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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

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Jets news:

Sportsnet:  Jets not concerned with past experience as fresh post-season beginsEverything has been tossed into the recycle bin and they’ve hit the empty button apparently as they get ready for a brand new post-season.

Winnipeg Sun: Game 1 on tap for Western Conference powersKen tees up tonight’s action.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Connor calmer, cooler heading into second NHL post-season.  (Paywall).   For the Jets to have success they will rely on him to be a big piece of the puzzle.  

Kyle Connor game winner

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Winnipeg gearing up, counting down to WHITEOUT!  (Paywall).  You could see it this morning as I drove through downtown as the preparations were well underway to get the area ready for the party tonight.

Sportsnet:  Patrik Laine can’t score, and no one’s angrier about it than him Really good article by Kristina on the Jets sniper.

NHL official site:  5 Keys for Blues at Jets, Game 1Tim is looking at: 1) Blues keeping it going. 2) Jets getting back on track. 3) Binnington’s test. 4) Morrissey’s return. 5) The Whiteout.

ESPN 101 St. Louis: No Predictions, Just Higher and Reasonable Expectations For The NoteA look at this series from the St. Louis side of things.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs.Blues pre-game 1 report. The Jets were on the ice today in Winnipeg as they prepared to face the Blues at 6:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs as well as audio from Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey.

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Can Jets flip switch against hottest team in 2019? NHL insider Mark Spector joins Sean Reynolds to get us set for Jets-Blues, where Winnipeg needs to re-discover chemistry, Patrik Laine has to re-discover his scoring touch, and they have to steal momentum away from the league’s hottest team.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included – His feel for the group following morning skate?  How does he gauge what Josh Morrissey can do in the first couple of shifts?  Where does he feel the defensive depth is as compared to last season?  How difficult is the conversation with D players saying there is no spot for you in the lineup?  On the ability of a player becoming a household name courtesy of the playoffs.  What kind of appreciation does he have for Ryan O’Reilly?  Why isn’t O’Reilly a more household name?  Is there a tangible difference with guys (i.e Ehlers, Laine, Hellebuyck, etc) who now have played in an NHL playoff series?  What does he see the role of the Copp/Little/Laine line?