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Altitude Check: Friday, May 18, 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 Friday, May 18, 2012:

The St. John's IceCaps got absolutely waxed tonight by the Norfolk Admirals by a score of 6-1. Zach Redmond had the only goal for the IceCaps. []

Spencer Machacek did not dress in the loss as he deals with a lower-body injury. [The Telegram]

Recapping every gory detail of what was a chippy affair. [Calgary Herald]

"Red-hot Pasquale"... not so hot last night where he stopped only 17 of 21 shots and got yanked. [WFP]

The Los Angles Kings continue to roll on in the 2012 playoffs, taking their seventh straight game after last nights 2-1 win. One more agains the Phoenix Coyotes will send them to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since the Gretzky era in 1993. They can complete the second of back-to-back sweeps Sunday in L.A. [Jewels from the Crown, Five For Howling]

Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett has not been a fan of some of the embellishing he feels is taking place in this series: "Personally, I've talked about this in a lot of meetings with Don [Maloney], our general manager, that the game is turning a little dishonest and it's embellishment by players. When it's done well, it's very hard for the referees, very hard, because if you fall down near the boards or you drop your stick or you throw your head back, you're putting the referee in a very tough situation. You know, it's not just our game tonight, you see it all through [the playoffs]. The referees have a hard job. What it does, it makes the game dishonest. In actual fact, to make it work to your favour, you've got to do it more. You've got to do it. If everybody else is doing it, you better do it, too." [Globe and Mail]

Seriously, who the hell is Dwight King!? [Pro Hockey Talk]

John Tortorella had a 14 minute conference call with reporters on what was an off-day Thursday. [NYDN]

Greg Wyshynski nails in in his post In Defense of John Tortorella's media misdemeanour. Took the words out of my mouth... and out of my blog post. /crumples paper and throws it in garbage. Ed. Note: I find it admirable that Torts makes it about him and not his players after a loss. Question his tact if you will, but any worthy sports writer doesn't need Tortorella to reel off tired hockey cliches to write their articles. What's everyone talking about today? Torts being a d-bag or the Rangers heading to New Jersey in a 1-1 series? [Puck Daddy]

In which the star quality of Jonathan Quick is discussed. Remember when people were debating whether or not Jonathan Bernier would/could become the Kings starter? How quickly things change. [National Post]

Tom Renny gets the axe in Edmonton. [Copper and Blue]

Will Brent Sutter replace him behind the Oilers bench? [Edmonton Sun]

Colin Cowherd: life's answer to the questions no one asked. [Awful Announcing]

The Memorial Cup starts tonight as the Edmonton Oil Kings will face the host Shawinigan Cataractes. All games will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet. [Vancouver Sun]

Keeping you abreast on the World Championships. [Puck Worlds]

Finally, a look at NHL stats that could be kept, but currently aren't. [Raw Charge]

Thursday Nights Three Stars

1. Dwight King (LAK) 1G, 1PT, GWG

2. Anze Kopitar (LAK) 1G, 1PT

3. Daymond Langkow (PHX) 1G, 1PT