Jino Distasio, the director of the University of Winnipeg's Institute of Urban Studies, said the Jets playoff run has been attracting a lot of attention this spring here at home and right across North America and beyond.
It just wasn't supposed to be that way.
It was his first goal in 30 playoff games and he was being made fun of throughout the game.
After going down 3-0 early in the game, the Jets stormed back against Nashville to pick up a 7-4 victory and a 2-1 series lead. Especially on a night when infractions that would get you time in prison weren't called.
The first period killed whatever energy there was. I just put one fist up in the air. The Jets have gone 35-9 here at home for the year and they have averaged 3.82 gpg and have allowed 2.36 gpg in those games.
Take a picture folks.
"Just keep working, you never know what's going to happen". I didn't think there was a reason to panic after losing the first game, and I definitely see no reason for panic with the series tied at one game apiece. During the Sharks' first-round series against the Ducks, Sorensen was a nightmare for Anaheim's defense and he scored in each of the final three games even though he saw a combined 29 minutes of ice time.
Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien each had two goals and an assist to begin the Winnipeg onslaught.
Then on Sunday, Scheifele had two goals and one assist for three points in game two of the series, a 5-4 Nashville win in double overtime. He's just been a flawless fit for the Jets and Kevin Cheveldayoff's shrewd move is paying off in spades ...
Scheifele anchors a line with rookie left winger Kyle Connor and captain Blake Wheeler.
It was a wildly entertaining game, and one marvellously played by both teams.
The Jets erased a three-goal deficit to take Game 3, 7-4. It was a dumb penalty and a punishing result ... He also had a bad giveaway at the Nashville blue-line in the third period with the score tied 4-4, which sprung Victor Arvidsson on a clear-cut breakaway, but he was bailed out by an outstanding glove save from the cool customer Hellebuyck.
With only 45 seconds remaining in the second period, the Jets continued to attack. More credit to Maurice for leaving Hellebuyck in when it looked like it might not be his night.
The Jets then added two empty net goals.
But the roughing penalty to Scheifele fired up the Jets. Wheeler had 11 shot attempts (8 SOG) in Game Three and has 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in eight playoff games.
The Nashville Predators entered the MTS center and shut the crowd down early.
The Nashville Predators visit the Winnipeg Jets in game three of their second round National Hockey League series.
So explain this to me. He's got the right reads and the real good defensive play. "Those who are on the fringe may not see exactly the same but again it's that exposure and people may come back a different time after the whiteout street parties". But a player accidentally gets his stick between an opponent's leg and it's automatically two minutes in the box. But slash, whack and punch away boys ... Nothing to worry about there.
The Nashville Predators were able to shut down the Jets and silence their rabid supporters on Tuesday night, but only temporarily.
"Our fans are huge", Wheeler said.
In the second extra frame, Craig Smith carried the puck into the Winnipeg zone on the right side. That's considerably better than the $500 US, some Jets fans were paying for Game in Music City ... "Momentum swings in playoffs, they can be deadly". He has nine points (3 G, 6 A) in eight games...