Big Buff has Jets on verge of West final

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018

He doesn't expect anything different ahead of what could be Winnipeg's toughest test to date.

The Winnipeg Jets are on the verge of their first berth in the Western Conference Final, and 6-foot-5, 260-pound Dustin Byfuglien is leafing the charge. He wound up with the game-winning goal in Winnipeg's 6-2 victory Saturday night that put the Jets on the verge of clinching only their second series - all this postseason.

"I think we need to recognize that and understand when we're all on the same page, that's how we can execute on a daily basis".

"He's stepped up like that in playoffs for us before and we're going to need that to continue".

As for the one he made for Game 6, he said it came from the confidence the Predators had in each other. As the longest running hockey show in the region, SSR feeds hockey fans what they crave... intelligent, fun, entertaining talk about their favorite sport and we do it from the opening of training camp all the way through UFA day... the only local hockey show that does that.

"We just got to do whatever it takes to win".

For the second time in this series, and third time in this post season, Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was pulled in a game. Stastny said. "I think we just probably weren't moving as well, or as sharp as we wanted to be". "But that wasn't the case in the first 30 minutes". The Jets, meanwhile, have scored one, final-minute, meaningless goal combined in the last six periods played in this arena.

Why would have you expected anything less when the top two teams are going head-to-head in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Thus, heading into a potentially series- and season-deciding Game 6, Nashville is going to need Rinne to play like the soon-to-be Vezina victor that he is instead of the Vezina pretender that he has appeared to be. "They're a good team over there and they came out and played a good game, really good defensive game, and gave us some trouble". Calle Jarnkrok also drew in for Nashville on the fourth line with Mike Fisher after sitting out the last three. After receiving a pass from Arvidsson, a wide-open Forsberg deftly slipped the puck between his own legs before flipping it over a helpless Connor Hellebuyck in the Winnipeg net. "We're here to fight". We controlled the game tonight. It is no surprise that the Nashville Predators declined to go quietly.

The Predators will likely keep the same line-up in tact hoping to push the series to a game seven.

Even all of the underlying numbers - even-strength shots and chances - are a dead heat, what you get when you pit the NHL's No. 1 and No. 2 regular season teams against each other in a series for the sixth time in league history. "It's a playoff game and he's doing huge things like that".

With four players above seven points in the series, the Jets know they must benefit from the well-rounded attack, as Wheeler noted to Mitchell Clinton of the team's official website.

The same, however, can't be said for Rinne, for whom the Winnipeg offense has been about all he can handle, particularly on three occasions in this series. "It has not been an easy year". But there have been an very bad lot of seven game series that have happened in the history of the National Hockey League, and somebody was up 3-2 in every single one of them.