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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 7:00 pm CST tonight as the Jets will begin their post All-Star break with a tough game against the Wild tonight. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: We want you to join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds.

Note III: Jets have some injured players and three players in protocol and interim head coach Dave Lowry provided an update which you can read here.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg: How Jets can turn slim odds into playoff reality, from a Connor Hellebuyck surge to the ideal forward mix. (Paywall). I like how Murat phrased his tweet saying this was for the “so you’re telling me there’s a chance?” crowd. 

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Winnipeg Sun: Jets searching for spark against white-hot Wild. Perhaps they just need a fierce central division rival to get the juices flowing.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets will enjoy the company of about 7,500 noisy fans. (Paywall). It will be interesting to hear 1000s of fans back inside Canada Life considering the games were limited to 250.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Wild pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Minnesota. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players. 

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

Jets video:

TSN: Jets begin second half with tough battle against WildHaving gone 0-2 so far against the wild this season so far, the Jets admit that Minnesota is a tough team to play against, and that there are no easy areas on the ice. With that, Winnipeg knows that they are chasing their division rivals for a playoff spot, so they have to take advantage of these types of games.

TSN: Jets looking at playoff push with ‘renewed sense of energy’. After a disappointing first half of the season, the Jets are have 11 games remaining in the month of February, and 40 to go overall. Following their time off from the all-star break, the team says that they are refreshed and full of energy as they try to turn things around.