Jets top Wild 3-2 in playoff opener

Joe Morrow pulls Minnesota's Matt Dumba off Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck

Joe Morrow pulls Minnesota's Matt Dumba off Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck

The problem is, there's no real answer. But unlike those men, Boudreau has never won a Stanley Cup.

"We had a meeting, me, him and Parros, and went over videos and just what they were looking at when he was being considered for suspensions and fines and other examples throughout the league", Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said. We'll be ready on Sunday.

Hooking - When a player impedes the progress of an opponent by "hooking" him with a stick. They played really good.

They either figure out how to even this series or go home and wait another year for their next chance.

Media: "What about getting into the middle more?" "Trying to get that out of the game". "I think we showed pieces of our game, but I don't think we played to our level". "We've been that way all year", Little said. "As a coach, sometimes you take it for granted". "Obviously, if he's still standing up, I think there's nothing wrong with that, but he ended up falling and reaching for the puck, and I'm not sure what happened after that".

After pounding in the final nail in the Wild's coffin in Game 2 on Friday, the Jets" super sophomore temporarily turned his stick from a goal-scoring weapon into a musical prop as he "played the violin' directly in front of Minnesota's bench during his celebration fly-by.

"I was trying to do too much nearly", he said.

Dustin Byfuglien was an absolute terror, a reminder of the value of big, physical players when the game shifts into playoff mode.

There will be no such pressure on the Wild, and confidence in the locker room was high Tuesday before the Wild headed out for a scheduled 2 p.m. flight to Winnipeg.

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.

Since this is the first season for professional hockey in Las Vegas (and the first time many people have attended a hockey game) and the first time the Vegas Golden Knights have been in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, we thought some people might appreciate a primer of sorts.

The Wild returns home with little to build off of after it sagged against the Jets Friday. They do have some guys there that have a lot of skill and can be risky but if you limit their time and space it allows our D to be all over them. It's the old rinse and repeat, and now the Wild have to find a way out of the spin cycle. He got the upper hand and sent a message that the series is far from over.

"I think they're going to come out with a real strong push", Jets centre Adam Lowry said. But that's not an automatic thing. "Usually when we have trouble with Minnesota in their rink they're moving the puck through the neutral zone, they're skating, they're activating their D, they seem to come at you in waves. That's the way you have to look at it". Well, we don't know much about Connor Hellebuyck in the playoffs yet. The Jets held a 22-5 advantage in five-on-five shot attempts after two periods of work.

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