What a weekend in Smashville as round two got off to a rollicking start with the Winnipeg Jets achieving what they needed, a split in the first two games of the best of seven with Nashville. Trouble is, it hit the camera stanchion inside the goal and the official, standing right there, missed it. Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby and Washington's Alex Ovechkin each have seven.
And if you want a head-scratcher, consider that when Byfuglien and defenceman Jacob Trouba scored 18 seconds apart to tie the game early in the second period, the goals arrived during four-on-four play with their best forward, Mark Scheifele, in the penalty box with Nashville's Austin Watson.
"I don't think it's any surprise to anyone". He's shown that over the past how many years that that's how he can play. And with the way he's playing, DeBrusk is giving Boston that little bit of an extra edge they might need to get there.
"[Carrie Underwood] bringin' down the HOUSE, as usual", the account wrote alongside the nearly two-minute-long video taken before the Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets game, which ended with the Preds winning with five points to four. As of Tuesday afternoon, 68 percent of public bets are being placed on host Winnipeg. Either way, this bad call ended up leading to a 4-on-4 goal from the Jets, and then another goal by Mark Scheifele just 29 seconds later. They obviously have to steal a game in Winnipeg, and you would like to see it in Game 3 more than Game 4. The Kitchener, Ont., native also added an assist Sunday.
Scheifele had 23 goals and 37 - exactly a point-a-game player - in 60 games during a regular season cut short by injuries.
His post-season spark follows up a regular season that included two different upper-body injuries, the first one taking him out of commission for nearly six weeks.
Byfuglien, who now has three goals in the playoffs, pointed to the team's resilience.
- After double OT last night, I may have trouble staying up for the Vegas/San Jose game, but I will be curious to see how Vegas handle their first taste of playoff adversity. "It's just a testament".
"You know, I wonder if I do that, what happens?" They controlled the pace of the game and were in full control. Jack Roslovic took a penalty and that turned the tide.
Watching that gives him a boost, as well as his teammates. "Not even as a line, just as a team". His game is predicated upon speed, but that doesn't mean he's going to shy away from getting physical, even if he does boast a somewhat slight 6-foot, 180-pound frame. "We're down one on the first shift on the road in a tough building to play in the playoffs".
Once again the Preds came out with goal and fire in the second overtime and this time, a simple little Kyle Turris outlet to Craig Smith just over five minutes in had some speed that quickly turned into a 2 on 1. "We can barely hear ourselves and people are enjoying themselves like never before in our downtown". CNBC, CBC and TVA will air the game, which gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 1. "It's definitely a sucky way to be on the bad side of it, but it's over".
The Jets and Preds collide tonight at 7 p.m.in Game 3 of their second-round National Hockey League playoff series. "We do everything we can to recover and get ready for the next one".
"He can make an impact in just about every single way that's possible, other than playing goal", Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. He's got that kind of shot. And then there's an offensive side, whether it's a perfectly placed shot, quick hands, or all of the other things he can do offensively.