Winnipeg is 8-0 in its last eight games versus a team with a winning record. Parise has goals in all three games of the series.
I'm going to side with home dominance and Devan Dubnyk here.
The Minnesota Wild lost two tough games on the road to start the series against the Winnipeg Jets. The game was at 3-2 in the 2nd, but the Wild put the game away with three goals in the final 5:20 left in the 2nd period to put the game away. "If we lose tomorrow, we're still down 3-1 going into Winnipeg", Boudreau said. So now how do they carry that over for Game 4?
The Wild clearly enjoyed being at home for the first time in the series and are looking to build upon the success they had in Game 3 as they attempt to even the series.
Tyler Myers also scored for Winnipeg.
The concept of a whiteout was less fun for the Jets come Saturday, as they tried to make their way to the Twin Cities for Game 3. For good measure, Foligno scored his first National Hockey League playoff goal in the second period ...
On penalties that led to Wild power play goals, Bell wrote: "There's playing on the edge and there's playing with negligence - and the Jets were guilty of the latter early in the game as referees Wes McCauley and Tim Peel implemented a far different standard of officiating, treating the rulebook as gospel".
Things didn't get much better for Winnipeg when they finally hit the ice at the Excel Energy Centre, as they were outplayed for most of the night, and were lacking the sharpness and speed that they had in the first two games of the series.
The second period went from bad to worse for the Jets, trailing 5-2, when Myers was checked by Foligno and caught his skate at the bottom of the boards.
"When you play 30 minutes a game, and you're really not used to it, I just told him to stay home", Boudreau said. They will hope for another offensive explosion in this one. Mikael Granlund and Zach Praise each scored a power-play goal for the Minnesota Wild in the first. He was pulled in favor of Steve Mason and Mason stopped all seven shots he faced. During the regular season, he was 35-23 with a 2.52 GAA and a.918 save percentage overall, including 22-10 with a 2.18 GAA and a.927 save percentage here at home.
"We have to take care of business at home". We were good in the first two, (the Wild) didn't like their game. At the defensive end of the ice, they were above average this year as they ranked 11th in goals allowed, giving up 2.79 gpg, while also ranking 12th in shots allowed (31.3 spg) and 13th in penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on 18.8% of their chances. "They're aggressive, but they sit back", Zucker explained of the Jets. They were sloppy and loose, nowhere near as physical and they didn't get playoff goaltending.
"I don't know if it made us worse, but I can say for a fact that it certainly didn't make us better", Jets coach Paul Maurice said.
BC-HKN-Jets-Wild, 1st Ld-Writethru, 897Wild ground Jets with 6-2 win to cut series deficit to 2-1AP Photo MNAK110, MNAK107, MNAK109, MNAK105, MNAK104, MNAK108, MNAK106, MNAK111Eds: Wild 6, Jets 2.
Will goalie Connor Hellebuyck be able to bounce back? "Our game won't change, the things that we want to accomplish on the ice, but it's going to feel different on the bench".