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

Note: Puck drop is at 9:00 pm CDT tonight for today’s Heritage Classic game in Regina.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was chatting with the Hockey Central Panel in advance of the Heritage Classic.  Topics included Wheeler, Byfuglien and Maurice.  For more click here.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Cold, prairie night on tap for Heritage Classic in ReginaScott gets you ready for tonight’s game with his preview.

Sportsnet:  How Jets’ Patrik Laine is faring since promotion to top line Based on the lines for tonight’s game the experiment is temporarily over but Andrew looks back at how things worked with the Finnish sniper on the top line.

Patrik Laine at faceoff

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Sportsnet: Flames, Jets set to clash in NHL’s fifth Heritage Classic. A look at tonight’s game by the numbers.  Heritage Classic in Saskatchewan to be first neutral-site outdoor game in NHL historyAlways neat when you get an opportunity to be part of history.  

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Flames pre-game report. The Jets held a media availability in advance of their Heritage Classic game against the Flames which takes place at 9:00 pm CDT in Regina. Check out the projected lines and D pairs.  

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

Jets video:

TSN: Wind gusts to play a factor in Regina. Jermain Franklin has the latest from Regina ahead of the Heritage Classic where wind is expected to be a factor tonight outdoors in Regina.

TSN: Flames, Jets can feel the anticipation in Regina. The Flames and Jets talk about how the excitement they have felt during their time in Regina ahead of the Heritage Classic. Adam Lowry and Travis Hamonic also discusses some of their experiences playing junior hockey in Saskatchewan.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included – The windy conditions and how it could impact the game.  How long does it take to feel like a regular game?  Does he remember what, if any, the affect the outdoor game had on the season moving forward?  Has he made his decision on the backend?  On the nine game mark and Ville Heinola.  On getting him “breaks” and whether it is sustainable.  Status of Nathan Beaulieu?  Is he calling up a forward for the remainder of the road trip?  On the Lowry line settling into a rhythm.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:

Topics: Jets/Kings recap, Mason Appleton will be out at least a month after breaking a bone in his foot before practice on Friday, Blake Wheeler’s struggles, The Jets goal scoring struggles, Jets claim Luca Sbisa off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks, The Jets Power Play struggles

Guests: Paul Edmonds (Winnipeg Jets play-by-play broadcaster on TSN 1290 Radio) at 26:56 and Joe Pascucci (Past Sports Director of CKND/Global TV Winnipeg) at 51:10.

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Continuing to preview the Jets vs. Flames Heritage Classic game, Have the Nashville Predators been overlooked, Colorado Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen out week-to-week with a lower body injury, Cheers/Jeers

Guests: George Johnson ( at 23:09 and Phil Andrews (Regina Pats play-by-play broadcaster) at 46:52.

To listen to part 2 click here.