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Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 2 Game 3: Jets 7 Predators 4 recap

A recap of Game 3.

Jets beat Preds 7 4

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Don’t even know how to describe that game.  After a 1st period in which it looked all but over with the Predators scoring three and the Jets getting none, Winnipeg awoke in the 2nd period and played a period of hockey we haven’t seen in seven years since they returned.  Four goals (Stastny, Byuglien, Trouba & Byfuglien) on 16 shots while limiting the Preds to just six shots had the Bell MTS Place crowd and those outside buzzing with their team up 4-3 after 40 minutes.  The 3rd saw a quick strike goal by Forsberg to make it a 4-4 game, saw Connor Hellebucyk stop Viktor Arvidsson on a breakaway and then a late penalty to PK Subban gave Wheeler the opportunity to held the Jets regain the lead.  Two empty nets later (Wheeler & Tanev) and the Jets ended the night with a 7-4 win and a 2-1 series lead.

Interesting note:

From the NHL – Mark Scheifele of the Jets is the first player with multiple points in 5+ consecutive team games within a postseason since Sidney Crosby recorded an equal run in the 2010.

Notable numbers:

– Blake Wheeler had 2G 1A;
– Dustin Byfuglien had 2G 1A;
– Paul Stastny had 1G 2A;
– Jacob Trouba had 1G 1A
– Mark Scheifele had 2A.

Take a look at the advanced stats via Natural Stat Trick.

Jets audio:

Blake Wheeler

Jacob Trouba

Dustin Byfuglien

Paul Stastny

Predators audio:

Ryan Johansen

Ryan Ellis

Post-game Podcast:

Ezra and Drew break down the game from high atop the ice surface at Bell MTS Place.