Here’s what else to watch for after the Wild’s Game 2 loss to the Jets. “We’ve got a lot of pride in that room”.
“We have to take care of business at home”, coach Bruce Boudreau said. “You can’t give No. 29 (Laine) a chance right down the slot to score on a turnover.
That was probably the weekend where we said, ‘You know what, we’ll see what happens here, but we like our chances'”. As Sportsnet pointed out, it’s Crosby’s tradition to touch center ice during his pre-game skate, and Gudas made sure to plant himself – you guessed it – on center ice during No. 87’s ritual. “He deked our player, we didn’t hold the middle, and he got to come right down Main Street”. A previous version listed a wrong stat for Devan Dubnyk.
“I would say so, everybody, including coaching staff, players, management”, reaffirmed Gallant, who is the favourite to win the Jack Adams Award as National Hockey League coach of the year.
Alright Canada, it’s that time of year…
“We have enough scoring depth that we feel like if we get enough opportunities, we can bury one”, Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler said. “He’s fit in seamlessly with our group. Somebody who’s kind of on the outskirts, or in and out a bit”. In 18 seasons between Atlanta and Winnipeg, the Thrashers/Jets have made the postseason twice and still haven’t won a game.
Up 2-0 in their series against the Minnesota Wild, the Jets’ road to Game 3 is anything but smooth.
Dubnyk didn’t have to stop a Winnipeg shot until seven minutes had passed. Minnesota is 0-4 in its last four meetings in Winnipeg.
Zach Parise had the lone goal for Minnesota on a power play with 45 seconds left.
Winnipeg applied more pressure in the second, and the Wild didn’t have an answer.
But Winnipeg quickly turned the tide. “I felt good tonight and we’ll try and continue that going home”.
It took a while in Game 1, but they finally tilted the ice against the Avalanche. “If they do win and it’s tied 1-1 going to Minnesota, that’s not going to shake us. That’s when we let them keep coming back at us”.
The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal by Paul Stasny during the third period at Bell MTS Place. Murray finished with 16 saves to lose for just the third time in 17 home playoff starts in his career.
The Jets, who led 1-0 before falling behind 2-1 in the third, got goals from Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, and Joe Morrow.
Needless to say, that spark of energy from the Wild came way too late.
“The picture is just something we thought was super cool – the skull and the jet helmet and the wings”.
Flyers exact revenge, take Game 2 vs. Pens, 5-1So much for the Penguins wiping out the Flyers on their two-game home stand to start the Metropolitan Division showdown. In 1,271 regular-season games, there were a total of 37 game misconducts and 22 suspensions.
Economic Development Winnipeg president and CEO Dayna Spiring said the boundaries will be moved one block south to St. Mary Avenue to create space for more than 10,000 fans for game two on Friday.
Fans are primed for these playoffs.
The shots on goal have been a huge factor for the Wild and why their mission isn’t to shoot the puck and drive the net isn’t being preached to them, I don’t know.
If Vegas earns an early breakthrough-like it did in Game 1-it could benefit from the noise inside the arena to overwhelm the Kings and find holes in the NHL’s best defense.
Perreault left Game 1 in the second period with an upper-body injury and did not return.