Same players. Same line combinations.
Flyers exact revenge, take Game 2 vs. Pens, 5-1So much for the Penguins wiping out the Flyers on their two-game home stand to start the Metropolitan Division showdown.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the team that wins the first two games at home in a best-of-seven series goes on to win the series 88.7 per cent of the time. The Wild lost three consecutive games just once this season. A lot of their young players had huge games (Ivan Provorov had two points; Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny both scored goals).
"We got to 90 miles west of Minneapolis and winds were bad, highway was slippery, blowing snow was starting". 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.
"We feel real good", said Gallant, a strong supporter of the Summerside Boys and Girls Club. "That is key for me and allows me to stay calm and confident as well".
Daniel Winnik showed just how frustrated the team is and Brandon Tanev was the unfortunate recipient late last night.More news: Highlights from former FBI Director James Comey's new book
But early on it still looked like he was off of his game. At that point it seemed like it was only a matter of time until he let one in and the dam would once again burst.
Zach Parise had the lone goal for Minnesota on a power play with 45 seconds left. Lightning RW Ryan Callahan left the game late in the second period with an upper body injury and did not return. "(The Jets) are playing really well and we're going to have to play much better".
If you are looking for a team to root for based exclusively on number of MI alumni, that team is the Winnipeg Jets, who have three former Wolverines on the roster. "I'm definitely going to be looking at the replays because the crowd went nuts".
"We did a great job in the third period". Devan Dubnyk stopped 39 shots for Minnesota. Copp's goal came on Winnipeg's 35th shot of the game.
"Our city, our province and all Jets fans are excited we got our team back".
"I've played in a couple of big games", said the 21-year-old winger.More news: Strong to severe storms expected this afternoon
"We have to take care of business at home".
"It would be disappointing if we can't go, but it is what it is". Game 2 was indeed different from Game 1. As Sportsnet pointed out, it's Crosby's tradition to touch center ice during his pre-game skate, and Gudas made sure to plant himself - you guessed it - on center ice during No. 87's ritual.
"It's not about proving anything", said Elliott. A year ago he managed a.925 save percentage against the St. Louis Blues and this time around he's kept them in both games. "That is what it's all about it". Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien - 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds - had Wild forwards cringing as they entered his territory, having seen teammate after teammate turned into rink-board advertising.
Does he have that in him the rest of the way?
They certainly did this night.
And even then there was no push back by the Wild.More news: Mohamed Salah's goalscoring feats a 'win-win' for Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp