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Round 1 | Jets vs. Wild

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Jets propelled by Hellebuyck, home ice in first-round victory

Defensive depth also helped Winnipeg get past Wild

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

The Winnipeg Jets needed five games to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time in franchise history.

The Jets advanced to the Western Conference Second Round with a 5-0 victory in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild at Bell MTS Place on Friday.

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Wild plagued by injuries, lack of offense in first-round loss to Jets

Road atmosphere, failure to find holes against Hellebuyck too much for Minnesota

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

For the second straight year, the Minnesota Wild were eliminated in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round. The Winnipeg Jets advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since the franchise relocated from Atlanta in 2011 by defeating the Wild 4-1 in the best-of-7 series. 

Minnesota has lost 16 of its past 20 playoff games; the Wild were ousted by the St. Louis Blues in five games in the first round last year.

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Jets overcome injuries on defense, eliminate Wild in five games

Depth plays huge role for Winnipeg in Western series

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- The Western Conference First Round series between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild was one of attrition.

Winnipeg's 5-0 victory in Game 5 at Bell MTS Place on Friday not only clinched the best-of-7 series 4-1, it also illustrated which team was more equipped to overcome injuries.

Before the Stanley Cup Playoffs began, the Wild lost defenseman Ryan Suter with a fractured ankle on March 31. They then had to do without forward Zach Parise, who fractured his sternum late in Game 3 and couldn't return to the series.

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Jets shut out Wild in Game 5 for first series win

Hellebuyck makes 30 saves in second straight shutout; will face Predators or Avalanche next

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets won a series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time with a 5-0 victory against the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Bell MTS Place on Friday.

 

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5 Keys: Wild at Jets, Game 5

Winnipeg can win playoff series for first time in franchise history; Minnesota shuffles top two lines

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WILD at JETS

7:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS2, FS-N

Winnipeg leads best-of-7 series 3-1

 

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets can win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time in franchise history by defeating the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Bell MTS Place on Friday.

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Myers set to return for Jets in Game 5 against Wild

Defenseman says he'll be back in lineup; Winnipeg looks to close out Minnesota in first round

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Tyler Myers said he'll be in the lineup for the Winnipeg Jets when they host the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Bell MTS Place on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS2, FS-N).

The Jets, who lead the best-of-7 series 3-1, can win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time in their history.

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Former Jets hope clincher is finally at hand against Wild in Game 5

City hasn't celebrated playoff series win since 1987

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Stanley Cup Playoff fever is widespread in Winnipeg, but to fathom how intense it is, it's essential to consider some history: The city has not celebrated a playoff series victory in 31 years.

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Laine turns 20, happy with goal total as teenager for Jets

Forward ranks No. 3 before that age in NHL history

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Patrik Laine's days as a teenager are over, but the Winnipeg Jets forward said his 20th birthday Thursday should change nothing.

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Wild must create more offense to extend series against Jets

Zucker, Coyle, Niederreiter have no points entering Game 5

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Zucker isn't making excuses.

The Minnesota Wild forward knows he, along with forwards Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter, have to play at a higher level to help the Wild avoid playoff elimination by the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Bell MTS Place on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS2, FS-N).

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Jets could be thin on defense for Game 5 against Wild

Morrissey suspended; Enstrom, Myers questionable with injuries

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets may have to rely on a next-man-up mentality they've grown accustomed to when they play Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round against the Minnesota Wild on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS2, FS-N).

The Jets, who lead the best-of-7 series 3-1, could be without defensemen Toby Enstrom and Tyler Myers, each a game-time decision because of a lower-body injury. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (back) has yet to resume skating, and defenseman Josh Morrissey is suspended one game for cross-checking Wild forward Eric Staal in Game 4.

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