Sports Wild's offence comes alive in 6-2 win over Jets

05:56  16 april  2018
05:56  16 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Looking at what the Winnipeg Jets need to do better in Game 2

  Looking at what the Winnipeg Jets need to do better in Game 2 Looking at what the Winnipeg Jets need to do better in Game 2The Winnipeg Jets managed to win their first playoff game in franchise history Wednesday thanks to a Joe Morrow point shot that was tipped and fluttered through Devan Dubnyk with just over seven minutes remaining in the third period.

The offense that had been held to two runs or fewer in the past five games awoke from its slumber in a 6 - 2 victory over Texas. We faced probably the best starting rotation in baseball. So to be able come here and do our job it was big. We needed to take advantage of it.”

Six different players scored and Mikko Koivu had two assists as the Wild posted a 6 - 2 win against the Jets to trim their series deficit to 2-1.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild scored four second-period goals Sunday en route to a 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

It was the first win for the Wild in the best-of-seven series, and left the Jets still looking for their first road playoff win in franchise history.

Eric Staal, Marcus Foligno, Jordan Greenway and Matt Dumba scored in the second period and Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund scored in the first.

Blake Wheeler and Tyler Myers scored for the Jets, but Myers left the game in the second period after an awkward collision with the boards and did not return. Starter Connor Hellebuyck had 16 saves in the opening 40 minutes, but did not finish the game.

Jets stifle Wild to take 2-0 series lead

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EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers went from hitting rock bottom to making another team feel just as bad in fairly rapid fashion. Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists as Edmonton snapped a season-high six-game losing skid, exploding for a 6 - 2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.

Minnesota set a franchise record for goals in a home playoff game, and showed some offensive ambition after being held to 20 shots or fewer in the series' first two games in Winnipeg. Devan Dubnyk had 29 saves.

The Jets tried to travel to St. Paul on Saturday, but were diverted to Duluth, Minn., due to a spring blizzard that closed the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. They eventually returned to Winnipeg and did not arrive in Minnesota until Sunday morning.

The tone was set in the opening minute of Sunday night's game with Minnesota pressuring, as Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien levelled Wild forward Nino Niederreiter at the side of Winnipeg's net.

Wheeler put Winnipeg up 1-0 on a power play on the first Jets shot of the game, snapping a bouncing puck from along the goal line that caromed off Dubnyk's glove hand and in. It was the third career playoff goal for Wheeler, and his first of the series.

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a goal and two assists as Edmonton snapped a season-high six-game losing skid, exploding for a 6 - 2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night. Yakupov said he hopes that the team has learned its lesson and can be stronger coming back from the holiday break. “It’ s a huge win for us,” he said.

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Penalty trouble for the Jets opened the window for Minnesota to tie the game, as Granlund popped a rebound high past Hellebuyck on the stick side after the goalie turned aside a Mikko Koivu slap shot. Parise scored another power-play goal on a redirect of a Koivu shot with 2:10 to play in the first.

Hellebuyck had little chance on Minnesota's third goal, early in the middle period, as Dumba's shot from the point made it through a crowd at the top of the crease for a 3-1 Wild lead. But the Jets answered quickly on Myers' blast from the right point that eluded Dubnyk on the stick side.

Then the floodgates opened on Hellebuyck, who surrendered goals by Staal and Greenway just 20 seconds apart, and another by Foligno late in the period for a four-goal Wild lead.

Myers left the game late in the second. After a shot from the point, he was hit by Foligno and slid skates-first into the boards near the Winnipeg bench. After lying motionless for more than a minute, Myers was helped down the tunnel and did not return to the game.

Steve Mason replaced Hell

ebuyck in goal for the scoreless third period and finished with seven saves.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Minnesota.

Ron and Don: Jets will beat the Predators, make the Cup Final .
Don Cherry is picking the Winnipeg Jets in their second-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators. The matchup pits the league’s two best teams from the regular season against one another, with a trip to the Western Conference Final on the line.“Grapes” points to Winnipeg’s depth and talent up the middle as one reason why he’s taking the Jets over the Presidents’ Trophy winners.“When you control the draws, you control the game, and that is a big thing with Winnipeg,” Cherry said during Coach’s Corner on Monday. “And they will win, and they will be in the finals.

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