Altitude Check: Tuesday March 27, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

WINNIPEG, CANADA - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) David Rundblad #7, Sergei Gonchar #55, Zack Smith #15 and Erik Condra #22 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate the game winning power play goal by Smith at 13:45 of the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 29, 2011 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Senators defeated the Jets 6-4.

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 and elsewhere in the NHL.

Here is what's in the news for Tuesday, March 27, 2012:

Recapping last night's loss to the Ottawa Senators: "The Winnipeg Jets’ slim playoff hopes probably took the fatal blow on Monday night at MTS Centre. Daniel Alfredsson scored the game-winner 21 seconds after the Jets tied it late in the third, and the Sens emerged with the critical 6-4 victory. The Jets remain 10th in the Eastern Conference, six points back of the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, who are tied for eighth. The Senators are seventh in the East, four points ahead of Buffalo and Washington." [Winnipeg Sun]

Our SB Nation pals at Silver Seven offer more from a Senators perspective: "It's obvious to see why the Jets were throwing everything they had at the Sens, as the loss pretty much extinguished their already-miniscule chances of making the playoffs. It's been a pretty exciting year for Winnipeg fans, but the Cinderella story seemed too good to be true. Still, the team made a statement this season, and they made a statement on Monday night against the Sens." [Silver Seven]

More from the Freep: "There’s little argument that the Winnipeg Jets have just been bursting at the seams with try over the last 20 or 30 games, trying to scrap their way into the Stanley Cup playoffs. But there’s also little doubt that the Jets are bursting at the seams, as in coming apart because the stitches and the duct tape just can’t hold this out-gunned outfit together much longer." [WFP]

Meanwhile tonight's win did wonders for a previously slumping Senators club. [Ottawa Citizen]

In depth recap from the Winnipeg Jets. []

Jonathan Willis on the impact Blake Wheeler has had on the Jets roster: "Wheeler, however, has emerged as the Jets’ leading scorer, and one of the NHL’s most prolific players at even-strength. With 45 even-strength points, Wheeler finds himself ranked 27th overall among NHL forwards in 5-on-5 offense, ahead of guys like Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, Daniel Sedin and Eric Staal. Also on that list is former teammate Milan Lucic, a player Wheeler was stuck behind in Boston." [Jets Nation]

In Winnipeg Jets prospect news, Ivan Telegin of the Barrie Colts scored the game winner last night as Barrie defeated the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors by a score of 4-0. Mark Scheifele also added a power play goal in the victory as Barrie now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. [OHL]

Finally, one of the weirder stories you'll ever here: Trent Campbell of the South Carolina Stingrays has been suspended by the team for allegedly stealing a taxi outside a bar in Charleston, SC early Friday morning. [Puck Daddy]

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