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Altitude Check: Thursday, May 10, 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, May 10, 2012:

Tom Brodbeck with more on what's being dubbed Ticketgate here in Winnipeg. "We told you Tuesday the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission snapped up 440 prime Jets tickets almost entirely for their senior executives. We’ve since found out the Manitoba Lotteries Corp., Manitoba Public Insurance Corp. and Manitoba Hydro have all spent public dollars to obtain expensive tickets to the NHL games, thanks to the findings of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation." Quoth Clancy Wiggum: "Oh boy.... this is going to get worse before it gets better...." [Winnipeg Sun]

More on the scandal from CBC: "The MLCC received more than 440 Jets tickets in exchange for $250,000 a year it spends to advertise at games." Oh, thanks for the support MLCC. It's not like you and MPI run a monopoly on this city or anything... /joke [CBC]

Some fans (read: this fan) have been embracing the original Winnipeg Jets as they have battled their way through the Western Conference playoffs. [Metro News]

Andrew Ladd and Evander Kane were held pointless in Canada's 3-2 victory over Switzerland. Game winner scored by Ryan Getzlaf, better known in Finland as The Muscle. [TSN]

The Washington Capitals have fought off elimination, forcing a Game 7 Saturday night versus the New York Rangers in MSG after tonight's 2-1 win. Braden Holtby was an absolute stud, making 30 saves in the win. [Japers Rink, Blueshirt Banter]

What did Holtby have to say about the win? "It’s a big one. I think we earned it in a way that’s going to benefit us in the long run. We played a very solid team game. Very gutsy effort and we got rewarded tonight." You are awesome, sir. [New York Times]

More great shots of Braden Holtby's mom. [Washington Post]

The Philadelphia Flyers eulogy. Best one yet. [Puck Daddy]

The Flyers also find themselves in hot water for the way they dealt with season ticket holders ability to purchase tickets to the Winter Classic; forcing STH members to buy "packages" only and at several times the cost. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the team is owned by Comcast. [Puck Daddy]

Check out the new NHL Numbers Blog, part of the Nation Army. [NHL Numbers]

Something stupid happened on Hockey Night in Canada's airing of the Washington vs. New York game and it didn't involve Don Cherry. [Toronto Sun]

Gary Lawless weights in on the current state of the Phoenix Coyotes. [WFP]

Finally, Ellen Etchingham on our former star, Ilya Kovalchuk. [Backhand Shelf]

Wednesday Night Three Stars:

1. Braden Holtby (WSH) 30SV, 1GA, .968SV%, W

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

3. Jason Chimera (WSH) 1G, 1PT, GWG