Wild vs. Jets live stream, Game 3

When he took over the leagues player safety department last September, he said he meant to crack down on “non-hockey plays” that have nothing to do with affecting the course of the game. "We have to play our best game tomorrow".

Just before 6 p.m., the Jets tweeted they were flying back to Winnipeg and will attempt to return to the Twin Cities Sunday. Scoring a goal. That would be ideal. Just winning a draw and trying to get a forecheck going, create a little energy...

Instead, ideal appeared to be falling to the Wild.

Winnipeg won 3-2 on Wednesday night.

What happened was another Bruins goal on the ensuing power play that made it 5-1 in the first game between the bitter rivals. They turned to their size, speed and skill and were soon outshooting the Wild, though they could not master goaltender Devan Dubnyk after the opening period.

"I don't know if it was about pride", said Elliott. "We count on him".

It was as dominant of a game as any Winnipeg Jets fan could dream of.

A winter storm has temporarily diverted the Winnipeg Jets trip to Minneapolis for game three in the first round of NHL Playoffs.

This was different. They now had a win, their first, in the National Hockey League postseason.

The series now shifts back to Minnesota, where the Wild will need a massive turnaround in order to get back in the series. It was the first time. We want to have a great start (in Game 3).

"Once you get out there and get playing the game and get into the feel of the game and make a pass or a hit or something like that, you just feel like you're playing", he said.

The team eventually arrived Sunday morning. We know the crowd is going to be very good. But then you have to go through that process of what's it like when you give up a lead. How do you handle it?

Wathen thought of the idea about a month ago when it looked like a Wild-Jets matchup in the first round might be a possibility. "I'm definitely going to be looking at the replays because the crowd went nuts".

This is the first playoff series for 11 players on the Jets' roster.

"I've played in a couple of big games", said the 21-year-old winger. "It's a beast of its own".

Alex Killorn scored twice during a four-goal second period, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 18 shots in the final period to hold off the pesky Devils.

Adding insult to injury, Patrik Laine added to the Jets' lead with 2:02 to go, bringing the Jets' goal total up to four on the evening.

With less than 10 seconds left in regulation-and not long after Zach Parise ruined Connor Hellebuyck's shutout bid with a power-play goal-a scuffle between Daniel Winnik and Brandon Tanev sparked a full-on line brawl.

"The first one, there's always some nerves, some excitement", he said. Dumba stayed home from practice Saturday under orders from the coach, who said he will be ready on Sunday.

Asked whether they planned to keep their cheering at a minimum as some of the only Wild fans in the building, Broeffle quickly responded, "Heck no".

They certainly did this night.