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Marc-Andre Fleury Passes The Test

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

There were a few raised eyebrows in the Vegas Golden Knights dressing room when Patrik Laine suggested before this series that Marc-Andre Fleury hadn’t really been tested during the playoffs.

On Monday night, Laine’s Winnipeg Jets put Fleury to the test. And he passed with flying colours.

The biggest reason this Western Conference final is knotted up as we head for Sin City is that Fleury held the fort. It wasn’t a work of art. He often had to battle for positioning in the crease during a 30-save performance that included some help from his posts – something Flower acknowledged by gently patting the iron after Andrew Copp had him beat in the second period.

The Vegas goaltender also denied Laine on four separate occasions. The Finn is the most dangerous shooter in this series and wasn’t too concerned about the fact his observation about Fleury’s spring was perceived by some Golden Knights as a slight.

“I don’t care if they don’t like it,” Laine told reporters in Finnish after a 3-1 loss. “That’s not my problem.”

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Watch the game highlights below.

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Video- A Sit Down With Dustin Byfuglien

via Sportsnet,

Dustin Byfuglien sits down with Christine Simpson to talk about how the fans in Winnipeg support the Jets and why he wanted to be a part of the city and the team.

 

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Open Post- Game 2 Of The Western Conference Final

The puck will drop around 8:07pm ET and is on NBCSN, CBC, SN and TVAS.

I expect a much better performance tonight from the Vegas Golden Knights, but will it be good enough to beat the Jets?

Comment if so inclined.

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Video- Preview Of Tonight’s Jets/Knights Game

via Sportsnet,

Sean Reynolds and Chris Johnston get us set for Game 2, Golden Knights vs. Jets, a little surprised how fast some bad blood has already brewed, an indication of what's at stake here.

 

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Ryan Reaves On Dustin Byfuglien

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Early Barrage Of Goals Power The Winnipeg Jets In A Win Over The Vegas Golden Knights

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

If there was any doubt about how the Winnipeg Jets would respond just 47 hours after an emotional Game 7 triumph in the Music City, it dissipated in short order Saturday night.

Apparently, what happens in Nashville doesn’t stay in Nashville.

Three goals on eight shots in seven minutes for the Jets - against a goaltender that entered the night with a playoff-best .951 save percentage.

“The first game of a new round, I think everyone wants to get that first shift out of the way,” Jets centre  said. “But then all of the sudden you have the lead and you can relax a little bit.”

With goals from top guns ,  and Byfuglien to open the Western Conference final with a convincing 4-2 win, Winnipeg has quickly put Vegas on a Highway to the Danger Zone.

The Jets can take a 2-0 series edge to Sin City with a win in Game 2 on Monday night. Playoff hockey comes at you fast, the Golden Knights learned in the introduction to their stiffest test yet.

“We’re going to see what kind of team we are,” Vegas forward  said. “Monday is definitely a must-win game.”

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Below, watch Gerard Gallant post-game.

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Video- Winnipeg Jets Win Game 1

Winnipeg Jets 4 Vegas Golden Knights 2

 

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Video- James Neal With The Hit Of The Night

Toby Enstrom did return for the 3rd period.

 

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Video- You Make The Call

Call on the ice no goal, Winnipeg player interfered with Fleury.

 

 

added 8:38pm, Marty Biron with his opinion below.

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Video- Paul Maurice’s Path To The NHL

via Sportsnet,

Paul Maurice runs through his coaching career all the way from the start in Windsor to breaking through to the NHL in Hartford.

 

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