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Note:  The Jets faced the top team in the NHL last night when they took on the Bolts in Tampa and they were unable to keep their win streak alive against a red-hot Lightning squad falling 5-2 at Amalie Arena.  Today the team is off as they get some rest before hitting the ice on Thursday for a practice in Carolina.

Note II:  The Moose hit the ice for practice after taking Tuesday off as they get set for the most critical homestand of the season.  They are currently sitting last in the Central Division but the jump from 8th (Moose) to 4th (Texas/IceHogs/Admirals) is just four points.  They’ll start this weekend off against a Rockford team that sits above them (obviously if they are in last) and clean points are going to be on the agenda this weekend.

Note III:  We’ve got two hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL Hockey talk via NHL This Week with Illegal Curve coming your way starting at 7 pm on TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg:  How to get the struggling Jets playoff ready – The Problems.  (Paywall).  In the first part of this analysis Murat takes a look at what problems exist for the Jets as the regular season winds down and as they are supposed to be ramping things up for the post-season.

Winnipeg Sun:  Lightning strike early, often in win over JetsKen provides his insight into last night’s contest.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Lightning keep ridiculous season rolling with 5-2 win over Jets.  (Paywall).  Mike recaps the action from Tampa which saw Laurent Brossoit lose for the second time this season in an unusual manner.  First it was the game he came on in relief of Connor Hellebuyck in Calgary and last night where he was called upon for three minutes, gave up one power play goal seconds into playing and ends up with the L.

Laurent Brossoit

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Tampa has Lightning in a bottle.  (Paywall).  It will be interesting to see if they can avoid the curse of the President’s Trophy (only eight teams in the last 32 seasons who finished with the best regular season record went on to win the Stanley Cup).

Tampa Bay Times:  Adam Erne makes impact as Lightning beats JetsRead about the game from the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opposition last night.

Sportsnet: Winnipeg Jets Notebook. Sean looks at 1) Wheeler’s scoring. 2) Cheveldayoff bringing in the right puzzle pieces. 3) Kyle Connor flying under the radar.