To their encouragement, this already matched their total shot output from Game One.
BC-HKN-Golden Knights-Jets, 3rd Ld-Writethru, 757Marchessault-led Golden Knights top Jets 3-1 in Game 2AP Photo WPGT111, WPGT108, WPGT106, WPGT102, WPGT105, WPGT114Eds: Golden Knights 3, Jets 1. The Jets scored three goals in the opening 7:35 of Game 1 and cruised to a 4-2 victory.
"We didn't do anything clean, we didn't do anything quickly", Jets head coach Paul Maurice said.
We're used to the whiteout crowd in Winnipeg being loud, rowdy, and nonstop, but for a 30-minute stretch, they looked perplexed as they sat on their hands almost silent. "We got extremely lucky on the overturned call".
Vegas Golden Knights forward scored 2 goals in Game 2 victory over Winnipeg Jets.
The Jets closed the scoreless second period and started the third on the power play and still couldn't get the puck past Fleury.
A particularly feisty Marchessault stared through the bright lights and bouquet of microphones in the crowded locker room, told reporters the next game was a "must win" and that "we are going to show what kind of team we are". Tonight we definitely showed up. "I think we played great and took control the rest of the game".
Kyle Connor scored the Jets' lone goal in the loss. Then, aside from one great chance that hit the post, every time Winnipeg had the puck they couldn't create anything truly unsafe. "We like our road game, we like where it was in the Nashville series and we're going to try and bring the same effort".
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"We were chasing the game again", Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. It didn't feel like playing against Nashville, but those guys do a good job in their own right. We just gotta stay with it better.
One of the biggest surprises from Game 1 was the number of shots the Golden Knights fired at Connor Hellebuyck.
Just like in the series opener the Jets came out flying. The Winnipeg crowd was buzzing and the Golden Knights appeared destined to be headed for the same fate as Game 1 if any puck slipped past Fleury. And only a minute later Nikolaj Ehlers hit the goal post as the Jets were swarming in the early going.
Tatar's goal was his first in the playoffs.
When the Golden Knights had fewer shots, they went 15-11-3. Shea Theodore and Ryan Carpenter had the assists and the Golden Knights had a one goal lead. And then we're on a line change that we've got to hold before we change. Jets center Mark Scheifele took a backhander 33 seconds into the game that nearly trickled past Fleury before it was cleared off the goal line. The 27-year-old led the Florida Panthers with 30 goals last season (seven more than the next-highest scorer) yet the team exposed him during June's expansion draft.
When the Jets regrouped and mounted another strong push in the second period, Fleury was there again. Frequently, these rushes were led by defensemen Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers, or Dustin Byfuglien. The Golden Knights spoke about getting through the first 10 minutes. Smith sent the puck in front for a wide open Marchessault and he deposited the backhand for his second goal of the game. Even though they hadn't trailed in a series, they still overcame adversity when they bounced back from a 4-0 loss to San Jose in Game 4 (series was tied 2-2 after that) of their second-round series against the Sharks.
The game remained 2-0 for almost 36 minutes of game time and when Winnipeg finally got on the board and got their fans going, the Golden Knights first line sprung into action and did their part in taking the 15,321 white clad maniacs right back out of the game. The shot count ended 8-8 for the period, leaving Vegas with a slight edge overall of 21-19.