Whiteout diverts Jets from MN playoff game

  • Whiteout diverts Jets from MN playoff game

Whiteout diverts Jets from MN playoff game

The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal by Paul Stasny during the third period at Bell MTS Place.

Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers cooled off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Friday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece.

The mentality the Penguins are approaching Game 2 with is flawless, as the Flyers are expected to come out strong in an attempt to prove they can hang with the defending Stanley Cup champion.

Karlsson led way in goals - 43 - while David Peron contributed a team-leading 50 assists. "It's a hockey state for sure". "It's a loud building".

With two suspensions, two misconduct ejections for boarding that resulted in injuries, plus Capitals winger Tom Wilson's hit to the head that knocked Columbus center Alexander Wennberg out of the game, it has been a rough start to the playoffs - and there have only been eight games played.

"Nothing better than winning on the road, so I think we know it's going to be a tough atmosphere, a hostile environment". The previous four were when he played for Colorado and St. Louis, including the Blues' first-round victory last season.

The Winnipeg Jets benefited from a whiteout within the confines of their home rink, but Mother Nature is hitting back. Puckdrop is set for 6:00 P.M. central time on Sunday, while Tuesday's game will get underway at 7:00 P.M. central, also found on Sportsnet. Will Winnipeg secure another win tonight on its home ice?

As a team, the Jets have been penalized 3.8 times per game overall this season, and 3.2 per game over their last five at home. Their only loss was at Xcel Energy Center, which holds about 20,000 fans. From there on, the Wild didn't get a sniff of the offensive zone.

"It's all part of the learning process for the new guys, and the veteran guys who've had that experience before can help out".

"He's played like that for a big chunk of the season", Maurice said. "It's a free couple wins, '" Minnesota forward Zach Parise told reporters after the skate. "It's been a great season so far, we just want to keep it going".

Game 4 was scheduled for Tuesday.

Three Jets recorded multi-point games.

Winnipeg has had five power plays in the series.

Although this will be the Golden Knights' first post-season appearance as a team, Gallant notes there are players who have valuable National Hockey League playoff experience, including No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

"They're coming in with confidence and that's all you can ask from the young guys", Myers said. We will try harder the next game and we'll have a different little strategy and we'll see if it works.

Second-year defenceman Josh Morrissey admitted there are nerves, but mostly before the puck drops.

But the Wild scored just three goals in two games and put a mere 37 shots on goal. "You have to remember that and forget about what happened and go from there".

The Wild were given a chance to stay in the game - and the series - via a strong performance from goalie Devan Dubnyk, but even during the first 50 minutes or so when Game 2 was close, it still wasn't close. But Myers knows how quickly momentum can shift.

"There haven't been any major serious incidents that have made us go, 'We're not prepared for that, ' " said police spokesperson Const. Tammy Skrabek. Thursday, with the rest of the series kicking off, we got big nights from the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, an overtime collapse by the Washington Capitals and a physical 3-0 victory by the San Jose Sharks over the hot Anaheim Ducks.