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Altitude Check: Thursday, April 26, 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 26, 2012:

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd is gearing up for the World Championships. Canada's first game of the tournament will be against Slovakia on Friday, May 5, 2012. [WFP]

The St. John's IceCaps are now within one game of advancing to the next round of the playoffs after blasting the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 5-1. Mark Scheifele was held pointless and finished the game at a -1. [The Telegram]

The return of the Jets has been helping the city of Winnipeg with potential investment opportunities. [WFP]

Congrats to the Washington Capitals who defeated the Boston Bruins in overtime of Game 7 of their quarterfinal match-up. Joel Ward shovelled home the game winner just over two minutes into the extra frame. [Japers Rink, SCOC]

Patrice Bergeron came this close to winning the game for Boston. [SB Nation]

More GIF fun: Braden Holtby proves unflappable, even when Rich Peverely is showing him his Barry Bonds swing. [SB Nation]

Braden Holtby has joined Ken Dryden and Mike Vernon as the only rookie goaltenders in NHL history to defeat the defending Stanley Cup Champions in the playoffs. [ESPN]

Congrats to Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick and Pekka Rinne, your finalists for the 2012 Vezina Trophy. [CBC]

More congrats to Max Pacioretty, Joffrey Lupul and Daniel Alfredsson, your finalists for the 2012 Masteron Trophy. [NHL.com]

Behold, the Chicago Blackhawks Eulogy. [Puck Daddy]

Finally, Ellen Etchingham and her mythic encounter with the Stanley Cup. [Backhand Shelf]

Wednesday Night Three Stars:

1. Joel Ward (WSH) 1G, 1PT, GWG

2. Braden Holtby (WSH) 31SV, 1GA, .969SV%, W

3. Tyler Seguin (BOS) 1G, 1PT