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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note: Puck drop is at 6:30 pm CDT tonight as the Jets kick off a two-game mini series against the Leafs. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  As well be sure to join Drew, Ezzy and I for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds in Winnipeg.  You can watch it (be sure to hit that subscribe button) and participate here.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets, Leafs square off for top spotShould be quite the contest this evening.  Paul set you up ahead of the action.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Leafs pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Toronto. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Andrew Copp, Dylan DeMelo and Pierre-Luc Dubois as well as head coach Maurice.  

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Why Dubois moving to Jets top line could cause headaches for Maple LeafsNHL insider Ken Wiebe joins Sean Reynolds to get us set for a huge tilt atop the North Division, where the Jets could overtake top spot with a clean win, and the Maple Leafs could stretch a little distance between them with one game in hand.

TSN: Jets focused on limiting Leafs chances in the slot. Preparing for a pivotal two-game set against the Maple Leafs, the Jets say that they will need to focus on keeping puck control and limiting Toronto’s offensive opportunities in the slot, keeping their shots coming from the outside.

TSN: Dubois building chemistry with new linemates Stastny and Wheeler. Pierre-Luc Dubois has been moved to a line with Paul Stastny and captain Blake Wheeler. Dubois admits that he has to adapt his style with his new line. Coach Paul Maurice says that he likes the look of the line, especially how it can help with matchups tonight against the Maple Leafs.

Jets audio:

TSN 1050 Toronto: Beyak on the Jets’ two-game set against the Maple Leafs. Play-by-play voice of the Jets, Dennis Beyak, joins Game Day to chat about the Jets’ two game series against the Maple Leafs, all the talent at forward position and how the Leafs’ defence will react to it, the implications on the standings and much more.

TSN 1050 Toronto: Jets need a defenceman who can play in their top-4TSN Winnipeg reporter Sara Orlesky joined Andi Petrillo and Dave Feschuk on Leafs Lunch to dive into what the Jets are looking for ahead of the trade deadline, what’s helped Nikolaj Ehlers excel this season and which North Division team gives Winnipeg the most trouble.

TSN 1050 Toronto:  Ates on Maple Leafs vs. Jets, North Division and more The Athletic’s Jets columnist Murat Ates joins the show to discuss the Maple Leafs’ matchup with the Jets, Connor Hellebuyck’s play this season, the Jets’ forwards compared to the Maple Leafs’, what moves the teams could make at the deadline and more.