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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 PM CST for tonight’s game between the Jets and Coyotes.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Lowry steps into Jets pressure cookerAfter missing so many games he will be eager to have an impact and luckily for him he will have the familiarity of Andrew Copp to make it an easy transition back into the Jets lineup.  Arizona can create four-way tie in wild-card race; Hellebuyck starts for WinnipegIncludes a game preview, players to watch, pre-game quotes, projected lineups for both teams, status reports and a stat pack.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets close locker room to media over virus-spread fears.  (Paywall).  It doesn’t hurt to be proactive.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Why do Dylan DeMelo and Josh Morrissey work so well together? (Paywall).  Murat looks at some video as well as spending time dissecting with this duo just makes sense on the top pairing for Winnipeg.

Dylan DeMelo in warm up

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Global News:  Jets owner says best to stay home if you’re feeling sick during coronavirus spreadWhat a crazy notion.  If you are not feeling well stay home and don’t risk others.  Shouldn’t be limited to the latest health scare for the record.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Coyotes pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Arizona. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Adam Lowry and Dylan DeMelo.

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

Jets video:

TSN: ‘He’s been our backbone all season’: Jets discuss Hellebuyck’s great yearConnor Hellebuyck has been a workhorse for Winnipeg this season, starting in 56 games and posting a .921 SV% and 2.59 GAA. Nathan Beaulieu and Paul Maurice explained the positive impact Hellebuyck has had on the team this season as they continue to push for a playoff spot.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Topics included – Status of Adam Lowry?  Who comes out?  Where will he play?  Difficulty in taking Harkins out.  Coronavirus situation.  More emotion from Connor Hellebuyck and the encouragement he gets from that.  Can other players feed off Hellebuyck?  Is this the best lineup they’ve iced this season?  Surviving the challenges of a limited lineup.  Loss of D (from last year) hurting the goals for this season.  What has stood out about the Coyotes recent play?  The competition to get back into the lineup among the forward group and what it can do from the team.  Status of Anthony Bitetto?