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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News

Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Thursday, Dec 15th)

Keeping an eye on the standings. Jets aim for playoffs. Enstrom may return to Jets lineup for Saturday. Third meeting of the season. Selanne love-fest in Winnipeg still strong. Jets’ recycling program takes off.

Game-day audio: Jets (Pavelec, Kane, Little, Byfuglien, Glass, Flood & Coach Noel). Capitals: (Ovechkin, Backstrom, Halpern, Eakin & Coach Hunter).

Next opponent news – Washington Capitals: Strong start important. Michael Neuvirth to get start. Morning skate notes. Is Braden Holtby next in line?

Globe and Mail:  Keeping an eye on the standingsAll the players spoke about this today and it makes sense as the team has climbed within 1 point of the 8th spot in the East.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets aim for playoffs. With the level of success this team has had at home it is hard not to think playoffsCouple that with knocking off big guns like the Bruins and Wild and fans are already thinking of what the post season will be like for the Jets.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Enstrom may return to Jets lineup for SaturdayThe rotating lineup continues as new face on the Jets Miettinen won’t be available.  Good news is Enstrom had another full practice today and looked solid.  The negative with all this health on backend is the team is going to have to make a tough decision on what to do with Mark Flood, who has been rock solid for the team since his call-up.   Coach Noel admitted during the press conference today that his play has been above the level of others on this team.

TSN:  Jets, Capitals meet for third time this seasonMunz has today’s expected lineups for both the Jets and Capitals.

ESPN:  Selanne love-fest in Winnipeg still strongSomeone needs to bring a DB meter to the game, because the sound inside the MTS Centre, which is already deafening, is going to reach new levels when Teemu Selanne takes to the ice.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets’ recycling program takes off.   Another good idea on getting this province to recycle more.

Game Day post-pratice Audio:

Winnipeg Jets:  Pavelec, Kane, Little, Byfuglien, Glass, Flood and Coach Noel.

Washington Capitals:  Ovechkin, Backstrom, Halpern, Eakin & Coach Hunter.

Next opponent news – Washington Capitals:

Washington Post:  Strong start important for Capitals in WinnipegThe MTS Centre is not a place the visiting team wants to fall behind in.

Washington Post:  Michael Neuvirth to make second start against Jets.   It will be a battle of Czech netminders tonight.

Washington Post:  Capitals morning skate notesKatie tells you what she saw at practice this morning and tonight’s likely line combo’s.

Washington Times:  Is Braden Holtby next in line for CapitalsMuch like the Wings did with Jimmy Howard in Grand Rapids, the Caps have left Holtby down in Hershey to continue to season.  Last season he had a stellar 14 games for Washington but he has struggled in the AHL this season.

The Jets remain off but both the Moose and Ice are in action tomorrow.

Manitoba will be in Milwaukee to take on the Admirals.

Ice will be in Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings.

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Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

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