Paul Stastny, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored third period goals as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Friday at Bell MTS Place and now lead the NHL’s best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal two games to none.

Tyler Myers gave the Jets a 1-0 lead as he beat Devan Dubnyk 8:41 into the second period.

Winnipeg outshot Minnesota 44-17.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 16 saves.

Hellebuyck, who didn’t face a Wild shot from 15:02 of the second period until 15:05 of the final frame, had huge praise for his teammates.

“I thought they were playing great. They were playing great all night. We were putting the pressure on and that’s our game and we stuck to it.”

Zach Parise ended Hellebuyck’s shutout bid as he scored a power play goal with 45 seconds left in the third period.

The series now shifts to St. Paul for game three on Sunday and game four on Tuesday.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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Monday, April 23rd

NHL
Eastern Conference
Toronto 3 Boston 1
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 3-3)
Washington 6 Columbus 3
(Capitals win series 4-2)

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 14 Minnesota 1
Cleveland 2 Baltimore 1
Oakland 9 Texas 4
Los Angeles 2 Houston 0
Chicago 10 Seattle 4
National League
Atlanta 4 Cincinnati 10
San Diego 13 Colorado 5
Los Angeles 2 Miami 1
San Francisco 4 Washington 2

NBA
Western Conference
Houston 119 Minnesota 100
(Rockets lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-1)
Utah 113 Oklahoma City 96
(Jazz lead series 3-1)

Tuesday, April 24th

NBA
Eastern Conference
Milwaukee at Boston, 6 p.m.
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 2-2)
Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
(76ers lead series 3-1)
Western Conference
San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
(Warriors leads series 3-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
Seattle at Chicago, 4:10 p.m.
Minnesota at New York, 5:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Oakland at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at Cincinnati, 5:40 p.m.
Arizona at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
New York at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
San Diego at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
Miami at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.
Interleague
Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

 

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