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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note: Puck drop between the Jets and Flames to kick off game one of their play-in series is at 9:30 PM CT.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Jets news:

Calgary Sun: Calgary hockey mom has vested interest in Jets-Flames seriesLast article was about the ties that bind brothers and now we’ve got one about a hockey mom.  

Calgary Sun:  Flames’ prospect Poolman torn as older brother battles future teammatesThe UND duo on opposite sides of things for the play-in series.

Calgary Sun:  Who starts Game 1 for Flames? Hours before, Ward still not sayingI asked one of our guests on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show if he can ever remember a playoffs where there has been so much uncertainty about starting goalies.  3 Keys: Jets vs. Flames, Game 1 of Cup QualifiersThe three things on this list include: 1) Quick studies. 2) Solving Hellebuyck. 3) Keeping Tkachuk in check. Also includes projected lineups and a status report.

Connor Hellebuyck up cloe

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Sportsnet:  Jets, Flames hoping to right wrongs of 2018-19 playoff disappointments Both squads are looking to avenge playoff losses.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Slight difference in the differentials.  (Paywall).  At look at the numbers to provide you with some insight into the Jets and Flames series.

Illegal Curve: 2020 Stanley Cup Play-In Series: Jets vs. Flames pre-game 1 report. The Jets were on the ice today in Edmonton as they prepared to face the Flames at 9:30 pm CT. 

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Time to make Hellebuyck work The Calgary Flames know it will be no easy feat getting pucks past Jets’ goaltender Connor Hellebuyck so the plan is to take away his eyes and make him work early and often. Brent Wallace has more on the Flames preparations for Game 1.

Sportsnet: Lucic says Hellebuyck ‘probably the Vezina winner this year’. Calgary Flames forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Milan Lucic speak about facing Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and Lucic provides high praise for the Jets netminder.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Part 1 of today’s showTopics included Jets defeat Vancouver 4-1 in their lone exhibition game, Best-of-5 Play-in Series vs. Calgary begins tonight, Which of the two top forward lines has the advantage, Who will start in goal for the Flames, How should the Jets combat the impact of Matthew Tkachuk.