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Note II: The Jets are back in business and will be gearing up for their 1st round series with the Blues starting with a practice out at the IcePlex today at 11 am. With the status of Brandon Tanev (Update: He is day-to-day and won’t play game 1) on everyone’s mind it will be interesting to see what the story is with him. You can find out this plus all the other Jets news and audio via the Jets Playoff Practice Report.
Note III: The Moose took it on the chin in the home finale yesterday afternoon as the Heat beat them 6-2. The loss was just the third regulation loss for Manitoba in their last 24 games at home and despite it they remain in the 4th and final playoff spot. They are off today but will be back on the ice on Tuesday to practice for the final road trip of the regular season.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets facing red-hot Blues. Ken gets you set up ahead of the first ever Jets and Blues playoff series.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets looking at positives heading into playoff series against Blues. Looking for some positivity ahead of the first round series.
Sportsnet: Previewing the Jets and Blues. Lots to digest in Emily’s look at this first round match-up.
Globe and Mail: Before Canada, the Flames and Jets went south in Atlanta. Always enjoy reading Roy’s writing as he looks back at the origin of these two Canadian clubs and then back to present day.
CBC: Flames and Jets fans rally around teams on Twitter ahead of NHL playoffs. Not too hard to believe that there is lots of buzz generated by fans of these two clubs.
Illegal Curve: Moose take it on chin in 6-2 loss to the Heat to conclude home portion of regular season. It wasn’t the game one would expect from a Moose team that had only lost in regulation twice in the previous 23 home games but once the dam broke in the 2nd it really broke wide open. The good news for the AHL squad was they maintained their place in a playoff spot.
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose stumble in final home game. (Paywall). Mike provides you his thoughts from the final home game of the season for Manitoba.