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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:  The Jets are expecting the biggest crowd to date (over 8,000 tickets sold) at Bell MTS Place for tonight’s game 4 for the Viewing Party.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press: Wheeler, we’re all ears! What did you think about Fleury’s tickle? (Paywall).

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets look to even series while Golden Knights can claim a 3-1 lead with a victory.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Former Las Vegas, Winnipeg star Jim Kyte recalls 1st NHL whiteout.

ESPN: The ‘Big Buff’ experience: Byfuglien’s size, physicality make him NHL marvel.

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NBC Sports: Fleury, secondary scoring biggest issues facing Jets.

NBC Sports: Jonathan Marchessault, Golden Knights enjoying lucky Lamborghini.

The Athletic: From Hartford to Winnipeg, Paul Maurice still learning, still evolving after 20 years as an NHL coach. (Paywall).

The Athletic:  Jets running low on fuel? Not so fast, they say, but they’ll have to prove it on the ice. (Paywall).

The Athletic: Jets special connection to Vegas makes biggest game of the year a little less daunting. (Paywall).

TSN: Jets flying through first turbulence of these playoffs.

Sportsnet: Winnipeg struggling vs. Fleury.

Sportsnet:  What has led to Scheifele’s breakout this post-season?

Sportsnet: Studious, confident Hellebuyck not surprised by his elite emergence.

USA Today:  Winnipeg Jets putting a different twist on America’s Team.

CBC: Northwestern Ontario fans show support for Winnipeg Jets.

Global News: Winnipeg Jets Game 4 viewing party at Bell MTS Place biggest yet.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Golden Knights Game 4 Round 3 pre-game report. The Jets held an optional skate today as they got ready to face Vegas at T-Mobile Arena tonight ahead of game 4. Includes scrums from Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little.

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Jets have to clean up turnovers. NHL analyst John Shannon looks ahead to Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, outlining what the Jets have to clean up if they want to head back to Winnipeg all evened up vs. the Knights.

TSN: Jets look to replicate Game 3’s third period from drop of the puck tonight. The Jets aim to bring a sense of urgency and desperation to Game 4 and want to play with the same energy they did in the third period of Game 3 right from the drop of the puck tonight in Las Vegas.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – Is Ehlers condition related to his malaise from the 1st round and did he skate yesterday?  On the critical nature of game 4, does it change for a coach, is it any different?  Did Ehlers skate yesterday?  Is there a benefit to having the players not thinking about hockey?  How does he find the way to motivate his team without putting too much emphasis on the game?  Does a 5 pm (local) start pose a challenge?  On some of the things that Blake Wheeler would have done to get his team ready between games 3 and 4.  What did he like about how Roslovic fit into the lineup?  On gambling and the NHL.