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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 9 pm CDT tonight as the Jets look to save their season with game 5 in Vegas against the Golden Knights. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: Winger Nikolaj Ehlers remains a game-time decision prior to game 5 while David Rittich has been ruled out as backup due to a swollen ankle.

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:

Daily Faceoff: Connor Hellebuyck needs to steal win in Game 5. Jets will need a total team effort from a Golden Knights team that will want to show they have a killer instinct to close this series out at home. Former pro netminder Mike McKenna thinks they will get it done this evening.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets’ injuries, series deficit vs. Vegas put Neal Pionk in a familiar spot: ‘Prove people wrong’Time for them to use the ‘us against the world’ mentality cause right now not a lot of folks have faith the team can win tonight let alone get themselves into a position to win this series.

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Illegal Curve: Jets vs Golden Knights pre-game 5 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: Ehlers a game-time decision for Game 5Looking to become the 32nd team in NHL history to comeback and win a series while trailing 3-1, the Jets got some promising news as forward Nik Ehlers took part in morning skate ahead of Game 5 while he awaits medical clearance to suit up for tonight. TSN’s John Lu has more.

Sportsnet: Lowry and Jets determined for chance to step up and show they deserve to play more. Forwards Adam Lowry and Pierre-Luc Dubois discuss the team’s mentality heading into their do-or-die Game 5, where they’re excited for the chance to step up and show they deserve to play more hockey.

CBC: Winnipeg hockey fan dedicates basement to his love of the Jets. How much of a Jets superfan are you? Would you dedicate your entire basement toward the love of your team? CBC’s Marjorie Dowhos had a chance to visit a special Winnipeg basement of a Jets fanatic.