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Open Post- Game 1 Of The Western Conference Final Between The Winnipeg Jets And Vegas Golden Knights

Puck drop in Winnipeg is just after 7:00pm ET.

You can watch the game on NBC (Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire), CBC (Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Scott Oake) or TVAS and you can commnet below on the game.

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All Eyes On Winnipeg/Vegas Tonight

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

It’s amazing to think that one of these organizations is going to play for a championship this spring after never previously having won a playoff game. So much for having to “learn” how to get there.

They established themselves among the NHL’s best in the regular season by embracing an aggressive game built on speed. Winnipeg and Vegas each enter this series having generated more than 60 even-strength shot attempts for per 60 minutes played in the playoffs, which suggests we could be in for some high-event hockey.

“Well, the 109 points tells you how good they were. Specifically, outstanding at transition and speed,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said of the Golden Knights. “How they move the puck from their end in straight lines and make plays off that rush. It’s going to be a very fast, speed-based series....

It’s going to be either the “Golden Misfits” – as they’ve lovingly dubbed themselves – a team of castoffs that have virtually all played deeper into these playoffs than the organizations that just let them go. (The lone exception is defenceman Nate Schmidt, formerly of the Washington Capitals).

Or it’s going to be the carefully-assembled Jets, who have made eight first-round draft picks since moving north from Atlanta in 2011 and are already using six of those players on a nightly basis.

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Video- Previewing The Western Conference Final

via Sportsnet,

Gene Principe previews the upcoming Western Conference Final, with two teams- the Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights- both prepped to make history, as neither team has made the Stanley Cup Final for far different reasons.

 

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Your Picks For The Eastern And Western Conference Finals

You may want to check how you did in round 2 and if you did not submit picks, by all means do so now for the Conference Finals.  I went 3-1.

Team with home ice advantage listed first.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights

Extra credit if you pick the number of games to win each series.

note- original post was 10:45pm on 5/10/18

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Four Teams Still Standing

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

The Pittsburgh Penguins' run to the first Stanley Cup three-peat in 35 years would have been a great story to follow but it's over. Nevertheless, the demise of Sidney Crosby & Co. hardly leaves the NHL without story lines.

In fact, the league will be full of them as the conference finals open Friday night at Tampa Bay's Amalie Arena.

It's Washington at Tampa Bay in the East to get things started, and Vegas at Winnipeg in Game 1 of the West final on Saturday. This will be the first final four in NHL history where the teams combined for just one previous Cup win, that being Tampa Bay's Game 7 triumph over Calgary in 2004. And in quite the indignity to Sabres fans, the West final features two teams who weren't even in the league in 2011, the last time Buffalo made the playoffs.

The Capitals will be playing a conference final game for the first time since 1998 – when they won Game 6 at then-Marine Midland Arena on an overtime goal by Joe Juneau that eliminated the Sabres.

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Morning Line- Frank Seravalli

The most deserving fan base in North American professional sports finally has something tangible to cheer for, home of the best bet to end Canada’s 25-year Stanley Cup drought since Vancouver in 2011.

-Frank Seravalli of TSN where you can read more on the Winnipeg Jets.

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Eight Wins Away From The Stanley Cup

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Hell, you can do this, you could win a Stanley Cup. That’s where the Winnipeg Jets find themselves this morning, a day away from the first conference final ever played in the fine province of Manitoba.

We’re not blocking off Portage Ave. for any parades quite yet. But lots of teams get to the second round and pack ‘er in. Young teams that just run out of breaks, or will, or whatever propels these tougher-than-nails hockey players through the warfare that is the National Hockey League playoffs.

But this Jets team? In a series between the two best regular-season clubs in the NHL, the Jets had the most dangerous forwards, the better goalie, the deeper team, and the brightest star in young centreman Mark Scheifele.

They’re not just good — they’re very, very good. And now, they’re experienced — at least as much as next round’s opponents, a Vegas Golden Knights team for whom all this is brand new as well.

read on

Below, catch the highlights of the 5-1 win by the Jets and the handshake line too.

added 8:20am, Jets TV wraps up the win, watch below.

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The Winnipeg Jets Advance To The Western Conference Final

In game 7 tonight, the Jets defeated the Nashville Predators 5-1.

Winnipeg will host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.

Below, watch the game winning goal by Paul Stastny.

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Video- HNIC Opening Jets/Preds

via Sportsnet,

 

 

added 8:30pm, Game 7 special, Sheryl Crow with the National Anthem below.

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Open Post- Game 7 The Winnipeg Jets Against The Nashville Predators

Puck drops just after 8:00pm ET in Nashville and is on NBCSN, CBC, SN and TVAS.

Winner will host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday at 7:00pm.

The comment section is yours.

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