Jets beat Wild in Game 5 to advance to second round — NewsAlert

Jets’ Sami Niku oozing calmness ahead of potential playoff debut

Jets’ Sami Niku oozing calmness ahead of potential playoff debut

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, finished the series with a.924 save percentage, matching his regular-season performance, and a 1.94 goals-against average, with shutouts in Games 4 and 5 to close out the series.

In three games at home, the Jets outscored Minnesota 12-3, including Friday's 5-0 drubbing, sending the Wild packing in the first round for the third consecutive season.

Trouba scored just 31 seconds into the game as the Jets put the Wild in trouble right from the opening minute. "A couple deflections, and you can see that's how a game can kind of run away from you".

Dubnyk was pulled in favour of Alex Stalock, after the Jets scored four times on their first 10 shots. "We couldn't defend like we did the first two games here". The Avalanche lost the first two, but will have a chance Sunday to push this series to a seventh game after rallying with two goals in the final 4:11. We know they want to start hard, that's what they do at home.

"We've shown it all year, that we had to deal with guys banged up the entire season", Myers said. "I think all the guys have stepped up really well whenever those times have come up and if they come up again, it's adversity we're comfortable working through". Mark Scheifele added his fourth goal of the series in the third period. "You have two periods of hockey left and stranger things have happened".

The other Jets goal scorers were Brandon Tanev of Toronto, Ontario, Bryan Little of Edmonton, Alberta, Jacob Trouba and Joel Armia.

"I think we have a great system". The old Jets franchise, now the Arizona Coyotes, last advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 1987. They take it over the Minnesota Wild in five games.

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