Mathieu Perreault leaves Jets playoff game with apparent shoulder injury

Mathieu Perreault leaves Jets playoff game with apparent shoulder injury

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. Daniel Winnik of the Wild had a fight with Brandon Tanev of the Jets.

"We've played a very fast game", observed Jets defenceman Joshua Morrissey. Kucherov, Tampa Bay's leading scorer this season, has 46 points (24 goals, 22 assists) in 47 career playoff games. "To me, whoever plays the best, and has the best game plan going in, and gets the better goaltending, is going to win". The team that takes advantage of the other's errors usually comes out on top. "Greenway has played in some really important games this year".

Although this will be the Golden Knights' first post-season appearance as a team, Gallant notes there are players who have valuable National Hockey League playoff experience, including No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Perreault left the game midway into the second period and did not return for the third. Both teams are loaded with highly skilled professionals trained to force their opponents into making mistakes.

Three Jets recorded multi-point games. Not long after, defenseman Tyler Myers walked around Jason Zucker before beating Dubnyk with a shot to the far side to give the Jets the lead.

Dubnyk didn't have to stop a Winnipeg shot until seven minutes had passed.

In order to claw back into this series, they must clean up their game and increase their speed. When the Wild are playing well they are generating offense off the shot. In 2011 the Grimsby, Ont., native came a win away from the Cup with the Canucks along with teammate Ryan Kesler, but fell in seven games to Boston. Game 3 is set for Sunday at Xcel Energy Center. For Boudreau, it was also about lifting the spirits of a team that has struggled to mount any offense. Now a strategy that Boudreau may want to incorporate would be to juggle his lines a bit during the game utilizing the TV timeouts and possibly get Granluund and Staal out together for a few shifts during the game.

Wild left wing Marcus Foligno left tangles with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers in the first period of their game on Sunday. Myers would later leave the game after getting injured during a collision with Foligno

The bottom two lines of the Jets have been outplaying the Wild's defense and on this goal it was evident.

Not sure if anyone else noticed that one of the many icings the Jets had in thos last couple minutes Koivu was the first player back for the Wild. "You look at the hit on Joel Eriksson Ek in the first game, and the one on Koivu in the second game".

Winnipeg's offensive skaters attempted 32.5 shots per game in the regular season, resulting in 3.4 goals per outing (ranked second overall in the NHL).

Rowdy behaviour was "very minimal actually", Paulet said. He will most certainly be better this evening which will also help to improve the confidence and game of Carson Soucy as well.

"Just get more zone time and play better", Boudreau said bluntly to open up a short-lived press conference. The only situation I can see where Ennis gets in is if Eriksson Ek cannot go, otherwise Jordan Greenway stays in the lineup and deservedly so as he is becoming a real force for the Wild up front.

The fists began to fly in the final ten seconds of the game, but little could be done to curb the damage already done by Winnipeg. The white-out will be rocking, it is up to the team wearing white to silence the crowd.

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