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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 7 pm CDT tonight as the Jets final regular season homestand continues. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

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

Note III:  Former Jets winger Patrik Laine is rooting for his former club to have post-season success.

Note IV: Goalie Eric Comrie was voted by the local chapter of PHWA as the Winnipeg Jets nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. He spoke today about receiving this nomination. Speaking of Comrie he will be backing up Laurent Brossoit tonight as he and Dominic Toninato were recalled from the taxi squad on an emergency basis.

Jets news:

Global News: Digging into the Jets’ late-season swoonKen looks into why the local NHL team has won just one game in their last nine contests as they search for answers to the slump.

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Sportsnet 650:  Canucks at Jets preview. Insight into the Jets opponent for the evening.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Canucks pre-game reportThe Jets held am optional morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Vancouver. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from head coach Maurice.  

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

Jets video:

TSN: Should Jets be worried about output from the Connor/Scheifele/Wheeler line? The Jets have lost eight of their last nine games, and the top line of Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and Blake Wheeler have struggled offensively. How concerned should Winnipeg be as the season winds down? TSN’s Sara Orlesky has more.

TSN: Jets digging deep to finish regular season. With three games remaining in the regular season, the Jets say that they will have to self-motivate, and find the emotion to rise to the occasion for the final stretch, which could be a bit of a challenge with a playoff spot secure and no fans in attendance.

Moose news:

Global News:  Cole Perfetti eyeing Jets’ camp heading into summer. For the folks who are wanting him called up this season the more realistic option (aside from as a black ace during playoffs) will be him finishing off the AHL season with the Moose (ends next Sunday).  He is doing a lot of good things down on the farm and getting opportunities he simply wouldn’t be getting with the NHL club.