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Wild have no answers for Roseau's Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets

Wild have no answers for Roseau's Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets

Winnipeg opened the best-of-seven first-round series with a 3-2 win Wednesday night and followed that with a 4-1 victory on Friday.

Game 2 against the Wild takes place Friday at 6:30 p.m. The team's had to kill penalties a whopping 14.4 minutes per game over their last five outings. Winnipeg's attack seemed to run in spurts, with a handful of chances coming every two or three minutes. He blocked a team-high three shots.

Matt Dumba played an excellent game one, logging huge minutes, but all anyone will talk about is his turnover that led to the Patrik Laine goal.

In each game against the Wild, he's delivered monster hits that took Minnesota players off their skates.

Saturday's practice included a lot of work on play through the neutral zone, a problem in Games 1 and 2. It was a bad turnover.

But that's not all he does.

"At this point we're not looking at doing anything for the away games, at least not on our end". He picked up an assist both nights filtering a flawless pass from behind the net to Stastny for the eventual game-winner. The Edmonton native has only 29 career playoff games to his name and likely didn't expect many more when selected by an expansion team. Both are season ticket holders and diehard Jets fans, Smith said.

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. "And we'll look at some and say that wasn't so good", Cooper added.

"There's a lot of good things in our game to like", Devils leading scorer Taylor Hall 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.

"He's just throwing his body all around the ice and it just gives us so much energy", Laine said of Byfuglien. "While you're here, you might as well give it all you've got". "I think it's sometimes you don't know any better and don't have that experience, you don't have that fear of what could go wrong". 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.

"In a tie game like that, when the crowd is maybe sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for something to happen, that wakes everyone up", Stastny said. The goal - Myers' first of the playoffs - brought the Winnipeg crowd to its collective feet, and remained the difference in the game - for the foreseeable future. They have now won their last six games in a row and 12 of their last 13 and will look to keep it going tonight. There is no such thing as a flawless game, but in todays world we have to be so black and white as to why something happened. "Being physical is one of our strong suits". "You just try to be aggressive and play it just like any other breakaway". It's hard to deny they have rights to it, given that Shane Doan, the final first-round pick of the original Jets franchise, followed the team to Phoenix and played there from 1996 until his retirement past year.