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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets 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.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets and Lightning set for high-octane battle as you can expect scoring chances to be plentiful So much for tightening up of systems as the playoffs get closer and closer.  Ken gets you set for the action.

Winnipeg Free Press:  League’s best Lightning pose tough road test for Jets.  (Paywall).  If you wanna be the best, you gotta beat the best, and tonight we will find out if the Jets can knock off the Lightning for the second time this season.  Mike with his preview of the game.

The Athletic:  How accurate are the player poll resultsPatrik Laine was hit with the overrated label by a few of his fellow NHLers.  Was that fair?  They look closer to determine that answer.  

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Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Lightning pre-game reportThe Jets were on the ice today in Tampa as they prepared to face the Lightning at 6:30 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs as well as audio from Patrik Laine and Brandon Tanev.

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

Jets video:

TSN: Despite numbers, Jets match up well with Lightning. Ahead of the Jets and Lightning matchup tonigh, TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin examines how big of a gap there is between the two teams in four key categories and explains why, despite the stats, Winnipeg matches up well with Tampa Bay.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included – On the first game between the Jets/Bolts and what he expects tonight.  On the play of Tampa this season.  Facing a player like Nikita Kucherov.  With how they’ve played the last few games does it get them set for a game like this?  Does this Tampa game come up at the perfect time for the Jets?  Does he see similarities between this Lightning team and the 90s Red Wings teams?  His relationship with Bolts coach Jon Cooper.  Share same core values.  Is what Tampa is doing provide a template for other teams in the NHL?  Is there something the league can do to help coaching development?  Coaching clinics.  Did he have a mentor?