Altitude Check: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Nick Bjugstad, drafted 19th by the Florida Panthers, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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 Wednesday, April 4, 2012:

Recapping last night's thrilling overtime victory over the Florida Panthers: "The Winnipeg Jets sure spoiled the party on Tuesday night. The Florida Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period at BankAtlantic Center, but the Jets roared back and won the game 5-4 on Andrew Ladd’s second of the game and second OT winner in three contests. The winner came on a wrist shot with 1:48 to go in the extra frame. The Winnipeg win prevented the Panthers from not only winning the Southeast Division title, but from clinching their first playoff spot since 2000." [Winnipeg Sun]

Our SB Nation pals at Litter Box Cats offer more from a Panthers perspective: "It was a game of huge momentum swings, with plenty of highs and lows all very similar to the season the Florida Panthers have faced so far. In the end, however, the result was something we've all come accustomed to as of late: an overtime loss and a single point earned. The Florida Panthers jumped out to a strong early lead against the Winnipeg Jets and looked to have the game in hand, but let their playoff clinching second point slip away as the Jets managed to storm back and win the game in overtime by a score of 5-4." [Litter Box Cats]

More game notes from the Winnipeg Free Press. [WFP]

Since Florida choked away two points against the Jets, the Southeast Division is still up for grabs. [Globe and Mail]

The Winnipeg Sun wants you to provide them with your favourite moments of the 2011-12 season. [Winnipeg Sun]

Gary Lawless interviews Winnipeg Jets Head Coach Claude Noel. [WFP]

Congrats to the St. John's IceCaps who have clinched first place in the AHL's Atlantic Division. [IceCaps.com]

What is Alexander Burmistrov's offensive ceiling? It might not be what you expect: "According to behindthenet.ca, Burmistrov is playing against middling opposition and getting lots of time in the offensive zone, and yet he’s marginally more effective offensively (on a relative to icetime basis) than Tanner Glass. The same was true last year – lousy opposition, lots of offensive zone time, 1.27 PTS/60 at even-strength. Given premium minutes, Burmistrov has responded with minimal offense." [Jets Nation]

Bad news for the New Jersey Devils as they will be without Jacob Josefson who fractured his wrist last night and will now be out for the next 4-6 weeks. [SB Nation]

Finally, in preparation for this weekends Frozen Four, Puck Daddy interviews University of Minnesota forward (and Florida Panthers prospect) Nick Bjugstad. [Puck Daddy]

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