Note: A big day for the Jets organization as they play the most important game in their (NHL) history (I’ve used that line a few times already this season) as they try to defeat the Golden Knights in game 5 this afternoon in Winnipeg to keep their season alive. Yesterday they held a media availability in which players and coach Maurice spoke about preparing for today’s game. The Jets won’t skate ahead of today’s 2 pm puck drop but coach Maurice is scheduled to speak today at 11 am and we will have his comments in our pre-game report.
Winnipeg Sun: By the numbers, Jets probably should be in better shape.
Winnipeg Sun: For Jets, it’s now or never: Three-game streak required to keep season alive.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets have plenty to lose despite bright future.
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg needs good hand in next game against Vegas. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets firing blanks against Golden Knights. (Paywall).
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Golden Knights winning resiliency battle against Jets.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury outplaying Jets counterpart.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Golden Knights may have to deal with NHL superstition.
TSN: Three reasons the Jets have lost three straight.
Sportsnet: No one reason fully explains Jets’ struggles vs. Golden Knights.
The Athletic: What will it take for Winnipeg to beat the odds and win the series? (Paywall).
CBC: Coach Maurice wants Jets to stay loose ahead of potential elimination game.
CBC: Jets’ playoff run taps into ‘our evolutionary roots’ and takes emotional toll on fans.
TSN: Golden Knights looking like a team of destiny. The Golden Knights dream inaugural season has them unbelievably sitting one-win away from the Stanley Cup Finals. The TSN Hockey panel breaks down how everything continues to go right for Vegas and what the feeling must be like for the Knights’ players in the dressing room.
Sportsnet: Jets have to stop Golden Knights’ answering goals. The Vegas Golden Knights have answered all of the Winnipeg Jets goals quickly, on their way to victories. This has to stop if the Canadian team hopes to come back in this series.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Reviewing Game 4 of the Jets/Golden Knights series, Keys to Game 5 for the Jets, Jets sign 2016 6th round pick Mikhail Berdin, The health of the Jets, Lack of 5 on 5 scoring for the Jets in the Western Conference Final, The Eastern Conference Final between the Capitals and Lightning is tied at 2-2/Game 5 Saturday night, Carolina Hurricanes potential moves.
Guests: Murat Ates (The Athletic Winnipeg). John Matisz (Postmedia Network, Toronto Sun, Off The Post podcast), Arielle Zerr (covers the Regina Pats for 980 CJME).
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