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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 CDT as the Jets go up against the Golden Knights 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.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Analyzing what Gabe Vilardi’s injury means to the Winnipeg Jets. It’s Mason Appleton time.

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Photo Credit: Luke Perrett (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Golden Knights pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Vegas. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and get all the latest game info.

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

Jets video:

TSN: ‘We need him to go to the net’: Bowness explains Appleton’s role on top line. Mason Appleton has some familiarity playing on the right wing alongside Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor and he hopes that experience last season will translate to success on the top line. Jets head coach Rick Bowness explains why he fits in so well with Scheifele and Connor and what he wants to see from him.

TSN: Hellebuyck gets a night off as Brossoit faces former team tonight. Laurent Brossoit will make his first start in his second tour of duty for the Jets against the team with whom he won a Stanley Cup this spring after dispatching Winnipeg in the first round. TSN Jets reporter John Lu has more on the timely rest for Connor Hellebuyck, who is still searching for his Vezina form.

TSN: Jets pumped to eradicate ‘sour taste’ with first game against Vegas since playoff exitThe Jets bowed out of the Stanley Cup playoffs last season in five games at the hands of the eventual champion Golden Knights. With a chance to get some revenge tonight at home, the Jets are very much looking forward to the matchup but know it will be a tough test against the undefeated Knights.