Jets beat Wild in Game 5 to advance to second round — NewsAlert

Jets beat Wild in Game 5 to advance to second round — NewsAlert

Jets beat Wild in Game 5 to advance to second round — NewsAlert

Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen is unsure if he has played his last National Hockey League game, which was a 5-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets that eliminated the Wild from the playoffs.

In a must-win game where the Wild desperately needed the players Fletcher assembled - and believed in - to elevate their play in order to stave off elimination, the Wild instead got "rattled" before crumbling into the most lopsided road playoff loss in franchise history.

"It couldn't have gone any worse at the start for us, and it couldn't have gone any better for them", Staal said.

This edition of the Jets had qualified for the playoffs just once prior to this season-back in 2015 when they were swept by the Ducks-and the Atlanta Thrashers, which relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, were swept in their lone playoff appearance against the Rangers in 2011. "You have two periods of hockey left and stranger things have happened". I think for stretches there we did a bit.

Trouba scored 31 seconds into Friday's game and in a blink of an eye Little, Tanev and Armia scored to make it 4-0.


It was an outstanding first round playoff series for Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, who collected back-to-back shutouts to close out the series.

"We need some time to get away from it all".

"I think we have a great system".

The Wild are now 11-10 all time in elimination games, and join Pittsburgh and Anaheim as the only clubs to have made the playoffs in each of the last six seasons.

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