It's all possible following a decisive win by the Jets Saturday night in Nashville.
Head coach Paul Maurice saw the same thing. There is a reason we were one and two [in points].
Nashville, Tn - The Nashville Predators will have to go back to Winnipeg and win a road game to stay alive in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after being schooled at home by the Jets tonight, 6-2. But his confidence hasn't wavered a bit.
By the time Matthieu Perreault shoveled in a puck from a insane ricochet off the boards it was 6-2, Rinne was pulled and fans were at a loss for words as they headed out. "The bottom line is team success".
BC-HKN-Jets-Predators, 1st Ld-Writethru, 550Jets rout Preds 6-2, grab 3-2 West semifinal leadAP Photo TNMH109, TNMH105, TNMH106, TNMH116, TNMH114, TNMH113, TNMH112, TNMH104Eds: Jets 6, Predators 2.
This isn't the first time Subban has made a guarantee in the playoffs. You can play not to make mistakes, that's fine, we all want to play smart hockey. "They just need to play their game and we'll come out on top". "I think he kind of pushed through it on that play".
Snatching up the game five win was Connor Hellebuyck, who stopped 38 of the 40 shots that he faced to improve to 7-3 with a 2.29 GAA and a.925 save percentage in this his first season of playoff action. Scoring in the game five loss was Yannick Weber, which was his 1st of the playoffs and Ryan Johansen, which was his 5th. The Jets chased Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with 13:37 remaining when they scored for the sixth time on 26 shots. "Whiteout! We got this, we got this Jets", said Jackie Chomichuk outside the arena following the loss.
Now the Jets, who just won their first playoff series in the first round, will have a chance to clinch a spot in their first Western Conference final Monday night in Game 6 back in Winnipeg.
However, the Jets regained the momentum just 28 seconds into the third period. Rinne also got the hook in Game 1.
"You get so nervous watching the games because you can't do anything". Vrana sprung Kuznetsov for a breakaway on Washington's tying goal 52 seconds into the third and finished off Ovechkin's pass for the game-winner. Hartman then took an interference penalty, and Perrault banged home his first off a lucky bounce to end Rinne's night at 6:23.
After the Jets secured a insane 7-4 comeback victory in Game 3 on home ice - there were 25 goals scored between the clubs in the first three outings - the Predators battened down the hatches defensively in Game 4, stifling Winnipeg's speed through the neutral zone in a 2-1 win that evened the series. "I don't know if he'd tell you it was on objective, but it ended up being a great save", Morrissey said Friday of the grand theft Pekka Rinne pulled on him the previous night during Game 4.