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Winnipeg Jets Evening Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news, video and audio.

Note: Puck drop is at 9:00 pm CST tonight as the Jets continue their homestand with a re–match against the Habs. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Good goaltending serving Jets well on and off the ice.  Pretty clear that this Jets tandem is working well together and Lauren Brossoit has brought his A game this season.  Scott also wrote about Sami Niku in his column.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Murat’s Mailbag. (Paywall).  Covers: Trade targets? Best lines? The future of Adam Lowry, Paul Stastny and Mark Scheifele? and more. 

Sportsnet: Inside Kyle Connor’s evolution into one of the NHL’s best finishersHis offensive game is pretty lights out and that was evident in that last game against Montreal.  And it wasn’t just the two goals he scored.  A long read on the Jets 1st rounder from 2015.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Canadiens pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Montreal. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Andrew Copp and Sami Niku as well as coach Maurice.  

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

Jets video:

Illegal Curve:  Interview with Eric ComrieHe’s in quarantine (by his count he’ll have spent 28 out of 34 days in quarantine by the time he gets out) so we had a chance to chat with Winnipeg goalie Eric Comrie on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show. We spoke to him about all the movement in his career, getting a win with the Devils, his comfort in the Jets organization, staying ready mentally, his golfing ability and much more.

TSN: Scheifele taking his game to the next level. While a lot of attention has been placed on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews in the North division, Mark Scheifele has been sneaking under the radar with an impressive 28 point season so far. Sara Orlesky has more on how the Jets’ playmaker has taken his game to the next level.

TSN: Copp explains how Jets’ goaltenders help instill confidence in rest of team. Andrew Copp and Paul Maurice discuss how Jets goaltenders Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit help instill confidence in the team, but Copp says that they don’t want to rely on their goalies to do ‘so much’.

TSN: Niku thinks his defensive game is better than last year. Jets defenceman Sami Niku explains how he felt getting back into the lineup after a long absence and discusses where he thinks his defensive game is at.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:

opics: Jets defeat Montreal 6-3 on Thursday Night (come back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits), The Jets defensive depth on the right side, Should the Jets have interest in RD Brandon Montour from Buffalo, Who should man the point on the Jets 1st Power Play (Pionk or Morrisey), Jets/Canadiens Saturday Night Preview

Guests: Sean Reynolds (Sportsnet) at 29:40 & Eric Comrie (Winnipeg Jets goaltender) at 1:12:59.

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Jets/Canadiens Preview continued, Update from Jets Game Day Skate

Guest: Marc Dumont (Montreal Canadiens Special Collaborator) at 23:28.

To listen to part 2 click here.