The Wild are heading back to Minnesota - for Game 3 Sunday and Game 4 on Tuesday - trailing 2-0 in the best-of-seven series after losing the first two games to the Jets in Winnipeg. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday for Game 4.
"It's frustrating", said Ennis, who hasn't played in a postseason game since the 2010-11 season when he was a member of the Buffalo Sabres. "We've got a long series ahead of us and I really want to look forward to the next one because this is a fun time of year".
"When you see those guys have success, it kind of relieved pressure on everyone else", said forward Marcus Foligno, who scored his first Stanley Cup Playoff goal in Game 3. Tyler Myers scored for the Jets later in the second period.
Minn. -Connor Hellebuyck took his time removing his equipment following the Winnipeg Jets' optional practice Monday, talking and laughing with fellow goaltenders Steve Mason and Jamie Phillips. "And we're going to bring a "W" home for the Jets". "It's how we respond to the next one".
Winnipeg controlled the first two games, holding a decided 84-37 edge in shots before the Wild climbed back into the series Sunday night. As of Sunday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets are siding with host Minnesota.
Whether or not the Jets were actually affected by the weather hardly mattered, given the way the Wild greeted them after the lackluster performance in Game 2.
"It's all about the will and Winnipeg has will right now", Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said before the game.More news: NASA's new planet hunter launches Monday to seek for new worlds
The Jets scored the game's final two goals, with Morrow's shot from the point making it to the net.
Myers scored six goals to go with 30 assists during the regular season, and now he has a pair of goals and an assist in the playoffs.
"And then he shut the door". "I thought, 'OK. This is going to work'". Parise freed himself from a tie-up in traffic with Jacob Trouba to move in position for the redirect of the second one. "I don't think we played as well as we can". "And that's when the game changed. I think when we didn't get it behind them that's when we let them keep coming back at us".
The second period went from bad to worse for the Jets, when Myers was checked by Foligno and caught his skate at the bottom of the boards.
Myers stayed down on the ice for a minute or two before being helped up and limping to the dressing room. Maurice had no update on the defenseman's condition, but without elaborating he suggested the injury could have been avoided.
"You know what, there are very clear guidelines as to my opinions, so I would disagree with the decision", Maurice said.
There was a lot to like, at least, about the Wild's performance.
"It's gonna be big", Eric Staal said. As the puck went down the ice Koivu inexplicably stopped skating and the linesman was looking at him nearly to say "uh Mikko, you know you need to get to the hashmarks for me to blow the whistle".