Opening round Carolina vs Washington

Game 1. Carolina 0 at Washington 5. . GAME STORY. In front of a cheering crowd the Capitals romped over the Hurricanes by the final tally of 5 to 0. Washington finished with a flurry scoring 3 times in the third period. The game’s initial goal was sufficient as EVGENY KUZNETSOV found the back of the net at 9:34 of the 1st period. KUZNETSOV found the net twice on 6 shots and passed for one assist for Washington. And NICKLAS BACKSTROM found the net twice. PHILIPP GRUBAUER was outstanding in goal. He was flawless in the shutout while facing
38 shots. A goal was also registered by LARS ELLER for Washington. STARS OF THE GAME 1st star – PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Washington, 2nd star – EVGENY KUZNETSOV from Washington, 3rd star – NICKLAS BACKSTROM from Washington.

Game 2. Carolina 3 at Washington 4 (OVERTIME). In their home arena the Capitals won by one goal over the Hurricanes by the score of 4 to 3. EVGENY KUZNETSOV netted the last goal, the game winner, at 6:12 of overtime. NICKLAS BACKSTROM had two goals for Washington. Other goal scorers were SEBASTIAN AHO, ELIAS LINDHOLM and VICTOR RASK for Carolina and T.J. OSHIE for Washington. STARS OF THE GAME. 1st star – NICKLAS BACKSTROM from Washington, 2nd star – EVGENY KUZNETSOV from Washington, 3rd star – PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Washington.

GAme 3. Washington 1 at Carolina 4.
Washington now leads the best of seven series 2-1. In their home arena the Hurricanes easily handled the Capitals by the final tally of 4 to 1. Carolina poured on the pressure outshooting the Capitals 34 to 19. JACCOB SLAVIN recorded three assists for Carolina. The goals were scored by ALEX OVECHKIN for Washington and VICTOR RASK, JEFF SKINNER, JUSTIN FAULK and MARCUS KRUGER for Carolina. STARS OF THE GAME: 1st star – JEFF SKINNER from Carolina, 2nd star – JUSTIN FAULK from Carolina, 3rd star – JACCOB SLAVIN from Carolina.

Game 4. Washington 4 at Carolina 1.
. Washington now leads the series 3-1. In a strong showing away from home, Washington had no difficulty defeating the Hurricanes by a final score of 4 to 1. EVGENY KUZNETSOV scored twice on 7 shots and passed for one assist for Washington. PHILIPP GRUBAUER was outstanding in goal. He made just one mistake while facing 40 shots.
Other goal scorers were LARS ELLER and ANDRE BURAKOVSKY for Washington and NOAH HANIFIN for Carolina. 1st star – PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Washington , 2nd star – EVGENY KUZNETSOV from Washington, 3rd star – ANDRE BURAKOVSKY from Washington.

Game 5. Carolina 0 at WAshington 3. Washington palyed a very good defensive game and got goals from Carlson, Orlov and Kuznetsov to defeat the Hurricanes and advance in the playoffs four games to one. Grubauer was the story for the Capitals and he picked up the shutout for the Capitals as they were outshot by Carolina 37-26 and outchanced the Capitals 8 to 6.
Caps win the series 4 games to 1.

Opening round Winnipeg vs Minnesota

Game 1. Winnipeg 4 at Minnesota 2. STARS OF THE GAME , 1st star – BLAKE WHEELER from Winnipeg, 2nd star – CONNOR HELLEBUYCK from Winnipeg, 3rd star – MARK SCHEIFELE from Winnipeg . GAME STORY. In a good matchup, the Jets won over the Wild by the final tally of 4 to 2. PAUL STASTNY recorded the winning goal at 13:38 of the 3rd period. BLAKE WHEELER had two goals and passed for one assist for Winnipeg. And MARK SCHEIFELE scored one goal and passed for two assists. Other goal scorers were MIKAEL GRANLUND and MATT DUMBA for Minnesota.

Game 2. Winnipeg 0 at Minnesota 1 . . STARS OF THE GAME 1st star – DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota, 2nd star – DANIEL WINNIK from Minnesota, 3rd star – KYLE CONNOR from Winnipeg. GAME STORY. In front of a cheering crowd the Wild squeezed out a victory over the Jets by the final score of 1 to 0. The defense had the best of things as the offenses struggled mount an attack. DANIEL WINNIK recorded the only goal of the game at 15:20 of the 1st period. DEVAN DUBNYK was outstanding in goal. He recorded the shutout while facing 29 shots.

Game 3. Minnesota 3 at Winnipeg 5 . In a close game, the Jets topped the Wild by a score of 5 to 3. Winnipeg was relentless outshooting the Wild 42 to 21. KYLE CONNOR recorded the winning goal at 14:04 of the 3rd period. BLAKE WHEELER scored one goal on 6 shots and passed for two assists for Winnipeg. And CONNOR scored once and passed for two assists. Also NIKOLAJ EHLERS found the net twice. Others registering goals were JASON ZUCKER, MIKAEL GRANLUND and ERIC STAAL for Minnesota and PATRIK LAINE for Winnipeg.

Game 4. Minnesota 5 at Winnipeg 4 (Double Overtime). STARS OF THE GAME, 1st star – MIKAEL GRANLUND from Minnesota, 2nd star – ZACH PARISE from Minnesota, 3rd star – PATRIK LAINE from Winnipeg. The visiting team from Minnesota squeezed out a victory over the Jets by the final score of 5 to 4. MIKAEL GRANLUND closed out the scoring with the game winner at 16:55 of the 2OT period. Other goal scorers were ERIC STAAL, MATT CULLEN, ZACH PARISE and RYAN MURPHY for Minnesota and BLAKE WHEELER, PATRIK LAINE, BRYAN LITTLE and JACK ROSLOVIC for Winnipeg.

Game 5. Winnipeg 2 at Minnesota 3. STARS OF THE GAME, 1st star – JASON ZUCKER from Minnesota, 2nd star – KYLE CONNOR from Winnipeg, 3rd star – JONAS BRODIN from Minnesota
GAME STORY…In their home arena the Wild squeezed out a victory over the Jets by the final score of 3 to 2. Minnesota trailed Winnipeg 2 to 0, but they scored 3 goals in the third period for the exciting comeback victory, much to the delight of the hometown crowd. JASON ZUCKER netted the last goal, the game winner, at 10:12 of the 3rd period. KYLE CONNOR scored twice on 8 shots for Winnipeg. Others registering goals were NINO NIEDERREITER and JONAS BRODIN for Minnesota.

Game 6. Minnesota at Winnipeg. Minnesota comes into Winnipeg and put in a very strong performance to tkae this game and win the best of seven series in six games.


 Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets                         
DATE : 04/13/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Minnesota Wild                 0  1  2  0  3 
Winnipeg Jets                  0  1  0  0  1 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Minnesota Wild                 14 6  16 0  36
Winnipeg Jets                  10 16 10 0  36

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. MNW. MATT DUMBA(2)( JASON ZUCKER, CHARLIE COYLE ): 2nd 13:04
2. WIN. MATHIEU PERREAULT(1)( TYLER MYERS, PAUL STASTNY ) (PP) : 2nd 19:01
3. MNW. NINO NIEDERREITER(3)( MATT DUMBA, JONAS BRODIN ): 3rd 4:54
4. MNW. ERIC STAAL(8)( JASON ZUCKER ) (PP) : 3rd 9:38

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. MNW. JARED SPURGEON - 2 Minutes: 1st 2:12
2. MNW. MIKKO KOIVU - 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:38
3. MNW. NINO NIEDERREITER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 18:46
4. WIN. JACOB TROUBA - 2 Minutes: 3rd 7:49
5. MNW. ZACH PARISE - 2 Minutes: 3rd 18:43

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Minnesota Wild
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JONAS BRODIN                    2   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 41 23:12  2   0  0  0 
CHARLIE COYLE                   1   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:27  0   0  0  0 
MATT CULLEN                     1   1  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 32 18:03  0   0  0  0 
MATT DUMBA                      2   2  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 41 23:01  0   1  0  3 
TYLER ENNIS                     1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:03  1   0  0  0 
JOEL ERIKSSON EK                0   3  0  0   0  0  0   2-0 13  6:52  1   0  0  1 
MARCUS FOLIGNO                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:07  0   0  0  0 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                 0   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 32 18:41  0   1  0  1 
MIKKO KOIVU                     0   3  0  0   2  0  0   4-0 28 16:41  1   0  0  0 
RYAN MURPHY                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:14  0   0  0  0 
NINO NIEDERREITER               1   4  1  0   2  0  0   0-0 32 18:03  1   0  0  4 
ZACH PARISE                     0   6  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 26 15:15  0   1  1  1 
NICK SEELER                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:14  0   0  0  0 
JARED SPURGEON                  0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 46 26:26  3   0  0  1 
ERIC STAAL                      1   4  1  0   0  1  0   5-4 32 18:16  0   0  0  2 
RYAN SUTER                      0   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 46 26:37  4   0  0  0 
DANIEL WINNIK                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:07  0   0  0  0 
JASON ZUCKER                    1   3  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:01  0   0  0  2 
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TOTAL                          10  36  3  5   8  1  0  15-5          13   3  1 15

Player Stats For Winnipeg Jets
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOEL ARMIA                     -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:03  0   0  0  0 
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN                0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:29  1   1  0  0 
KYLE CONNOR                     0   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:41  0   0  0  0 
ANDREW COPP                    -1   6  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:03  1   2  0  0 
NIKOLAJ EHLERS                 -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:12  0   0  0  1 
DMITRY KULIKOV                 -2   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 36 20:27  1   1  0  0 
PATRIK LAINE                   -1   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:20  1   1  1  1 
BRYAN LITTLE                   -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-2 32 18:03  1   0  0  0 
ADAM LOWRY                      0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:07  0   0  0  0 
JOSH MORRISSEY                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 42 23:56  1   2  0  0 
JOSEPH MORROW                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:14  1   0  0  0 
TYLER MYERS                     0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 42 23:56  1   0  0  0 
MATHIEU PERREAULT               0   1  1  0   0  1  0   0-0  9  4:52  0   0  0  0 
JACK ROSLOVIC                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:07  0   0  0  0 
MARK SCHEIFELE                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   7-5 35 20:30  0   0  0  0 
PAUL STASTNY                   -1   1  0  1   0  0  0   4-2 31 17:12  0   1  0  0 
JACOB TROUBA                   -2   6  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 36 20:27  4   0  0  3 
BLAKE WHEELER                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 35 20:30  0   0  1  1 
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TOTAL                         -10  36  1  2   2  1  0 15-10          12   8  2  6

Goalie Stats For Minnesota Wild
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
DEVAN DUBNYK                     60     36  1    0  5  5   105 
ALEX STALOCK                     0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For Winnipeg Jets
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK                59     36  3    0  13 12  104 
STEVE MASON                      0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Minnesota Wild                1         1
Winnipeg Jets                 4         1

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota
2nd star - MATT DUMBA from Minnesota
3rd star - ERIC STAAL from Minnesota

GAME STORY
In a close game, the Wild defeated the Jets by a score of 3 to 1.  NINO 
NIEDERREITER scored the game winner at 4:54 of the 3rd period.  DEVAN 
DUBNYK was outstanding in goal.  He gave up just a lone goal while facing 
36 shots. Others who scored were ERIC STAAL and MATT DUMBA for Minnesota 
and MATHIEU PERREAULT for Winnipeg.