Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning gameday links

Marianne Helm

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.

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, April 16, 2013:

Jets vs. Lightning notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. [NHL.com]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Lightning, check out our pals at Raw Charge. [Raw Charge]

Claude Noel on getting back to work after a four day break: "(The break) should bring energy but just because you rest up and stuff, sometimes you get a little out of sorts in different areas. You don’t know how it’s going to go. To me, it’s get your legs and your emotional level in check. And your focus. Those are the areas that you really have got to watch." [Winnipeg Sun]

Alexander Burmistrov doesn't dig getting booed: "It does bother me, maybe makes me mad for five minutes. Maybe the first time when you read that it's OK, you know for yourself you're doing it for the team right now, different things. You just read it, put it in the past and try not to think about it." [Winnipeg Free Press]

Ondrej Pavelec talks about the Jets' final playoff drive: "It's always fun to be in the race and it's always fun to play in that atmosphere. But to be honest, I enjoy every game. If you want to be a goalie in this league, you have to learn how to handle the pressure and how to handle the games. You're not born with confidence, you build it." [Winnipeg Sun]

Breaking down the player usage of Jets' forwards. [Jets Nation]

Matt Eichel's take on Winnipeg's signing of Juho Olkinuora. [Jets All Out]

Around the NHL:

Full coverage of the Edmonton Oilers decision to fire Steve Tambellini, replacing him with Craig MacTavish. [Copper 'n Blue]

The Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year extension. [Raw Charge]

Ben Hanowski scored his first goal in his first game for the Calgary Flames last night. [SB Nation]

Despite a mediocre season, Peter Laviolette will be back coaching the Philadelphia Flyers next season. [SB Nation]

Brendan Shanahan will have an in-person meeting with Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White after his hit on Kent Huskins last night. [TSN]

Finally, Keith Yandle's skates are the best. [Puck Daddy]

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