WINNIPEG 4 MINNESOTA 1 (Jets lead series 2-0)
The Jets made the most of home ice advantage, and got a big game from big Tyler Myers in a 4-1 win over the Wild. Myers had a goal and an assist, and they also got 2 helpers from Jack Roslovic, who replaced Mathieu Perrault en route to the victory. While Game 1 was a fairly even contest, this one wasn’t close. The Wild managed just 17 shots last night, to 44 for the Jets. The goal of the night was this Sedin-like set up from Dustin Byfuglien (and look at the confidence of having a D-man behind the opponent’s net) to Paul Stastny for the tap in.
HFR - News— v. Hockey Fanradio (@hockeyfanradio) April 14, 2018
Winnipeg gewinnt 4-1
Auch wenn die Tore relativ spät gefallen sind hatten die Wild nicht viel entgegen zu setzen und trafen erst kurz vor Spielende zum Ehrentreffer. Hier das verdiente 2-0 durch Paul Stastny.
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PITTSBURGH 1 PHILADELPHIA 5 (Series tied 1-1)
After Wednesday’s laugher the Flyers stated they were going back to Brian Elliot, who got the hook after giving up 5 against the Penguins. Their confidence was paid off as he stopped 34 of 35 Pittsburgh shots to help the Flyers tie the series heading back to Philly. They also got a big game out of Sean Couturier, with a goal and an assist, and also got goals from Nolan Patrick, Travis Konecny, Shane Gostisbehere in building a 4-0 lead. Patric Hornqvist broke the shutout in the 3rd, but an empty netter from Andrew MacDonald (!) finished it off. Elliott was solid, including stopping Sidney Crosby on a breakaway. This was a somewhat historic win for the Flyers, as you see here.
It was redemption from Gm1 for Brian Elliott & the @NHLFlyers scorers, as they went from a 7-0 whitewashing to a decisive 5-1 win in Gm2- puts them on this rare playoff list pic.twitter.com/vqXT5JqwVC— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) April 14, 2018
VEGAS 2 LOS ANGELES 1 (Golden Knights lead series 2-0)
The Kings managed to crack Marc-Andre Fleury this time, but Eric Haula scored in double OT to give the Golden Knights a 2-0 series lead as it shifts back to Vegas for Game 3. Jonathan Quick was solid again for the Kings, making 54 saves in this one, but as they’ve done all season long, it was scoring by committee for Vegas as Haula and Alex Tuch provided the offence. The Kings’ Paul LaDue beat Fleury, who stopped 29 of the 30 Kings shots.