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« on: March 13, 2019, 03:35:01 AM »

ST. PAUL http://www.flyersshoponline.com/authentic-nolan-patrick-jersey , Minn. (AP) Connor Hellebuyck bounced back in a big way, just as the Winnipeg Jets were expecting.The 24-year-old goalie turned aside every shot Minnesota could muster, shoving the Wild to the brink of elimination.Mark Scheifele scored both goals for Winnipeg and Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his seventh shutout this season, as the Jets beat the Wild 2-0 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.”You knew, five to 10 minutes into that game, he was right and feeling good,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said.Scheifele scored with 28 seconds left in the first period, spoiling a fine performance on the other end by Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, and tacked on an empty-netter with 11 seconds remaining.The Wild, now without star left wing Zach Parise because of a broken sternum suffered late in Game 3, must now win in Winnipeg in Game 5 on Friday night to extend their season.”Certainly can’t fault us in trying. It’s a disappointing finish,” said Dubnyk http://www.flyersshoponline.com/authentic-travis-konecny-jersey , who stopped 26 shots. ”It just shows you, too, you never know which plays are going to be the difference in the game.”The Wild were livid about one in particular, when Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey delivered a vicious-looking cross-check to Eric Staal’s neck that knocked Minnesota’s leading scorer to the ice during a Wild power play that went unnoticed by the officials. Morrissey had an assist on Scheifele’s goal and also helped thwart a Wild breakaway later in the game, and a red-faced coach Bruce Boudreau said afterward that Morrissey should have been ejected.”They decided not to call it because we were already on the power play,” Boudreau said. ”It cost us the game.”Across the hall, Morrissey adamantly defended his action as accidental.”He’s a big guy, and my stick ended up getting up a little bit on him,” Morrissey said. ”I would never try to do that to anybody. I’m not a dirty player.”Morrissey apologized to Staal later in the game, but that wasn’t any consolation for him or the Wild.”I’m the tallest guy on the ice. He cross-checked me in the neck. There’s not much more you can say. Everyone saw it. I don’t know how no one with stripes saw it,” Staal said.After a six-goal outburst in Game 3 that prompted Maurice to pull Hellebuyck after two periods, only his second early exit of the season Barrett Hayton Jersey Womens , the Wild had trouble generating the same kind of organized and relentless attack. The Jets closed up the holes they gave the Wild through the neutral zone in Game 3, and the Wild simply weren’t as crisp with the puck.Hellebuyck, fittingly, was named earlier in the day one of the NHL’s three finalists for the Vezina Trophy that’s awarded annually to the best goalie in the league.”It definitely added a little more hop to my step. I don’t know if it changed my game too much because I prepare the same way and I do the same things every day,” Hellebuyck said. ”I guess it’s just a nice milestone that me and my family will enjoy.”The crowd, fired up about the opportunity the Wild had to even the series, produced plenty of collective groans after difficult saves by Hellebuyck after jeering him in Game 3 with the customary ”Sieve! Sieve! Sieve!” chant. One of Hellebuyck’s most important stops came in the opening minutes of the second period, when a 3-on-1 rush by the Wild set up Matt Dumba for a wrist try denied with a sprawling glove stop.After a tightly whistled game here Sunday night, there were only three penalties called.Scheifele was part of the sandwich hit with Ben Chiarot late in the third period of Game 3 on Parise that led to a broken sternum for the Wild’s all-time postseason scoring leader, a stunning setback for the home team revealed about four hours before Game 4.The agitation in the arena spiked a little later in the first period, when the Jets kept the puck in the Wild zone after a failed clearing attempt and Kyle Connor fed Scheifele with a slick give-and-go pass for the 1-0 lead right before the first intermission.Then Hellebuyck and the Jets defense took over.”That’s the guy who’s been there all year for us,” Morrissey said.NOTES: Jets defenseman Tyler Myers was out with a lower-body injury suffered in a collision with Marcus Foligno in Game 3. He was replaced by Tucker Poolman Michael Grabner Jersey Womens , a native of Iowa who played in college at North Dakota, on Winnipeg’s third blue line pairing with Chiarot. … Scheifele had a goal and five assists in four games against the Wild during the regular season. … Tyler Ennis took Parise’s spot, skating with Matt Cullen and Charlie Coyle on a new-look third line. Jason Zucker and Jordan Greenway joined Mikko Koivu, and Staal centered Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund. Coyle, Zucker and Niederreiter are without a point in the series.— The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to build a streak and the San Jose Sharks will be trying to end one when they meet Sunday at Bell Centre.The Canadiens (12-9-5) ended a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 home win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.The Sharks (12-10-5), meanwhile, lost 6-2 to the Senators in defensemen Erik Karlsson’s emotional return to Ottawa, where he was captain for the past four seasons. San Jose, which suffered its fourth loss in a row (0-3-1), will be attempting to avoid going winless on its five-game road trip.Article continues below ...“We’re struggling right now,” Karlsson told NHL.com. “You’re going to go through periods of this throughout the year. We’re going through it right now and we’re going to have to sort a lot of things out.”After acquiring Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defenseman on the eve of training camp http://www.sanjosesharksteamshop.com/authentic-brent-burns-jersey , the Sharks were viewed as a Stanley Cup contender, but they are off to a mediocre start and sat outside the playoff picture after their loss Saturday.“It’s been tough to stop it right now. We’re finding ways to lose,” Sharks captain Joe Pavelski told NHL.com. “It’s just a breakdown here or there, and then something happens. We’ve been trailing in a lot of these games, so we’ll get back to finding ways to start the game off with a goal and get the lead and try to build on that.”Improving their penalty killing would help. The Sharks have given up five power-play goals on 13 chances during their losing streak.The Canadiens moved into the second wild-card position in the Eastern Conference with their win Saturday. They got goals from unexpected sources: two from captain Shea Weber, who was playing just his second game of the season after offseason knee and ankle surgery, and forward Artturi Lehkonen, who doubled his season output.“The biggest thing is winning,” Weber, who has his 18th multi-goal game of his career (but his first in almost a year) told montrealcanadiens.com. “You help out by scoring goals or stopping goals, whichever way it is. Coming in here after this and getting two points is the part I definitely missed the most.”The presence of Weber, one of the most imposing defensemen in the game Marian Hossa Jersey Womens , is having an immediate impact for the Canadiens.“It’s fairly obvious what he does for our group,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien told Sportsnet. “When you look at what happened tonight, you got your captain that sets the tone. He’s got two big goals. From there, we kind of took it over. … At the end of the day, you need those guys (the team’s best players) to come up big and they did.”Both of Weber’s goals came in the first period against the Rangers. The second came with six seconds left in the first period and gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead.The Canadiens got top-six forward Paul Byron back against the Rangers. He had missed 14 games with a lower-body injury. They placed forward Nikita Scherbak on waivers Saturday afternoon and will find out at noon Sunday if he has been claimed.Scherbak was the No. 26 pick in the 2014 NHL draft, but he has played just 29 games with the Canadiens with five goals and two assists.
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