Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

NHL Playoffs Game 3: Wild 6, Jets 2

NHL Playoffs Game 3: Wild 6, Jets 2

That will be a new game and the Jets are still ahead in the series.

Here is a flurry of notes ahead of Game 3 of the series, which will mercifully be played indoors Sunday night.

I'm going to side with home dominance and Devan Dubnyk here. With their backs now against the wall, the Wild must come out firing in Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night if they want to avoid an early postseason exit.

What did you think of Game 3? So now how do they carry that over for Game 4? Minnesota had just six regulation losses at home during the regular season, which was tops in the National Hockey League. Jets coach Paul Maurice offered no update on Myers' status Monday but did reiterate that he didn't like the hit and expected the league to take a look at Foligno's actions. Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press noted their potential impact, citing Canada's foremost hockey voice, Don Cherry: "Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry says many, many stupid things but he was bang-on after Game 2 when he scolded the Jets for the late game melee that seemed to awaken the Wild, who to that point had otherwise looked every bit like a condemned man making the final walk resigned to his fate".

Winnipeg has averaged 5.8 takeaways per game over its last five road games, a drop-off from its season average of 7.1 takeaways per game (ranked 16th overall). They were very solid at the defensive end of the ice as well as they ranked 5th in goals allowed, giving up 2.63 gpg, while also ranking 15th in shots allowed (31.9 spg) and 9th in penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on 18.2% of their chances.

The second period went from bad to worse for the Jets, trailing 5-2, when Myers was checked by Foligno and caught his skate at the bottom of the boards. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Minnesota.

"Winning 1-on-1 battles, just outworking them". They will hope for another offensive explosion in this one.

Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise had power-play goals in the first period for the spark that was missing on the road, and the Wild scored four times in the second to beat the Jets 6-2 on Sunday night. "It's the disease of slowness and that's what cost us the game".

Hellebuyck won his first two career Stanley Cup playoff games while stopping 34 of the 37 shots he faced in the opening two contests. During the regular season, he was 35-23 with a 2.52 GAA and a.918 save percentage overall, including 22-10 with a 2.18 GAA and a.927 save percentage here at home. It took us after that first period to kind of figure it out, what we could get away with. "I'm sure a lot of Winnipeg fans are saying that but no I'm not trying to hurt someone out there, especially a good friend like Myers". "They're aggressive, but they sit back", Zucker explained of the Jets.

"They have been physical so we've got to push back", Jordan Greenway added.

"Honestly, I did not punch his knee", Foligno said.

BC-HKN-Jets-Wild, 1st Ld-Writethru, 897Wild ground Jets with 6-2 win to cut series deficit to 2-1AP Photo MNAK110, MNAK107, MNAK109, MNAK105, MNAK104, MNAK108, MNAK106, MNAK111Eds: Wild 6, Jets 2. "Going forward, I think keeping that physicality and wearing them down, I think more space will open up for us like it did last night and we'll get more chances".

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