Altitude Check: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

May 7, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Members of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate after beating the Nashville Predators 2-1 in game five of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

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, May 9, 2012:

It took double overtime, but the Wilkes-Barre Penguins were able to stave off elimination as they defeated the St. John's IceCaps 3-2. Simon Despres had your game winner. Should the Penguins wish to complete the comeback, they will have to do so on the road as Game 6 (and possibly 7) will be played at the Mile One Centre in St. John's. [AHL.com]

Here are some true fans! Rose St. Croix and Bob Thibeau made the four hour trek from their home in Kingston, ON to catch last night's game. What a shame the IceCaps couldn't close it out for them. [The Telegram]

The Canadian Tax Federation is not digging the tickets that were dolled out to administrative members of the MLCC at no cost. [Winnipeg Sun]

Robert Cleave takes a closer look at Ondrej Pavelec's stats. Is he a dead-ringer for Marc-Andre Swiss cheese Fleury?Our very own Benjamin Wendorf has done some number crunching on Pavelec as well. [Jets Nation]

Catching up on last night... (because the Caps broke my will to write)

Congrats to the Phoenix Coyotes, who absolutely trashed the Nashville Predators in five games of their Western Conference Semifinal match-up. That clicking noise you hear is Ryan Suter, Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn walking out the turnstiles. [Five For Howling, On the Forecheck]

Eulogizing the Nashiville Predators and Barry Trotz; a coach smarter than the voice of reason. [Puck Daddy]

The New York Rangers have pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink after Brad Richards infused new life into the blue shirts with only 6.6 seconds left in Monday's game. Same ol' tune for Caps fans. Or is it? Was it over when the German's bombed Pearl Harbour!? [Blueshirt Banter, Japers Rink]

Congrats to the New Jersey Devils who, much like the Phoenix Coyotes, shocked the hockey world with the dismantling of the Philadelphia Flyers. Sorry Flyers, contrary to your beliefs, you didn't actually play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals. [In Lou We Trust, Broad Street Hockey]

Unfortunately, the FLYERBOT could not instil the drive required of Philadlephia players to keep them alive in the series. [Puck Daddy]

Joel Quenneville won't be bolting for the Montreal Canadiens vacant head coaching position but he did bring the axe down on assistant coach Mike Haviland. Couldn't have picked a better photo for the story. Haviland as you may recall, was interviewed and heavily discussed as being the Winnipeg Jets coach heading into the 2011-12 season. [SB Nation]

Michael Grange on why hockey in Phoenix will no longer work. [Sportsnet]

Five For Howling with their counterpoint. [Five For Howling]

Finally, Backhand Shelf with a preview of Theoren Fleury's Playing with Fire: The movie. It will air on HBO Canada tonight at 10:00 CST. (NSFW) [Backhand Shelf]

Tuesday Nights Three Stars:

1. Ilya Kovalchuk (NJD) 1G, 1A, 2PTS

2. David Clarkson (NJD) 1G, 1PT, GWG

3. Adam Henrique (NJD) 2A, 2PTS

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