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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets are in Toronto for a battle of the only two Canadian teams that will be in the playoffs this year so tonight will basically allow the rest of Canada to decide who they will throw their support behind.  The team had a day off on Friday and we shall have to wait for morning skate which gets underway at 1o:30 am central time to see if Jacob Trouba will be back in the lineup for Winnipeg.  The Jets pre-game report will bring you up to speed.  Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter |Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  The Moose dropped a heart breaker last night inside Bell MTS Place to the top team in the AHL as the Marlies won the game with 24.7 seconds to go in the 3rd period in a 2-2 game.  Sami Niku continues to dazzle during his rookie campaign picking up a goal and assist in the loss to hit 50 points which established a new rookie record for Moose defencemen.  No rest for either team as they will kick start today’s Manitoba vs Ontario slug fest with a 2 pm puck drop in downtown Winnipeg.  Additionally, the Moose will be wearing their Autism uniforms to help raise money and awareness.

Note III:  Before the Jets and Moose play however you can kick off your day with three hours of Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL hockey talk with the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg.  We have an action packed show so tune in here.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Five keys to Jets at Maple Leafs.  Ken’s big matchup is Mark Scheifele vs Nazem Kadri. His keys to the game include: 1) The great debate of Laine vs Matthews rages on. 2) Hellebuyck trying to return to form. 3) Find your legs. 4) Solving the backup. 5) Beware of JVR.

Winnipeg Sun: In order to return Jets Trouba needs to convince his coach. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Jets top pairing D man today.

Winnipeg Sun:  Byfuglien embraces change as he has made a commitment to reduce riskThe Jets big man has been just what this team has needed on the backend for most of the year.

Dustin Byfuglien taking a slap shot

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

National Post:  There’s been no second-year slump attached to this NHL sophomore classQuite a rookie class last year that didn’t miss a beat this year.

Winnipeg Free Press:  ‘Buff’s just Buff’ in the eyes of the guys.  (Paywall).  Some people don’t have to say a lot to in fact speak volumes.  Or in this case have those he is connected to speak volumes about him.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Scott Foster now a household name.  (Paywall).  The coolest guy hanging around the water cooler ever.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  One hour of Jets talk.  Murat Ates of The Athletic joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph in studio. They discuss his background in hockey analytics, how to predict wins, how the Winnipeg Jets use analytics, what he’s seen from the Jets this season. Other topics include: Mathieu Perreault’s recent cold streak, Jack Roslovic’s place in the Jets lineup, Brandon Tanev’s style of play, the turning point of the Jets season, how the Jets stack up with the Maple Leafs, Kyle Connor’s rookie season, Patrik Laine’s next contract and why the Jets are a Stanley Cup contender.

TSN 1050 Toronto:  Connor Hellebuyck’s game is at another level.  TSN Winnipeg Bureau Reporter Sara Orlesky joined Leafs Lunch with Mark Roe and Andy Chiodo to break down the Blackhawks starting emergency goalie Scott Foster, the Jets heading into the playoffs and their match-up with the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  No reason for Jets to hit panic buttonTSN’s Bob McKenzie joined the Big Show for a look around the NHL including the Bruins passing Tampa, Scott Foster’s unforgettable night and if there’s any concern after Winnipeg’s lackluster effort in Chicago.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Jets prepared for potential Wild matchup.  Jets d-man Josh Morrissey joined the Big Show to talk about the team’s disappointing loss to Chicago and Scott Foster, the hit on Bruins d-man Matt Grzelcyk and how the club is preparing for a matchup in the post-season against the Wild.