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Note: The Jets had the chance to deliver a knockout blow to the Flames playoff chances last night but instead gave their nearest open a lifeline when they lost 3-1. They are scheduled to practice today as they prepare for their next game on Saturday against the Predators. Stay tuned for the Practice Report.

Note II: The Moose hit the ice for their final practice of this homestand on Wednesday as they prepared for tonight’s game against the Griffins which will be the second last regular season game at home. Puck drop is at 7 PM CDT.

Note III: The Ice swept the Tigers 4-0 as they take game 4 tonight in Medicine Hat by a final score of 3-2. They move to the 2nd round.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Jets stumble in pivotal loss to Flames but remain in control of playoff destiny. Give credit to Calgary goalie Jacob Markstrom, who has been less than stellar this season, but stood tall for his club last night.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Winnipeg Sun: Jets lose 3-1 to Flames, barely still holding wild-card spot. Objects in rear view mirror may appear closer than they seem. While Calgary tied Winnipeg and have the relatively easier schedule remaining the Jets still control their own destiny.

Calgary Sun: Flames keep chase with crucial victory over eighth-place Jets. A view of the game from a beat writer who covers the Jets opponent.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets in hot water after 3-1 loss to Calgary Flames. (Paywall). Mike gives you assessment of the lay of the land following the game last night inside Canada Life Centre.

Winnipeg Free Press: Loud and proud fans out in full force. (Paywall). The team was unified in their support of the initiative.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Starting to doubt Jets as front-runners against the Flames. (Paywall). May not be a bad thing as this Jets team seems to player better when everyone is doubting them.

The Hockey News: Flames keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Check out this assessment from a write that covers Calgary.

theScore: ‘We’re gonna need him’: Flames praise Markstrom after crucial win vs. Join . He was excellent but can he continue that? Consistency has been missing from this club from Alberta.

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Flames keep playoff hopes alive with massive performance in pivotal game vs. Jets. Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe discuss the Calgary Flames’ performance in their most important game of the season, how the Winnipeg Jets seem to be handling the loss, both teams’ goaltenders rounding into playoff form, and more.

Sportsnet: Flames bounce back in the biggest way to win ‘most important game of the season. The Hockey Central panel discusses the Calgary Flames’ massive 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, saying the team responded in the best way to their previous loss to the Blackhawks while Jacob Markstrom turned in a “character-revealing” performance.

Sportsnet: Do Ehlers’ offensive contributions merit more minutes on the ice. The Wednesday Night Hockey Panel discusses Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers and his impact on offence as well as debate on if he should be given more ice time by Jets’ head coach Rick Bowness.

TSN: Button: ‘Brilliant’ Markstrom rose to the occasion for Flames in crucial win over Jets. The Flames picked up a much-needed win over the Jets on Wednesday night to tie Winnipeg for the final wild card spot in the West. Craig Button joins SportsCentre to discuss Jacob Markstrom’s starring role for Calgary in the win and whether he’s concerned about the Jets’ chances of holding on to their playoff spot.

TSN: How rough would a playoff series vs. Golden Knights or Oilers be for Jets? The Jets are in control of their own fate and earning a playoff spot would be great, but picking up the second wild card spot would likely mean a date with either Vegas or Edmonton. That’s Hockey discusses how rough that could be for Winnipeg.