Wednesday, May 8

Golden Knights prime Jets 4-2, take commanding 3-1 sequence lead

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — William Karlsson and Ivan Barbashev scored 47 seconds aside within the second interval and the Vegas Golden Knights held on for a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night time to take a 3-1 lead of their first-round playoff sequence.

The Golden Knights may remove Winnipeg in Game 5 of the best-of-seven sequence on Thursday night time in Las Vegas. Teams that take a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven sequence maintain a sequence report of 299-31.

“At the end of the day, no panic, just take care of business,” Vegas head coach Bruce Cassidy stated. “Play the right way and end up getting the win, that’s what we came here for.”

Winnipeg misplaced greater than the sport when veteran star centre Mark Scheifele left the ice early within the first interval and the workforce introduced he wouldn’t return due to an upper-body harm. He joined a rising record of injured teammates that features all-star defenseman Josh Morrissey (injured in Game 3) and speedy ahead Nikolaj Ehlers, who hasn’t competed within the playoffs.

“Upper-body injury and he’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow,” Jets head coach Rick Bowness stated of Scheifele.

Manitoba-born ahead Brett Howden scored twice for the Golden Knights, together with one into an empty web.

PHOTOS: Golden Knights prime Jets 4-2, take commanding 3-1 sequence lead

“Both games had both my parents and all my siblings here, in-laws as well, so pretty special to be able to do it in front of them,” stated Howden, who was born in Oakbank, Man.

Chandler Stephenson and Shea Theodore every had two assists. Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves.

“We didn’t really give them anything,” stated Brossoit, who performed three seasons with the Jets. “They’re dealing with some injuries, but we’ve got a veteran group that didn’t get complacent and we took it to them.”

Blake Wheeler had a purpose and help and Pierre-Luc Dubois additionally scored for Winnipeg. Neal Pionk added two assists, extending his level streak to seven assists in 4 video games. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 of the 29 photographs he confronted for Winnipeg.

“We have two options,” Dubois stated. “We can both really feel dangerous for ourselves, or we are able to have a optimistic mindset. We gained one in Vegas earlier than. We really feel like we’ve got the recipe to do it once more.

The rating was 1-all after the primary interval and 3-1 in favor of Vegas following the second.

Scheifele had followers cheering after which worrying in a matter of minutes.

On a breakaway about two-and-a-half minutes into the sport, Scheifele took a detailed shot that Brossoit stopped, after which acquired tripped up and crashed into the top boards on his left aspect. He acquired up and continued skating and was on the ice for a Winnipeg energy play. When he tried to fireplace a shot from contained in the circle, it didn’t have loads of energy behind it and he appeared to right away clutch his proper arm. He skated to the bench and left the sport at 5:11.

Scheifele led the Jets in targets within the common season with a career-best 42. He had one purpose within the playoffs.

Wheeler beat Brossoit with the person benefit at 5:53.

Not lengthy after, Howden, who was born in Oakbank, Manitoba, scored the tying purpose precisely 4 minutes later. His first shot was blocked and he acquired the free puck and put it previous Hellebuyck.

The Golden Knights boosted their result in 3-1 within the second interval with Karlsson’s purpose at 13:32, adopted by Barbashev with a tip of Theodore’s shot at 14:19.

Dubois made it 3-2 on an influence play with a bouncing puck that went excessive within the air off Alex Pietrangelo’s stick and down beside Brossoit and into the online at 2:53 of the third.


Stephenson’s two assists gave him a number of factors in three straight video games. He turned the fourth participant in Golden Knights’ historical past to report a number of factors in three or extra consecutive playoff video games. … Vegas ahead Phil Kessel performed in his one centesimal profession playoff recreation. … Winnipeg defenseman Logan Stanley took Morrissey’s roster spot. … Jets backup goalie David Rittich (decrease physique) missed the sport. He was changed with emergency AHL call-up Arvid Holm.

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