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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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 the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party for game 1 at Bell MTS Place with doors opening at 4 pm ahead of the 6 pm puck drop.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Winnipeggers on enemy turf, now.

Chiarot chasing Eakin

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets in driver’s seat? They’re four wins away from spot in Stanley Cup final.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets try to tame Golden Knights: Winnipeg looks to build off emotional Game 7 victory.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Paul Maurice’s explicit instructions hit the web.  (Paywall).

Winnipeg Free Press:  Stastny takes off after landing with Jets.  (Paywall).

Sportsnet: Breaking down the Jets’ chances against the Golden Knights.

Sportsnet: Paul Stastny helping Jets on, off ice and into conference finals.

Sportsnet:  Fuelled by doubt all season long, Golden Knights aren’t stopping now.

CBC:  Jets fans plan trips to Vegas for Stanley Cup run.

Las Vegas Sun:  3 keys for a Golden Knights win over Jets to reach the Stanley Cup final.

Las Vegas Review-Journal:  How to combat Golden Knights Grinches.

New York Post: Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup run unlike anything we’ve seen.

The Guardian:  How the Vegas Golden Knights became the most remarkable story in sports.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Golden Knights Game 1 Round 3 pre-game report. The Jets skated today as they got ready to face Vegas at Bell MTS Place tonight ahead of game 1.  Includes scrums from both the Jets and Golden Knights rooms.

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet:  Jets have quick turnaround before Golden Knights.  Chris Johnston and Irfaan Gaffar discuss the Winnipeg Jets coming off a seven game series and how that will affect them against the Vegas Golden Knights.

TSN: Can Winnipeg maintain Game 7 intensity against Vegas?  After the emotional high of a Game 7 win over the Predators, can the Jets maintain the same intensity as they get set for the Golden Knights? Sara Orlesky has more.

TSN: Golden Knights happy to prove people wrong. Written off by many at the start of the season, then again come playoff time, the Golden Knights are bursting with confidence, and are happy to continue to prove people wrong who underestimate them.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. When does the process begin for preparing for the Golden Knights? On trying to come down from the game 7 win and turning focus to Vegas. What does tonight look like if the Jets play their way? What does he know about coaching in this game that he didn’t know 20 years ago? On the potential for distractions at this point in the Stanley Cup playoffs. On his “on mic” clip during game 5 of the Predators series. On the 8:30 pm start vs 6:00 pm start. How does this season stack up and what keeps him doing what he’s doing? On his evolution in coaching since his KHL days.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:

Topics: Jets/Predators series recap, Jets/Golden Knights Series Preview, Key matchups, Connor Hellebuyck vs. Marc-Andre Fleury, Jets scoring depth vs. Golden Knights scoring depth, Special teams battle, Series predictions.

Guests: Ted Wyman (Sports Editor, Winnipeg Sun), Victoria Matiash ( hockey writer).

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Capitals/Lightning Eastern Conference Final Game 1 recap, Toronto Maple Leafs name Kyle Dubas as new General Manager, Manitoba Moose Season in Review.

Guests: Ben Raby (Host, Washington Capitals Radio Network), Jett Woo (Moose Jaw Warriors, 2018 NHL Draft Prospect), John Forslund (Play by play broadcaster, Carolina Hurricanes, NBC, Fox Sports).

To listen to part 2 click here.