Minnesota Wild Vs. Winnipeg Jets
The Minnesota Wild will have their hands full with one of the hottest teams in the NHL since the trade deadline, the Winnipeg Jets. With a Balanced roster and some explosive chemistry thanks to Patrick Laine and recent acquisition Paul Stasny, we expect more then a few red lights to be lit in this regional rivalry.
Game 1 Recap
Game 1 between the Minnesota Wild And the Winnipeg Jets and they didn't disappoint, It was a full stadium wide white out as they took to the ice. The whole of Winnipeg showed up dressed all in white with a touch of Humboldt Broncos green, in support of those who perished so tragically over this past week. They wouldn't be disappointed, as the Winnipeg Jets secured their first post season victory in franchise history. A stretch dating back 18 years and 2 franchises ( Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets). But It's finally over and they did it at home.
The win however comes at a price, the Wild brutalized the Jets at times in what turned out to be a tightly contested back and forth affair. Mathieu Perrault bore the brunt of that storm several times and had to leave the game in the second period to an upper body injury, He never returned to play. The Jets avenged his loss on the scoreboard, however it raises some serious questions about how this young Jets team will fair as the Wild continue to be physical at both ends of the ice. Final Score: Winnipeg Jets 3, Minnesota Wild 2, Winnipeg Jets Lead The Series (1-0)
Game 2 is Friday at 6:30 from the Bell MTS Place In Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Game 2 Recap
The white out was in full effect once again in Winnipeg as the Jets seized a 2 game series lead over the wild. With some solid physical play from the big man Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets played off an energized crowd at the Bell MTS centre and put the Wild away with a final score of 4-1. With game three heading to Minnesota the Wild are going to have to regroup and figure out a way to put pucks on net against a defence that is finding it's physicality to be one of it's biggest assets. Final Score: Winnipeg Jets 4, Minnesota Wild 1, Winnipeg Jets Lead The Series (2-o)
Game 3 Recap
The Minnesota Wild that everybody was expecting finally showed up and it couldn't have come at a better time. Down 2-0 in the series and with the Winnipeg Jets having to deal with uncomfortable travel delays, the Minnesota Wild showed up ready to play. The Wild built on a strong start with 2 goals in the first period, then exploded on the Jets In the second period with more 4 goals. With Goals coming from Dumba , Granlund, Stall, Foligno, Greenway and Parise The Wild where firing on all cylinders. Final Score: Minnesota Wild 6, Winnipeg Jets 1, Winnipeg Jets Lead The Series (2-1)
Game 4 Recap
Vezina Trophy candidate Connor Hellebuyck was magnificent in goal, recording the first shutout of his playoff career as a Winnipeg Jet. Hellebuyck stopped 30 shots en route to a 2-0 final with the wining goal coming in the first period off a one timer from Kyle Connor to Mark Schiefele with 28 seconds to left in the first. Schiefele would put the game away with 11 seconds left as he potted the empty netter sending the series back to the white out conditions of Winnipeg with the Jets up 3-1. Final Score: Winnipeg Jets 2, Minnesota Wild 0, Winnipeg Jets Lead The Series (3-1)
Game 5 Recap
Connor Hellebuyck was perfect in goal, recording the second shutout of his playoff career as a Winnipeg Jet. This time the Jets would leave nothing to chance as they pounced on the Wild just 31 seconds into the game with a goal by Jason Trouba. It was all down hill from there for the Wild as well. Winnipeg would go on to score four more unanswered goals en route to 5-0 shellacking of the Minnesota Wild. With a full white out in effect, spanning for blocks and blocks outside the arena, Winnipeg gave notice to the entire Hockey world that this is their time to shine. Final Score: Winnipeg Jets 2, Minnesota Wild 0, Winnipeg Jets WIN The Series (4-1)
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