Obviously you feel like you didn't (get enough chances) because you only score one goal and it was a power play goal.
He only ended up playing 10 minutes again on Monday, but he made the majority by scoring a goal, attempted four shots (putting two on net), while the Golden Knights attempted 74 percent of the total shot attempts (11 for, only four against) with him on the ice during 5-on-5 play, the best mark of any Vegas player.
"After I heard I was unprotected, I moved on and hoped that Vegas would pick me and they did". We liked our start. It's part of the game, and we faced some adversity in the first but the second and third were better I thought.
The Jets actually came out strong, skating well and creating a few quality scoring chances, only to be denied by Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury - and the iron behind him.
His Golden Knights teammates showed their enormous gratitude to the fabulous netminder with two late goals in the first period, and, suddenly, the Jets were the pursuers. "I tried to do that".
"I don't think anybody is panicking", Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba said. "Every time we need a big game out of our group we show up. We like where it was in the Nashville series".
In 20 regular-season games with Vegas, Tatar had just four goals, two assists and a minus-11 rating.
The Jets' lone goal was only the third time in 14 playoff games they've been held to one goal or less. Sometimes when all else fails, the goal post has your back, and when they do you have to show them some love.
"They're a good team", Wheeler said. "We rebounded after that". To win it and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time ever, the Jets will have to get it done on the road, just as they did last round against the Nashville Predators.
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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 Jets were mistake-prone and they were unable to unleash their warp speed due to poor puck movement, but the Golden Knights also deserve plenty of credit. The game was playing into the hands of the home team, again. "I think we showed that".
The match "Winnipeg" began with violent attacks, but nevertheless the jets failed.
Connor was pressured into turning over the puck near center ice late in the opening period and Reilly Smith set up Marchessault, his former Florida Panthers teammate, at the blue line and he scored on a breakaway backhander. "We got a couple of posts on us and we were not right".
In the second period, "Winnipeg" was desperately trying to get back in the game, but the woodwork and reliable game of the goalkeeper Fleury allowed "Vegas" to keep the lead at two goals.
Winnipeg kept up the pressure on by relentlessly forechecking and drew another penalty early in the third.
That whipped the white-clad fans into a frenzy - triggering jeers of "Fleu-ry!" Marchessault later beat Winnipeg's Vezina Trophy candidate with a backhand. David Perron (illness) and Oscar Lindberg were scratched.
Coach Gerard Gallant wasn't fond of the use of the term "must win" after the first loss, but Marchessault simply can't help himself. The Jets have not lost consecutive games this postseason.
Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele has risen to the top of the NHL's playoff goal list, leading with 12 goals in 13 games. "What a luxury to be able to put Tomas Tatar into a game in the playoffs", Schmidt said. Earning more chances with the man-advantage, given the Jets' quick puck movement on their power play, could be a major catalyst.