Note: The Jets didn’t have a lot of time to unpack from Nashville before players (Wheeler, Scheifele, Laine and Hellebuyck) as well as coach Maurice and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff were back at Bell MTS Place taking questions about the second round series with the Predators and looking ahead to their third round against the Golden Knights.
Note II: The Moose season came to an end last night in Rockford after they were doubled up 6-3 by the IceHogs in game 4 to be swept out of the Central Division Final and ultimately the Calder Cup Playoffs. There was a lot of positive growth in the organization and we will still have plenty of Manitoba Moose coverage to come in the next week as we cover wrap up day and provide our season recap.
Note III: Are you ready for some Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL hockey talk? Well if you aren’t you better get ready because we have three hours of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show coming your way starting at 9 am on TSN 1290 Winnipeg. Plenty to talk about this morning so tune in.
Winnipeg Sun: Would Jets’ destiny be different if Brassard, not Stastny, had been acquired??
Winnipeg Sun: McCrimmon, Cheveldayoff put friendship on hold.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets already doing what few have done before.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets leadership group carried team to series win against Predators.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets GM proud of steps team has taken this season. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Two teams that hoped to make the playoffs are halfway to the promised land. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Flower is growing on his Vegas teammates. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Scalpers sell free tickets for Winnipeg Jets street party. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Eye-on-the-prize Jets have already moved on. (Paywall).
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Cinderella is for fairy tales, but Golden Knights are for real.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Here are the matchups for the Golden Knights-Jets series.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Depth has been key to Golden Knights’ postseason success.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Knights’ Fleury having record season with assist from goalie coach.
Las Vegas Sun: Sales of Golden Knights merchandise going crazy.
National Post: The return of the Winnipeg Jets. How could you not love this team?
National Post: Test your Winnipeg Jets knowledge before jumping on the bandwagon.
New York Times: A Long Shot vs. the Longest Shot.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Winnipeg Jets have fan bases in Grand Forks, Warroad.
Sportsnet: Jets ready for quicker series with Vegas after 7-game grind.
Sportsnet: Average audience of 2.2 million watched Jets beat Preds in 7 games.
Sportsnet: Playoff hockey fever in Winnipeg bigger than ever.
CBC: Jets’ fairytale ending at odds with Golden Knights’ storybook rise.
CBC: Jets have too much depth to succumb to upstart Golden Knights.
CBC: A look at the Jets and Golden Knights ahead of the Western Conference final.
Global News: Jets fever spreading in Calgary after NHL team’s second-round win.
The Athletic: Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights by the numbers. (Paywall).
The Athletic: Guide to the conference finals goaltending matchups. (Paywall).
The Athletic Winnipeg: The details and adjustments behind the Jets’ historic Game 7 victory. (Paywall).
ESPN: How the West (and East) will be won: Three key stats for the conference finals. (Paywall).
Deadspin: Can anyone stop Winnipeg?
Sportsnet: Jets vs. Golden Knights: Either way, history will be made. Gene Principe previews the upcoming Western Conference Final, with two teams- the Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights- both prepped to make history, as neither team has made the Stanley Cup Final for far different reasons.
Sportsnet: Sid’s official prediction has the Winnipeg Jets winning the Stanley Cup. Sid doesn’t hold back here, officially proclaiming that the Winnipeg Jets will win the Stanley Cup after beating the Predators three times in Bridgestone Arena.
TSN: What’s the key for the Jets to beat the Golden Knights? That’s Hockey discusses what areas the Jets have to focus on to beat the Golden Knights, and explains how hard it is to reset for a different opponent in just 48 hours.
TSN: Poulin expects high-paced, exciting hockey between Jets and Golden Knights. TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin looks ahead to the Jets and Golden Knights’ series, explaining that he expects high-paced, exciting hockey. He also talks about how Winnipeg needs to eliminate Nashville from their minds and focus on Game 1 or they’ll quickly be behind to Vegas.
TSN: Golden Knights, Jets in uncharted territory with Cup final berth at stake. As the highest seed remaining, the Jets will have home ice advantage through the rest of the playoffs, and while many think Winnipeg is now primed to go all the way, Vegas did win the season series. It’s uncharted territory for both these teams as a berth in the Stanley Cup final is just four wins away.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Jets identity. TSN Sr. Reporter Frank Seravalli joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Jets Game 7 win vs. Nashville, Vegas’ surprise appearance in the Western Conference Final, the goaltending match-up between Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor Hellebuyck, Paul Stastny’s status as the new Mr. Game 7 and the Jets identity.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: What the Jets appearance in the Conference Final means for Winnipeg. Jets broadcaster Paul Edmonds joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed what the Jets appearance in the Western Conference Final means for the city of Winnipeg, the ice time distribution in Game 7, the effect that Paul Stastny have had on the roster and what he expects to see from Vegas in the next series.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets were rewarded for putting the pressure on Nashville. Jets correspondent Scott Billeck joined host Kevin Olszewski to recap the Winnipeg Jets game 7 win over the Nashville Predators.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Speed against size highlights West Final. TSN’s Bob McKenzie joined the Big Show to breakdown the Winnipeg Jets game 7 victory over the Predators including Pekka Rinne’s nightmarish start, the play of Mark Scheifele and Paul Stastny as well as a preview of the Western Conference Final against the Golden Knights.