The Jets have gone 33-9 here at home for the year and they have averaged 3.79 gpg and have allowed 2.45 gpg in those games.
The crowd, however, got even louder when the Jets scored first.
"We have to take care of business at home", coach Bruce Boudreau said. "You can't give No. 29 a chance right down the slot to score on a turnover".
Do you know how dedicated your fanbase has to be to make the crowd look like that?
"It was a bad turnover".
That's why you had to feel good for them this year - as they returned one of the great playoff traditions: the Winnipeg whiteout.
The street party will be held before and during every home playoff game the Jets play. A previous version listed a wrong stat for Devan Dubnyk. Despite winning eight division titles in 11 seasons, his teams have advanced past the conference semifinals only once, when Anaheim made the conference final in 2014-15. It comes fast and I've got to make those decisions quick and hopefully learn from it and have a better game.
Morrow was acquired at the trade deadline from Montreal in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. "He's fit in seamlessly with our group".
The Jets tightened up in that area in Game 2 and though it was only 1-0 into the third period, it was never really that close of a contest.
Still, the team was trailing by only a goal in the third.
Byfuglien dealt a handful of crushing blows Friday, highlighted by a second-period hit on Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu.
The Jets received scoring off the stick of Tyler Myers in the second with Paul Stasny, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine finding the scoring column in the third period.
The Jets control the play in the opponent's zone for an entire shift, and when the other team finally gets the puck on its stick they are gassed.
Stastny and Copp scored within a two-minute span of the third period.
Parise quickly put the visitors ahead at 3:58 on a 2-on-1 with Mikael Granlund after a Winnipeg turnover. I think the under is the smartest play here and it's hit in three of the last four meetings this season. They were aggressive all over the ice. "I just enjoy playing the game", Byfuglien said.
Hellebuyck needed only 16 saves. Zach Parise scored his second of the series for the Wild with only 44 seconds to play. The second line of Stastny, Nik Ehlers and Laine also had 13 shots on goal to the Wild's three, while No. 1 center Mark Scheifele had a 12-2 on-ice advantage in shots. "We're not just happy to be here, we're looking to win some games and keep moving forward".
Boudreau hinted that he might switch up the blue line a bit for Game 2, maintaining his top pairing of Jonas Brodin and Dumba, and perhaps elevating Nick Seeler to play alongside Spurgeon, and dropping Soucy to play alongside Nate Prosser.
The National Weather Service posted an ominous blizzard warning for Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, saying it's "shaping up to be a historic storm" and forecasting that "several rounds of very heavy snow" will fall through the afternoon and evening.
Since this is the first season for professional hockey in Las Vegas (and the first time many people have attended a hockey game) and the first time the Vegas Golden Knights have been in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, we thought some people might appreciate a primer of sorts.
Fans are primed for these playoffs.
They either figure out how to even this series or go home and wait another year for their next chance.