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

Jets news:

Edmonton Sun:  Jets come in flying highHis five things to watch include: 1) Captain manning the ship? 2) The other offensive Connor. 3) Maybe an Oiler power play. 4) Goal celebration from James Neal. 5) Goals and assists from Leon Draisaitl. His big matchup is Connor Hellebuyck vs Mike Smith.

Kyle Connor heads up ice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence  Winnipeg tied for first wild card in West; McDavid back for EdmontonIncludes a game preview, players to watch, pre-game quotes, projected lineups for both teams, status reports and a stat pack.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Oilers pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Edmonton. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Josh Morrissey and Dmitry Kulikov.

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Hughson likes Jets to take a wild card spot in western conference. Jim Hughson talked about the Jets playing more to their capabilities and why he likes them to take one of the two wild card spots in the west.

TSN: With both teams in the mix, Jets excited for playoff atmosphere against Oilers. The Jets, Flames, Oilers and Canucks are all jostling for position in the playoffs which will add extra fuel to an all-Canadian clash between Winnipeg and Edmonton on Wednesday night. Josh Morrissey and Paul Maurice discussed their excitement for the matchup and why the current playoff picture is great for Canadian fans.

TSN: Morrissey on relationship with Draisaitl: ‘We used to talk about playing in the NHL’. Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey and Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl have quite a history, both playing together in Prince Albert and Kelowna during their junior careers. Ahead of a crucial game against Edmonton, Morrissey discussed his connection with Draisaitl and what makes the German forward such a dominant force in the NHL.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Topics included – on the challenges they face from the Oilers, status of Patrik Laine, same lineup, update on Mark Letestu, Coronavirus, how odd would it be to play in an empty NHL arena, more on the Coronavirus impact on the dressing room, the four Canadian teams battling for the playoffs and what it means for the NHL, specialty team focus from the last time these two teams played, what does Mike Smith playing in net do when you face him and trying to defend against a PP with three QBS?