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Sport Jets clinch playoff spot with shootout win over Nashville

06:55  26 march  2018
06:55  26 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mark Scheifele scored the only goal in a shootout and the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.

The Jets are in the postseason for the first time since 2014-15 and just the second time since their relocation from Atlanta before the 2011-12 season. The franchise hasn't won a playoff series since 2007.

Jets rookie Kyle Connor scored a power-play goal and had two assists, giving him seven goals in six games. That includes a pair of overtime goals in Winnipeg's previous two games and gives him 29 on the season. That's tied with Vancouver's Brock Boeser for the rookie goal scoring lead. Boeser's season ended March 5 with a fracture in his lower back.

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The Winnipeg Jets clinched their second playoff berth since the franchise moved from Atlanta thanks to a heart-stopping 5-4 shootout win over the Nashville Predators. After 20 minutes, it didn’t appear that it would happen Sunday night. The Jets got off to a sluggish start, going into the first intermission

but to help the team clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the same time?That makes it His three-goal performance paved the way to a 5-0 Winnipeg Jets win over the Nashville Predators The victory gives the Jets a four-point lead over the Predators for top spot in the Central Division with a

Dustin Byfuglien also scored on the power play, and Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each added a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Kyle Turris, Ryan Ellis, and Viktor Arvidsson each had a goal and an assist, and Roman Josi also scored for the Predators.

Nashville backup Juuse Saros stopped 43 shots while the defending Western Conference champions rested their Vezina Trophy candidate Pekka Rinne after playing the night before in Minnesota.

Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves for the Jets, improving to 39-11-0.

The Predators went 1 for 5 on the power play. Turris's 14th put the Predators up 2-0 with less than one second remaining in the first period. The Jets' two goals with the man advantage put their power play at 2 for 5.

NOTES: The Jets trail the Predators by five points for first in the Central Division with seven games remaining in the regular season.

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UP NEXT

Predators: Start a three-game homestand against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Jets: Complete a six-game homestand against Boston on Tuesday night.

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