Published: Mon, April 16, 2018

Winnipeg Jets take Game 2 easily

Winnipeg Jets take Game 2 easily

"You've got to win four", Boudreau said after the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 4-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

After pounding in the final nail in the Wild's coffin in Game 2 on Friday, the Jets" super sophomore temporarily turned his stick from a goal-scoring weapon into a musical prop as he "played the violin' directly in front of Minnesota's bench during his celebration fly-by. "It's a hockey state for sure. The guys played so well in front of me, there's no fault". While he began the season much stronger at home on the road, those numbers evened out over time and he actually has a better save percentage in road games this season. "That said, we knew we had to improve our depth, and I think ultimately the big club has been rewarded for it this season". If the Wild doesn't want this series to end the way those did, this is a must win. They're a good team at home.

Minnesota has struggled offensively because they have not been able to get shots on goal.

"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".

The storm that walloped Minneapolis-St. Paul region. The area was under a blizzard warning and the Jets' afternoon flight had to be rerouted to Duluth, the team said on Twitter.

Midway through the game, former Calder Trophy victor, defenceman Tyler Myers walked around Minny's Jason Zucker, before shifting his way directly to the Wild cage, and burying a quick snapshot past the near-unbeatable Devan Dubnyk.

"By no means is it, 'Oh we're at home". "Nothing is going to change for us". 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.


Winnipeg has outshot Minnesota 84-37 over the first two games of the series.

Myers was dinged again for roughing forward Charlie Coyle 33 seconds after his goal, but the Jets kept the pressure on with some hustle and hits.

Connor Hellebuyck has made his first two playoff games look easy. The team's only post-season appearance since relocating to Winnipeg from Atlanta in 2011 was a sweep at the hands of Anaheim in 2015.

Wild forward Zach Parise scored his second goal of the series when he deflected a Mikko Koivu shot past Hellebuyck at 19:15.

Second-year defenceman Josh Morrissey admitted there are nerves, but mostly before the puck drops. We have to win one game. "You know the time of year you're playing, but you're still just playing that same game".

Last night, the Jets took the ice at Bell MTS Place for their first playoff game since then, and they were greeted by a sea of white. But Myers knows how quickly momentum can shift.

"We had an opportunity with the lead in the third period and our goaltender playing good, we thought we had a chance to win", said Minnesota head coach Bruce Boudreau.

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