St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Jaden Schwartz (17) during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 12, 2019.
The Jets still trail their Western Conference series 2-1 with Game 4 slated to be played here on Tuesday night.
The Winnipeg Jets knew they were in deep, trailing the St. Louis Blues 2-0 in the best-of-seven opening-round playoff with Game 3 to be played in hostile territory.
We didn't have to reinvent the wheel, or pull an A-game out of the bag where we'd been playing awful first two games. "It's one of those things where if guys in the room feel like they haven't played up to their best, we need to look at ourselves and all get on the same page". He whipped a shot past Hellebuyck from the slot.
"We're building every shift, every game throughout the series", Connor said.
But, St. Louis quieted the crowd by responding with goals by Maroon and Sundqvist to give St. Louis a 3-2 edge halfway through the second period.
But the Jets grabbed the lead for good when they scored three times in a span of 4:01 in the second.
"The shots are 58-54 [for St. Louis], the two teams finished with 99 points, they've had three more power plays", Maurice noted.
Perron put St. Louis in front with a power-play goal late in the first period.
There, Tarasenko scored at the 1:51 mark on the power play to cut the score to 3-2 to raise the hopes of a restless capacity gathering.
NOTES: The Blues held a 23-14 margin in shots on goal after two periods.
Goals from Brandon Tanev (off his skate but not with a distinct kicking motion) and Byfuglien (on a sharp-angle shot from behind the goal line) extended the Jets lead to 5-2. "He stood on his head again and he made some big saves and to get a greasy one like that kind of jumpstarted us and then we scored six".
"Tonight was not really our team, obviously", Perron said "We weren't happy with our effort".
Although the Edmundsons are cheering for the opposing team, Jets fans have been good to them in the city, even at the whiteout parties.
Brock Nelson added his second goal of the playoffs, Leo Komarov scored the first postseason goal of his career and Anders Lee also scored for the Islanders, who have pushed the star-laden Penguins to the brink of elimination. He had just one goal in his last 19 regular-season games.
"We just stayed within our game and tried to play it simple", Laine said. He denied Bryan Little, Hayes, and Mathieu Perrault.
PITTSBURGH - Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and NY stunned Pittsburgh to take a 3-0 lead in its best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.
St. Louis coach Craig Berube said the Jets had his team on their heels for most of the first period and that sort of set the tone.