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

Note: The Jets practiced in Winnipeg on Friday before taking off for Nashville where they will kick off a back-to-back against Central Division rivals. Biggest news is that Pierre-Luc Dubois will be a game-time decision. With it being an afternoon gameday there will be no morning skate. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 1 PM CDT.

Note II: This afternoon, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Nashville, we want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show as we discuss and analyze the results of the game. This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

Note III: The Moose practiced in Chicago as they prepared for a back-to-back against their division rival Wolves. Puck drop is at 7 pM CDT.

Note IV: The Ice go for history tonight in Winnipeg as they look to pick up their 54th win of the season. They set the mark of 53 last season and it was the first time this franchise (including when they were in Kootenay/Edmonton) has gotten to the 50 mark plateau. They will have to go through a Raiders team they beat in Saskatchewan on Tuesday night. Puck drop is at 7:05 PM CDT.

Note V: Give Jets 2022 1st rounder Brad Lambert another goal and assist for Seattle in their 5-2 win over Portland. He’s up to 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in 22 games.

Note VI: Join us this morning at 9 AM CDT on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show for two hours of mostly Jets talk. We will be joined by Jason Bell of the Winnipeg Free Press and Adam Vigan of Sportsnet.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Key weekend for Jets in NHL as playoff position battle tightens up. The Flames and Preds have creeped within striking distances of the Jets. It will make this afternoon’s game feel like a playoff game. 

Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele, Jets, draw readers’ attention this time. Paul’s readers react to what was happening with 55 and 81 after the game from four days ago. Goes to show the value of just popping out and talking vs this continuing to be a story days later.

Winnipeg Free Press: Urgency has to be there says Jets coach. (Paywall). The Jets had best play their best game of the season if they want to make a statement.

Jets bench watching play

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

The Athletic Winnipeg: Winnipeg Jets’ showdown with Predators should reflect urgency of the moment. (Paywall). Urgency is a good word from Murat because this team cannot sit back and relax. This is game 70 and their time for calm ended at game 30. 

Jets video:

TSN: Just three points up on the Flames, are the Jets in troubleAfter a shutout loss to the Bruins, the Jets have now dropped 11 of their last 15 games and are only three points up on the Flames for the final wild card spot in the west. How much trouble is Winnipeg in right now? Craig Button joins SportsCentre to discuss.

Winnipeg Sun: Can the Calgary Flames overtake the Winnipeg Jets for a wild card playoff spot? Jets sports reporter Scott Billeck is joined by Postmedia’s Calgary Flames beat writer Wes Gilbertson in this edition of Jets Setting. The guys take a look at a tight race for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, with three points separating the two clubs and both with 13 games remaining on the regular-season docket. Does Calgary have what it takes to bridge the gap and overtake the Jets?

Winnipeg Sun: Can the Nashville Predators catch the Winnipeg Jets for a wild card playoff spot? Sun sports reporter Scott Billeck is joined by Robby Stanley, the host of Robby and Rexrode on 102.5 The Game in Nashville to take the Predators. Scott and Robby talk about Nashville’s chances to catching the Jets in the Western Conference standings, just four points back with a crucial three games in hand. They also talk about the biggest game of the season for each team at Bridgestone Arena.

Daily Faceoff: Could the Winnipeg Jets miss the playoffs?  The Jets lost again on Thursday and their chances of making the playoffs continue to fall. How worried should Jets fans be? Andrew ‘Hustler’ Paterson joined the show to give us some insight.