Keys: Wild at Jets, Game 2

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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.

After being outshot 40-20 in Game 1, coach Bruce Boudreau was asked on Friday morning how the Wild could close the gap moving forward.

What happened was another Bruins goal on the ensuing power play that made it 5-1 in the first game between the bitter rivals.

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. Winnipeg's attack seemed to run in spurts, with a handful of chances coming every two or three minutes. "There are very few players like him", marvelled Jets centre Paul Stastny. He did it to Joel Eriksson Ek in Game 1.

Whether you get beat bad or whatever, you still have to win one and it doesn't matter if it's now, the fifth, or the seventh.

But that's not all he does.

Four of the game's goals came in the third period. Putting up 14 shots in the middle frame - as compared to Minnesota's five - Winnipeg increased its lead to 27-14 heading into the third period of play.

"Minnesota, it's nearly like a Canadian market there", said Stastny, who had a goal on Friday night.

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Kadri was tossed from Toronto's Game 1 loss at Boston for boarding Wingels, and Blue Jackets winger Josh Anderson was thrown out of their overtime victory at Washington for a hit from behind that injured Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.

"Sometimes we marvel at what those guys do out there and their instincts", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said during his postgame address. "His game was underappreciated this year". We got a lot of good talent, a lot of good players and we earned a lot of these wins this year.

After winning the 2010 Stanley Cup and bringing it back to Roseau, Byfuglien was traded.

This Winnipeg team, as the reincarnation of an Atlanta Thrashers franchise that never won a playoff game in an 11-year history, has a tortured history.


"I think we view this as a missed opportunity", Cullen said. "It washes them away and you get to enjoy it in front of a crowd like this and a city like this". Picking up his second assist of the game on Copp's first was the aforementioned Jack Roslovic, who drew back into the Jets' lineup following an injury to Mathieu Perreault in game one. Dustin Byfuglien had a particularly good game, leading the Jets in playing time, getting five shots on goal and assisting on Mark Scheifele's goal.

The team is scheduled to face off against the Minnesota Wild in Game 3, Sunday, at 6 p.m., Central Time. I told the guys here I think home playoff games are fun, but I think road playoff games are way better, especially when you're facing a crowd like that.

Little had said earlier in the day that he hoped his team could go up two-games-to-none against the more-experienced Wild. "Being physical is one of our strong suits". "I was just out of position on some plays that I made the wrong read, kind of, and that could be due to nerves or, I don't know, not thinking fast enough".