As the series shifts south to the "State of Hockey" fans of Minnesota will not be as happy.
"I thought Cory came in and played really well", Hynes said.
Early in the game, you could tell that Laine was desperate to make his mark on the game. Thursday, with the rest of the series kicking off, we got big nights from the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, an overtime collapse by the Washington Capitals and a physical 3-0 victory by the San Jose Sharks over the hot Anaheim Ducks. Morrow was acquired at the trade deadline from Montreal in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. "You'd like to say you played the ideal game, but somebody else has a vote out there", coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after a 5-3 victory in Game 2 of the first-round matchup.
Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is keeping it simple.
Saturday's practice included a lot of work on play through the neutral zone, a problem in Games 1 and 2.
The Jets won the regular-season series 3-1. 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. Then you get in the city and it's a big metropolitan city.
"It's all part of the learning process for the new guys, and the veteran guys who've had that experience before can help out". The Jets attempted to fly into the Twin Cities Saturday, but their flight was rerouted to Duluth due to blizzard conditions.More news: Games-New Zealand strike double gold in rugby sevens
The Wild might be treading water in the playoffs, but they're here for the sixth consecutive season and among active players have a combined 584 playoff games under their belts. "What I mean by that is we can say we had strong pushes in certain things, but I think we did take a step tonight".
"We're here." Head coach Paul Maurice said. "Everyone expects you to win in four; and sometimes it's a little too much pressure for players to handle".
Game 4 was scheduled for Tuesday.
A winter storm has temporarily diverted the Winnipeg Jets trip to Minneapolis for game three in the first round of NHL Playoffs. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. He'd played 38 games for the Canadiens. They have watched their team in back to back games struggle to generate any sustained offense while getting picked apart on defense.
"They're coming in with confidence and that's all you can ask from the young guys", Myers said. "And I think we work hard to fix those things".
Second-year defenceman Josh Morrissey admitted there are nerves, but mostly before the puck drops.
"Unfortunately, I didn't get a good look", Hellebuyck said with a chuckle of the Koivu hit. "You know the time of year you're playing, but you're still just playing that same game". We have to win one game. We know the crowd is going to be very good. Puckdrop is set for 6:00 P.M. central time on Sunday, while Tuesday's game will get underway at 7:00 P.M. central, also found on Sportsnet.