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Altitude Check: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

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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 Thursday, April 19, 2012:

Paul Postma is gearing up for the St. John's IceCaps playoff run: "Right now, I'm just worried about playoffs. I'm not worried about next year. There hasn't been a doubt in any of our minds that we were going to make the playoffs. We've gone on some serious runs here and we have a lot of confidence and a lot of faith in each other, knowing we're a very good team. I think we have the right type of team to make a good playoff run." [Winnipeg Sun]

Not to be outdone, Derek Meech is also ready for the post-season to begin. [Winnpeg Sun]

The IceCaps have called up goaltender Chris Carrozzi of the ECHL's Ontario Reign: "Carrozzi, 22, previously appeared in two games with the IceCaps this season earning a 1-1-0 record, 3.50 GAA, and 0.877 save percentage. The Nepean, ON native played much of the 2011-12 season with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign, who were recently eliminated from the playoffs. He played in two postseason contests earning a 1-1 record while recording a 3.60 GAA and.882 save percentage. During the ECHL regular season, Carrozzi went 17-6-4 with Ontario, recording a 2.27 GAA and .922 save percentage with three shutouts. He was named the ECHL goaltender of the month for January." []

St. John's will have additional artillery on hand for Friday night's series opener with the Syracuse Crunch. Derek Meech, Paul Postma, Marco Rosa, Ray Sawada and Brock Trotter are all returning from injury. [The Telegram]

Matt Eichel on what the Winnipeg Jets needs and his personal desires. Sorry Matt, 50 goal scorers don't grow on trees and the Jets definitely don't have one in house. [Jets Nation]

In this weeks 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman discusses Claude Noel's run-in with "fan" Chuck Duboff in thoughts twenty-six and twenty-seven. [30 Thoughts]

Cody Sol is the last hope the Winnipeg Jets have of one of their prospects reaching the Memorial Cup. [London Freep]

Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely for his hit on Marian Hossa. He has an in person meeting with Brendan Shanahan scheduled for tomorrow morning. [TSN]

Don Cherry believes that Torres will be handed a 10-game suspension for the hit. [Coaches Corner]

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Phialdephia Eagles by a final score of 10-3 and... Wait... that was a hockey score? Goodness! The inept goaltending continues. [Pensburgh, Broad Street Hockey]

The Ottawa Senators found a way to come back from trailing 2-0 after the first period to force overtime against the New York Rangers, where Kyle Turris beat Henrik Lundqvist with a fantastic snipe. The series is now tied 2-2. This was only the eighth time in twenty-five tries that a home team has won in the 2012 playoffs. [Silver Seven, Blueshirt Banter]

Much like the Penguins, the Vancouver Canucks staved off elimination tonight, defeating the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 3-1. Game 5 will be aired Sunday on CBC. [Nucks Misconduct, Jewels from the Crown]

The Caps need to cool it on the Nicklas Backstrom suspension, says Michael Hoffman. As a Caps fan, I agree. [Caps Examiner]

Finally, Ellen Etchingham offers her opinion on the state of head shots in the NHL. [Backhand Shelf]

Wednesday Night Three St:

1. Jordan Staal (PIT) 3G, 3PTS, GWG

2. Cory Schneider (VAN) 43SV, 1GA, .977SV%, W

3. Kyle Turris (OTT) 1G, 1PT, GWG