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Friday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins gameday links

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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, January 22, 2013:

Jets vs. Penguins notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. []

For comprehensive news and notes on the Penguins, check out our pals at Pensburgh. [Pensburgh]

Sidney Crosby makes his professional debut in Winnipeg. Here's what he knows so far about the MTS Centre: "It’s an exciting atmosphere. We know they play well there. I played World Junior there for a couple games. It’s exciting. It’s a good building. They’re excited to have hockey there." [WFP]

Hey look, Tanner Glass is back in town too, guaranteeing you knucleheads start a G-S-T! chant. [Winnipeg Sun]

Here is Ondrej Pavelec's key to beating Crosby and the Pens: "We have to play the same way. Actually, I don’t know if it’s the same way. We have to play better if you want to beat a team like Pittsburgh." [Winnipeg Sun]

Ed Tait looks at the good and the bad of the early 2013 season for Winnipeg. [WFP]

Paul Friesen also believes that Mark Scheifele is on the first plane back to Barrie. [Winnipeg Sun]

Around the NHL:

A wonderful short story by Jon Bois on Randy Carlyle's drawing prowess. [SB Nation]

Did the Edmonton Oilers upstage last season Jets' 5 on 1 with an actual Flying V? (VIDEO) [SB Nation]

Dallas Stars' fans breathe a sigh of relief as management has inked Jamie Benn to a 5-year 26.2MM contract (5.25AAV). [Defending Big D]

Steve Downie has torn his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season for the Colorado Avalanche. [MHH]

Taking a look at how Adam Oates plans to resurrect the Washington Capitals powerplay with a 1-3-1 tactic. [Japers' Rink]

Troy Brouwer didn't mince words after their third blowout loss to start the season: "Embarrassing is almost the right term right now. Pathetic is probably the better one. I feel bad for the fans. I’d like to finish a game with at least 50 percent of the fans still in the stands. Their reaction is completely warranted, booing us". [Puck Daddy]

Finally, NHL fans didn't waste any time returning to the game they love. (AUDIO) [Globe and Mail]