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Altitude Check: Tuesday, May 15, 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 Tuesday, May 15, 2012:

Congrats to the St. John's IceCaps who have advanced to the AHL's Eastern Conference Finals after a Game 7 win over the Wilkes-Barre Penguins.[The Telegram]

The Conference Finals schedule. Game 1 goes Thursday night in Norfolk. Keep in mind that the AHL functions on a 2-3-2 playoff format. []

The view from a St. John's perspective. [Winnipeg Sun]

And from a Norfolk perspective. [Pilot Online]

Sigh, looks like idiocy is still alive and well with some Jets fans. Meet Tim Gillis and Chris Nault, two upstanding young men I'm sure will go far. Gentlemen, why don't you take the wads of cash you apparently have and throw it over the flames. That's essentially what you're doing in the first place. Dolts. (video) [Winnipeg Sun]

News and notes on the Winnipeg Jets at the World Championships. [WFP]

Canada defeated Belarus 5-1 this morning, clinching first place in their pool. Andrew Ladd finished the game with two assists, Evander Kane had one. [IIHF]

Manitoba Finance Minister Stan Struthers apologizes for lying about his involvement in accepting free Jets tickets. [CBC]

More on the aftermath of TIcketGate. [CBC]

Henrik Lundqvist stole the show as the New York Rangers shutout the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Dan Girardi had tonight's winner. [Blueshirt Banter, In Lou We Trust]

Tickets for tonights Rangers v. Devils game were going for up to $900.00. [New York Times]

Dale Hunter has stepped down as head coach of the Washington Capitals: "I’m going back to the farm, the team and family." [Washington Post]

Eulogizing the Washington Capitals. [Puck Daddy]

Nikita Filatov has re-signed with Salavat Yulaev of the KHL. [TSN]

Patrick Kane: party animal. (NSFW) [Deadspin]

Ellen Etchingham on the return of the two-minute major. Thoughts? [Backhand Shelf]

Finally, check out DJ Steve Porter's mash-up of John Tortorella press conferences. (video) [Chris Kreider (NYR) 1G, 1A, 2PTS