Jets soar to win, advance to first Conference finals


The Winnipeg Jets will need to calm their nerves and channel their energy when they hit the ice in Nashville Thursday night, according to a trio of expert fans who have each felt the pressure of a must-win game.

Winnipeg jumped out in front 2-0 on two soft goals just over 10 minutes into the game, and Nashville even pulled veteran goaltender Pekka Rinne after the second goal was allowed. Also defending for the Predators is Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland.

With the ultimate victory in this back and forth series, Winnipeg advances to meet Vegas in its first ever conference final.

The Jets move on to the conference finals for the first time in team history and they will welcome the Vegas Golden Knights who have ran roughshod over their competition these playoffs with a record of 8-2 in their inaugural season. For the Jets, it's the first conference final in the 18-year history of the franchise. After seeing the Preds selling tickets to games in the next round, Cymbalisty checked to see if the Winnipeg Jets were selling tickets to the next round, too, and they were not. It's a physical series. "It probably got us the second goal". But that's a hard thing to do, to get out on the road...

Nashville Predators players waive their sticks to the crowd after a loss to the Winnipeg Jets in game seven of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. At times there was nothing a poor goalie could do behind a defense that left him exposed, but in game seven Rinne gave up two softies he'd like to have back. Well, to hear Maurice tell it, there is none, and the attitude of approaching it with excitement - the same excitement they've had going into every single playoff game thus far - goes right up to the top.

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Stastney and Mark Scheifele each finished the game with two goals.

Kyle Connor registered two assists last night.

"We were thinking that luck's got to be on our side, sooner or later", Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck said.

"I'm speechless, I'm just speechless", he said. "I'm excited, and looking forward to it".

P.K Subban scored the only goal for the Predators.

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But Nashville couldn't find the equalizer. They lost to Pittsburgh in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final last June.

Rinne took some of the blame. The biggest moment of the's a bad feeling. "I think nights like tonight, you really try to soak it in and enjoy it and then wake up tomorrow and get ready for a big game on Saturday". "Tough to swallow, tough to comprehend". Scheifele added an empty-net goal with 2:33 left. He said what it boiled down to was the two teams on the ice, playing the game.

The Golden Knights are one of the fastest teams in the National Hockey League, but they don't have the depth or the size that the Jets used to wear down Nashville.

The Winnipeg Jets had a chance to close out this series at home on Monday evening, but once again their offense failed to show up in a home game.

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