Connor Hellebuyck comes up big, Mark Scheifele scores twice and the Jets are now one win away from their first ever playoff series win in franchise history with a 2-0 win in game four over Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Last night’s game three answered a few questions that we had. Would the Wild come out strong at home and announce their presence in the series? (They did) Would the Jets third line continue their strong almost dominating play? (They didn’t) Would we still be annoyed by Sportsnet’s Garry Galley? (Many of you were) But…
The Jets were not going to go 16-0 in these playoffs and, the Wild are still a pretty good team, especially at home. Both of these facts were confirmed tonight as Minnesota comes roaring back with a 6-2 win in game three.
It took a little longer than expected to get into Saint Paul thanks to actual whiteout conditions and the worst April snow storm the state of Minnesota has seen in decades, but as of 8:00 AM CST Sunday morning the Winnipeg Jets made it into town and will be ready for game three.
That is the Winnipeg Jets we expected to see in game one. After a relatively tame first period between the two teams, the Just absolutely ran roughshod over Minnesota, out-shooting the Wild 30-8 and closing out a game two win with a 4-1 win.
Two days into the playoffs and we’ve already had our fair share of expected moments – Sidney Crosby doing Sidney Crosby things, Flyers goaltending doing Flyers goaltending things, and the Capitals doing playoff choke job things. And just like it happens every playoffs, we’ve also had unexpected moments like the Vegas Golden Knights going full…
it wasn’t exactly pretty, it wasn’t quite the “domination” we expected, but the Winnipeg Jets have a 1-0 series lead on the Minnesota Wild after a 3-2 win thanks to a game winning goal from… *checks paper* Wait.. This… *looks at paper again* Seriously? Joe Morrow? Welcome to the Playoffs baby!
This is it! 82 regular season games later and the best record in Winnipeg Jets history be it franchise or local city with 52 wins, 114 points and second place overall in the entire league has led us to a first round date with the Minnesota Wild.
The Winnipeg Jets begin their quest for the Stanley Cup in earnest tonight against the Minnesota Wild. Time to break down these two teams in five key areas to see if the Jets truly do hold an advantage over the Wild as many fans and experts have suggested.
Last night we revealed our picks for the eastern side of the 2018 NHL Playoff bracket, now we give to you our picks for the west side.
Welcome to opening day of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs! Tonight, the Winnipeg Jets take on the Minnesota Wild in a series that pits two 100+ point teams against each other.
It’s playoff time! With that in mind, as always predictions need to be made and JetsNation staff and contributors were asked to pick their favorites to come out of the first round of the Eastern Conference.