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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 8:30 pm CDT tonight as the Jets look to get back on track in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with game 4 in Winnipeg against the Golden Knights. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: Head coach Rick Bowness confirmed that the team will not have Nikolaj Ehlers available for game 4. He has still not been medically cleared.

Note III: We want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Playoff Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Vegas.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Josh Morrissey impossible to replace. While that is obviously a true statement there is no point in throwing your hands in the air and lamenting your lot in life. And one good thing we saw from this team was guys stepping up when injuries took place.

Sportsnet: ‘Whiteout’ tradition leaving impression as Jets look to even series. It is making an impression on Moose players, Jets prospects and folks around the NHL who have had their eyes opened to the passion of this fanbase.

Fans celebrating Whiteout

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Global News: Potential for added significance to Game 4 for Jets. Never gave that thought until Kelly brought it up but it is an interesting point that adds another dimension to the game.

Global News: Whiteout parties give a business boost to downtown Winnipeg. Tens of thousands of Manitobans spending time downtown when they normally wouldn’t be will translate to more revenue.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets need gutsy effort from core players to stop Vegas without Josh Morrissey. (Paywall).

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Golden Knights pre-game 4 reportThe Jets held an optional morning skate as they prepared to face Vegas. 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: All players need to up their game in Morrissey’s absence. The Jets top six are starting Game 4 the way they finished Game 3, with Mark Scheifele returning to centre the second line and Nino Niederreiter moving up to the top line with Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois. The absence of Josh Morrissey will put more pressure on the team’s defence and offence to cover and Logan Stanley will be drawing in. TSN Jets reporter John Lu has more.

Sportsnet: ‘We’d like to not come back to Winnipeg’: Cassidy wants Golden Knights to finish series in Vegas. Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy speaks about the importance of Game 4 against the Winnipeg Jets and explains the mindset of the team to finish business back in Vegas and not return to Winnipeg for a Game 6.

Global News: Economic impact of whiteout street parties. Karen Viveiros from Economic Development Winnipeg talks about the far-reaching economic impact of the whiteout parties in Winnipeg’s downtown.