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Jets news: Home is sweet again for Jets. Thorburn’s scrap lifts his team’s intensity. Long and winding road brings Meech home. Spotlight on Andrew Ladd. All-out effort nets convincing win. Jets have best home game of year in win over Leafs. Ladd leads Jets by example. Alex Burmistrov in coach Noel’s doghouse. Jets on a Deadline.

NHL news: Lackluster loss puts an end to Tortorella’s era of good feeling. Maple Leafs D Gardiner’s agent tweets about client’s status.

Note:  Tune into the NHL Mid-Week Show on TSN Radio 1290 tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm as the guys discuss all the latest NHL news.  Guests:  Mike Greenlay (Minnesota Wild, Color Analyst), PJ Stock (CBC).  

Jets news:
Standings as of March 13th

Winnipeg Free Press:  Home is sweet again for JetsHow could you not be with a crowd like that?   From the “Let’s go Blue Jays” to “Go Jets Go” to the wave, it was an animated crowd that was easily a seventh and eight man/woman for the Jets.

Winnipeg Free Press:   Thorburn’s scrap lifts his team’s intensityHe answered the call when asked to dance and revved up his team, despite a move by Orr who acted like scrap was over by pushing off and then went back for another punch.  After sitting for a number of games, Thorburn lifted his team’s spirits in an intangible way.

Winnipeg Free Press: Long and winding road brings Meech homeBut what a game to finally get into a home game for.  Meech is finally healthy enough to start contributing and the Jets are making use of his veteran experience.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Spotlight on Andrew LaddAnother complete game from the Jets captain who was everything a captain should be on the ice yesterdayAccording to, his scrap with Phaneuf was the first time those two had fought since January 25th, 2005 in JuniorAlso according to, Phaneuf was judged the winner of the fight by 77.1% of voters and while he may have won the battle, captain Ladd lead his team to victory in the war.

CBC:  All-out effort nets convincing winNow the most important thing this team can do is follow-up this game with another big game against a surly New York Rangers team who lost last night in Buffalo.

TSN:  Jets have best home game of year in win over LeafsFrom top to bottom the Jets played their most complete 60 minute home game of the season last night.  Nice return to the lineup for Chris Thorburn whose fight with Colton Orr seemed to spark his squad.  The play of Kyle Wellwood helped the Jets with this all important victory including this goal captured by @mremis.  Follow us on instagram – illegalcurve.
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Winnipeg Sun: Ladd leads Jets by exampleAnd what an example it was.  He proved last night why he wears the ‘C’Paul also covers a team meeting, putting the special back in special teams, getting the home crowd into the game and Wright continues to be snake bit.

Winnipeg Sun:  Alex Burmistrov in coach Noel’s doghouseSometimes it isn’t a bad thing for a player to watch a game or two from up above.  Just look at how Kyle Wellwood has responded after sitting for four straight.

Jets on a Deadline – Jets 5 Leafs 2:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd, Evander Kane, Ondrej Pavelec and Blake Wheeler.

Coach Noel post-game presser.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Coach Carlyle and James Reimer.

Illegal Curve Post-game podcast from the Press box: Host Drew Mindell and Analyst Richard Pollock break down the Jets play against the Leafs.

Jets on a Deadline: Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the 3 Stars of the night.

NHL news:

New York Times: Lackluster loss puts an end to Tortorella’s era of good feelingAnd even worse for the New York bench boss, @ICEzzyG is warming up his vocals in anticipation of the coach’s Q & A on Thursday.

TSN:  Maple Leafs D Gardiner’s agent tweets about client’s statusThe tweet caused waves at the MTS Centre yesterday.