Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Jets chase Preds' Rinne to fly home with chance to clinch series

Jets chase Preds' Rinne to fly home with chance to clinch series

Action was controlled by the Predators poke checks in the neutral zone and denying passing all game.

Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban each had a goal and an assist for Nashville, while Mike Fisher and Austin Watson also scored.

As a result, the Jets will head back to Bell MTS Place with a 3-2 series lead and a chance to call themselves Central Division champions. Smashville will be out in full force, bringing the noise "from speakers or music or live bands", you know, like we always do. They're going to come out strong, and we're going to want to come out strong so it's a big game in both our minds. He subbed in veteran Scott Hartnell for Game 2 double overtime hero Kevin Fiala, a move which raised some eyebrows. It proved to be a stoke of genius as Hartnell brought a physical force that seemed to knock Winnipeg off their game... and that physicality was spread across the lineup.

Many in Smashville will be dressed in Subban jerseys.

With the crowd still taunting Hellebuyck, Pekka Rinne was under siege. I wrote this yesterday... Hellebuyck has gone 6-5 with a 3.20 GAA and a.908 save percentage against the Predators in his career (regular season). They had their chances, but Pekka Rinne stood talk all night. Rinne is 15-5 with a 2.41 GAA and a.916 save percentage in his career (regular season) against the Jets. No call was made and Rinne did not retaliate this time. The team followed that lead...

It was a much slower start to this game than Game Three.

This one may come down to the scorecards after all, just as we all suspected - Wheeler included. Hartman was able to find the puck as it was being thrown around by both Jets and Predators players and got it by Connor Hellebuyck for the first goal of the game.

Game 3 was the first game that the winning team did not score four or more goals in the process.

And there was much rejoicing... The ice at Bridgestone Arena was truly frightful.

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But on the other hand, there are clubs like "Phoenix" or "San Antonio", which only once in the "regular" played overtime. Bookmaker offices, as a rule, estimate the probability of a draw with coefficients from 10.00 to 15.00.

They narrowly avoided being shutout in their barn for the first time all season when Patrik Laine scored his first goal of the series in the final minute.

Before the game, they took swings with a sledgehammer at a junked jet parked outside the arena's front door.

Fans can still donate at tonight's Manitoba Moose game at 7 p.m., Saturday's Moose game at 4 p.m., as well as the Winnipeg Whiteout viewing party when the Jets play Game 5 in Nashville at 8:30 p.m.

Want more in-depth features and expert analysis on the game you love? . That is something for the Jets to hold on to... and something for Nashville to be concerned about. The Predators once again demonstrated that what they do best is cross-check opponents from behind. You saw that when you initiate with the Jets, it has an impact.

From that point on, the Jets were a different team, finishing hits, outskating and outshooting the Predators and recapturing the most elusive of intangibles - momentum. The power play actually featured some crisp passing and good movement, looking better than it has all series. Game five in Smashville is tomorrow night. It was a back and forth game and this time it was in the favor of the Preds. He also scored the power play goal in the third period. TV coverage will be on NBC Sports Net and will begin at the conclusion of the Washington/Pittsburgh game. The Stanley Cup playoffs come at you fast. Nashville won the next two to tie the series before eventually losing 4-2.

With the public address announcer egging them on, the fans were plenty loud as the teams took the ice for the national anthems. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less gals in six of their last nine games. It was still a 0-0 hockey game when Yannick Weber made a tremendous, highlight-reel stick save on Wheeler's wraparound attempt.

"These are two good teams going at it". "We did our job and then they did theirs".

"We have a smart group", Predators center Ryan Johansen said Wednesday. Our co-hosts, Dan Keczmer and JP Dumont bring a true insiders perspective to the show. Fully expect this to go back to a "High event" series. "It's back to the drawing board in Nashville". I believe in them. Give Pat and his team a call at 615-288-2086.

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