Altitude Check: Tuesday March 20, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

Hey all! Here is our feature running Monday through Friday that will bring you up to date on what's going on in the media pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets.

Here is what's in the news for Tuesday, March 20, 2012:

Previewing tonight's match-up versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby will face the Jets for the first time this year. [NHL.com]

Our SB Nation pals from Pensburgh offer more from a Penguins perspective. [Pensburgh]

BREAKING: Graham James has been sentenced to two concurrent years in prison for sexual assults of Theoren Fleury and Todd Holt. [Paul Waldie, via Twitter]

Ondrej Pavelec on what's ailing the Jets this season: "At home we play great defensively, and then you get your chances and then you score the goals. It’s simple enough. We can do it at home, but we are not able to do it on the road." [Winnipeg Sun]

Good news and bad news concerning Winnipeg's line-up as they hit the road for the next three games. [Paul Friesen, via Twitter]

Tanner Glass (swoon!) wants Jets fans to smarten up as it relates to the recent "Crosby's Better!" and "Jordon's Better!" chants: "I don’t like that stuff. I don’t have time for that. Cheer for a guy or even against him but, I don’t know, I think that’s a bit much. … I wouldn’t be chanting it." [Globe and Mail]

Gary Lawless on Winnipeg's playoff predicament: "...the playoffs are for teams that turn adversity aside and win no matter the circumstances. Teams that get it done no matter the setting. Teams that don't, well, they're just also-rans." [WFP]

The Carolina Hurricanes react to the lack of suspension to Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian: "When told Bogosian faced no other penalty from the league, Muller said, "It’s not our call as coaches to make the decisions, but we’ve got a guy who possibly could be out a week from it. I thought it was clear (Bogosian) left his feet and clearly a charge. But I guess (the NHL) saw it differently." [Charlotte Observer]

Congratulations to Winnipeg Jets prospects Brennan Serville (Michigan) and Daultan Leveille (Michigan State) who will both take part in this years NCAA Frozen Four Tournament. [NCAA]

On a local note, the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings are set to commence their playoff series with the Calgary Hitmen starting this Thursday. Brandon's first two road games (Sunday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 27) will be hosted at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Tickets are readily available and can be purchased HERE. [Winnipeg Sun]

Finally, watch this touching moment between as a female Ottawa Senators fan proposes to her girlfriend who happens to be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan during Saturday night's game. This seems like a good spot to plug the You Can Play Project yet again. [Puck Daddy]

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