In just the second trip to the playoffs for the Jets since moving to Manitoba from Atlanta, their 3-2 win over the Wild was the first in Winnipeg 2.0 franchise history.
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National Hockey League 1st round playoff action on Friday evening and a pair of teams from the Central Division will square off as the Minnesota Wild pay a visit to the MTS center in Winnipeg, Manitoba to rumble with the Winnipeg Jets in game two of their best-of-seven series.
The Wild had planned a pre-game outdoor party but cancelled it due to the storm.
The Columbus Blue Jackets played a tight series opener against the Washington Capitals, triumphing over the Metro Division's No. 1 seed with a 4-3 overtime decision. I told the guys here I think home playoff games are fun, but I think road playoff games are way better, especially when you're facing a crowd like that. "I don't think (we took our foot off the gas)..." Morrow was acquired at the trade deadline from Montreal in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.
"Unfortunately, I didn't get a good look", Hellebuyck said with a chuckle of the Koivu hit. "And if they go down 0-2, they're a little bit disappointed".
The Jets entered the postseason with victories in 11 of their final 12 regular-season games. Their only loss was at Xcel Energy Center, which holds about 20,000 fans.
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"They got the momentum from the crowd", Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Scott Brown, a spokesperson for Jets owner True North Sports & Entertainment, confirmed Saturday afternoon the Jets' plane, en route from Winnipeg to Minneapolis, was diverted to Duluth, Minn., about a 250-kilometre drive away.
But the Wild scored just three goals in two games and put a mere 37 shots on goal. "They protected home ice and now we have to try to go back and do the same in our building". It's a free couple wins, ' " Parise said.
"You don't really have that much time to think", Elliott said when asked what his mindset was on that play. Alex Killorn scored twice during a four-goal second period, helping the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the Devils 5-3 in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series.
"There's a lot of good things in our game to like", Devils leading scorer Taylor Hall said. There is no such thing as a flawless game, but in todays world we have to be so black and white as to why something happened.
Second-year defenceman Josh Morrissey admitted there are nerves, but mostly before the puck drops. When he went down to the U.S. Saturday morning, he was accompanied by his father, Don Smith, and step-mother, Alana Brownlee, who will also be watching Game 3 live with him. Minnesota has trailed a series 2-0 in five of those six playoff seasons, including a year ago when it lost the first two at home and fell to St. Louis in five games.
It is nearly never any one particular thing that goes into a win, and on Friday there was a lot that went right for the Flyers that went wrong in the first game.