The Jets rode the momentum of their Game 7 win and energy of the raucous crowd to the "W" defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2.
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers (57) controls the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey third-round playoff series at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada, on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Winnipeg alternated wins with the Predators for seven games in its last series, and had a 5-1 victory in Nashville to clinch the series.
In the Eastern Conference, the Washington Capitals jumped out to a 1-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 4-2 win that was even more dominant than the final score suggests.
Brayden McNabb scored at 8:10 of the first and William Karlsson tallied at 15:55 of the second period with the man advantage but the Golden Knights were playing catch up the entire game.
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In the second period, the Jets built on their 2-goal lead as Mark Scheifele deflected a Dustin Byfuglien shot home to extend the lead to three goals.
The Jets have won all three of their opening games in every series thus far.
Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves.
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