Snowstorm Forces Jets To Fly Back To Winnipeg

Snowstorm Forces Jets To Fly Back To Winnipeg

Updates with new lead, quotes. Zach Parise has scored two goals in the series, however, those are the only shots he has in the series.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - It's great to play well, even better to win.

The Jets lead the series 2-0.

Those three combined to play 164 games in Iowa this season, and now they are important parts of Minnesota's playoff push.

"They're coming in with confidence and that's all you can ask from the young guys", Myers said. "And we're going to bring a "W" home for the Jets". "This travel thing is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned". "It's the playoffs. There's going to be battles, there's going to be swings of momentum, but the big thing for me is who won the game".

Gostisbehere sent a shot from the point that made its way through a Nolan Patrick screen, between Murray's legs and into the net with 37 seconds left in the opening period to end Murray's shutout streak at 225:49, the fourth longest playoff shutout streak in the last 28 years.

"We did bend a little bit in the third but didn't break, so it's a good feeling to be up 2-0", Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said. Like other sports, you have to win one in the other team's building. "That's the bottom line".

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.

Nick Seeler and Carson Soucy nearly certainly will be in the lineup for Game 1 on Wednesday night at Bell MTS Place, and Murphy has a good chance of cracking the lineup at some point.

The Devils have played well in spurts, overcoming slow starts to keep both games interesting.

"The guys care a lot, " he said.

He was rewarded for that confidence and faith with a 5-1 Flyers win that saw them even their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins at one game apiece.

Devils coach John Hynes echoed that sentiment. I think to a man we knew we didn't play a playoff game last game here in Game 1.

"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.

"We've got to play a lot better than we have in the first two", Parise said.

Jets defenceman Tyler Myers had a goal in the second period and also picked up an assist.

Hynes wasn't ready to discuss whether he'll change starting goaltenders for the next game. "It's going to be very tough for us". They are loud, they cheer and every time we score the first goal of the game they just don't sit down. In the postseason, goals are usually harder to come by and the adrenaline of the moment brings hard hits that cross the line; a year ago, Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed a game with a concussion after a cross-check to the head from the Capitals Matt Niskanen.

Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 31 shots in the opener and was outstanding again Saturday. "It is what it is. They protected home ice and now we have to try to go back and do the same in our building".



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