Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Another Whiteout: Winnipeg Jets' flight to Minnesota rerouted due to blizzard

Another Whiteout: Winnipeg Jets' flight to Minnesota rerouted due to blizzard

Down by two goals with 11 minutes left in the third period, the Minnesota Wild still hadn't put a shot on the Winnipeg Jets' goal in the frame. But then you have to go through that process of what's it like when you give up a lead.

In the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the NJ Devils.

"As a coach, you care about everything".

"He's played like that for a big chunk of the season", Maurice said.

"When you play 30 minutes a game, and you're really not used to it, I just told him to stay home", Boudreau said. We've played two solid games and sort of have limited their time and space with the puck. "I'm pretty sure New Jersey is going to do the exact same thing. That's the bottom line".

Through two games in the series, shots on goal in the third period alone are 36-7 Winnipeg. The franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011 and the Jets were also swept out of the playoffs by Anaheim in 2015.

But even if weather predictions were looking a bit grim, Smith's prediction for Game 3 is anything but.

"There are a lot of good players and experience there". "It's a long series". It's not as if we can go in there and get an easy game.

"We have to embrace the fact that we're down 2-0", Hynes said. "It's this kind of sneaky, underlying underdog confidence that I think will carry us", defenseman Matt Dumba said. After all, they've never had a team that looked poised to win the Stanley Cup before. "We played a good team game and we stuck through all 60". At the 8:41 mark of the second period, lanky Jets defenceman Tyler Myers twisted his way in from the blueline and pinged a shot from the right circle in off the far post that Dubnyk could not prevent. "I think he's had a couple hits that have nearly seemed to single-handedly change the game". Matchups for the week are numerous and highly anticipated for National Hockey League fans throughout the country, because as we all well know, in the playoffs, anything can happen.

"If there's one thing I've learned this week though, it's that there's certainly no option off-the-table as we try to figure out how to do this".

"To have a little, I don't even know if you want to call it a Cinderella story of a night tonight, it makes you feel good". On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it's successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all opponent power plays.

Roseau's Dustin Byfuglien had an active Game 1 for the Jets, leveling Minnesota's Joel Eriksson Ek in the second period, drawing a roughing penalty and picking up an assist on Winnipeg's first goal.

Both of Killorn's goals came on power plays. New Jersey outshot the Lightning 44-25, including 19-9 over the final 20 minutes. Now, coming into this one, we've had a great season and there's more expectation. "It is what it is". But the sting came in the third period when they went 2-1 down.

If they don't think they can make it to Minneapolis, the Parkers will turn around and head back to Winnipeg. In 18 seasons between Atlanta and Winnipeg, the Thrashers/Jets have made the postseason twice and still haven't won a game.

Winnipeg lost forward Mathieu Perreault in the third period to an upper-body injury.

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