Down 2-0, Wild faces 'huge' game against Winnipeg

Minnesota Wild v Winnipeg Jets- Game One

Minnesota Wild v Winnipeg Jets- Game One

WINNIPEG-The Winnipeg Jets got a boost from their frenzied fans over their two victories at home over Minnesota. "And if they go down 0-2, they're a little bit disappointed".

Minnesota opened Friday night's game with some burst, testing Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck with nine shots in the first period.

This franchise has never won a road playoff game, and as much as they enjoyed home ice in the first two games, the Jets are aware that a less-than-friendly reception is likely in Minnesota. "It's a hockey state for sure". "The guys played so well in front of me, there's no fault".

Acquired from the St. Louis Blues before the trade deadline, Stastny is competing in his fifth career playoff series against the Wild.

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Scott Brown, a spokesperson for Jets owner True North Sports & Entertainment, confirmed Saturday afternoon the Jets' plane, en route from Winnipeg to Minneapolis, was diverted to Duluth, Minn., about a 250-kilometre drive away.

The Wild will have to ramp up a big segment of their play, considering they didn't get a shot on goal for the last five minutes of the second period and the first 15 minutes of the third. But by no means is it, 'Oh, we're at home. "It's a free couple wins,"' Minnesota forward Zach Parise told reporters after the skate. "When we came over the border the guy asked us why we were coming and we told him that we were going to the game and he goes, 'Oh I might have to shred these passports.' I thought that was pretty amusing".

Game 4 was scheduled for Tuesday. The Jets also cranked up their physical play Friday, outhitting the visitors 38-23.

The crowd, however, got even louder when the Jets scored first. The team's only post-season appearance since relocating to Winnipeg from Atlanta in 2011 was a sweep at the hands of Anaheim in 2015. While he wasn't tested a lot in the first two games, he saved a combined 34 of 37 shots to help the Jets to the two victories.

Second-year defenceman Josh Morrissey admitted there are nerves, but mostly before the puck drops. "[Minnesota] was all set to go to sleep, fold the tents up just silently..." "You know the time of year you're playing, but you're still just playing that same game".

That's about the worst thing that has happened to Winnipeg so far in the playoffs, as the Jets have dominated the last five periods of this series and even survived the Wild's attempt to send a message in the final seconds of Game 2 as fists flew all over the ice in a "playoff normal" show of increasing bad blood between these Central Division rivals. But Myers knows how quickly momentum can shift.

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