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  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Nothing like @TheDailyShow to make u laugh after watching the #NHLJets disintegrate 12:22 am on Apr 1

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets Paul Maurice on the third period: 'Too much clinching of the cheeks.' That pretty much sums it up 12:10 am on Apr 1

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Not sure about the 'lesson learned' angle for #NHLJets. If so, time for some summer school. Or spring school with another yr with no playoff 11:57 pm on Mar 31

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: So much to like about what the #NHLJets did in building a 4-zip lead. And then to lose 5-4 is criminal. Their best and worst in 1 game. 11:50 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: yikes. more than 16 minutes left #nhljets fans 11:08 pm on Mar 31

  • DoubleEmMartin

    @DoubleEmMartin: Um, this is awkward but I have some bad news for you RT @jeffkhamilton: I was on #FarmersOnly before it was cool. #NHLJets 10:59 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: and six shots on pav so far. so #nhljets kinda have it going tonight 10:26 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: right now corsi for is 67 per cent #nhljets and the fenwick for is 73 per cent. that's puck possession game Paul Maurice has been wanting 10:25 pm on Mar 31

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets would draft 6th overall if the season ended right now. 9:48 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: great calls so far - time for a few more at 204-780-1290 - wanna share a teemu memory on the night he plays his last game against #nhljets 6:32 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: now it's your turn. teemu talk time. 204-780-1290 on H and L on #tsn1290 #nhljets #NHLDucks 5:58 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: we'll take your teemu calls and memories from 6 to 7 at 204-780-1290 #nhljets #nhlducks #tsn1290 4:22 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: no al montoya on the ice for #nhljets this morning so it looks like recall of Michael Hutchinson is due to an issue with Montoya 1:30 pm on Mar 31

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Teemu time - we'll take calls tonight from 6 to 7 on H And L on TSN 1290 to share Selanne memories prior to his last game against #nhljets 10:13 am on Mar 31

ANAHEIM - Winnipeg Jets fans will get a chance to share some good memories tonight as they watch their team play one of their heroes for a final time.

The Jets meet Teemu Selanne’s Anaheim Ducks tonight (9 p.m., Jets on TSN, TSN 1290) for likely the last time in a relationship that dates back to Winnipeg’s first go-round in the NHL.

Selanne is one of the golden boys in Jets history, right up there with Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson and Thomas Steen.

If you have a favourite Teemu memory you’d like to share, send it to us and we’ll try to print some in Tuesday’s paper.

Selanne has stated he intends to retire after this season and this is the last scheduled regular season meeting between the Jets and the Ducks.

While the Ducks are headed to the post-season, however, the Jets are on the verge of being officially eliminated.

Winnipeg heads into this game having won four of its last 14 games and is 1-2 on its current five-game road trip. The Jets will travel to Phoenix following tonight’s game and meet the Coyotes in Glendale on Tuesday night.

The Jets recalled goalie Michael Hutchinson as well as defenceman Ben Chiarot and Zach Redmond on Sunday.

Matt Halischuk scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday. It’s been a struggle for Halischuk to get in the lineup due to injury and coaching decsions and he’ll be playing in his 40th game tonight.

"It’s good to be in the lineup right now an I’m like everybody trying to earn the new coach’s trust," said Halischuk. "Playing with (Evander Kane) and (Eric O’Dell) has been good. O’Dell sees the ice well and Kane has that speed and one-on-one ability. I’m just trying to retrieve pucks and go to the net. Kane has the ability to get the puck on net and good things can happen there."

Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal for the Jets. He played just 20 minutes in Saturday’s 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings allowing three goals on 16 shots after returning from a six-game stint on the injured list.

Jets coach Paul Maurice said Montoya tweaked something in Saturday’s game and is day-to-day.

Redmond will join the lineup to replace Keaton Ellerby (day to day with a lower body injury).

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Alex Gallardo / The Associated Press

Winnipeg Jets' right wing Matt Halischuk (15) scores on Anaheim Ducks' goalie Frederik Andersen, right, in the first period of Monday's game in Anaheim.

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Updated on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:41 AM CDT: Fixes win record.

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9:49 PM: updated after first period

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