Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

NHL Playoffs Game 3: Wild 6, Jets 2

NHL Playoffs Game 3: Wild 6, Jets 2

Winnipeg won 3-2 on Wednesday night. He kept the game at 6-2 in a quickly played third period. The talk of the turnovers that led to the tying and winning goals and the terrible analytics of Carson Soucy. The team's an impressive 23-14 in one-goal games, while Minnesota is 12-16 in such games. The team that takes advantage of the other's errors usually comes out on top. Winnipeg is 8-0 in its last eight games versus a team with a winning record. "They never let up right until the final whistle".

The Wild seemed to be holding on through much of the game before a three-goal third period by the Jets put it out of reach.

Come on people this is hockey and there are two teams playing the game.

Zach Parise had the lone goal for Minnesota on a power play with 45 seconds left. He went eight games without scoring before ripping a pair of goals against the Buffalo Sabres on January 9 and then his stick went quiet for eight more before he scored February 3 against the Colorado Avalanche. The Wild did that with Sunday's balanced attack, leveraging the home crowd energy to combat the Jets' thundering physicality. It was the third career playoff goal for Wheeler, and his first of the series. When the Wild are playing well they are generating offense off the shot. "Now it moves to Game 4 where we have an opportunity to tie the series". The puck hit his glove and fell in the corner of the net, a soft goal if there ever was one. That, coupled with the fact that the Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box, made it feel like it was only a matter of time before the score was even. Now it is up to Staal, Zucker, and Niederreiter to make the necessary adjustments to become more effective. "We were watching kinda the afternoon games and watching the basketball games, so different guys kinda used their hot spots to turn the games on". That could present a hard matchup for the Jets and just may deliver a goal or two for the Wild, who knows.

"I thought Cory came in and played really well", Hynes said. All it takes is looking at last season's matchup with the St. Louis Blues to see how falling into an 0-3 hole can spell disaster.

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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're not going to win like that". Koivu did eventually glide to the hashmark and the whistle was blown. And don't just chalk it up to home ice or the Jets' re-rerouted jets.

Just like the Jets believe they'll be the same team that bounced back all season.

Unfortunately for the Jets, that's the only thing that was successful during Game 3 of their first-round series against Minnesota who lit the lamp six times en route to a 6-2 win.

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

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Granlund also had a goal and an assist this evening and his spin-o-rama assist was most likely the play of the evening.

Heck, hulking Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien singlehandedly got into the head of every player inside the Wild locker room with his physical play.

Second Period_4, Minnesota, Dumba 1 (Winnik, Eriksson Ek), 3:32. "It washes them away and you get to enjoy it in front of a crowd like this and a city like this".

"There were lots of wrecks, I tell you that", said Winnipegger Daniel Reis, who broke the trip up into two segments on Friday and Saturday.

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