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Altitude Check: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

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David Clarkson, Senior Planking Correspondant.
David Clarkson, Senior Planking Correspondant.

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 Wednesday, May 2, 2012:

St. John's has taken a 1-0 series lead over the Wilkes-Barre Penguins after a 3-1 win in Game 1, in which they outshot the Penguins 37-20. Brock Trotter, who scored two goals including the game winner, was given first star honours. []

Our SB Nation pals at Pensburgh offer their preview of the second round series. Given the fact they feel Wilkes-Barre is the better team (naturally) it's amazing they have the series going past four games. The only advantage they gave to the IceCaps was on defence, with the caveat that the Penguins are actually better defensively. [Pensburgh]

The IceCaps defensive corps has been absolute steak sauce this year. [The Telegram]

No Burmi-Gate today, so we shift our focus to the World Championships. Jim Slater had a goal and an assist in USA's 3-2 victory against Sweden. Andrew Ladd had a goal which was assisted by Evander Kane in Canada's 4-2 win over Switzerland. [Box 1, Box 2]

BREAKING: Marc Bergevin has been announced as the new General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. His press conference will be held at 2:00PM EST this afternoon. [Chicago Tribune]

Though they dominated most of the game, the New Jersey Devils found themselves trailing 1-0 into the final period. They then scored four unanswered goals, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. Congrats to rookie Adam Larsson who scored the game tying goal in his first playoff game. The Devils were able to escape Philadelphia with a split, despite Ilya Kovalchuk being held out of the line-up due to a nagging injury. [In Lou We Trust, Broad Street Hockey]

David Clarkson needs to get in touch with Devon Sawa after this one. Props to anyone who gets that reference. [SB Nation]

As reported by numerous media outlets, Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has signed a two year extension to stay with Traktor of the KHL. [RMNB]

How is Smashville handling the Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn suspensions? [On the Forecheck]

The Phoenix Coyotes continue to push onward, hoping to finalize to teams sale to San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison in the next few weeks. [Business Journal]

Scotiabank CEO Richard Waugh is hopeful that some new NHL plastic will help attract new customers, similar to the SCENE program they have been running for years. [Financial Post]

David Booth hates Bruins. He also hates black bears. [Puck Daddy]

Sami Lepisto's gnarly battle scar. [Twitter]

Finally, Scott Oake opens up about his sons addictions that ultimately cost him his life. [Globe and Mail]

Tuesday Nights Three Stars

1. David Clarkson (NJD) 1G, 1PT, GWG

2. Adam Larsson (NJD) 1G, 1PT

3. Dainius Zubrus (NJD) 2A, 2PTS