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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 6:30 pm CDT as the Jets go up against the Flames in Winnipeg. After the game, be sure to check out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: We want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds. This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

Jets news:

The Athletic: Flames vs. Jets: What’s at stake, X-factors, playoff chances and more. (Paywall). This is a collab between the Calgary and Winnipeg branches of The Athletic as they look at the biggest game of the season.

Sportsnet: Analyzing how Winnipeg fell from conference leader into tense wild-card race. Crazy to think how locked in this team appeared to be in mid February and where they currently stand. Vingan looked at their fall from grace.

Sportsnet: ‘Like a Game 7’: Jets know stakes are high for key showdown vs. Flames. Should be a great atmosphere inside Canada Life.

Global News: Could stormy Wednesday game pave the way for Winnipeg whiteout? As I tweeted this morning “Seems appropriate that Winnipeg and most of Manitoba is being blanketed by a Whiteout today…. “

Winnipeg Whiteout

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Illegal Curve: Jets vs Flames pre-game report. The Jets held an optional morning skate as they prepared to face Calgary. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players/coaching staff media availabilities.

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

Jets video:

TSN: What will we learn about the Flames and Jets tonightIn what is clearly the game of the night, the Flames are in Winnipeg as they chase the Jets for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Will Winnipeg extend their lead, or will Calgary draw even. What kind of character and emotion will the teams reveal? TSN Hockey analyst Frankie Corrado discusses this and more.

TSN: Can the Flames catch the Jets for the final Wild Card spot in the West? TSN’s NHL analyst Martin Biron joined SportsCentre to discuss the the wins from both the Flames and the Jets who are both fighting for the final Wild Card spot in the West. He talks about Darryl Sutter’s decision to pull Jacob Markstrom at the start of the second period and the confidence that Winnipeg should have after their dominant weekend.