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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

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Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets guarding against royal flush in the court of NHL’s worst.  (Paywall).  Mike previews tonight’s contest.

Sportsnet:  Is Jets sniper Patrik Laine becoming a setup manSean reflects on the game against the Bolts, Laine being an assist machine instead of a goal scoring machine, the secondary scoring surge and Brandon Tanev’s story.

Brandon Tanev in 3rd uni

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Hockey News:  High-flying offense has propelled streaking Jets, but there’s one piece missingIt is clear that while Connor Hellebuyck’s game hasn’t been as solid as it was last season he is slowly rounding into form.

Fox Sports West:  Kings host Jets with renewed focus: ‘We have to stick together as a team’A look at the game from the perspective of the home side.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Kings pre-game report. The Jets held an off ice workout today in L.A. as they got ready to face the Lightning at Staples Center tonight at 9:30 pm CT. Includes health news, projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – How does he approach the day today.  Same lineup as last game.  What is the latest on Andrew Copp?  The surge of young Finnish skaters around the NHL.  What does he think the biggest reason Patrik Laine is now on fire?  On the Jets taking less penalties and what has changed since early in the season.  Is it a case of the team working harder often draws more penalties than they take?  What has it meant to have the top six together and the third pairing getting into a groove.  Did he have a conversation with Scheifele about shooting more?  Is he more comfortable in the role now as a shooter?  Have negotiations begun with Laine?  On practicing power play with guys who have a shot like Laine or Byfuglien.  Does he envision using Brossoit this trip?  His thoughts on the Kings.  Is Joe Morrow cleared?