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Snowstorm Forces Jets To Fly Back To Winnipeg

15 Avril 2018

"Just another day at the office", he deadpanned.

Joe Morrow scored with 7:13 remaining to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff opener on Wednesday night at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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.

Winnipeg finished the second period with a Corsi-for rating of 81 percent - an unprecedented mark worthy of a seat in the fancy stats Hall of Fame. He blocked a team-high three shots. Jets forward Paul Stastny is expecting another raucous crowd now that the series is moving south of the border.

Zach Parise had the lone goal for Minnesota on a power play with 45 seconds left. They've got a 66 per cent 5-on-5 Corsi through two games (source: naturalstattrick.com), tops in the National Hockey League in Round 1.

"When you're the favorite, everyone expects you to be flawless", Boudreau said.

But that's not all he does. There is no such thing as a ideal game, but in todays world we have to be so black and white as to why something happened.

Absorbing the loss in game one was Devan Dubnyk, who allowed three goals on 40 shot attempts in the game. He picked up an assist both nights filtering a ideal pass from behind the net to Stastny for the eventual game-winner.

But it wasn't just Game 1 that had to cause some concern for Flyers fans. "I think we showed pieces of our game, but I don't think we played to our level". A year ago he managed a.925 save percentage against the St. Louis Blues and this time around he's kept them in both games. "(The Jets) are playing really well and we're going to have to play much better". "I think he can play that game".

Byfuglien, now 33 years old, knows these playoff opportunities aren't to be taken for granted. This is a franchise that has never won a playoff game before - whether in Atlanta or Winnipeg - so getting that monkey off their backs was huge. "The guys care a lot, and they're a resilient group, but, most of all, they're competitive and they care".

"Once you get out there and get playing the game and get into the feel of the game and make a pass or a hit or something like that, you just feel like you're playing", he said. They were out-shot 14-5 in the second period and 16-3 in the third period. That could present a hard matchup for the Jets and just may deliver a goal or two for the Wild, who knows.

Winnipeg only got one shot on goal on the power play, but the momentum - and hits - carried on and Myers scored at 8:41 to make it 1-0.

Sunday's game is slightly in jeopardy, as the Jets weren't able to fly into the Twin Cities on Saturday because of the snowstorm.

"We have to embrace the fact that we're down 2-0", Hynes said. "Being physical is one of our strong suits". "I don't think we played as well as we can". That's why when he was unexpectedly offered a ticket for Sunday's matchup, he couldn't believe his luck, Morton said, adding his kids are a bit upset they won't be tagging along. "To be truthful, it's an expansion team, but the expansion rules were real good to us, and we got a lot of good hockey players".

Snowstorm Forces Jets To Fly Back To Winnipeg