Note: Following today’s Jets Papers, you can ensure you are up to speed with our game set-up written by Ezra Ginsburg and pre-game audio from coach Maurice. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as the site is updated we notify you via twitter @illegalcurve and Facebook.
Note II: For home games we have both our #ICGWG and #IC5050 contests. Make sure to @ tweet @illegalcurve with your guess. Remember that for your vote to qualify you must send in your guess using a hashtag (#). (i.e. #ICGWG Ladd & #IC5050 $35,500.00).
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets/Thrashers have consistently caved during crunch time. And they say this team isn’t consistent at anything!!! It has been the hallmark since the Thrashers days of high hopes and failed dreams and that has continued in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets Nation delivers. When Andrew Ladd scored the first goal of the game and the crowd jumped to their feet, it was hard not to think you were watching a home game at the MTS Centre. While the ‘true north’ chant has been heard across the league the game on Monday in Glendale was easily the largest Jets crowd in a foreign arena.
Winnipeg Sun: Ondrej Pavelec doing his best to stay positive. The coach continues to back his number one goalie and Pavelec himself tries to maintain positivity.
Winnipeg Sun: It was wild ride out west for the Winnipeg Jets on highly eventful road trip. The trip was the final nail in the coffin for the Jets playoff hopes which sit at 0.1% if the team goes 5-0 to close out the season (according to sportsclubstats).
CBC: 5 things to watch for as Jets prepare for Pens. Jeff examines five things in advance of tonight’s game including; 1) Season rematch 2) Is No. 9 due for a night? 3) Top of the class 4) On thin ice and 5) Little makes an impact.
TSN: Draft Lottery Tracker. The Jets are in the 8th spot and their % of winning the draft remains at 3.6%.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Rona Roundtable (audio). HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman talks with Rick Ralph about decisions the Winnipeg Jets will have to make this off-season.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show (audio). TSN Jets analyst Shane Hnidy recaps the Winnipeg Jets road trip with The Big Show.
Globe and Mail: Globe Podcast (audio). Globe and Mail hockey columnist Eric Duhatschek joins host Darren Yourk to discuss a number of topics including Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice. (Starts with 6:36 left to go in the podcast).
Pittsburgh Tribune: Penguins’ ‘malaise’ a charade. Seems like everyone is in cruise control in Pittsburgh as they coast towards the playoffs.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Penguins defenseman getting rookie of year buzz. Maatta has been exceptional as he continues to develop this year and make Calder buzz for himself.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The hockey team gradually is eating better and more healthfully. Interesting to read how some teams keep their team in tip top shape.