Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets Matchup Preview 4/13/18

NHL playoffs 2018: Live score, highlights, updates from Jets vs. Wild Game 2

Jets Pound Wild in Whiteout Condition, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Winnipeg opened the best-of-seven first-round series with a 3-2 win Wednesday night and followed that with a 4-1 victory on Friday.

"No matter how you cut it, guys play for seven months, and if they go down 0-2, they're a little bit disappointed, but it's not like getting down 0-2 in your building and having to go to their building", Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said after the team practiced in its rink Saturday.

Think Winnipeg enjoyed the Jets' series-opening playoff win? Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. "You look at what Blake does every night, he drives the ship for us", forward Adam Lowry added. Devan Dubnyk stopped 39 shots for Minnesota.

Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves for the Jets, who finished second overall in the National Hockey League and Central Division with 114 points (52-20-10).

During the playoffs, Economic Development Winnipeg, in partnership with True North Sports and Entertainment Ltd. It comes fast and I've got to make those decisions quick and hopefully learn from it and have a better game.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tornado watch in effect for portions of Lowcountry
It will be much cooler tomorrow-feeling like early March, as high temperatures only make it to the upper 50s tomorrow. Odds for potentially gusty storms will spike later Sunday into Sunday night before tranquility returns Monday .

"We went over some video today", said defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who offered some words of encouragement for Soucy. A hard thing to do when you'd only made the playoffs once before, in 2015, and were swept in four straight games by the Anaheim Ducks. "And they kept coming".

"There's a lot of good things in our game to like", Devils leading scorer Taylor Hall said. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated ninth overall, and they've successfully killed off 81.8 percent of all penalties. When he went down to the U.S. Saturday morning, he was accompanied by his father, Don Smith, and step-mother, Alana Brownlee, who will also be watching Game 3 live with him.

"(Minnesota) did very good on home ice as we did, so we're certainly going to have to be ready", Myers said. Kinkaid was a big part of New Jersey's success after Schneider went down with groin and hip injuries in January, earning the right to start his first playoff series.

It was a scoreless first period, though the Jets held a 13-4 edge in shots on goal. "I'm not going to speculate on whether we're going to use him or not use him".

Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault - who missed the second half of Wednesday's series opener after finding himself on the receiving end of many thunderous body checks - did not dress for the Jets, as rookie Jack Roslovic took his place in the lineup alongside Bryan Little and Joel Armia on Winnipeg's third line. During the regular season, in his career, he has gone 53-26 with a 2.50 GAA in his home games and 31-18 with a 2.23 GAA against the Central Division, while against the Wild he has gone 5-2 with a 2.52 GAA. "Too little, too late, but I think we showed fight", Schneider said. "So I kind of said, 'If that's the matchup, then I'm going to (an away) game, '" said Riley Smith. They're a good team at home. Wheeler (92 points) has tallied 23 goals and 69 assists and has recorded two or more points 25 times this year.

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