With their backs now against the wall, the Wild must come out firing in Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night if they want to avoid an early postseason exit. Parise has goals in all three games of the series.
The Jets lead the series 2-1 after falling 6-2 at Minnesota on Sunday. Winnipeg had a pair of power play opportunities, giving them a chance for the equalizer, but were unable to beat Dubnyk, who made 29 saves on the night.
Myers, who scored one of the two Winnipeg goals, went down along the boards after colliding with the Wild's Marcus Foligno with 4:19 left in the second period.
I have found it very interesting listening to the recaps and dialogue following the Wild's 3-2 loss in game one. They were then clinical with their own chances - the flawless way to steal a game on the road.
"They have been physical so we've got to push back", Jordan Greenway added. They've got a 66 per cent 5-on-5 Corsi through two games (source: naturalstattrick.com), tops in the National Hockey League in Round 1.
The Jets were well aware that the Wild would be no pushovers playing at home where Minnesota had lost just six times in regulation in 41 regular-season games. (Iowa Wild coach) Derek Lalonde must have done a great job with him because he's come up here and hasn't played like a guy who hasn't played in the NHL before, let alone the pressure of playoff hockey.
Wheeler put Winnipeg up 1-0 on a power play on the first Jets shot of the game, snapping a bouncing puck from along the goal line that caromed off Dubnyk's glove hand and in. The Jets remained in Winnipeg until 1996 when they moved to Phoenix and became the Phoenix Coyotes. He had two assists, four blocked shots and countless gritty plays in front of the net in the 6-2 win. Game 5 is back in Winnipeg on Friday night. It was a huge win for them.
As surprising as Seeler's rise through the ranks has been for almost everyone, there are still some people that claim they never had a doubt.
The Wild are not a one line team, and as long as Staal and Granlund are separated they will continue to have a more balanced approach. But the general feeling was if the Jets kept playing the way they did in Games 1 and 2, they would cruise to winning the series. During the regular season, he was 35-23 with a 2.52 GAA and a.918 save percentage overall, including 22-10 with a 2.18 GAA and a.927 save percentage here at home. The Wild are 276-7-1 in home games this season, so the window to get back in this series is there.
Winnipeg also gave so many playoff debuts last night to players like Laine, Scheifele, Hellebuyck and Ehlers. The Jets better have received them, especially with the way they have killed penalties - not well - in this series ...
"Honestly, I did not punch his knee", Foligno said.
The Jets' jet circled Minnesota-Saint Paul International Airport for close to 30 minutes seeking a break in the poor visibility.