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Your source for all the latest Jets and Moose news, video and audio.

Note:  The Jets concluded their five-game road trip last night in Toronto with a big 5-2 win over the Leafs. The team is off today ahead of six games in Winnipeg starting tomorrow night against the Oilers.

Note II: Another day of practice for the Moose as they get set to welcome the Heat to town next Thursday.

Note III: On Thursday we learned that Jets 2019 4th rounder Henri Nikkanen was switching Finnish clubs as he had signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans.

Note IV: A reminder that you can watch ‘Live with Kenny and Renny’ featuring Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet which starts at 9 AM and which will be available on their YouTube channel.’

Note V: Hockey insider Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting progress made in extension talks between the Winnipeg Jets and Adam Lowry. Darren Dreger of TSN confirmed it was a five year deal with an AAV of 3.25 million.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Jets quietly not going away as they close in on first in North DivisionThat’s the beauty of winning games cleanly is that they become four point swings.  With three more against the Leafs next week it could make for an interesting week of hockey.

Winnipeg Sun: Road-warrior Jets roll over Leafs to end trip. While this is a season unlike any other that is a pretty, pretty, pretty impressive record on the road for the NHL squad based in Winnipeg.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Winnipeg Free Press: Heinola proves he belongs. (Paywall).  Given it had been three months since he last played an NHL game and a month since his last AHL game and the 2019 1st rounder was able to handle what was tossed his way.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets’ stars shine bright in 5-2 win over Leafs. (Paywall).  Jason breaks down last night’s contest.

Toronto Sun: Campbell pulled, power-play slips further, as Maple Leafs fall to Jets. Good insight into how the game was viewed by those that cover the Jets opponent.

Toronto Star: Jets come through in a pinch or two to beat Maple Leafs. Another recap from an Ontario based source who covers the Jets opposition.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets playoffs watch: Who is under the most pressure after a quiet trade deadline? (Paywall).  Answering literally I suspect the answer is Connor Hellebuyck who will be asked to put the team on his back these playoffs.  But Murat looks at all the players on this team for a comprehensive answer to the question posed in the title.

Jets video:

TSN: Winnipeg’s stars were the difference in this game. The Jets’ top end talent outshined a Leafs team missing some their star power, as Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers combined for all five of Winnipeg’s goals in its win over Toronto. The TSN Hockey panel weighed in on how the Jets’ top players dominated the game, the Maple Leafs power play struggles, and the disastrous start by Jack Campbell in the game.

TSN: Button: ‘I wouldn’t count out Jets to finish atop the North Division’. TSN’s Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down how Winnipeg’s star players dismantled the Leafs in a ‘complete’ performance, and why he believes the Jets could still win the North Division this season, as they get set to face Edmonton and Toronto in their next seven games.