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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note: Puck drop is at 7:00 pm for tonight’s game between the Jets and Lightning.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets need a lot more from Morrissey to keep playoff hopes alive.  (Paywall).  He has a big burden on his shoulders this season, one he was traditionally able to share with Jacob Trouba.  

Winnipeg Free Press: Perreault regrets outburst at NHL over dirty hits.  (Paywall).  While he may regret his comments about using his stick the feisty forward certainly doesn’t take back the sentiment he expressed about the lack of discipline. 

Sportsnet:  Why Connor Hellebuyck is Winnipeg’s X-Factor in push for playoff spot In my books he has been the X, Y and Z factors.  

Connor Hellebuyck up cloe

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Athletic Winnipeg: ‘I came out of the womb yelling’: Jets defenceman Anthony Bitetto has always had a personality. (Paywall).  No surprise the veteran defenceman has become a favourite among his teammates.

The Athletic Winnipeg: As the NHL’s coaching carousel spins, what would it take for the Jets to move on from Paul Maurice? (Paywall).   Interesting perspective from Murat on a hot button topic here in ‘Peg City.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Lightning pre-game report. The Jets held an optional morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Tampa Bay at 7:00 pm CST. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Mathieu Perreault and Andrew Copp.

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 scrumTopics included –  Any lineup changes?  Was the win over Vancouver a shot in the arm for the team? How far has the 4th line come?  On Appleton on the penalty kill. Is it just a match up thing regarding the Bourque/Harkins flip flop. How does he feel his team matches up with Tampa? On the Lightning turning things around. Does he want his team shooting more. How does it power play impact 5 on 5? Where is his comfort level with his group of D men?