Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild - 4/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, who guided the Anaheim Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Jets in 2015, said with Devan Dubnyk withstanding a barrage of rubber in net, they had a chance to win when they took a brief 2-1 lead early in the third period. While some teams opt to stay at hotels for home games to avoid distractions, Gallant said the Golden Knights, who won the series opener against the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 and hosted Game 2 late Friday night, will maintain the same routines they followed during the regular season.

It was the first post-season victory for the franchise dating all the way back to 1999 when the team was the Atlanta Thrashers. Game 2 likely will feature more of the same. "I don't think we played as well as we can". "It would be nice to go there with a split series".

It's important that they hold serve.

"She called me and was like, 'We might be playing the Jets in the playoffs. From what we've gone through this year that's something we'd be prepared for".

They started partying on the street adjacent to Bell MTS Place in the afternoon, packed the arena by the time the teams came out for warmups and chanted "go Jets go" throughout the game.

"We've got to take advantage of the chances that we do get, for sure", Jets winger Andrew Copp said. "Nothing is going to change for us".

The Jets did some things very well.

"This is the closest we've ever been to where they're playing a playoff game", Wathen added. Morrow is on a pairing with Dustin Byfuglien.

The Jets ended the regular season with nine consecutive wins at home-they haven't lost in Bell MTS Place since February-and the Wild found out just how hard it is to win in Winnipeg.

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"Hopefully, they learned about those things (on Wednesday) and they'll be better for it".

That isn't surprising considering the overwhelming amount of Jets fans in attendance for both Game 1 and Game 2. "We just ran out of burgers, '" Broeffle said.

Gallant did acknowledge the playoffs "will be a little bit more intense" and there will be extra pressure. "But we responded well". They are loud, they cheer and every time we score the first goal of the game they just don't sit down.

Winnipeg will also be without defensemen Toby Enstrom, Dmitry Kulikov and center Matt Hendricks. Everybody else is game time.

If Perreault is unable to answer the bell, it's expected rookie Jack Roslovic will step into the lineup. Oh, and most importantly, he scored twice. "But the ideal would be winning [Game 2]". The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities.

Eric Staal and his line of course must be better than they were in game one, but again, that is an easy finger point situation.

Winnipeg lost forward Mathieu Perreault in the third period to an upper-body injury. "I'll take a faceoff off an icing all day long over a turnover there".

"Tyler played really good for us in the last [regular-season] game and a lot of games down the stretch, and he's a veteran", Boudreau said.

Laine was one of eight Jets players to make his playoff debut and he was able to soak in the atmosphere of his first whiteout.

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