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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 6:30 pm CDT tonight as the Jets take on the Canadiens for game 1. 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:

Sportsnet: Keys to victory in Jets-Canadiens Round 2 playoff seriesWant to know what it will take for either of these teams to be victorious at the end of this series?

Sportsnet: Jets focused solely on matchup vs. Canadiens despite opportunity on horizonAs I tweeted yesterday Blake Wheeler and this team for that matter have maintained a singular focus which is illustrated by the captain’s comment yesterday that he “isn’t looking past tomorrow”.

Scheifele and Wheeler discussion on the ice scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Sportsnet: Canadiens, Jets enter Round 2 with identities firmly established. Sean, in the video below, used the Spiderman meme of two Spidermen pointing at themselves as mirror images and it will be interesting to see how this series plays out.

The Athletic Montreal: Scouting the Montreal Canadiens’ enemy: Breaking down the Winnipeg Jets with Murat Ates. (Paywall).  Murat provides his insight to Habs fans who may not be as familiar with the team from the prairies. 

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Canadiens pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Montreal in game 1 of their playoff series. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, Mathieu Perreault 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:

Sportnset: How do the Winnipeg Jets solve the Danault line? Faizal Khamisa and Sean Reynolds examine the matchup between Winnipeg and the shutdown line that helped Montreal to their upset win over the Maple Leafs.

TSN: Keys to Game 1The North Division final gets underway tonight, and TSN’s Sara Orlesky and John Lu give you the three keys to success for both the Jets and Canadiens, including how two of the world’s best goalies will determine the pace of play.

Habs audio:

TSN 690 Montreal: New Series, New Life. Sean Campbell, Chris Nilan and Tony Marinaro set things up for round two vs Jets. Dan Robertson joins.

TSN 690 Montreal: Share the minutes on defence. Tony Marinaro chats with RDS’ Norman Flynn about the Habs victory on the Leafs and now the Jets.