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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note: Puck drop is at 8 pm CDT tonight as the Jets take on the Oilers in Edmonton for game 2. 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.  You can watch it (be sure to hit that subscribe and like button) and participate here.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets SnapshotsTed looks at: 1) Tavares injury a stark reminder of vulnerability for Jets’ and Oilers players. 2) Ehlers potentially back on Sunday for game 3. 3) Fishing for info. 4) Return of Dmitry Kulikov.

Global News: Oilers searching for goals in Game 2 against JetsPretty or ugly teams really don’t care how they score in the playoffs just that they are able to find the back of the net.  Jets will just have to keep relying on this guy ?.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

The Athletic Winnipeg: How did the Jets keep Connor McDavid off the board in Game 1 — and can they do it again? (Paywall).  That was the $64,000.00 question (although I may need to adjust that figure to today’s dollar value) in advance of game 1 and while Jets bench boss Paul Maurice wasn’t prepared to share his secret, if he had one, Murat attempts to figure it out.

Sportsnet: Jets turn regular-season low point into renewed commitment vs. OilersLots is being made about the players not abandoning ship during that tough losing streak and how they used it to get their game back in shape. 

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Oilers pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Edmonton in game 2 of their playoff series. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Pierre-Luc Dubois, Adam Lowry, Mathieu Perreault, Neal Pionk as well as head coach Paul Maurice.  

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

Jets video:

TSN: Dubois eager to get back for Game 2, Jets know what a ‘beast’ he can be in playoffsPierre-Luc Dubois missed Game 1 for the Jets against the Oilers because an undisclosed injury but will be available for Game 2 of the series tonight. His teammates have seen what he is capable of in the postseason while the Jets forward said he’s excited to be back.

TSN:  Each team’s keys to Game 2After the Jets came away with Game 1 of the series against the Oilers, what will it take for Winnipeg to continue on this trajectory and what will Edmonton have to do to bounce back? Ryan Rishaug and Sara Orlesky discuss the three keys for each team as they head into Game 2.