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Altitude Check: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines


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, May 1, 2012:

BREAKING: Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn have been suspended by the Nashville Predators for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals for a violation of team rules Sunday night in Glendale, AZ. []

More on the suspensions from Sportsnets' John Shannon:

Mark Gandler, agent to Alexander Burmistrov, has released a statement denying the rumours that Ak Bars Kazan is trying to poach him: "Alex Burmistrov is under contract to the Winnipeg Jets. Neither Alex or I heard from that team, so that’s the end of that story. I’ll tell you how [these rumours] start: they print something in the Russian media and somebody from Edmonton, instead of picking up the phone and checking on the story, copies it as gospel." So good job Gary, you copied the guy who used Google Translate to fabricate a story. Ed. Note: Ed Tait actually did the legwork to contact Bumistrov's agent. [WFP]

More on Burmistrov from the Sun, who, you know, didn't run the original unsubstantiated claims which were the product of a blog linked to the Edmonton Journal. The devil, you say. [Winnipeg Sun]

More Lawless fun: Send Bumistrov to the AHL due to more baseless claims. Nice quote, unnamed Jets veteran! [WFP]

Burmistrov will however participate for Russia at this years World Championships and it looks like he and Evgeny Kuznetsov will anchor the teams fourth line *drool*. [RMNB, Elite Prospects]

Chronicling the return of Derek Meech to St. John's line-up and the impact he's made in the playoffs. [The Telegram]

Mere seconds after being jeered by a packed Madison Square Garden, Alexander Ovechkin unleashed an absolute bomb from the point, which stood as the game winner. The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals series is now tied at 1-1. Ovechkin only played 13:36 TOI for the Caps. [Japers Rink, Blueshirt Banter]

GIF Fun: In which Alexander Ovechkin lets Hulkamania run wild on the MSG. [SB Nation]

A deeper look at Ovechkin's statistical decline. [mc79hockey]

Backed by four first period goals, the Los Angeles Kings pummelled the St. Louis Blues by a score of 5-2. [Jewels from the Crown, St. Louis Game Time]

Reviewing how "The Shanahammer" makes his suspension rulings. (NSFW) [St. Louis Game Time]

Cam Charron on the clutchiness of Daniel Briere. [Backhand Shelf]

Corey Pronman's top 100 prospects of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[Hockey Prospectus]

Finally, Gary Roberts lights up Mike Gillis for his off-season comments regarding to Cody Hodgson: "For me, I’d like to be the guy that looks at Mike Gillis and says, ‘You’re a moron.’ It doesn’t really do anybody any good other than the fact that Mike Gillis looks like, as they say on TSN, a dud." [Pro Hockey Talk]

Monday Night Three

1. Anze Kopitar (LAK) 2G, 2PTS, SHG

2. Alexander Ovechkin (WSH) 1G, 1PT, GWG

3A. Braden Holtby (WSH) 26SV, 2GA, .929SV%, W

3B. Jonathan Quick (LAK) 27SV, 2GA, .931SV%, W