Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets Matchup Preview 4/13/18

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2018

Kris Letang exits the ice after a nasty collision The biggest blow between the Flyers and Penguins in Game 2 of the divisional showdown may not have been intentional at all.

Sean Couturier played a fantastic game and finished with three points.

Veteran Jets defenceman Tyler Myers, who scored the first goal in Friday's win, said Saturday he wasn't too anxious about Winnipeg's young players dealing with the pressure. They would head back home with the series at 1-1 and in home games this year, the Wild are 27-6-7-1 this season. "You're watching for sticks more than anything else". "While you're here, you might as well give it all you've got".

This is a more resilient Wild team than teams we have seen in the past, and they don't worry about what the so called experts are saying, they pull together and play they games.

To wit, let's take a look at five players who have already wowed us so far in the National Hockey League postseason.

In fact, Guentzel's goal and three apples marked a new career-high in playoff points in his career, with four. How to watch all the Stanley Cup playoff games Just look here for a complete TV and game schedule.

The Flyers struggled to sustain pressure on Murray but took advantage of what few opportunities they created. At that point it seemed like it was only a matter of time until he let one in and the dam would once again burst.

While some teams opt to stay at hotels for home games to avoid distractions, Gallant said the Golden Knights, who won the series opener against the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 and hosted Game 2 late Friday night, will maintain the same routines they followed during the regular season.

Blake Wheeler was certain the second game would be different. Instead, Elliott calmly snagged Crosby's backhand out of the air and kept the Penguins off the board. "You just try to be aggressive and play it just like any other breakaway".

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Zach Parise had his second goal of the series when he deflected Mikko Koivu's shot past Connor Hellebuyck to end the goalie's shutout bid with 45 seconds left.

Devan Dubnyk (.918 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Minnesota. Given that it came 48 hours after one of his worst playoff performances he faced a lot of questions about personal pride and wanting to make a statement after the game.

"I certainly wasn't trying to hit him when he was down like that", Kadri said after Thursday night's game. I think to a man we knew we didn't play a playoff game last game here in Game 1. We've played really well in these first two games, I think sort of played exactly how we wanted to and now going into Minny, they have loud fans and it's a tough rink to play in. "It was a little weird last game and I just think tonight everybody came out and played their role really well and we played a great team game". "Whether it's 7-0 or 1-0 in double overtime, it's one game".

It didn't take the Flyers almost as long to beat Murray again.

He was also asked about that after the game and whether he was - and still is - out to prove something about himself. A hard thing to do when you'd only made the playoffs once before, in 2015, and were swept in four straight games by the Anaheim Ducks. "That is what it's all about it".

Karlsson led way in goals - 43 - while David Peron contributed a team-leading 50 assists.

-Staal said the physical nature of the series wasn't stoking the offense's woes, but the Jets' hits are undoubtedly a factor in them being up in the series.

Does he have that in him the rest of the way?

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