Jets look ahead to ‘do or die’ series finale against relentless Predators

May 10 12:33 2018

The Predators, however, are not pointing the finger at their goalie and ahead of Monday’s Game 6 were putting more of the responsibility on the team in front of him.

Why would have you expected anything less when the top two teams during the regular season are going head-to-head in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs? He grabbed a new stick from the Predators’ equipment manager, fought off Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot and kept the puck onside.

Game 7 goes Thursday in Nashville, with the victor taking on the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final. Right now I’ll side with the over but update as game time approaches… The scoring chances have been about dead even and there’s a difference of three high-danger chances following six games.

Oh… and Pekka Rinne was outstanding.

If a Game 7 is necessary, an outdoor viewing party will take place for the home game on Thursday, May 10.

Hellebuyck said his biggest games prior to this one were probably a pair of Hockey East Championships when he was at the University of Massachussets-Lowell.

The Jets would have likely been down more than two entering the third if not for some stellar play from goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

NOTES: The extra day before Game 7 is due to a Justin Timberlake concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night. They are going to get their chances, they are going to generate shots.

It nearly wasn’t that way, though. Forsberg spent only 13 games with Nashville in 2013-14, and he has been a fixture in the lineup since 2014-15. They’re good people. I guess the difference in these situations, good people understand what’s at stake. “We get a couple days of rest here and it’s a character win”.

In Game 2 they gave up two goals in less than a minute, but were able to come back and win in double overtime. “We just couldn’t get the first one”.

“Same way as every other game”, he said.

Filip Forsberg also scored twice with goals in the second and third while also adding an assist for Nashville.

“The power play was just a microcosm of the way we played”, Stastny said. We’re just going to keep working hard.

As has been the case throughout this hard-fought series, no team has been able to string together consecutive victories.

Winnipeg Jets’ fans celebrate a goal during Stanley Cup playoff action.

“Pretty good team, they’ve learned all those lessons you’re supposed to learn – killer instinct, all the words that will come out tonight that we didn’t get”, Maurice said. After a review, the call was overturned, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead early in the game.

The NHL returned to Winnipeg in 2011 when the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to the Manitoba capital, but the new Jets’ first foray into the playoffs in 2015 also resulted in a four-game ouster in the first round at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks.

“We want to thank TDS for agreeing to this friendly wager given that Winnipeg has never won the Western Conference or the President’s Trophy and missed the playoffs the last two years!” You’d think it would favour the home team.

Keith LaBossiere, managing partner and CEO of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, says the two firms will be watching closely tonight in Game 6.

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Jets look ahead to ‘do or die’ series finale against relentless Predators
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