ellis isn’t a slouch either.  Beat writer Adam Vingan on those two D man and what they are bringing.

Sportsnet:  Why Stastny is a key to victory for the Winnipeg Jets in Game 7 He has become quite the playmaker for this squad.  

Sportsnet:  Stats through six games suggest Jets vs. Predators too close to call I suspect even if the stats told us a different story the truth is in a one game elimination anything can happen.  

ESPN:  X factors, picks for Predators-Jets Game 7The crew at ESPN select the players they believe can be X factors tonight.

Wheeler and Josi

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

TSN: Game 7 a fitting end for battle of NHL’s two best teams. That the NHL’s two best teams during the regular season are going to a Game 7 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., isn’t a big surprise. That the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators have mirrored each other statistically in several key areas speaks to how equal they are.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Why the Josh Morrissey-Jacob Trouba duo could be the deciding factor in Game 7. (Paywall). Murat with a look at how the Jets top pairing D pair can be the difference tonight.

NBC Sports:  Preds, Jets lean heavily on Rinne, Hellebuyck in Game 7Not a surprise that these two will be the focus of attention all night long

CBC Manitoba:  What will it take for the Jets to thrash the Predators in game 7?  Three retired players (Joe Daley, Laurie Boschman and Jennifer Botterill) reflect on what needs to get done for the Jetsto come out victorious. 

CBC Manitoba: Big Jets fan who bet on team’s return predicts Game 7 winI suspect there are at least a million folk in this province and Jets fans across the globe that are hoping this super fan is right.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Predators Game 7 Round 2 pre-game report. The Jets skated today as they got ready to face Nashville at Bridgestone Arena tonight ahead of game 7.  Includes scrums with Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine and Andrew Copp.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Which top line will show up tonightThe TSN Hockey panel examines the production from the Predators and Jets top line and discuss which teams will have the advantage tonight in Game 7.

TSN: What should we expect tonight in Game 7? Each game in the Predators/Jets series has had it’s own unique look to them. With Game 7 on the horizon, should we expect it to look like a previous contest, or something completely different? Sara Orlesky, Pierre LeBrun and Frank Seravalli have more.

TSN: Playoff run puts Jets rabid fanbase in spotlight. The NHL is, indeed, back in “The ‘Peg.” And the Jets are better than ever in preparing for Game 7 of their second-round playoff series at Nashville on Thursday night. No matter the outcome, the Jets are already enjoying the deepest playoff run of any Winnipeg-based NHL team.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Jets need to get on Predators early.  Jets analyst Josh Green sets up tonight’s game and provides his thoughts on what the Jets need to do in order to have success.  

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included – How do you impose your will on your opponent in a game 7? What does a victory for the Jets look like? Has he seen the way the team channel the energy in the right way? Can you equate a high level game at a lower level to a game 7? Having new blood with potential to win the Stanley Cup and whether it is good for the NHL.