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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 8:45 pm CDT tonight as the Jets take on the Oilers in Edmonton for game 4. 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: Oilers forward Josh Archibald was suspended one game for his clip on Logan Stanley.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets ‘second’ power-play unit played huge role in getting series with Oilers to 3-0Agreed with Paul Maurice’s comments on what Mathieu Perreault does for that unit although I really think it should stop being referenced as the second unit. 

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Sportsnet: Oilers face tough mental battle ahead of pivotal Game 4 vs. Jets. I think the first 10 minutes of this game are going to be very telling. 

Edmonton Journal: Oilers coach Dave Tippett steps up with steadfast messageNo point in crying over spilt milk.  Gotta handle what is in front of you. 

The Athletic Winnipeg: How the Jets pushed the Oilers within one game of being swept. (Paywall). Murat details last night’s incredible comeback.

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 4 of their playoff series. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Paul Stastny and Pierre-Luc Dubois 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/Oilers series video:

Sportnset: Important for Jets to finish off Oilers now and not give them extra life. Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe get us set for Jets vs. Oilers, Game 4, where Winnipeg looks to make history with their first ever playoff sweep, and why it’s important to finish them off quickly and not give them any life.

TSN: Oilers are flawed and imbalanced. The Oilers have lost six of their last seven playoff games and are now faced with elimination. With both Nik Ehlers and Pierre-Luc Dubois back in the lineup, can Edmonton match Winnipeg’s depth? Craig Button joins That’s Hockey to discuss.

TSN: Focused Jets eyeing first-ever series sweepNot many predicted the Jets to take down the Oilers in the first round of the playoffs, yet here they are up 3-0 with a chance to complete the first series sweep in franchise history. Sara Orlesky has more on how Winnipeg is preparing for a desperate Edmonton team.

TSN: On heels of emotional Game 3 victory, Jets calm heading into potential series deciderThe Jets are facing a unique situation as they hope to close out their series against the Oilers just a day after mounting a memorable comeback victory in Game 3. Paul Maurice said his aim is to keep things calm early in the day before ramping up his team before puck drop.

Winnipeg Sun: Breaking down epic Game 3 between the Jets and Oilers. Sun sports editor Ted Wyman and Derek Van Diest of Postmedia Edmonton break down the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night and look ahead to Game 4.

Series audio:

TSN 1260 Edmonton: The turning point was Archibald’s penalty but it is not all on ArchibaldTSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joined Dave Jamieson to talk about the OIler’s collapse in game 3 and the rest of the NHL playoffs.

TSN 1260 Edmonton: Rishaug: Couple things this team needs they didn’t have last night. TSN’s Ryan Rishaug joined Dustin Nielson to recap a game three loss for the Oilers as they face elimination tonight in Winnipeg.

TSN 1260 Edmonton: Seravalli: I understand the psyche of the fanbase nowFrank Seravalli joined Dustin Nielson to recap a third-period collapse by the Oilers as they look to avoid elimination tonight in Winnipeg.

TSN 1050 Toronto: Gazzola on the mood in Edmonton after Game 3 collapseTSN 1260 Oilers pre- and post-game show host, Tom Gazzola, joined Andi Petrillo and Dave Feschuk to get the pulse of Oilers nation follow a dramatic 5-4 OT loss to the Jets last night that saw them pushed to the brink of elimination in the series.