June 20, 2018

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Playbook: Jets seeing stars, McLean skates into Olys, Dump & Chase, and more ...

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler – along with goalie Connor Hellebuyck – have been named to the NHL All-Star Game.

Top picks

  • Jets all-stars: Wheeler, Hellebuyck to suit up for three-on-three tournament in Tampa.
  • Explosive talent: speedskater Heather McLean could make noise at Olympics if she can put training skills to use when it counts.
  • Dump & Chase: Mike McIntyre and Jason Bell take you on an interactive tour around the hockey world

Last night

  • Upset alert: Day 1 at the 2018 Manitoba Scotties sees top-seed Jones lose to veteran Charleswood skip.
  • Wild beat Blackhawks: Dubnyk makes 31 saves in 2-1 win in Chicago.
  • Sens trim Leafs: Anderson rebounds from poor outing to make 44 saves in 4-3 victory.

What we're reading

  • Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman.

    Giving the gears: Lightning leader Victor Hedman is a force on the ice — and fun off of it
  • Life in the fast lane: Aaron Rodgers has reportedly already introduced Danica Patrick to his family
  • Iron Manhattan: Meet the crazy New Yorkers who completed five triathlons in five days

In case you missed it

  • Sorry about that: San Jose GM dips into cold, dark water to apologize for Sharks' attack on Winnipeg
  • No. 1 with a bullet: Bisons women's hockey team determined to hold on to top spot
  • Doug Brown: Hall needs to take harder line on player accountability

What to watch

  • NBA: Coming off a last-second loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, the Raptors play the Cavaliers for the first time since Cleveland swept Toronto in last year's Eastern Conference semifinal / 7 pm / Sportsnet One

Let's look ahead

  • NHL: The Jets are back in action Friday night in Chicago against the Blackhawks. Game time is 7:30 pm CT. The team then plays at the Minnesota Wild on Saturday (6 pm) before taking a week off for its CBA players break. The club will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 20 when its in Calgary to face the Flames.

Video Review

  • Sabres rattling: Evander Kane discusses on-ice spat with teammate Justin Falk

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