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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note: The Jets were scheduled to hit the ice today for a 12 noon practice at the MTS Centre as they get ready for three more home games this week but they have cancelled in favour of conducting an off-ice team retreat.  So no media availability today.  This follows a big 6-1 win over the Avalanche last night.

Note II:  They looked like they’d hit five wins in a row but two 3rd period goals last night by the Admirals tied the game and Manitoba lost early into OT.  So the Moose now have a six game (4-0-1-1) points streak.  The Moose will end their four game road trip with an afternoon game today in Chicago with a 3 pm puck drop.  This will be their third game in three days.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets feast on lowly Avalanche.  No doubt about it the Jets were ready to rumble from the moment puck dropped.  Even Ben Chiarot was looking like Bobby Orr with that goal (his first) he scored last night.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets’ Hellebuyck rock solid once again.  That would have been the easiest shutout of Hellebuyck’s career had he been able to hold on for another 16 seconds in the 3rd period.

Winnipeg Free Press:  High-flying Jets bury Avalanche.  (Paywall).  The Jets are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now and they didn’t show any let down against an Avalanche team that showed very little interest in last night’s contest.

Denver Post:  Avalanche’s woes magnified in loss to Winnipeg Jets.  Read about the game with a Colorado perspective.

Sportsnet:  Paul Maurice, Jets put contract extension talks on hold.  The substance of the article isn’t as shocking as the headline.  Just hitting the pause button until the summer.

Sportsnet:  Why the Winnipeg Jets might be ‘better set up’ than the Maple Leafs.  (Audio).  Sportsnet Hotstove host Ben Ennis was joined by John Grigg and Arden Zwelling and they debated which of the two Canadian teams is in better standing for the future.  As an aside has Winnipeg vs. Toronto become an West Coast vs East Coast style rap beef?  

Game 66 – Jets 6 Avalanche 1:

Illegal Curve:  Post-game report. The improbable keeps happening as the Jets romped to a big win over the visiting Avalanche last night.  Some quick numbers and audio from Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jacob Trouba, Ben Chiarot and coach Maurice.

Moose news:

Official Manitoba site:  Connor scores twice as Moose pick up point in sixth straight game with 3-2 OT loss.  Includes video highlights, goal summary, game story, quick hits and what’s next.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Quick strike in OT a winner.  Read about the game from a writer that covers the Admirals.

Jets prospect news:

Prince George Citizen:  Jansen Harkins sets career points record, Cats trounce Blazers.  The 2nd round pick for the Jets in 2015 (47th overall) made some history.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:

Topics: Jets-Blues Recap, Jets-Avalanche Preview & Jets-Sharks Preview, Jets D-Structure v. Goaltending, Coach Maurice not blaming Jets’ miscues on age

Guests: Michael Traikos (National Hockey Writer for Postmedia). Jason Botterill (Associate GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins).

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Hurricanes coach Bill Peters comments on Eddie Lack.  Atlantic Division Trade Deadline Recap.  Trade Deadline Winners/Losers.  A look at the Manitoba Moose.

Guests: Drew Spevak (Avalanche Unfiltered Hockey Podcast). Curtis Pashelka (San Jose Mercury News)

To listen click here.