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Winnipeg Free Press: Jets vs. Sharks game night. A little preview of tonight’s contest.
Winnipeg Free Press: .500 a way of life for Jets. Not if they want to be a playoff bound team it better not be.
Winnipeg Free Press: Media itching to know about scratch. Given the previous answers not unexpected that follow-up questions were asked about scratch-gate but clearly the message was sent by Kane and he is rightly no longer using media to send any more.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets can’t afford to take step back. The guys laid it out yesterday on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show. The next seven games (five of which are at home) are going to be critical in terms of earning a playoff spot in April.
Winnipeg Sun: Byfuglien takes losing first goal in stride. He is third on the team in total points so while the team would like to see him light the lamp, the 11 assists aren’t too shabby. Ted also looks at the reuniting the top line and a rest for goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel scrum. Wheeler status (Maintenance, should be ok). Top line’s chemistry. Not patting themselves on back too quickly. Consistency. Sharks talk.
Illegal Curve: Post-practice player audio. Hear from Byfuglien, Kane, Pavelec, Tangradi and Jokinen.
The Telegram: IceCaps drop heartbreaker to Monarchs. A shorthanded goal with 14 seconds left to go in the 3rd period is a heartbreaking way to lose a game. A bright spot for St. John’s is the play of Eric O’Dell who added two more assists to give him five in the two Caps games this weekend.
Opposition (Sharks) news:
San Jose Mercury News: Sharks need to get to work. A little soul searching from an upper echelon team after a loss.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Part 1: Jets/Predators recap. Jets Week in Review. Evander Kane Healthy Scratch “Controversy”. Jets/Sharks preview. Edmonton Oilers recent moves. Florida Panthers fire Kevin Dineen, name Peter Horachek Head Coach.
Part 2: Interview with Jason Arnott, former NHLer. 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Candidates. Interview with David Pollak, San Jose Mercury News. 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Candidates. Teams in Turmoil. Rapid Fire, Cheers & Jeers.