Wild Get Back in Series with win against Jets


"Just another day at the office", he deadpanned.

The Minnesota Wild fell into a 2-0 deficit on the road in their first round series with the Winnipeg Jets.

Devan Dubnyk was phenomenal all game, making big saves to keep the Wild lead intact.

Dubnyk was the one drinking in Sunday's inevitable win during the third period while his counterpart, Connor Hellebuyck, sat in the corner of the Jets bench, tarred and feathered for surrendering a half-dozen goals two days after yawning through a 17-shot shutout. He blocked a team-high three shots. "We know that we can play a lot better".

While the franchise record for most goals in a home playoff game will stand out to the naked eye, the truth is, the Wild won this game by showing they can be just as physical as the Jets. "The lineup hasn't been quite full", said forward Bryan Little, who began Wednesday's game centring Perreault's line alongside Joel Armia.

But that's not all he does.

"But here we are after a Game 3 in which all the gentilities of two northern neighbors known for their insufferable friendliness were buried over the course of 60 minutes in favor of one of those brass knuckle battles where everyone was fighting dirty all night long, or at least as long as the final result was still in doubt, which turned out to be two periods".

Staal had a goal and an assist in this one.

Byfuglien was named the games No. 1 star.

"It tells me that enough is enough", Boudreau said. "His game was underappreciated this year". "We're here to play, and we're fully capable of pushing hard". But he didn't score and that seemed to draw a lot of the concern.

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While Myers' condition is unknown, the 28-year-old has a history of injuries.

After winning the 2010 Stanley Cup and bringing it back to Roseau, Byfuglien was traded. Dubnyk has 37 wins, 26 losses, and seven OT losses and has registered a 2.55 goals against average and a.918 save percentage this year.

"I was trying to do too much nearly", he said. "While you're here, you might as well give it all you've got".

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5 - 2, the Toronto Maple Leafs got single strikes from John Duda, Scott Shannon, Ian Nash, Christopher Merritt and Aaron Cook, while Nathan Kowalski and Shannon Gosse scored a goal each for the Vancouver Canucks.

Tonight the Wild need to generate more shots on goal and as simple as that sounds it needs to be their M.O. going forward.

"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.

Winnipeg only got one shot on goal on the power play, but the momentum carried on for Myers' goal that made it 1-0 at 8:41. "I think we showed pieces of our game, but I don't think we played to our level".

That hasn't been a problem for the former Gopher, who is coming off one of his best performances of his National Hockey League career in Sunday's Game 3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

"We got a couple power plays after that", coach Bruce Boudreau said.

"The guys were kind of hungry so once we ran out food then it was just kind of roaming around [inside the plane] and just kind of hang out with each other", Statsny said.